Best Bike Reviews / E-Bike Test: Kalkhoff Sahel Compact pulses 8R (2014)

E-Bike Test: Kalkhoff Sahel Compact pulses 8R (2014)

Review: E-Bike Test: Kalkhoff Sahel Compact pulses 8R (2014)

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What we like

  • long range on the tour and in the city
  • Pushing / traction

Product data for E-bike / pedelec Kalkhoff Sahel Compact pulses 8R

Weight Complete: 22.7 kg
Battery Weight: 3.1 kg
Price: 2,699 Euro
Price Replacement Battery: 899 Euro
Maximum weight allowed: 130 kg
Maximum load: 107.3 kg
Engine power: 250 W
Engine type: Impulse central engine 2.0
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion battery
Power output: 540 Wh (watt hours)
Battery voltage: 36 V
Charge: 15 Ah
Circuit: Hub Shimano Nexus with handle
Number of gears: 8th
Front brake: hydraulic rim brakes Magura HS11
Rear brake: hydraulic rim brakes Magura HS11 plus resignation
Equipment: Balloon tires, Speedlifter, Rear, folding pedals, Ergo Grips

The test results of the ExtraEnergy pedelec tests *

Range Tour: 70.1 km
Average Speed Tour: 24.2 km / h
Support Factor Tour: 1.16
Range Berg: 32.7 km
Average speed mountain: 21.4 km / h
Support factor Berg: 1.11
Range City: 48.7 km
Average Speed City: 16.4 km / h
Support factor town: 0.91

The results of the ExtraEnergy ergonomic tests **

Driving with engine support: 2.1
Riding performance without motor assistance: 2.1
Ease of use: 1.8
Carrying (upstairs and downstairs): 2.1

Review product group classification ***

Product group 1: urbane
K-factor 1: 8th
Product group 2: Folding / Compact pedelec


Kalkhoff donated the proven Sahel Compact new impulses 2.0 engine. Result of an agile and nimble Mini E-Bike with considerable reach and versatile customization options. For comfort especially good damping balloon tires provide. Compared to the competition is the engine support – especially in city traffic – lower.


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