VanMoof S4 & X4: Power and Efficiency Meet Simplicity — Here’s What to Expect

6 min readMay 16, 2023

As we glide into a new era of urban mobility, Dutch e-bike manufacturer VanMoof continues to redefine the cycling experience with its latest launches, the S4 and X4. Building upon the legacy of its predecessors, these new iterations come with noteworthy changes, offering a fine blend of power, reliability, and efficiency. However, it’s essential to understand what these upgrades mean for the consumer.

VanMoof X4 in Purple Fog — source: VanMoof

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One of the most striking changes to the S4 and X4 is in the shifting mechanism. Departing from the electronic shifters of the S3/X3 and S5/A5 lines — equipped with 4-speed and 3-speed e-shifters respectively — VanMoof has opted for a 2-speed automatic shifter for the S4/X4. This move towards mechanical simplicity not only enhances reliability but also influences the ride dynamics.

The S4/X4’s automatic shifter is a throwback to the system used in the Electrified S2/X2 models but pairs it with the more potent motor from the S3/X3 lineup. This means the S4/X4 now command a torque of 59Nm compared to the 45Nm of the S2/X2. The result is a…



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