The Kalkhoff Agattu first made a name for itself when we quietly launched it in the UK back in 2007. It was quickly identified as 'the best electric bike yet' by an independent reviewer and this signalled the rise of the centre motor after years of domination by under-performing machines with cheap, unreliable hub motors. The Agattu is the bike that transformed electric cycling in the UK and across Europe, with hundreds of thousands on the road within a few years.
In the 2012 the Agattu received a major upgrade in the form of Kalkhoff's powerful Impulse drive and high capacity, long life tri-metal Lithium battery technology. The result is the market-leading electric bike that can cover greater distances, flatten steeper hills and carry heavier loads than ever before. Fully equipped with lights, kickstand and mudguards it even has highly effective fork and seatpost suspension to mop up the bumps on rougher tracks.
We've lost count of the number of Agattu owners who've told us that "it's the best thing I've ever bought". It's simply because the Agattu sits in the sweet spot of performance, reliability, comfort and value. That's why it continues to be the UK's most popular electric bicycle, year after year.
2013 brings two variations to the Agattu. There's the Agattu i8 HS with 17Ah battery and the Agattu i8 HS in white with paisley details and a 15Ah battery. Both come with Magura's hydraulic rim brakes, puncture-resistant Continental tyres, rear wheel lock, superb lights and an upgraded Impulse motor with optimised software.