The new Kalkhoff Include marries the ride qualities of a step through with high end components and features of the next-generation Kalkhoff bikes. The Include is suited for smaller riders thanks to its step through frame style, but don't let the frame design fool you - this is a serious bike with some sophisticated engineering behind it.
Step through bikes have, in the past, been more susceptible to frame flex due to the lack of frame triangulation. The Include overcomes any issues with rigidity by using a die cast frame construction process in which the high stress frame areas are cast from a single piece of aluminum.
The battery housing is entirely new on the Kalkhoff include, though the location behind the seat post will look familiar. A new key port atop the battery is easy to access, and the overall look is clean and elegant. Battery size on the Include is substantial - 612 Watt-hours.
The new, more powerful Impulse Evo Drive, Nexus 8 internally geared hub, and a Gates Carbon Belt Drive provide seamless power transfer with less noise, crisper shifts, and zero mess.
The result is altogether different from your typical American city bike. Shift at any time - even when at a stop.
An all new console allows you to customize the ride feel of the bike in countless new ways, and a smartphone app will send turn-by-turn directions from your phone to your console. Keep your phone tucked away and enjoy the ride.
Kalkhoff never misses a beat when it comes to the extras. The Include features a custom Racktime rear rack that will work with Racktime compatible accessories, or carry two large panniers.
Front and rear lighting is wired into the battery which means you will always have lighting at when you need it.
Overall, the Include celebrates the classic step-through design by teaming it with 21st century technology to make a bike perfectly suited for San Francisco.
|Size||45cm, 50cm, 55cm, & 60cm|
|Fork||Suntour NCX-D EB, Magnesium|
|Frame||Impulse Evo RS V1, Aluminium|
|Wheels||Concept EX Disc|
|Seat||Selle Bassano Feel GT|
|Seat Post||Patent MCU|
|Brake||Shimano M396 Hydraulic Brakes|
|Transmission||Shimano Nexus 8-Speed IGH|
|Shifter||Shimano Nexus 8-Speed Grip-Shifter|
|Gear Ratio||Front: 46, Rear: 22|
|Stem||Concept EX integrated|
|Motor||Impulse Evo 250W w/ Shift-Sensor Technology|
|Power Pack||Impulse Evo 36V 17ah 612Wh|
|Console||Impulse Evo Smart LCD w/ Bluetooth & USB|
|Ride Mode||Torque Sensed Pedal Assist w/ Walk Throttle|
|Max Range||90 miles|
|Top Motor Assist Speed||20 mph|
|Front Light||Concept EX Pro, 80 Lux LED|
|Rear Light||Trelock LS 611|
|Rear Wheel Lock||Yes|
|Rear Carry Rack||yes|