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Kalkhoff Include Premium i8 Purple

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  • 2017 Model In Stock Now


  • Impulse Evo 250w Motor with shift-sensor technology

  • Evo Smart display with navigation app bluetooth connection

  • Low-maintenance, quiet Gates belt drive

  • 36V 17Ah high capacity Impulse Evo Li-ion battery

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Finish and function in perfect harmony

Why does the Kalkhoff Include turn so many heads? Because state-of-the-art drive technology is integrated seamlessly into the frame developed especially for the system. Because the new Impulse Evo drive system fulfils the highest standards of performance and efficiency. And because we make no compromises across the entire model range – whether in design, operation, riding enjoyment or safety. And that’s precisely why the Kalkhoff Include is the best reason to get mobile.

In the beginning there was a challenge: to develop THE comfort e-bike that exudes elegance, has sufficient power, is easy to operate and at the same time ensures a relaxed riding experience. Without having to compromise on details or drive system. The result is the Kalkhoff Include. Whether you choose belt or chain drive, diamond or step-through frame or a sporty ladies’ model is your decision. But one thing is certain: it will more than fulfil your expectations.

IMPULSE EVO THE NEW MOTOR GENERATION Impulse Evo drive system is ground-breaking in terms of innovation, integration and networking. The holistic design of motor, frame and components is what makes the difference. And the result is unique: we offer you a skilfully engineered e-bike drive system with the ideal blend of design and functionality, manufactured entirely in Germany. At the same time, you enjoy important extra benefits: more power, more efficiency and more innovative ideas.

  • Enhanced performance because the motor is the most efficient yet
  • Stronger gears, designed for a huge maximum torque of 100 Nm
  • The motor's background noise has been reduced by 50%
  • An extra pedalling cadence sensor built into the motor gives even more sensitive control over the power assistance level
  • Innovative multi-tooth axis for safe crank assembly
  •  The lighting system is powered via the motor
  • Faster, high bandwidth data transmission via the automotive standard CAN Bus communication system


CARBON BELT DRIVE If you've bought a bicycle in the past 120 years, chances are it’s been powered by a chain. While the trusty bicycle chain has done every cyclist well, now the Gates Belt Drive is stronger, quieter and requires less maintenance. It’s grease-free, oil-free and hassle-free. It won’t leave any marks on your pants and you’ll never have to pull over to fix a dropped chain. The belts are one continuous loop – an inner carbon fiber tensile cord layered with polyurethane teeth and a nylon outer coating. Belts will not rust. This means that you do not need to worry about riding in the rain, or leaving your bike outside. Unlike chains, there is no need for lubrication and on average they last 3 – 4 times longer than a conventional bike chain.

FULLY INTEGRATED Positioning the battery behind the seat tube is a tradition at Kalkhoff because it gives the bike a better centre of gravity, and thus offers a considerable advantage in terms of riding stability. What’s new, on the other hand, is the elegant look achieved by its perfect integration into the frame construction. This is achieved by our consistent implementation of the concept of component integration. And along the way, we have also optimised the handling of this long-distance power supply.
Impulse Evo battery uses incredible battery technology. With 50 high-performance cells and a capacity of 17 Ah, under ideal conditions power reserves give a range of up to 125 miles (200 km).
This new battery generation also offers durability, easy handling and rapid recharging. Cleverly, the dual-function charging socket also serves as a service interface through which software updates can be applied to your bike. Moving the battery lock to the top makes unlocking and removing the battery considerably easier.


CLEVER NETWORKING Your smartphone is safely stored in your pocket, and yet the navigation instructions are constantly visible. Thanks to the Impulse Evo navigation app, based on the tried and tested Naviki software, and Bluetooth connection, the Impulse Evo smart conveniently displays the route to your destination. And the USB charging socket ensures you stay powered up if your smartphone’s battery runs out.

