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CAKE Debuts the Åik at CES 2023

the CAKE Åik - a new machine that was recently showcased at CES 2023. Media sourced from CAKE.
the CAKE Åik - a new machine that was recently showcased at CES 2023. Media sourced from CAKE.

Of all the brands punting out potential for the Powersports industry, I’d say CAKE’s got the most unique cat in the proverbial bag.

The Swedish bike brand has been committed to zero-emission scoots since 2016, with forages into the more sustainable parts of our industry experimenting on paper-based fairings, supporting anti-poaching efforts, and numerous other powerful perks. 

Of course, when you’re winning perfect scores and design awards out the wazoo, you keep at it – which is why CES 2023 was privy to CAKE’s newest heavy-hauling utility machine, the Åik

the CAKE Åik - a new machine that was recently showcased at CES 2023. Media sourced from CAKE.
the CAKE Åik – a new machine that was recently showcased at CES 2023. Media sourced from CAKE.

Sporting a mere 78lb/35.5kg, this baby is capable of anything up to 441lbs/200kg, with her uber-versatile design carrying a stunning cargo capacity of 363lbs/165kg. 

Range-wise, you’re looking at an average of 74.5 miles with pedal assist (depending on how many villages you’re moving that day), translating to as much as 223 miles with the addition of two more optional batteries (might as well add the batteries, honestly…goodness knows the bike can handle it).

the CAKE Åik - a new machine that was recently showcased at CES 2023. Media sourced from CAKE.
the CAKE Åik – a new machine that was recently showcased at CES 2023. Media sourced from CAKE.

Add a $6,470 USD pricepoint and a drivetrain boasting a “1,000W peak mid-drive motor with a nominal rating of 500W and a 100Nm torque rating,” and you’ve just had yourself the ultimate, sustainable, eco-friendly scoot for that grocery trip you’re about to make on an empty stomach. 

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*Media sourced from CAKE*