Kalkhoff Classic Impulse 8
- For those who want to coast in comfort and style.
The Comfort e-bikes always get you there in great comfort, with their reliable drives, high-quality component sand a complete range of features that leaves nothing to be desired - from the practical suspension forks to comfort tyres and the extra-comfortable saddle. And to ensure that the look fits when shopping or on a trip to the countryside, every elegant e-bike is refined with a generous dash of style.
The Kalkhoff Tasman Classic 2015 is excellent for a casual ride around town or cruising along a beach boardwalk. With a classy Brooks saddle, a stylish wave frame, swept back handlebars with an upright seating position, and precision crafted in every aspect, the Tasman steals the show for a sophisticated look and comfortable feel. With an impressive range of up to 127 miles, the Tasman enables you to ride stress-free, practically forever. This bike comes with the Impulse 2.0’s noteworthy shift-sensing technology and a compact LCD display. For the rider looking to enjoy exceptionally long worry-free rides without the thought of stopping, this bike may be just the bike for you.
Battery: The 2015 Kalkhoff Tasman Classic comes standard with a long lasting, 36V 17Ah (612Wh) removable Impulse Lithium Ion battery. This battery is centrally positioned on the frame which helps the bike maintain a low center of gravity while reducing the effect of additional weight on the bike’s handling. This battery charges from empty to full in 4 hours.
Brakes: The Kalkhoff Tasman Classic 2015 comes equipped with high-quality Magura HS11 hydraulic rim brakes. In addition to providing very dependable stopping power, these brakes are low-maintenance, and easy to control. The ideal weight distribution of the Kalkhoff Impulse center motor makes the bike particularly easy to ride. No matter how hard you ride stopping should be no concern.
Frame: The aluminum alloy frame has a unique and stylish step-through deep wave frame design. The Tasman’s battery and motor are centrally mounted on the seat tube and carefully integrated into the frame. The center mounted battery makes for great center of gravity and a well balanced distribution of the riders weight.
Drivetrain: The rear wheel is laced with an 8 speed Shimano Nexus internally geared hub with a Shimano hub dynamo in the front and a Shimano Nexus Revo twist shifter located on right grip. The Tasman’s shift-sensing technology provides quick and smooth gear-shifting; noticeably similar to a “normal” non-assisted bike.
Motor: The 2015 Tasman utilizes the Impulse 2.0 Pedelec mid drive motor delivering up to 70Nm of torque; a mechanical advantage for climbing. The 36v 250w Impulse 2.0 Pedelec motors are fitted with Shift-Sensing technology which allows the motor to seamlessly adjusts to your abilities. These high-torque motors are extremely responsive, quiet and excellent for climbing hills.
Riding Modes: The Tasman features several levels of torque-sensing pedal assist, which can easily be changed while you’re riding. The Tasman can also be ridden like a regular, non-assisted bicycle by normal pedaling.
Display: The Kalkhoff Impulse 2.0 display has a backlit thumb controller for optimal night operation allowing you to thumb through the display of your speed, trip distance, battery level, and odometer. It’s positioned on the faceplate of the stem which offers excellent visibility. To change motor settings while riding, simply push the large, glove friendly keys on the handlebar control pad. This ensures safety and stability, while still allowing you to control the motor for optimal performance.
Top Speed: Like most electric bikes sold in the United States, the 2015 Kalkhoff Tasman Classic has a top speed of 20 mph in keeping with the guidelines of federal law.
Range: The Tasman utilizes Impulse’s efficient 612Wh battery with a range of up to 127 miles on the lowest level of assist under optimal riding conditions. Range will always vary depending on use of drive mode, how much you pedal, the type of terrain, and the rider’s weight.
Sizing Options: The Tasman Classic comes in three frame sizes; Small 46cm, Medium 50cm, or Large 55cm. If you’re unsure of which size would be best for you, please contact us so that we can assist you in finding the correct fit.
Tires: The power from the 2015 Tasman Classic meets the ground with its fast and lightweight 28” Schwalbe City Lite tires with low rolling resistance. These tires are optimal for paved surfaces and mild trails.
Color: The Tasman Classic is available in Coral Red.
Warranty: Kalkhoff offers a two year warranty.
Accessories: The Kalkhoff Tasman Classic 2015 comes with front and rear fenders, front and rear lights, a rear carrying rack, a chainguard, and a kickstand. The Tasman’s front and rear LED lights are dynamo powered, which means these lights still have power even with the system is off. Our team has a lot of experience outfitting bikes with additional accessories, so be sure to reach out to us if there’s anything you may need.