Makka Polestar Set To Hit US Market in September 2022 Will It Compete With The Airbike Mx5 Electric Bike?

Makka Design

Even at first glance, there is a big difference between the Makka Polestar and The Airbike Mx5. With a range of 50km, The Makka outperforms the MX5's average range is 15 – 19 miles.

But the range is not the only metric where the Makka Polestar outperforms the Airbike Mx5. The Makka also boasts a top speed of 45 km/h (+/- 28mph) compared to the Airbike which is limited to 20km/h (12,5 mph).

Power is yet another area where the Makka outperforms the Airbike. The Airbike boasts 350W of continuous output according to the manufacturer, whereas the Makka kills it at 3.6 kW or more than 10 times the power of the Airbike.

The CAKE Makka Polestar edition is sold and delivered by CAKE. The first drop has been sold out according to their website. It has two separate ride modes for extended range or balanced performance.

Makka Design

 

Technical Specifications of the Makka Polestar

  • Capacity: 31Ah / 1.5kWh
  • Top speed: 45 km/h
  • Range: 50km* Mixed city riding (WMTC-II)
  • Power: 3.6kW
  • Torque: 60Nm
  • Wheelbase: 1210 mm
  • Seat height: 790 mm, adjustable
  • Fork angle: 25⁰
  • Trail: 78.1 mm
  • Offset: 21.7 mm
  • Removable battery
  • Regenerates electricity when braking

The Airbike Mx5 Electric Bike

Yellow Airbike Mx5

Where the Airbike Mx5 fat outshines the Makka is on design, gadgets, and flexibility. Especially on the Design aspect, the Airbike far exceeds the somewhat boring design of the Makka. The Airbike Mx5 features:

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Phone Charger
  • Remote Control On/Off Switch
  • Charging Time of only 3 hours
  • Portable and Foldable
  • among other exiting features

According to the description on their video the MX5 is designed to disprove stereotypes, creating a simpler yet powerful urban transportation with almost 0 failure rate.

Airbike Folding

They stripped away all the unnecessary parts that can pose a problem. What was left is a subtle, maintenance-free, unchained, and grease-free e-bike without pedals that focuses the rider to experience the simplicity of the future.

Technical Specifications of The Airbike

  • Material Aviation Aluminum Alloy
  • Max Speed 12,5 mph*
  • Endurance 19 miles*
  • Weight 37 lb
  • Battery LG Lithium Battery Block
  • Climbing Angle 18o
  • Output power 350W of continuous, 600W instantaneous output
  • Max Load 265 lb
  • Charging Time 3 hours
  • Tyre Size 14 inch (14″ x 2.125)
  • Tyre Life 3 years
  • Dimensions 48,4″ x 29,9″ x 23,6″

Pricing

There is a major difference in the cost between the two bikes. At around $3500, The Makka is not cheap. The Airbike Mx5 sells at a much more affordable $999 (VAT Included).

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