Mid-drive motor and belt drive

Lekker Bikes Amsterdam: the new generation 3 of urban e-bikes is here!


The Amsterdam is a well-known model in the Lekker Bikes line-up and has now been updated for its third generation. This commuter bike has a relatively comfortable riding position and all-weather equipment with mudguards — just as you would expect from a city bike from the Netherlands!

While in the past some versions of the Amsterdam were also equipped with a hub motor in the rear wheel, the company now relies entirely on a powerful mid-drive motor from Bafang, which is driven by a CDX belt drive from Gates. The battery of the bikes is integrated into the down tube, but can also be removed for convenient charging. You can choose between the regular battery with 378 Wh capacity or a larger version with 504 Wh capacity for an extra charge.

Another new feature is the integrated lighting system with a rear light in the mudguard with a COB LED, while the headlight is a model from the manufacturer Litemove with 70 lux. The G-One all-round tires from Schwalbe are very wide at 57 mm and are therefore likely to effectively absorb small bumps in the road. The stem can be adjusted in height for a comfortable riding position and the handlebars are ergonomically curved backwards. Finally, the equipment is completed by the hydraulic disc brakes from the manufacturer Tektro.

Two versions available: Amsterdam Urban and Amsterdam GTS

The aforementioned features can be found on both models of the Amsterdam — because in addition to the regular Amsterdam Urban version, there is also the Amsterdam GTS. The differences between the two models lie in the drive and gearing of the bikes as well as in the display and connectivity:

  • The Lekker Bikes Amsterdam Urban is the basic model, equipped with the Bafang M200 mid-motor, which offers a torque of 65 Nm. The gears here are a new 3-speed hub gear system that shifts automatically and also comes from Bafang. The weight is said to be 22 kg.
  • The Lekker Bikes Amsterdam GTS is the premium model, equipped with the Bafang M420 mid-motor, which offers a torque of 80 Nm. Here, Enviolo’s continuously variable transmission is used, which is operated manually with a twist grip and has a 310% gear range. The GTS model also has a stem with an integrated display and Bluetooth. The weight is said to be 25 kg.

Prices and availability

Both bikes are available in the colors Alpine white and black, as well as in two frame sizes for people from 165 and up to 205 cm tall. The price of the Amsterdam Urban is 2,598 euros, that of the Amsterdam GTS 3,098 euros — however, there is currently a 100 euros discount on all pre-orders, as delivery is scheduled for April. If you opt for the larger battery, you will have to factor in a surcharge of 180 euros.




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