The Tasman has been a best seller for many years and this year's model has been upgraded with Kalkhoff's new Impulse Evo Next centre motor with a 36 volt 17.5Ah battery that gives up to 125 miles range and connects with your phone to allow Smart Navigation previously only available on premium models like the Integrale and Include.
It's superbly well-equipped in every way with 8-speed Shimano Nexus Hub gears, Magura HS11 hydraulic disc brakes, front and rear lights, new illuminated handlebar controls, puncture-resistant tyres, speedlifter handlebars, integrated mudguards, extra comfortable saddle and suspension.
IMPULSE EVO NEXT The newcomer to the high-end mid-range segment: featuring the familiar Impulse Evo motor and new 17.5 Ah batteries, the Impulse Evo Next system satisfies the most discerning customer's requirements. Just like the top-of-the-range Include and Integrale models, its standard features include a display with a Bluetooth interface and USB charging socket, as well as the free navigation app.
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
Shift Assist is a genuine innovation - every time you change up or down a gear, power drops away for a matter of milliseconds for optimal gear shifting. This does a number of great things - it extends your gears mechanical lifetime, feels satisfyingly natural and makes for a smoother application of all that power. They had to invent a litte electromechanical gadget to detect gear changes that worked with the motor. They succeeded and the result brings a new feeling of confident power to riding a Kalkhoff electric bike.
Magura's hydraulic brakes piston design makes braking easy, well-modulated and reliable over time. There are no cables to stretch, the whole surface of the brake pad is applied to the rim (protecting both), pads last for ages and braking is strong and sure-footed. Looks cool too, with strong arch and neat braking assembly tucked against the forks.
Front and rear lights Powered by a free-running Shimano hub dynamo, the lights on this and all Kalkhoff bikes are excellent. Few bikes on sale in the UK benefit from front and rear illumination of this quality and utility. The rear lamp will remain lit for several minutes at standstill, for added visibility when waiting at lights or junctions.
The front lamp casts 80 lux of cool, bright LED light forward, enough to make night rides across the park something to enjoy rather than endure.
The winning features
- Multifunction LCD console - Speed, Charge, Assistance Level, Total Miles, Trip Miles
- Handlebar-mounted control - illuminated with Walk Assist button, on/off, power controls and options.
- Magnesium alloy forks
- High-end Nexus 8-speed gears
- 612 Wh Lithium tri-metal battery
- 1100 cycle battery lifetime, more than twice that of the Bosch battery. So 50% extra capacity and 120% extra lifespan.
- Schwalbe Marathon Puncture-Resistant Tyres