The eBike revolution is a welcome charge being led by Australian based Dutch bicycle brand LEKKER Bikes through intelligent and refined design. Now, with the arrival of LEKKER’s newest and most compact eBike, the Amsterdam+, it’s looking like these Dutch-designed vehicles will be much more prevalent on the streets, as people seek to get out to explore their own backyard.
The Amsterdam+ is the primary expression of LEKKER Bikes’ forward-thinking design. The model taps into exactly what bike communities want from a modern mode of transportation, presenting the first-ever single-speed eBike built in complete worship of efficiency and convenience. With more people opting out of air-hogging cars and looking towards greener ways to get around, the Amsterdam+ is positioned perfectly as the new go-to for a modern lifestyle.
Even just as an aesthetical statement, the Amsterdam+ is an impressive show of force, with a sleek aluminium 650B frame and integrated case which hides a powerful 11.6Ah, 418 Wh capacity battery supporting a range of up to 100km. What’s more is that this can be upgraded to a bigger battery with a range up to 140km, making this one of the most reliable eBikes you can find. With a Tektro TD-285 hydraulic brake system and WTB Horizon 650B x 47 tires, there are very few terrains the Amsterdam+ can’t glide over with ease, while functions like toggling the seat post’s integrated rear lights are easily controlled via an IP65-rated LCD.
Several modern touches take this far beyond the standard eBike, which in addition to the above include a lightweight design intended towards easy manoeuvrability between rides, and a Carbon Belt Drive system to make oily chains a thing of the very distant past. Constantly adapting its power to the situation, the Amsterdam+ intelligently assists the everyday commuter without needing to shift gear, efficiently making use of its Bafang H400 Series 36-volt, 250-watt rear hub motor. It can be as gentle or as powerful as the rider needs at that particular moment, with a maximum torque of 45 N.m.
Deceptively minimal in design, there is a lot at work with the Amsterdam+, ensuring that the eBike is optimised for any given situation, validating the amount of thought and love that was put into this model when it was created in LEKKER’s Design Lab. The Amsterdam+ is available now, coming in a striking Concrete Blue, as well as Satin Black.