VanMoof reveals its very first hyperbike
The VanMoof V will disrupt the high-speed bike category with a bike optimized for long commutes with first deliveries late 2022.
Amsterdam, October 12, 2021 - Today, category-defining Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof has announced a new, faster e-bike that will redefine city mobility for good. The VanMoof V is the brand’s first high-speed e-bike and will offer riders a true car replacement for everyday life in cities and beyond. With integrated speed settings to match country regulations, the VanMoof V will be capable of hitting speeds up to 50 km/h or 31 mp/h. It will be full of new features optimized to shrink even the biggest cities.
New default for city travel
The VanMoof V is designed to keep the joy and simplicity of riding a bike, while adding the benefits of more power and speed. Featuring two-wheel drive, front and rear suspension, thicker tires and a new iconic frame design, the VanMoof V will be optimized for smoother and longer-distance riding. The bike’s dual motors will provide more powerful acceleration, while intelligent motor control will enhance traction for safety and performance. The VanMoof V will be packed with the latest signature VanMoof tech including the much-loved Turbo Boost, Kick Lock for keyless locking, automatic gear shifting, and Theft Defense. With an expected, category-bending price of £3498 (€3498/$3498), the V makes high-speed e-bike traveling in cities and beyond more accessible than ever.
“The VanMoof V is our first hyperbike, an e-bike dedicated to higher speed and longer distance. I believe this new type of high-speed e-bike can fully replace scooters and cars in the city by 2025.”
Next step in reversing car-first mentality
Designed for a bike-first future, the speed, accessibility, and ease of the VanMoof V will be able to shift the hierarchy on the roads. With more cyclists on the roads than ever, the VanMoof V comes at a turning point in the history of our cities. After the pandemic sparked a well-reported cycling boom across Europe and the USA, millions have already been invested in cycling infrastructure. However, to truly reverse the car-first mentality, cities need to modernize policies to open up our cities to a more sustainable future.
“We’re calling for policies designed around people, rethinking how public spaces can be used if not occupied by cars. I am getting very excited thinking about what a city could look like in the near future, and we are very proud to be part of the change by building the right tools for the transition.”
Now more than ever, VanMoof co-founders Ties and Taco Carlier, are calling on lawmakers and city governments to urgently update e-bike regulations to advance the further adoption of this category. During the development of the VanMoof V, VanMoof intends to work with city governments to explore solutions from geofencing to revised speed regulations.
How to reserve the VanMoof V
Currently in the engineering stage, the VanMoof V is available for invite-only reservations from today, with first deliveries expected by the end of 2022. VanMoof is putting its rider-first approach at the forefront, giving its own community of riders the chance to reserve the VanMoof V first. For a wider audience, reservation codes will be shared periodically via a waitlist on vanmoof.com. Reserving the VanMoof V for €20/$20/£20 means you can be one of the first to ride it when it’s ready for the roads. The VanMoof V is a new addition to VanMoof’s e-bike line-up and will sit alongside the popular S3 & X3 series. For more information on the VanMoof V visit vanmoof.com/vanmoof-v.
VanMoof was founded in 2009 by Taco and Ties Carlier, two Dutch brothers with a vision of the perfect city bike. Now their bikes are changing cities and leading the current wave of people choosing e-bikes. VanMoof’s sleek, multi-award winning rides offer a high-tech and feature-rich experience for a devoted worldwide community of almost 200,000 riders and counting. The iconic integrated frames mirror a fully integrated end-to-end company that has upended the bike industry by taking complete ownership of everything from design to production, from sales to after-service. One of Europe’s fastest growing companies, VanMoof is on course to redefine the future of urban mobility and get the next billion on bikes. VanMoof brand stores can be found in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tokyo, with expansion planned to 50 cities worldwide through dedicated Service Hubs by the end of 2021.