Futura Compact 8



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The Hercules Futura Compact 8 is the perfect inner-city electric bike. Light and nippy, the Futura Compact 8 excels on busy streets and in built up areas. With the dependable Bosch Active Line e-bike motor, and 400Wh Bosch Battery, ride swiftly on your commute and arrive at your destination looking stylish, fresh and without breaking a sweat!

The Futura Compact 8 is equipped with everything you need to ride all weathers in your city:

  • The Shimano Nexus 8 Speed hub gears are reliable and maintenance free.
  • Magura front disc brake and rear coaster brake provide excellent stopping power come rain or shine.
  • Full mud guards, chain guard and integrated front and rear lights ensure you arrive safe, dry and clean.
  • Schwalbe Big Apple RaceGuard tyres for excellent puncture protection.

The small form factor, with 20″ wheels, means the Futura Compact 8 can be stored inside at home without taking up space in your hallway, carried up stairs easily and can fit in the smallest of elevators – perfect for city living.

If you’d like a test-ride please call in at our London, Leicester or Suffolk branches, or email us to arrange a date.

Bosch Active Line Plus

Bosch Active Line Plus

▶ A drive system that reads your mind:

The new, versatile Active Line Plus is the ideal companion when you want to discover new places and expand your eBike tours beyond the city boundaries. The quiet, small yet powerful drive unit weighs in at just 3.2 kg and offers gentle acceleration up to 25 km/h. The light weight and reduced size ensure improved handling in all riding situations.

▶ Peak power: 500W (250 max continuous)

▶ Peak torque: 50 Nm

▶ Assistance level: ECO: 40%

TOUR: 100%

SPORT: 170%

TURBO: 250%

The level of assistance ranges between 40% and 250% depending on which power level you choose; 100% assistance equates to the motor doubling your pedaling force

Electric Bike Battery

Bosch’s lithium-ion based e-bike batteries are lightweight, compact and available in 300Wh, 400Wh and 500Wh capacities. With unrivaled energy density Bosch batteries offer market leading range to weight ratios whatever size you choose.

They are easy to fit and remove, and can be charged either on the bike or unlocked using its key for charging at home or work. The battery management system provides optimal protection against overload, overheating and short circuit.

Modern Bosch lithium-ion batteries do not suffer from ‘memory effect’ or self-discharge issues. Your battery will charge to 50% in about 2 hours, depending on the charger and battery capacity.

▶ The 400Wh battery has the following performance characteristics:

RANGE: up to 100 miles


WEIGHT: 2.6kg

▶ The 500Wh battery has the following performance characteristics:

RANGE: up to 125 miles


WEIGHT: 2.6kg

Electric Bike Display & Assistance Control

The Bosch Intuvia display gives you all the information needed to monitor and adjust your e-bike. The illuminated screen is clearly visible under all lighting conditions and the separate thumb switch enables you to switch between assistance levels while keeping your hands safely on the handlebar. As well as speed, range, battery level and trip functions the display also shows you when its time to change gear for optimal range performance.


MotorBosch ACTIVE PLUS center motor, 250 watt, with coaster brake
Battery500 Wh, 400 Wh,standard
FrameAluminium 7005, Compact
Forkrigid steel fork
ShiftingShimano Nexus, 8-speed
ShifterShimano Nexus, revo shifter
DisplayBosch PURION
CrankAluminium GEN3
BrakesMagura HS-22, hydraulic rim brake
Brake LeverMagura HS-22
TiresSchwalbe BIG APPLE 20“, 50-406 / 24“ 50-507, RaceGuard
Front HubShimano, with quick release
Rear HubShimano Nexus, 8-speed, with freewheel
SpokesNiro, black, RW: reinforced
HandlebarMetro, Aluminium, oversized
StemSpeedlifter® Twist, 140 mm, with A-head stem
GrippsErgo, with integrated clamp
SaddleSelle Royal Nuvola
SeatpostPatent, Aluminium
Front LightHerrmans H-Black MR4; up to 40 Lux / 100 Lumen
Rear LightBusch & Müller 2C, carrier rear light LED
Carrieri-Rack, Aluminium
MudguardSKS, plastic
LockABUS Batterylock, with Plus-Cylinder
KickstandAluminium, rear kickstand, adjustable
MiscBosch 2A compact charger


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