Make sure you’re sitting down when you read the price of this thing. Following the release of its Kalk dirt-bike style electric machine, Swedish bike builders Cake has just released the details of its newest project: the Ösa.
Alright, so this one’s a little bit leftfield. It’s certainly not a looker, but with a claimed 1000 possible configurations there’s no denying it’s a clever bit of kit that could help get more people on two wheels.
Described by Cake as “a clean and efficient utility vehicle, with propulsion included and the ability to drive through the countryside” – the Ösa’s essentially an electric modular motorcycle which is available with either a 1.5 kWh or 2.6 kWh battery. The bigger unit should be able to return up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) – and help the bike get up to a top speed of 100 kph (which is a fairly respectable 62mph). But can you imagine going 60mph on this thing?
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In addition to choosing between batteries, punters can choose from a range of options to create a Cake Ösa that best suits their needs – adding luggage, racks, clamps and a second seat. The battery will also serve as a generator – so if you need to power tools or gadgets, you can plug them straight into the bike. And once it’s flat, it’ll recharge in just 3 hours from a normal domestic plug.
It’s not cheap though – with prices starting from 4,500 euros for the base model Ösa Lite without any bolt-on bits. The Ösa + is priced at 6,500 euros for the base model – but you can spend well over 10,000 euros for a kitted out machine with a big battery. They’re not available in dealers just yet though – the first model are expected to roll out in March 2020.
For more information on the Cake Ösa, click HERE.