SUB­SCRIBE AND RIDE

Focus-Science and Technology - - INNOVATIONS -

Dutch bike com­pany VanMoof has al­ready left tracks on the bi­cy­cle busi­ness, with a world-first sub­scrip­tion ser­vice and alarm­ingly ad­vanced anti-theft pro­tec­tion. Now, it’s adding two new elec­tric bikes to its range. The Elec­tri­fied S2 and X2 both have an in­tel­li­gent mo­tor, pedal as­sist and quickcharge mode. They can travel 150km (93 miles) on a sin­gle charge, which is enough to cruise from Lon­don to Brighton and back.

They also come with a ‘stealth lock’ sys­tem. If a bike is tam­pered with, it emits loud warn­ing sounds, de­ter­ring po­ten­tial thieves. If it’s stolen, the bike en­ters lock­down mode, where all sys­tems are shut down and the lights flash. If that doesn’t de­ter the pesky thief and they make off with the bike, the owner can alert VanMoof’s Bike Hunters and they’ll track it down. If they can’t re­cover the bike within two weeks, they’ll re­place it.

If you’d rather not in­vest the full £2,298, VanMoof runs a sub­scrip­tion ser­vice where you pay a ‘key fee’ when you first re­ceive the bike, and a monthly fee while you’re us­ing it.

VanMoof Elec­tri­fied S2 and X2 £2,398, vanmoof.com

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