Bergamont presents the Vagonda an affordable touring Pedelec with great amenities. When driving, the customer has to compromise, as our E-bike test shows.
What we like
- comfortable, sporty seating position
- good equipment
What we do not like
- louder front engine, traction weak on wet or loose surfaces
- unreliable battery indicator
The Bergamont Vagonda has the makings of premium touring E-Bike: The cranked arm with ergonomic grips feels good in the hand, Magura HS 11 delayed test strong and easy to dose, supported by hitting a coaster brake.
The frame of hydroformed aluminum tubes like that suspension seatpost as the Nexus 8-speed hub that convinces — advantage of the front-wheel drive — is decoupled from the motor works and shifts smoothly and without jerking.
The Promovec hub motor of the pedelec impressed less: He starts slightly jerky after a half turn of the crank, then pushes but strong and constant, accompanied by the typical twang. On steep mountains in the test lacked but the bite — the driver has to pedal vigorously. In flat terrain of movement Senor keeps the engine already in looser pedaling momentum.In tight corners — or to turn back — makes the sudden start of the engine at times for unsightly surprises. Therefore: Better contact with easily drawn lever, a sensor then deactivates the motor.
Specifications of the test: Bergamont Vagonda N8
|Price Replacement Battery:||509 Euro|
|Weight:||24.3 (incl. Battery 2.9 kg) kg|
|Motor:||Promovec hub motor VR, 250 Watt|
|Battery pack:||36 Volt / 9 Ah Lilon (324 Wh)|
|Circuit:||Shimano Nexus twist shifter / Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub|
|Suspension system:||rigid fork, suspension seatpost postmodernism Glide|
|Brake:||hydr. Rim brake Magura HS 11 / coaster brake|
|Lighting:||B & M Lumotec LYT headlights / B & M Seculit CrossPlus taillight|
|Test score Comfort:||very good, suspension seatpost, comfortable, wide tires|
|Test-driving safety rating:||convincing directional stability, good straight-line stability, traction weak|
|Test Score Range:||32 km, mainly in stage 5 and 6|
|Test Evaluation Test Evaluation Battery Handling||Battery holder with automatic contact connection, charger cable|
Bergamont presents the Vagonda an affordable touring Pedelec with great amenities. When driving, the customer must make compromises.This was our test.