CAKE and Buster + Punch’s Vibrant New Electric Motorcycle – COOL HUNTING®
Sold out within hours, CAKE’s new limited-edition electric motorcycle, made in collaboration with Buster + Punch of London, launched today and looks like it’s coming from the future. The £The 18,000 vehicle includes all of the typical Swedish bike company features, but unlike the sleek utility aesthetic that encompasses many of their previous models, this version gets a unique upgrade with an electrifying purple chassis and new advanced materials. With Buster + Punch’s passion for bold design, inspired by the East London subcultures, it’s a natural partnership that results in a fiery creation that is explicitly innovative, inside and out. ‘outside.
With a single charge, the bike has a range of three hours and is equipped with a 110 kW power pack. A true torque machine, the CAKE Electric peaks at 90 km / h. Although not street legal, this bike is light and quiet, using an Öhlins air fork and rear link shock absorber suspension.
While the motor may be quiet, the Cake Electric’s look is anything but. Custom-designed parts (many of which come from the solid and rare metals used in Buster + Punch’s interior products), batteries, fenders, custom cockpit details and rim castings receive full attention from Buster + Punch to details. In fact, no part of her style has been overlooked. From classic monogrammed and diamond-cut knurling to custom solid footrests and brake levers to iconic coin screws, the design of the CAKE Electric is unlike any other on the market.
Buster + Punch founder Massimo Buster Minale has an affinity for two-wheelers, having customized several bikes in his garage in Shoreditch, so the project was a dream come true. “The custom bike and the lifestyle that goes with it are in my blood,” he explains. “Taking something off the shelf and evolving it to fit a specific type of person is one of the most tested and satisfying design processes. And that’s certainly evident with this vibrating bike.
Images courtesy of CAKE and Buster + Punch