Based on CAKE’s newest bike platform, the Makka in the Polestar edition by CAKE has unique design, component features and upgrades that further align the brands’ shared desire to accelerate the shift towards sustainable mobility.
“The lightweight bike connects with Polestar 2 via a cord that allows it to charge from our car, ready to tackle inner cities as well as explore the countryside” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.
Makka’s Polestar edition is a bespoke version of the new bike with numerous styling and changes: a slim LED headlight, black detailing and a frame and battery cover in the special Polestar Snow matte. Fully electric powertrains by CAKE and minimalistic design features by Polestar link the brands and vehicles even further.
“I’m extremely excited to announce that we are innovating new technologies for a sustainable approach to off-road motorcycling, allowing for an optimized riding experience yet being respectful to the planet. We are moving forward with the bundle of four and two wheelers that we are able to charge together and to connect together, so that updates are shared easily,” CAKE CEO and founder, Stefan Ytterborn mentioned in his speech on the night.
Launching the first CAKE electric motorcycle in 2017, the goal is to reach a 10 percent market share in off-road motorcycles in 10 years. CAKE is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has its technology office in Taiwan, where its parts are built, the assembly is then taing place in Stockholm and from next year onwards also in Austin, Texas.
The bike will be a flagship product in the new Polestar ‘Additionals webshop’, which also launches this week to a wider audience following an initial exclusive pre-launch for the Polestar community earlier in the summer. Pricing of the CAKE Makka compact electric bike starts at € 3,500.