The Agattu has always been our most popular model because it is by far the best all-round electric bike on the market. There are now thousands of Agattu owners in the UK, hundreds of thousands across Europe. This premium version is the best of the best: incredibly well-equipped, effortlessly powerful and supremely comfortable.
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 17Ah battery that gives up to 125 miles range. It's superbly well-equipped with Magura hydraulic brakes, front and rear lights, new illuminated handlebar controls, puncture-resistant tyres, integrated mudguards and suspension.
Kalkhoff Impulse 2.0 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.
Climb Assist is another clever feature Kalkhoff's engineers have baked into Impulse 2.2 maintains assistance even after the hill starts to level out as you reach the top. It's a nice touch that makes for happier hill-climbing and unique to Kalkhoff.
Shift Assist 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 little 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.
Carbon Belt Drive If you've bought a bicycle in the past 120 years, chances are it’s been powered by a chain. While the trusty bicycle chain has done every cyclist well, now the Gates Belt Drive is stronger, quieter and requires less maintenance. It’s grease-free, oil-free and hassle-free. It won’t leave any marks on your pants and you’ll never have to pull over to fix a dropped chain. The belts are one continuous loop – an inner carbon fiber tensile cord layered with polyurethane teeth and a nylon outer coating. Belts will not rust. This means that you do not need to worry about riding in the rain, or leaving your bike outside. Unlike chains, there is no need for lubrication and on average they last 3 – 4 times longer than a conventional bike chain.
Magura hydraulic brakes The 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 Kalkhoffs are excellent. Few bikes on sale in the UK benefit from front and rear illumination of this quality and utility. Not only that, the rear lamp with 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.
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.
- 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