CAKE introduces the Ösa AP to strengthen its range of electric Bush Bikes in the Anti-Poaching series
The award winning, Swedish Electric motorcycle manufacturer, CAKE present at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, CO. Introducing the world premiere of the CAKE Ösa AP to strengthen its range of electric Bush Bikes within its globally acclaimed anti-poaching initiative.
“Clean, durable, flexible, and built to offer fast and convenient transportation off-road as well as in cities, the new Ösa AP clearly demonstrates our mission to inspire and contribute to accelerating the journey towards a zero emission society, combining excitement and responsibility,”Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake.
The Anti-Poaching initiative
In collaboration with the Southern African Wildlife College, Cake’s engineers developed the Electric Bush Bike. The bike was purpose built to be a silent, off-road motorcycle that allows rangers to approach poachers without being detected, for more efficient anti-poaching patrols in the region. Traditional combustion engine motorcycles require costly, inconvenient and unsustainable deliveries of fuel to support the ranger teams as they work deep in the African bush.
To replace traditional fuel deliveries into the African bush, rangers are equipped with mobile power stations and solar panels to charge the bikes in outdoors setting, allowing them to operate off the power grid and independent of traditional power sources.
Supporting multiple challenges in transportation, our electric motorcycles have proven to be a winner in areas with sensitive environments and uncertain supply of traditional fuel.”Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake.
The Electric Bush Bike series
Kalk AP – the outback patroller: The Kalk AP was the first bike in the anti-poaching line. Engineered using premium components, this light and sturdy off-road machine was designed to be the fastest most efficient tool for remote work missions. Until now, the Kalk AP has only been available to buy in a special charity bundle, where the buyer purchase one bike and another bike is sent to Africa to strengthen the anti-poaching initiative.
Ösa AP – the off-grid transporter: The Ösa AP, built on Cake’s powerful workbench and tow truck on two wheels that’s built to haul heavy and bulky loads. Now available in an AP version, its the latest addition to Cake’s Anti-Poaching series. Thanks to its agility, great towing performance, cargo possibilities, and long product life, the Ösa AP is optimized to increase efficiency, lower running cost, and easily carry all equipment needed.
Influenced in design by the workbench, the Ösa is built as bar that stretches from the front to the rear underneath the seat. This facilitates a highly modular, flexible, clamp-on configuration system with a range of customization options. Users may attach baskets, bags, tools, and more to create over a thousand different configurations.
The bike also runs on a powerful battery with multiple outlets, meaning the Ösa can be used as a power station on two wheels, allowing the rider to be completely independent, off-the-grid. Ösa AP comes in two motor power options: Ösa Flex AP equivalent to a 50cc moped, and Ösa+ AP, equivalent to a 125cc motorcycle. Both models are street legal for USA and Europe.
Electric Bush Bike apparel: In addition to the bikes, Cake is also launching a special collection of clothes and merchandise that allows you to contribute directly to the Southern African Wildlife College’s efforts against poaching.
Kalk AP single buy, USD 11,500
Ösa Flex AP, USD 8,500
Ösa+ AP, USD 10,000
On every order of Cake AP bikes, and Cake Electric Bush Bike apparel, the company will supports the Southern African Wildlife College, with 3 percent of the proceeds from each purchase going towards strengthening the college’s efforts against poaching.
Source: Backbone Media-Press Release, RIDE CAKE