  • Standard displays: Speed, remaining range, battery level, assist level, assist bar, clock
  • Selectable displays: Average tour speed, tour kilometers, tour time, maximum trip speed, average            trip speed, trip kilometers, trip time, cadence, total kilometers
  • Navigation displays: Directional arrow, road name, distance to next change of direction

The Naviki software, which is as intelligent as it is easy to use, provides maps of Europe as well as a comprehensive range of functions:

  •  "Start-Destination" route calculation based on your bike's current battery capacity
  •  Route calculation "Plan a route around my location"
  •  Save your own routes and use Naviki routes
  •  Interesting waypoints (hotels, restaurants, specialist dealers)
  •  Automatic mapping of the actual route taken
  •  Synchronisation of all routes with your Naviki user account
  •  Comprehensive editing and display options

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE Hydroforming, die casting, extrusion – with the most modern manufacturing technology, we create e-bike frames that set new standards. In other words: we create the ideal combination of integration and innovation.

  • Clean: the Kalkhoff Include premium models are equipped with a low-maintenance belt drive.
  • Smart: previously a bit of an eyesore, now elegantly integrated – the frame lock is now incorporated into the rear triangle design.
  • Strong: the pannier rack is designed with the Snap-it system for easy fitting of accessories and child seats.
  • Simple: the ergonomically designed easy-reach control unit is simple to operate without letting go of the handlebars.



Ratings and Reviews

Include Premium Very Good in two 2017 Categories

by from Germany on

A high-endurance all-rounder with a well-balanced drive system and well-matched components. The Include Premium earned itself two “Very Good” verdicts – as an easy pedelec and as a city-comfort pedelec.

The Include from Kalkhoff broke the 100 km range barrier on the Tour circuit. It achieved this thanks to a large battery and a harmonious assist system which, in the hills, challenges the rider, so you need to contribute spirited pedalling, too. The belt drive, Impulse Evo motor and Nexus hub gear make a good team, and thanks to a pause in assistance for gear changes, the Nexus shifts positively and without graunching in all ride conditions, even under load. The ride quality of the Include was praised as exceptional by all test riders.

Particularly impressive was the stability of the red ‘trapez’ frame, which has its rear dropouts neatly designed to match the carrier rack. Frame lock and battery are also very successfully integrated. The Include’s display is very legible and easy to operate. A solid stand, internal cable routing and good lighting are also, of course, present and correct. In short, a top class pedelec, but one which comes at a price.

Note that from the 2017 model year, the Kalkhoff Include Premium 8 is no longer available in the cherry red colour pictured. Colours available are ‘diamondblack matt’, ‘absinth beige’ and ‘marsala red’

At last!

by from Inverurie/Aberdeenshire on
At last!
I was somewhat worried when buying my Kalkhoff Include Premium from 50 Cycles — worried, that is, that the bike might not really be suitable for the major climbs I do regularly in the Highlands of Scotland. I need not have worried! This summer I completed 8 major road passes (all 'there and back' in the same ride). The final and best two were The Bealach na Ba and the Mam Ratagan Passes on the West Coast, on the mainland opposite the Isle of Skye. The Bealach (Pass of the Cattle) rises from sea level to 2060 feet, down to sea level on the other side, and then back. From there I drove 34 miles to the Mam Ratagan to complete a great day's hill climbing — a total of some 7,000 feet of ascent. I found the pedalling hard, especially on the 20% plus stretches, but never had to stop to rest (and this month I reach 80 years old). So don't delay if you need the help. Now I can go up any hill I choose, with effort, but no pushing, It is a delight!
Philip Clarke (Inverurie)

Technical Specifications

Frame   Impulse Evo V1, Aluminium
Brakes    Shimano BR-T445, hydraulic disc brake
Rear derailleur    Shimano
Shifter    Shimano Nexus
Crankset    Concept
Gear ratio    front: 46, rear: 22
Handlebar    Concept EX Metrostyle
Stem    Concept SL, adjustable
Saddle    Selle Bassano Feel GT
Seatpost    Patent MCU, 31,6x 350 mm, suspension
Hubs    Shimano Nexus, 8 speed
Rims    Concept EX, with eyelets
Tires    Schwalbe Marathon, 40-622
Headlight    Concept EX Pro, LED, with day-/ standlight
Carrier    Racktime system, comfort

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