Frame E-Bike Impulse, alloy, internal cable routing
Fork Verso III alloy
Motor Impulse Pedelec 36V / 250W
Battery Impulse Li-Ion 36V / 540Wh
Display Impulse LED, with pushing assistance
Shifting System Shimano Nexus Twist Shifter
Crank Kalkhoff Impulse, Aluminium
Gears Shimano Nexus 8 speed
Handlebar Concept EX Metrostyle, oversize
Stem Concept SL, adjustable
Saddle Impulse Comfort
Seatpost Patent, suspension
Brakes Magura HS11 Pure QR
Levers Magura HS11 Pure
Tyres Continental Town Ride 42-622, with reflective stripes
Mudguards SKS, plastic with reflector, rear spoiler
Rack 3-legged, aluminum
Chainguard Impulse, Revolver
Side stand Aluminum, adjustable
Lock Axa Defender
Headlight Herrmans H-One S, LED with daytime running and parking light
Backlight B&M Toplight Flat Safe, safety light
Frequently Asked Questions
How heavy is a Kalkhoff electric bike? The weight varies from model to model and between sizes, but they weigh between 22kg and 25kg including battery.
How much does the Battery Weigh? The 36V 15ah battery used on this model weighs 3kg.
How far will the bike go on one charge? This will vary depending on assistance mode, terrain and load being carried. You can expect around 50, 75 and 100 miles or more in each of the three modes.
Does the bike include a battery charger? Yes, all bikes come with a charger. The Impulse battery can be charged on the bike or when removed. The charger comes fitted with a UK 3-pin plug which can be removed to reveal a 2-pin Euro plug if you need to charge up abroad.
Will these fit on a motorhome carrier or car rack? Yes, we'd recommend a carrying capacity of 25kg or above for one bike and 50kg or above for a pair of bikes. Removing the battery from each bike will help reduce the overall weight carried on the rack, of course!
Can you ride the bike in the rain? Yes, all of our models can be used in the rain.
Do you have to pedal? Yes, this is the most efficient and reliable way to power an electric bicycle. Your own effort is strongly boosted by the motor, which measures your effort with a sophisticated torque sensor in the crank - the harder you pedal, the more the motor contributes. It takes very little effort to maintain a speed of 15mph on the flat, even unfit cyclists can continue like this for many miles and take on hills that they would not have dreamed of cycling up.
Are there any special maintenance requirements? Not really. Apart from the motor and battery there's nothing too exotic on a Kalkhoff electric bike so any competent cycle mechanic can maintain and repair it as if it were a conventional pedal cycle.
How much does a second battery cost? The standard 36V 15ah Impulse battery cost is £595.00. Unless you want to cycle much more than 75 miles between charges it's unlikely you'll need a spare and the battery supplied with the bike should last for years. The bike and battery are under warranty for two years from delivery.
Does the price include delivery? Yes all prices on the website include UK mainland delivery, VAT and all bikes are 98% assembled all you need to do is put the pedals on and turn the handlebars.
How long do the batteries last? Kalkhoff's Impulse batteries are the most advanced of any electric bike with two major technological advantages. First, the electronics inside the battery go to sleep when not in use, preventing the battery discharging in storage, which can irreparably damage other batteries. Secondly the cells inside can be charged up to 1,100 times before capacity is reduced by 40%. This means 60% of battery capacity should remain, years later, enough to complete your usual daily trips on a bicycle.
Many of the batteries from the first Kalkhoffs we imported back in 2007 are still in use, and they were only supposed to last 500 cycles, or a couple of years... most are still going strong!