I went with one of the above. It's not a 2016 model though. The Impulse 2 drive is awesome.
My three year old Panasonic crank engine just gave up the ghost recently.
The dealer says that the engine shorted the battery and vice versa. So I'd need both components as new or used.
The battery costs 600EUR or less depending on capacity. http://www.amazon.de/Derby-Panasonic-Motoren-Kalkhoff-Ladegerät/dp/B007GBD8RS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450190851&sr=8-1&keywords=e-bike+batterie+24v+panasonic
The engine I could not find at a glance.
So my question is. Do you think it is worthwhile for me to try to fix the electronics of the engine / replace the battery of a 3 Year old bike that was used daily for climbing hills. Or rather just get a new bike that costs 2600,-EUR with newer technology. Impulse 2 system from Kalkhoff.
And would it make sense to remove the engine and use the bike as a non e-bike instead?
Just to clarify the battery seems to be charging fine in the charger. Pressing the check charge button works as usual. Only when the battery is in the bike, pressing the check charge button makes all charge lights on the battery flash in sync. So I do think the electronics on the engine are gone.
Also:this looks like the motor and the electronics are one part that can be swapped.
So the question is, do I want a brand new bike with brand new technology or refurbish a well worn 3 Year old bike with an aluminum frame that had several falls, lot's of pot holes and one accident running from behind into a car.
Since aluminum does tend to just break without much of notice I'd rather go with a new bike even though it is a heavy investment. The e-motor on the new one and the whole riding experience is superb.