There are a lot of headline features on the new electric VanMoof S3 & X3. And you could probably market a new e-bike based on the updated motor or industry-first E-shifter alone. But no feature sets VanMoof apart – and keeps its riders coming back – more than the Turbo Boost.
In many ways, that diminutive button on the right handlebar is the secret to VanMoof’s success. You can build a class-leading e-bike with the greatest specs in the world, but if it’s no fun to ride people are going to look elsewhere. Luckily, the S3 & X3’s improved Turbo Boost delivers fun by the bucketload, bringing a smile to your face every time you push the little black button.
For those of you that haven’t experienced a VanMoof e-bike (and seriously, what’s stopping you? Go book a test ride!), the Turbo Boost gives you a dose of instant acceleration by maxing out the motor torque. In nerd terms, you suddenly have 59Nm of power carrying you to top speed. In normal-person terms, you go really, really fast.
Now, we’re not going to advocate riding at high speeds just for the sake of it. And the Turbo Boost certainly won’t enable you to ride faster than the bikes region-specific speed limit. But having all that instant speed at your thumb-tips does give you numerous practical advantages during your everyday rides.
Tackling a severe slope? The S3 & X3’s Turbo Boost will zip you upwards like nobody’s business. Crossing a busy intersection? The extra acceleration will get you to the other side with time to spare. Pulling away from a traffic light? With the Turbo Boost you’ll be at the front of the biking pack, and away from the jostling elbows. Caught by a surprise headwind? The Turbo Boost turns an energy-sapping gale into a gentle breeze.
There are too many real world applications to list, and our riders are always surprising us with new ways to outsmart their commutes. But we’d be lying if we didn’t admit one thing – it’s a total blast to use. Riding the world’s most advanced e-bike at maximum motor torque is a feeling that’s hard to put into words, but we’ll try our best.
Now you have all the pedal-power you ever dreamed of, like your legs have just developed secret superpowers. Your ride to work has just become a real life game of Mario Kart, except you have unlimited mushroom power-ups. You start obsessively comparing your commute lap-times, working out how you can shave seconds off your daily A-to-B. Most of all, you learn to enjoy those glances of disbelief from lycra-clad riders folded over race bikes, as you glide past them with a smile on your face.
And that’s just scratching the surface. The Turbo Boost puts the fun in functionality, and accelerates the new electric VanMoof S3 & X3 ahead of the competition. So give it a try – we guarantee the Turbo Boost will push your buttons.