Fresh on the heels of revealing its new flagship electric dirt bike with the Bukk, Swedish EV outfit CAKE has now pulled the cover off of its next two-wheeled offering with the all-new Åik (pronounced like “oink” without the “n”)— a premium pedal-equipped cargo bike model that shares much of its chassis design with the CAKE Makka.
Capable of achieving a 0-80% recharge in two hours (or 0-100% in 3 hours), the bike draws power from a 51.8V, 14.5Ah, 750Wh 21,700-Lithium-celled battery pack. Because the Åik is able to use one, two, or three batteries, it’s capable of achieving a range of up to 225 miles. Powering the two-wheeler is a 500-watt mid-drive motor that’s good for a whopping 73.75ft-lbd of torque — roughly the same amount as Ducati’s Panigale V2 superbike.
Other details on the model include a 48.6” wheelbase, an Ergon seat set on an adjustable post, all-LED lighting, a digital display, a front cargo rack that can support around 45lbs, a rear cargo rack with an even greater weight limit, and Tektro HD-E740 hydraulic disc brakes with four piston calipers. Designed for low-speed utility and cargo bike use, the Åik tops out at 20mph. Unlike most of CAKE’s other bikes, the Åik doesn’t require its rider to possess a license of any kind. Tipping the scales at just 77lbs, the Åik is also offered with a wide array of available racks and modular cargo systems.
Priced starting from $6,470, the 2024 CAKE Åik is scheduled to begin deliveries in May of 2023.