Kalkhoff looks back on a long history. Bicycles have been manufactured and sold under the Kalkhoff brand name since 1919.

Powered by the Bosch Performance Line motor along with a 625 Wh battery the Kalkhoff Image is the perfect ebike to conquer those long commutes and steep hills. The Bosch battery will assist you up to 110km and the quality of the Kalkhoff ebike makes it a pleasure to ride.

Unlike most ebikes of this genre that have aggressive road geometry, the Kalkhoff Image  caters more towards comfort with its geometry without compromising on its agility and sportiness. As you would expect from a German-made bike its componentry is high quality and perfectly matched for the work it is designed to do and is rated to carry an impressive 170kg. 

On the Kalkhoff Image 5.b Move+, you can feel relaxed and cheerful as you ride, instead of sweaty and stressed, whether you are rushing to work or on a sporty weekend ride. The simple operation and low-maintenance reliability of the Bosch system, makes every ride a delight. While others may marvel at your unbelievable energy, you can delight in the enormously long-lasting Bosch battery. That’s more than enough for a spontaneous detour to your favourite cafe.

What do the abbreviations Excite, Advance, Move and Belt, XXL and Pure mean in the model names?

At Kalkhoff, you can combine different drive systems, frames, colours and many other components to create the perfect bike for you.

Equipment level:

  • EXCITE Top equipment with well-thought-out details and the best and most exclusive components
  • ADVANCE Best value for money for the most demanding requirements
  • MOVE Our strong baseline: always ready for a wide variety of uses

Special equipment:

  • XXL Extra strong frames and components for total permissible weights of up to 170 kg.
  • BELT Thanks to the belt drive system, dirt, squeaking, rust and oily fingers are a thing of the past. For unadulterated cycling pleasure at all times.
  • PURE The pared-down variant. Clean design and an uncluttered appearance for a confidently stylish urban look.


Kalkhoff lets you combine drives, frames, colours and many other components. Our four bike platforms provide cyclists with a fast and intuitive way to find just the e-bike they are looking for.

►  LEVEL 7 (Plus+ series)
The top of the range features state-of-the-art engineering and ingenious details. Bikes that can easily take on any challenge – on any terrain.

►  LEVEL 5 (Plus+ series)
The 5 Plus+ series with a maximum load capacity of 170 kg offers the best in stability, comfort and flexibility. For added riding enjoyment.

►  LEVEL 3 
Upmarket equipment for everyday cycling. Design-oriented, comfortable and stylish. With integrated battery and geometry designed for comfort.

►  LEVEL 1
Low, lower, entry level. With their extra low step-through frames, these e-bikes make the step into the world of e-cycling effortless.


What is the maximum weight for Kalkhoff bicycles and e-bikes?

The total permissible weight of our bikes is 130 kg. Bikes with “XXL” and “Plus+” in their names even offer you a load capacity of up to 170 kg. The total permissible weight is calculated using the following formula: Weight of bike + weight of cyclist + weight of additional load = 130 kg or 170 kg

How far can I get on my battery charge?

There is no universal answer to this question. There are many different factors that can affect the range. These include, for example, the assistance level, your cycling behaviour, your weight, the tyre pressure and the ground conditions.

Do I need to run down the battery completely before I charge it up again?

No. Most batteries contain lithium-ion cells and can be charged for as little time as you like. Interruptions will not damage the batteries either.

How do I charge my battery?

You can charge your battery for as little time as you like, no matter what its current charge is. Interruptions will not damage the battery either. In other words, there is no memory effect. However, you should definitely make sure that you only use the correct charging device. 

Can the battery be removed from the frame?

Yes, you can remove all batteries from the frame. 

What does maximum torque mean?

The torque (measured in Newton metres “Nm”) describes the rotation effect (or torsion) resulting from the application of force, e.g., pedalling.
If you compare motors with torques of 75 Nm and 40 Nm, a stationary start at 75 Nm is significantly faster and more pleasant than at 45 Nm. This does not include the watt output from the battery. Ultimately, the higher the maximum torque, the better the acceleration.

What is walk assist?

Some manufacturers insist that walk assist should only be used when you want to push your bike. It is easily activated using an external switch or button. This is generally on the handlebars of your e-bike. As a result, it is not necessary to pedal in order to move the e-bike.

Motor Bosch Performance Line 36 V / 250 W / 65 Nm
Display Bosch Intuvia LCD, with control panel and walk assist
Battery Bosch PowerTube Li-Ion 36 V 625Wh
Drive system Bosch
Shifting system Shimano Nexus, 5-speed
Shifter Shimano Nexus
Crankset aluminium
Gear Ratio front: 38, rear: 27
Brakes Tektro M530, 4-Piston/2-Piston, hydraulic disc brake
Brake rotors 180
Headlight Herrmans H-Black MR8, LED
Taillight Trelock COB Line, LED
Frame Integrale 0.6, Aluminium
Rims Road Airline Plus, with eyelets
Fender plastic, with edge protector
Fork Suntour Mobie25 Air, lockout, 15 mm thru axle
Stem Concept EX, adjustable
Kickstand rear stand, adjustable
Handlebar Concept EX City Riser,Concept EX Ergo Riser
Permissible Total Weight 170 kg
Saddle Selle Royal Essenza Plus
Seatpost Patent XXL, suspension
Pedals Comfort aluminium with anti slip protectionand reflector
Carrier Aluminium with Snap-IT System
Gear System gearhub
Brake disc brake
Chain KMC Z1 EPT, anti-rust coating
Travel Fork 75 mm
Grip Description Ergon GC10
  Wheel diameter / Size S M L XL XXL
A Size (MM) 430 480 530 580 630
B Effective Top Tube (MM) 597 601 609 618 627
C Head Tube Angle (°) 71 71 70.5 71 70.5
D Effective Seat Tube Angle (°) 73 73 73 73 73
E Chainstay length (MM) 494 494 494 494 494
F Bottom bracket drop (MM) 65 65 65 65 65
G Head Tube Length (MM) 160 170 180 190 200
H Fork construction height (MM) 484 484 484 484 484
I Pre-raked fork (MM) 44 44 44 44 44
J Wheelbase length (MM) 1136 1140 1155 1159 1174
K Stack (MM) 660 669 676 688 695
L Reach (MM) 395 396 402 408 414
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