Both models pack the same superpowers, with the only practical difference being max rider height.
As the the video above shows, a smart stealth lock immobilizes the unit with anti-theft nuts and bolts when parked at the rack. A Bluetooth-powered rider recognition system sounds a loud warning sound if anyone so much as touches the frame, followed by an urgent alarm if a would-be crook gets too handsy.
At this point, someone could potentially hoist all 40-pounds of screaming-and-flashing aluminum into the bed of a pickup and haul off, but they wouldn't get far. Once reported stolen in a smartphone app, a GPS signal is emitted that allows you or VanMoof's "Bike Hunters" to pinpoint its location.
The sophisticated anti-theft system is only one of these bikes' many awesome selling points. Both cruise at a max speed of 20 mph for up to 90 miles and take only four hours to fully charge, allowing them to take on commutes of almost any length.
Beefy, puncture-resistant can be stopped on a dime via mechanical disc brakes, and a fully-enclosed drivetrain ensures that the gears stay gunk-free. You can even jam out while you ride thanks to a built-in speaker.
The first of these badass bikes are scheduled to ship this fall, and you can reserve one now from VanMoof for $100 to get $1000 off the $3400 retail price. Get a closer look at both models in the gallery above.
h/t: Design Boom