The Swedish word ösa translates to scoop in English. With a modular rack system, front and rear baskets, and extra seating options, it’s no wonder Swedish electric motorcycle brand CAKE went with the Ösa nameplate for its utility scooter. Now, you can scoop up one of your own as the company begins delivering the first units to US customers.
From college students to urban commuters to weekend warriors, the 121-pound scooter's versatile suits a wide range of customers and loads. The entry-level Ösa Lite comes with a 1.5 kWh battery but the optional 2.5 kWh cell achieves a maximum range of 75 miles. The up-spec Ösa+, on the other hand, requires a motorcycle license due to the 63-mph top speed. Whether you’re rushing off to work or riding to an appointment all the way across town, CAKE’s Ösa lineup has you covered.
The brand’s off-road development with the Kalk platform also benefits the e-scooter. Sporting dual-sport tires, the Ösa is as capable on the trail as it is on the highway. That flexibility allows the mini utility vehicle to cater to weekend explorers, craftsmen, and even farmers.
“Whether it’s a restaurant delivery service doing neighborhood deliveries or a surfer looking for a low-impact way to get to the beach with their board, the Ösa models provide so many ways for people to expand enterprise opportunities and exploration,” said CAKE Brand Manager Zach Clayton.
Gallery: 2020 CAKE Ösa
Modeled after a standard workbench, CAKE took a practical and functional approach to the Ösa. With an accessories catalog including baskets, bags, and tools, over 1,000 different possible configurations are available to users. The Ösa’s battery also doubles as a power bank with multiple outlets, providing off-the-grid energy for everything from laptops to workshop tools.
“Our ambition has been to create a motorbike that would serve as a powerful utility, transportation, and exploration tool—a tool that not only carries an abundance of gear, but also serves as a mobile workshop and a rolling power station,” said CAKE Founder Stefan Ytterborn.
The Ösa Lite retails for $6,500 while the premium Ösa+ variant comes in at $8,500. Both models are currently available to order worldwide on the CAKE website with deliveries to Europe, Asia, and other global markets to start soon. If you’re looking for a low-impact means of transport with endless customization, why settle for a slice of the cake when you can have the whole scoop?
CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, today announced the delivery of the first production series of its utility motorbike platform, Ösa. Delivery has started in the United States with Europe, Asia-Pacific, and other global markets starting deliver in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to announce that the Ösa platform is now ready for delivery to riders here in the US and, within just a few weeks, around the world,” remarked CAKE Brand Manager, Zach Clayton. “Whether it’s a restaurant delivery service doing neighborhood deliveries or a surfer looking for a low-impact way to get to the beach with their board, the Ösa models provide so many ways for people to expand enterprise opportunities and exploration.”
CAKE’s motorcycles are built with a purpose to inspire people to contribute to speeding up the journey towards a zero-emission society by combining excitement and responsibility. Apart from being a light, clean, and quiet electric motorcycle, the Ösa is derived from the diversity of work and differentiated needs of the customer. What to bring and what to carry varies greatly between the office worker and the craftsman, and the roads toward the destination include highways and trails and everything in between. As a result, CAKE’s solution was to build an electric and modular utility commuter vehicle that serves a wider range of riders with off-road capabilities.
“We’ve been anxiously awaiting the Ösa to hit the streets and we’re pleased to say we’re right on target. Our ambition has been to create a motorbike that would serve as a powerful utility, transportation, and exploration tool—a tool that not only carries an abundance of gear, but also serves as a mobile workshop and a rolling power station,” remarked Stefan Ytterborn, founder of CAKE. “So, aside from serving the need for clean and efficient urban commuting or last-mile delivery use, for most people Ösa will allow them to have off-the-grid cinema nights in the woods, backcountry live gigs, dinner parties along at the beach. Whatever comes to mind and wherever, the access to power can bring traditional pursuits to new, virgin places and create entirely new experiences.”
Heavily influenced by the workbench, the Ösa design features a large gray bar extending out from underneath the seat. This uni-bar, modular, clamp-on system serves as the heart of the Ösa, allowing users to attach baskets, bags, tools, and more to create over 1,000 different possible configurations. It also features a powerful battery with multiple outlets, meaning the Ösa doubles as a power station on wheels, enabling the rider to be completely independent, off-the-grid.
The Ösa Lite, the scooter model, has a top speed of 30 mph and starts at $6,500 USD, while the Ösa+, the motorcycle model, boasts a top speed of 60mph+ starts at $8,500 USD. Both are available for order worldwide on ridecake.com.
CAKE is a Swedish company with a clear mission to contribute to speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission society, by combining excitement and responsibility in its development of light, quiet, and clean high performance electric off-road motorcycles. Its first model, the Kalk, debuted at Denver’s OR and Munich’s ISPO shows in January 2018, and has received numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2020 Red Dot Design Award and “Best in Show” designation by several outdoor industry publications. In 2019, CAKE launched the Kalk&, a street-legal motorcycle as well as Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, a utility platform with an integrated power station and off-road capabilities. Kalk INK debuted in March 2020 with the street-legal Kalk INK SL entering the line in April 2020.
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