KTM Macina Cross 11 CX5
The 2017 Macina Cross 11 CX5 is a step up from its counterpart the Cross 10. The Cross is the lighter, more simple version of the kitted Sport, with similar levels of components.
Long gone are the days when electric bikes looked clunky and ugly! The KTM Macina Cross 11 CX5 has looks to die for! A true sports utility vehicle. Great for commuting, or leisure riding, the Cross 11 CX5 takes in forest trails, canal paths or the less than smooth UK road network with ease. Those climbs, and accelerations away from tricky junctions aren’t a problem as power is delivered by the very powerful Bosch CX drive system. Battery capacity is huge. The 500Wh Bosch unit ensures extensive range for even the longest journey.
The Cross 11 CX5 comes equipped with a top notch Shimano Deore XT M8000 shadow plus 11-speed derailleur with rapid fire shifters. Changing gear is effortless and precise, just when needed. Suspension is via a pair of Suntour NCX forks that cope admirably with all those bumps and hollows. The ride is ultra comfortable, yet sporty. Designed with the rigors of day to day use, the Cross has a full sized 28″ wheel for efficiency.
The Intuvia display with walk assist function is mounted unobtrusively, centrally on the bars, providing all rider information. Functionality is accessed via a simple thumb button cluster to the left on the bars. Schwalbe Smart-Sam tyres are the perfect all-round solution for tarmac, rough and even loose terrain. Ideal for canal tow paths, railway cuttings too. The Cross 11 CX5 is indeed an extremely comfortable ride, with a very sporty feel at the same time.
The Cross 11 CX5 is available in both Gents and Ladies frames, each one having a number of different size options. The very lightweight nature of the alloy frame make this ebike a very desirable and worthy performer.