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Is an motorised bike any good?

One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 -

For a few years now, I commute to work using a bicycle. I have lost more than 15KG since I stopped using my scooter. This week I tested a VanMoof Electrified S, an electric bike with an industrial, minimal design. Is it any good? How does it compare to a normal bike? Will an electric bike make you lazy? Read along to find out!

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The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
The VanMoof app
The VanMoof app
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you

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