Impulse drive variants of the renowned bicycle manufacturer Derby Cycle

The well-known bicycle manufacturer Derby Cycle revolutionized the bike industry as early as 2011 by developing the first e-bike drive with coaster brake. In addition, the Impulse drive system was a complete system that combined all the components needed by an e-bike. Engine, battery and display together create a harmonious, well-coordinated union. In addition, the parts of the Impulse drive can not be combined with parts from other e-bike manufacturers, such as Bosch or Shimano. Incidentally, the entire Impulse drive system is "Made in Germany"!

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Contents:

The first innovation - the Impulse 2.0 drive

Impulse EVO – new and innovative!

The Impulse EVO RS - new design - full integrated battery

The newcomer 2017 – Impulse EVO NEXT

LCD Displays plus control unit from Impulse

Battery variants and sizes to the different Impulse drive systems


The first innovation - the Impulse 2.0 drive

Impulse 2.0 Antrieb

The direct successor to the first Impulse Drive 1.0 is the Impulse 2.0 drive. This is in an improved and completely revised version still on the market and convinces with its performance, especially for use in city and trekking bikes. Incidentally, the Impulse drive in this segment is the market leader next to the drives from Bosch and Yamaha.

With three possible levels of support - Eco, Sport and Power - the Impulse drive brings the right drive into all stretches of everyday life. Thanks to the shift-sensor technology, the drive can be smoothly switched even under load. The engine supports up to 25 km / h with a maximum torque of up to 70 Nm.


In addition to the Impulse 2.0, the Impulse 2.0 Speed, which supports up to 45 km / h, and the Impulse 2.0 Ergo, which combines numerous fitness functions and can display the heart rate on the display using a chest strap, are also available in the same design. The Impulse 2.0 Ergo can even be controlled directly via the heart rate.

Drive unit and battery of Impulse 2.0 motors:

Impulse 2.0 Motor – Technical details:

  • power: 36 Volt / 250 Watt
  • Support possible up to 25 km/h or 45 km/h
  • Support levels: Eco, Power, Sport


The Impulse Motor is made entirely in Germany and is available in two different versions with and without coaster brake.

Impulse EVO – new and innovative!

Impulse EVO Antrieb

The Impulse EVO drive is the new and further development of the Impulse 2.0 drive and conquered the e-bike market in 2015. Like all other Impulse drives, Impulse EVO drive has also a coaster brake version. The big plus that makes the Impulse EVO so special is that it is up to 20% quieter than the other Impulse drives. The use of improved insulation materials and a new plastic material mix has contributed to this extremely positive effect.


In terms of performance, the Impulse EVO scores with a maximum torque of up to 80 Nm. This can be noticed especially when starting off-road the sporty drive, which is further refined by four possible levels of support. The integrated cadence sensor provides an even more sensitive control of the response, giving an absolutely harmonious ride feeling.


The Impulse EVO drive is available in two versions - with support up to 25 km / h and 45 km / h

Technical details Impulse EVO:

  • power: 36 V / 250 Watt
  • support up to 25 km/h or 45 km/h
  • support levels: Eco, Sport, Power
  • battery variants: down tube battery with 11 Ah (396 Wh), 14.5 Ah (522 Wh) and 17 Ah (612 Wh)

Impulse EVO RS - new design - fully integrated battery

Impulse EVO RS Antrieb


A further increase in performance is provided by the Impulse EVO RS drive. This is the sporty drive for demanding drivers. The Impulse EVO RS can be combined with the fully integrated into the frame battery and accelerated with the new ultra-support mode with even more emphasis. Likewise, the case has been optimized for sports use, which speaks for everything for use in e-trekking and e-mountain bikes. Also this engine is available with a support of up to 45 km / h under the name Impulse EVO RS Speed.

Technical details Impulse EVO RS:

  • power: 36 V / 250 Watt
  • support up to 25 km/h and 45 km/h
  • Level of support: Eco, Sport, Power, Ultra
  • Battery variants: Battery fully integrated in the down tube with 17 Ah (612 Wh)

The newcomer 2017 – Impulse EVO NEXT

Impulse Antriebssystem


Since 2017, another drive system has been added to the Impulse family, namely the Impulse EVO NEXT. This drive has been specially developed for high demands in the upper middle class segment. The display is the compact and stylish Smart Compact E-Bike Display, which has a USB charging socket and Bluetooth. With the free app so the display can be used in conjunction with the smartphone as a navigation system with many additional features. The engine of the E-Bike Impulse EVO NEXT is identical to the engine of the Impulse EVO, but the battery has even more range. This delivers 17.5 Ah (621 Wh) of power and thus offers a range of up to 205 km, in addition there is a smaller battery variant with 13 Ah (474 Wh), both under-tube batteries.

LCD Displays plus control unito from Impulse:


An easy-to-use control unit, which can be found on the side of the handlebar, is responsible for the shift of the support levels, integrated in the control unit is also a practical pushing aid, which supports up to 6 km / h.

The LCD Display is available in 5 different variations depending on the bike model and drive system.

The LCD Compact Display offers the following functions and displays:

  • battery status
  • level of support
  • speed
  • route
  • total km

The EVO SMART Display offers the following functions and displays:

  • speed
  • residual range
  • battery status
  • level of support
  • Tour-avarage speed
  • Tour-Kilometer
  • Tour-time
  • Trip-maximum speed
  • Trip-Kilometer
  • Trip-time
  • cadence
  • navigations display
  • Bluetooth available
  • Usable as a navigation system in conjunction with the app
  • USB charging socket

The EVO SMART Compact Display offers the following functions and displays:

  • Time
  • level of support
  • battery status
  • speed
  • residual range
  • cadence
  • Bluetooth
  • Usable as a navigation system in conjunction with the app
  • USB charging socket

The LCD Ergo offers following functions:

  • pulse control
  • heart rate
  • Target heart rate

The LCD Big provides the following functions and displays:

  • Trip
  • Trip time
  • total route
  • engine support
  • battery reserve
  • CO2 savings / cost savings
  • daily km
  • total km
  • Tour travel time
  • tour speed
  • avarage Tour- and. overal speed
  • support level
  • Climb-Assist

Battery varieties and sizes to the different impulses drive systems:


The Impulse rechargeable batteries are characterized by their exceptional range and are among the most powerful e-bike rechargeable batteries currently available on the market. The reason for this are the compact energy cells, which provide more range.


Depending on the performance, with the 612 Wh battery under optimal conditions, ranges of up to 205 km are possible, measured with a fully charged new battery. The charging time for a full charge is about 5 hours, 1100 charging cycles are realistic. The batteries are also completely produced in Germany.


For the Impulse 2.0 and Impulse EVO drive systems, there are the following down tube battery varieties:

  • 11 Ah (396 Wh) range up to 135 km
  • 14,5 Ah (522 Wh) range up to 180 km
  • 17 Ah (603 Wh) range up to 205 km

For the Impulse EVO RS drive system there is the following battery variety (fully integrated into the frame)

  • 17 Ah (612 Wh) range up to 205 km

For the Impulse EVO Next there are down tube batteries in the following capacities:

  • 13 Ah (474 Wh) range up to 150 km
  • 17,5 Wh (621 Wh) range up to 205 km
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