蛋糕卡尔克OR:不是Dirtbike,而不是电动自行车,100%有趣

模糊dirtbike和电动自行车,蛋糕卡尔克或合并大扭矩与一个疯狂的骑行乐趣很少重量之间的界线。

I’ll be frank about this: I don’t know what to call the Cake Kalk OR.But I want one for Christmas.

在十月初,瑞典的电动自行车品牌蛋糕邀请我到摩押品尝其越野电动自行车。我最初看到的石灰水或在户外零售商展的最后一年。作为一个死忠dirtbiker,我立即写了它作为一个华而不实的电动自行车。

美学让我想起了苹果的产品,轮胎太窄,组件看起来漂亮,是蛋糕声称这是几乎无声。“不是我,”我想。我所有关于电动dirtbikes,但对我来说,卡尔克或者是从一个dirtbike相去甚远。

Cake Kalk OR e-moto

很快降落在摩押后,我把我的腿在卡尔克OR,只用头盔;我没想到太多的表现,所以我觉得是不需要其他安全装备。几码后,我想我的靴子,护膝,护目镜和我dirtbiking齿轮的其余部分。该卡尔克或裂开。

我的石灰水或成见飘过犹他州的沙漠离开我的下巴从微笑这么难开始疼了。

光公理

在卡尔克OR的最直接,最尖锐的特点是重量;更准确的说,它的不足。在一个声称152斤,卡尔克或比我目前收集的气体为动力dirtbikes打火机大约有65到130磅。

这是很难夸大的这个巨大的重量优势的影响;机箱显着更快的反应要轻得多的投入。这造成了信心。自行车的势头,无论速度,是世界上比较容易变化相比,更重的自行车。这些打火机投入的有效性也意味着能够疲劳之前骑更长的持续时间。

窄轮胎,最初让我怀疑的耐用性和卡尔克骑自行车后的潜在性能或有意义的少实质性成分。相比dirtbikes缺乏质量意味着较小的冲击力和更少的动力变化,使所有的小型化,轻量化的部件做同样的工作作为对天然气dirtbikes portlier版本。

电动机的特性

的市Kalk OR的另一个明显的特征是所述电动马达的动力输送。扭矩传递给后轮是瞬间甚至小油门开口。节气门控制时的牵引力是高或低需要密切关注避免卸载前轮胎或上脱落的后端。因为蛋糕自行车缺少一个离合器,这是更重要的。

蛋糕电力输送一点也不喜欢任何电动自行车我骑。它更快地憋足相比,即使是最强大的电动自行车我已经试过。的功率11KW马达输送峰值扭矩的权利280nm到后轮。为了比较,岛野步骤e-自行车马达,在25个品牌使用的,具有250 W的权利输出(法规限制的电动自行车的电机750 W)和峰值的70 Nm的扭矩可用于踏板辅助。

蛋糕或有超过50英里的声称最高速度(与股票齿轮),而踏板辅助的电动自行车被限制在28英里每小时。

Cake Kalk OR moto

虽然蛋糕或电力输送黯然失色电动自行车,这是一个从dirtbikes相去甚远。现代的450cc四冲程接近60马力(44742 W),和250cc组自行车是在30年代上(26,100加W),但这里的伟大的均衡是152磅重。

我的座位的最裤子测功说,卡尔克的功率重量比或生产同样多的乐趣,因为我的450cc线索自行车。最高时速是不存在的,但对大多数的地形我认为好玩,我没有错过去得更快。我不能说任何电动自行车我骑了迄今。

骑马模式,范围

该石灰水或具有基于功率传输的侵略性3种骑行模式。我在中间模式骑着除了在深沙,这里的“竞赛”模式运作良好。这些骑模式和个体节气门控制受影响的范围内。

该2.5kWh热插拔电池使我们出去几个小时,这两天,其中包括大量的沙子骑第二天。蛋糕声称典型范围为3小时或62英里,这个有限的范围内是最大的缺口在乐趣因素对我来说比天然气为动力的dirtbikes。我将不得不停止骑不是被物理炮轰以外的原因。

该石灰水或有三款发动机制动模式;当我切碎油门,而最激进的方式让发动机制动一个450毫升四冲程的感觉最轻模式续流。我专门骑在中间模式,这感觉就像发动机来制动的250cc两冲程的。

其他因素

通过第二行驶登上卡尔克OR,我感到径骑工效十分准确。挂钩的狭窄及其与t的关系he bars and steering stem worked well for both the tight-radius, slower turns on the Slickrock Trail and the wide-open sand washes in the surrounding desert.

The one item that felt lacking was the seat: hard and wholly uncomfortable for me.It seemed to be built for looks but not actual use.But luckily it wasn’t much of a factor because I ride off road almost exclusively in the standing position.

I also believed that the high-end Ohlins suspension could have used some tweaking outside of clicker adjustments.I felt the compression dampening in the air/oil forks ramped up too steeply (I feel the same about almost all dirtbike air-sprung suspension) and that the rebound of the shock was a tad quick.But these are relative nit-picks from a guy that tests dirtbikes.

Then there’s the lack of sound.All I could hear was the hum of the chain and the wind flowing through my helmet.I originally thought I would miss the sound of a gas motor and the feeling that sound conveys when you whack the throttle and let the clutch out.But I didn’t.The relative silence added greatly to my experience of riding in Moab.

Conclusions

I want one.I have dirtbikes and have ridden e-bikes and enjoy all of them.But Cake created a class of its own with the Kalk OR.It’s insanely fun and a wholly different experience to me than a dirtbike or an e-bike.

cake moto test

But the barrier to entry is high, as MSRP with one battery is $13,000.That’s higher pricing than the majority of dirtbikes and e-bikes.

So who is the Kalk OR for?It’s for me — if I had more disposable income.I’m already a dirtbiker and a mountain biker but never felt like an e-bike scratched an itch.The experience is different enough from a dirtbike or an e-bike to warrant consideration, and it’s incredibly fun.But you have to have the money to spend.

Of course, I’m still hopeful and asking Santa to slide a Kalk OR down my chimney.I promise to be a good boy.

Seiji Ishii
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Seiji Ishii has enjoyed a lifetime of outdoor adventure and sports, from participant and competitor to coach and trainer, and finally as an editorial contributor.His interests have spanned cycling, climbing, motorcycling, backpacking, trail running, and training for all of it.He has also designed outdoor and off-road motorcycling gear.He lives in the woods in Wimberley, TX with his wife, daughter and a small herd of pets.Read more of his musings at seijisays.com.

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