September 8, 2021
The CAKE Makka Looks Like a Rugged Little Electric Adventuremobile
You know CAKE, yes? Not like, dessert cake, or the band. We’re talking the electric motorcycle brand CAKE, a Swedish brand that makes some, hmm, polarizing bikes. The design isn’t everybody’s cup of tea—very industrial, no nonsense. Utilitarian. Cute? Yeah, we think we can say that. A little cute too.
They’ve made two e-motos and now they’re releasing the Makka, a super utility moped deal that looks pretty intriguing for local get around stuff, maybe tossing onto a trailer for some trail exploration (where allowed of course).
It weighs 145 pounds, including the battery, and has all kinds of storage config options. Wanna use it as a surf commuter? That’s probably ideal for this actually, and it can come with a surfboard rack for the purpose. Or throw skis on there. You can hang panniers on this puppy, strap a cooler on the back, strap whatever on the back, really.
The Makka comes in two varieties. The Flex, which has a 30-mile range and can hit 28 mph wide open. Or the Range, which can go 35 miles, but limits your speed to 15 mph. The Flex is $3,800 and the Range is $3,500.
In the US, you’ll need a motorcycle license to ride one, which is a bit of a bummer, as the Flex is slower than a class-2 e-bike, which doesn’t require a special license. But still, this looks like a rugged, super fun little adventure mobile, and if we had $4k burning a hole in our pockets, we’d consider one for sure.