2016 Kalkhoff Include 8 Premium
The culmination of years of experience building the world's best comfort electric bikes

Not available -  $ 4,399

2016 Kalkhoff Include 8 Premium


  • Comfort & Style: A brand new low-step frame that not only offers easy handling and upright riding but a new level of integration.
  • New Impulse Evo drive: An evolution of the tried and true Impulse drive system offering increased torque and slick integration
  • No chain, no problems: Lower maintenance thanks to the advanced Gates Carbon Belt Drive.
  • Range excitement: With a 612 Wh battery standard, we expect this bike to get upwards of 90 miles per charge under low assist.
  • Smart phone, meet Kalkhoff: Built-in bluetooth connectivity with the new Impulse Evo navigation app.
  • Built for the daily commuter: Shimano 8-speed internally geared hub, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss ebike wheelset, Schwalbe Big Ben tires.
  • Ready for your every day: Integrated lights, fenders, and a rear rack.
  • The New Wheel True Warranty™: Kalkhoff's warranty backed by The New Wheel's professional service department. Includes 10 year frame coverage, 2 years for electronics, and 1 year for all other components.

You Get So Much More

Complimentary Service
Your new electric bike comes standard with 6 months of complimentary service. To help ensure that your bicycle works great over its lifetime, we'll include a useful service schedule and can even send you handy reminder emails.
Extended Service Options
Professional electric bike repair
Expert Service
The New Wheel’s commitment to service is paramount. Throughout the lifetime of your bike, beginning from when it is built and tuned to our exacting standards, we will work to ensure that your bike continues to perform reliably and enjoyably.
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Service Membership
Bikes purchased from The New Wheel are eligible for one of our unique Service Memberships. Each service membership not only includes unlimited tune-ups but also 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance for total peace of mind.
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Our Take

No longer available: This model is no longer available from The New Wheel. We have many other fantastic bikes to choose from.

Make sure to browse our electric bike selection or, if you aren't sure which model is best for you, let us help you find a bike.

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
    Tire Schwalbe Marathon
    Hub Shimano Deore
    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
    Handlebars Concept SL
    Headset Sealed Cartridge
    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
    Fender yes
    Rear Carry Rack yes
    Chain Guard yes
    Kickstand yes
Specs subject to change, errors, and omissions.

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