It's called the Thron because sitting on this you'll become King of the Mountain
Winner of ExtraEnergy's Sport Offroad Pedelec Category
The German specialist magazine ExtraEnergy gave the Focus Thron a score of 10 out of 10, finishing first in a field of 10 bikes from different manufacturers in the "Sport offroad Pedelec" category.
"Made by mountain bikers to be ridden by mountain bikers, the Thron combines a modern 27.5-inch bike with a powerful centre motor. It tears through the trees with speed and agility and is right at home on the trails. And the bike holds out for a very long time; almost 100 km on the tour, a distance no other E-mountain bike tested got even close to. Focus wins on its all-round merits."
It's powered by the new Impulse 2.0 inverted centre motor and a centre-mounted 36 volt 17Ah battery. The Thron Impulse 27R is superbly well-equipped with Shimano Deore disk brakes, Shimano XT Low Profile Plus gears, Fox front and rear suspension, new illuminated handlebar controls, Continental X-King tyres.
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 this year - 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.
The 27R wheels featured on the Thron offer improved rollover, more traction and better momentum than 26" wheels while also providing quicker acceleration, improved angle of attack and less weight than 29" wheels making them a great all round offroad wheel for any conditions.
Other winning features
- Compact multifunction LCD console - Speed, Charge, Assistance Level, Total Miles, Trip Miles
- Fox 32 Float Evolution CTD forks with lock-out (can be sprung or rigid if you prefer)
- Handlebar-mounted control - illuminated with Walk Assist button, on/off, power controls and options.
- 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
- Continental X-King tyres