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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 booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
Front hub electric motor
Front hub electric motor
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post

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