The perfect all-round electric bike returns with more power, improved controls, longer range and better performance. Hills, tracks, trails and national parks handle just as well as cycle paths, busy roads and parks in the city. It's powered by the Impulse 2.0 centre motor and a 36 volt 11Ah battery.. It's superbly well-equipped with front and rear lights, new illuminated handlebar controls, puncture-resistant tyres, integrated mudguards and suspension.
Providing an enormous 70Nm torque and working with the gear shifter to provide seamless transmission it's the most capable crank drive unit around. Kalkhoff have engineered a more powerful, efficient, quieter motor that supplies massive assistance from a standing start and cuts all hills down to size.
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.
Front and rear lights
Powered by a free-running Shimano hub dynamo, the lights on this and all Kalkhoffs are excellent. Few bikes on sale in the UK benefit from front and rear illumination of this quality and utility. Both the front and rear lamp with remain lit for several minutes at standstill, for added visibility when waiting at lights or junctions.
The front lamp casts 30 lux of cool, bright LED light forward, enough to make night rides across the park something to enjoy rather than endure.
Other 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.
- Adjustable alloy forks
- High-end Nexus 7-speed gears
- 396 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 Energizer Puncture-Resistant Tyres