If you are in the market for a good-looking utility bicycle to help you in hauling stuff, Swedish electric bike maker, Cake, has a new e-bike for your consideration. The Cake Åik (pronounced as “oy” like in Oyster), as it is called, is a beautiful pedal-assist bike that will relieve your leg of the agony of pedaling.
In addition to the obvious good looks, the Cake Åik is the first e-bike from Cake with actual pedals. It is offered in two flavors: namely, a U.S. variant and an EU model. The former has a throttle and a mid-drive 500W motor that peaks at 1,000 W, and has a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).
The EU model, on the other hand, is a strictly pedal-assist variety with a 250 W motor (500W peak) that produces 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) of torque and tops out at 16 mph (25 km/h).
Both region models are mated to an Enviolo Extreme automatic gearbox and are configurable with up to three lockable batteries (each rated at 51.8V/14.5 Ah/750 Wh) that offer a range of 223 miles (360 km) and where there is more than one battery, one battery can serve as a power bank.
Interestingly, the EU model offers walk-assist – in addition, to pedal assist, which is helpful since the new Cake electric two-wheeler is marketed as a utility bicycle that does some pretty serious hauling.
All told, Cake Åik is capable of carrying about 176 lbs (80 kg) of cargo split between the rear (132 lbs/60 kg) and the front (44 lbs/20 kg).
Speaking of which, it has a modular aluminum frame that can be fitted with a myriad of racks, bags, trailers, baskets, and whatnot.
Regardless of the region, the Cake Åik offers a height-adjustable ergonomic seat and ergonomic grips.
It is also app-enabled (obviously). The app is used both when using the bike and when you are away. When riding, the app on your phone serves as a heads-up display, lets you customize ride and brake modes, lock and unlock the bike, see ride stats, perform bike diagnostics, and check bike and battery status.
And when you are away, it lets you track your ride, offers service reminders and checklists, and pushes anti-theft notifications.
The Cake Åik is part of Cake’s Work series of utility bikes and it is available to order now, starting at US$6,470/€6,470.
Shipping is expected to commence in May.
via The Verge.