KTM Macina Classic 8 A+5 26″ Electric Bike (2018)
The Macina Classic 8 A+5 from KTM is a 26″ small framed step through with Shimano Nexus hub gearing and new Bosch Active Plus motor.
Like all KTM bikes, there’s no compromise on quality with the Classic. This ebike is bursting with the same high quality build, stylish looks and finish that make it stand out from the crowd. The upright nature of the riding position ensures a relatively straight back when seated and comfortable ergonomics. Long days out without any hassle are what the Classic is designed for. Easy to operate, and easy to ride. Powered by Bosch’s huge 500Wh battery and new Bosch Active Plus motor, the Classic 8 effortlessly rides all terrain with great ease. This particular battery and Bosch motor combination provide the greatest possible range. Its smooth operation and slick gear change comes from the hub gearing. Gear changes whilst stationary as well as simple hub operation make Nexus 8 geared bikes a very popular choice. Hills are no match for this electric bike.
Fully equipped, the Classic 8 comes with full mudguards, front & rear, so no splashes or getting mucky. A nice set of Busch & Muller lights allow the rider to be seen, and enhance safety. The addition of a Racktime rack makes life even easier for carrying all those special items, like bottles of wine, cheese and bread! The Snap-It system on the Racktime carrier enables easy on/off of luggage without the hassle of straps or Velcro. This bike is a serious tourer in all weather, night and day. Hydraulic disc brakes are a nice feature, and stop the bike effectively when required. The Intuvia LCD mounted centrally on the handlebars provides all the necessary rider information. There’s a great walk-assist feature too.
Comfort essentials adorn the Classic 8. A lovely gel saddle makes the ride even more pleasurable. Front suspension ensures all those nasty bits on the road or track get absorbed effortlessly. For an entry level Bosch driven tourer with hub gears, the KTM Classic 8 A+5 is a quality bike at a very affordable price.