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ISPO BIKE - Kalkhoff introduces E-Bike Novelties for 2014

Kalkhoff is setting NEW STANDARDS with new motor generation from 25 to 28 July 2013 at ISPO BIKE in Munich.

With a new generation of the in-house Impulse drive system as highlight, Kalkhoff is starting into the bike season of 2014.

The advanced version of the successful drive system that was introduced in 2011 as first centre motor system with integrated back-pedal brake is setting a new benchmark in terms of safety, riding comfort and performance. The

Impulse 2.0 Drive features dynamic acceleration as well as a technically optimised gear and brake behaviour.

New standards are also set in the S-Pedelec section: With the „Impulse SPEED“, Kalkhoff presents a new version of the Impulse centre motor drive for fast S-Pedelecs. It entails nearly all features of the Impulse 2.0 system, supports dynamically up to a speed of 45 kilometres per hour and will be supplied for the first time for the Kalkhoff Endeavour Impulse S11 in the upcoming season. “The new drive system is an important breakthrough for us“, says Rainer Brinkmann, responsible for E-bikes as group leader in product management and driving forward product innovations. “As E-bike market leader, Kalkhoff benefits immensely from the experience, feedback and suggestions of our customers. This flows into our in-house product development directly”, explains Brinkmann. “Therefore, we have gained a competitive advantage over other manufacturers who are working with externally purchased drives, and we create added value for our customers.”

Ideally adjusted to fit the customer requirements are the other Kalkhoff E-bike innovations as well. New frames have been developed and new, extra strong lighting systems have been installed. In the health section, the range of the pulse-controlled Impulse ERGO System that was introduced in April 2013 will be extended: In the future, this system will also be available as XXL version. “These new developments acknowledge our strategy of pushing our own innovations successfully to create new models for bike-enthusiastic people”, emphasises Christoph Freund, senior brand manager for Kalkhoff. “With the new Impulse drive generation "made in Germany", Kalkhoff has positioned itself as the innovation leader in the market.”

Product Instructions

Kalkhoff Endeavour Impulse S11
The Kalkhoff Endeavour Impulse S11 is ideal for commuters and fans of high speed. This S-Pedelec is powered by the Impulse SPEED system, an advanced version of the in-house Impulse centre motor. The new shift sensor technology allows for comfortably changing gears even with a heavy load. The Shimano Alfine 11 hub gear ensures a high gear ratio. Safety in every situation is guaranteed by high-performance disc brakes, by the new “RST Pulse Speed E-Bike” suspension fork and by an efficient lighting unit.

>> Kalkhoff Endeavour Impulse S11

Tasman Classic Impulse 8R/8
Stylishly riding through the city or into the countryside: with the Kalkhoff Tasman Classic Impulse 8R/8. It combines up-to-date retro design, modern technology and the ideal equipment for using it in the city. This includes the wave frame shape as well as the 8-speed hub gear, the bicycle rack in frame colour, shock absorbing balloon tyres and the leather saddle with springs from Brooks.

>> Tasman Classic Impulse 8R/8

Sahel Compact Impulse 8R/8
Being a versatile eye catcher in the city, the Sahel Compact Impulse 8R/8 is especially popular with campers and rail riders. This E-bike with 20 inch tyres, a small wheelbase and clever details such as a 90 degrees rotatable and height-adjustable handlebar and foldable pedals offers a lot for fans of compact bikes as well. The solid and well-balanced frame, the 8-speed hub gear and the shock absorbing, smooth-running balloon tyres ensure a high riding comfort. This model is available as freewheel or back pedal version.

>> Sahel Compact Impulse 8R/8

This new E-bike for health and fitness training combines two successful concepts in one E-bike. For one thing, it has the Impulse ERGO as foundation, which is the first pulse-controlled E-bike in the world that was introduced in April 2013. For another thing, the Impulse ERGO XXL, like the other bikes of the Kalkhoff XXL range, is equipped with highly durable tyres, a very resilient suspension fork and a very solid frame. Therefore, the Impulse ERGO XXL offers a maximum permissible total weight of 170 kg. With the Impulse Ergo, riders can keep the desired training pulse without high physical loading.


Company Profile
Kalkhoff is the comfort brand of the Derby Cycle Holding GmbH and stands for more than 90 years of experience, high product quality "Made in Germany" and for high standards in terms of riding comfort and user friendliness. Kalkhoff is E-bike market leader in Germany.

With a revenue of 263.7 million Euros (2011/2012), the Derby Cycle Holding GmbH is the biggest bicycle manufacturer in Germany as well as one of the leading manufacturers in Europe with its brands Kalkhoff, FOCUS, Raleigh, Univega, and Rixe and the third party brand Cervélo. 474,000 bikes were sold in 2011/2012, and 104,000 of them have been E-bikes.


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Please find further information on exhibitors at ISPO BIKE 2013 in the E-Mobility Guide here:

>> E-Mobility Guide ISPO BIKE 2013

SPO BIKE at a single Glance
25 - 26 July 2013 (only trade visitors)
27 - 28 July 2013 (public days)
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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Text and picture: Derby Cycle Werke GmbH

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