If you’ve ever ridden a VanMoof ebike, you know that they’re freaking amazing. So let me excite you even more by saying that the company has revealed its very first hyperbike.
Behold the VanMoof V!
The VanMoof V enters the brand’s line up as the first high-speed ebike, which is said to take you as fast as 50km/h. That’s double the speed of the company’s current models, S3 and X3, and of the bikes of this category in general.
I mean there is the Delfast TOP 3.0 at 80km/h, for instance, but it definitely doesn’t look like a normal ebike — or beautiful at all for that matter.
The VanMoof V builds on the success of its predecessors, but also comes with a series of interesting updates, designed for more power and speed. These are:
- Two-wheel drive
- Dual motors
- Front and rear suspension
- Thicker tires
At the same time, you’ll find a lot of smart features you’d remember from previous models, including:
- The intelligent motor for near-silent amplified performance
- Automatic gear shifting
- The turbo boost
- A kick lock on the rear wheel, activated with a toe tap
- Theft defense with onboard alarms and location tracking
Need for speed
VanMoof believes that the enhanced speed and range (to be revealed) of its new ebike will offer a viable alternative to car use.
Because yes, let’s face it, the 25km/h limit which binds ebikes under current EU regulations , doesn’t allow for much competition with cars or scooters.
And in reality, you wouldn’t be able to make use of the V’s 50km/h on a bike lane, but VanMoof intends to work with city governments to explore solutions for revised speed regulations. In the meantime, the bike comes with integrated speed settings to match country regulations.
When can you get it?
The VanMoof isn’t out just yet, but the first deliveries are expected by the end of 2022.
It’s currently available for invite-only reservations, with the priority given to the VanMoof riders community. If you’re not a member, reservation codes will be shared periodically via a waitlist on vanmoof.com.
The price is expected to reach $3498 — yes, that’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
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