KTM Macina Cross 9 CX4 2018
This has been our favourite and best selling bike for the past two years and we're pleased to say that KTM have come out with another winner.
So as not to mess with a winning formula the bike has only been tweaked since last year. The most significant change is a semi-integrated battery. The frame has been improved with slightly different tubing and there are now lugholes on the seat tube for a drinks bottle - something a number of customers have asked for.
The grips, previously simple round grips have been improved to ergon flat grips with side-handles - extremely comfortable and a good improvement. The saddle is also more comfortable than previous models.
Aesthetically this bike has always been great in the traditional black and orange livery and this year KTM have managed to make it even better, achieved with the semi-integrated battery, neater cabling and a very stylish saddle.
The bike has the Bosch performance line CX motor. This is the most powerful motor that Bosch do with assistance level of 300% in turbo mode. The Bosch system has 4 levels of assistance - from Eco (50% assistance) up to 300%. The system has been enhanced over the past year by Bosch with the E-MTB level that has replaced sport. This responds to the rider's needs and will switch seamlessly betweeen Tour and Turbo mode as needed.
The battery is the 400 watt hour battery. This will give you a range of up to about 70/75 miles in Eco mode and even in Turbo will go about 30 miles.
The bike comes bare (no mudguards, lights or rack) but if required these can all be added for a little over £100 depending on the choice of lights.