I tried this futuristic e-bike — and now I want one

The VanMoof X3 is a commuter’s dream, if the dream is to Turbo Boost all the way to work and make sure your bike isn’t stolen at any stops. Besides going fast and being secured with anti-theft measures, this bike is beautiful-looking and brimming with smart features you might not find on all the best electric bikes.

I took the VanMoof X3 for a spin around almost the entirety of Governors Island in New York City, cycling though the landmark’s variety of waterside straightaways, curvy turns and a handful of hills. As more of a traditionalist when it comes to biking — I want to close my Apple Watch rings during rides, but welcome help on inclines — the X3 strikes the ideal balance in my first impressions.

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