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The Velo de Ville KES 400 features a Shimano E6100 motor to provide lots of assistance for steep hills or longer rides. In combination with the folding mechanism, the bike is a great companion for travelling or storing inside. Due to the space-saving design, you can store our compact series bikes easy in the car, the bicycle garage in your camper or in the cellar. Fully folded the KES measures 37 x 95 x 108cm.

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Velo de Ville bikes are custom made for Citrus Cycles in Germany. Find out more here about why we love the German engineering, quality and attention to detail from a company that cares about community and sustainability.

As Velo de Ville are custom made to our specifications in Germany, we only have a limited quantity available. Each bike is unique, and once it is sold, it is gone, so feel free to contact us to put a hold on your ideal eBike today.

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Looking for the Bosch version of this folding eBike from Velo de Ville?  Check out the KEB 800 here.

The Velo de Ville KES 400 features a Shimano E6100 motor to provide lots of assistance for steep hills or longer rides. In combination with the folding mechanism, the bike is a great companion for travelling or storing inside.

Due to the space-saving design, you can store our compact series bikes easy in the car, the bicycle garage in your camper or in the cellar. Fully folded the KES measures 37 x 95 x 108cm.

We've purposefully configured all of the KES series bikes from Velo de Ville to use internally geared hubs instead of a traditional cassette and derailleur system.  This has many benefits including:

  • Much lower maintenance and cost of ownership
  • No derailleur - on folding or compact bikes they cause problems as they tend to get bent or damaged as they are close to the ground and also pick up dirt and debris requiring more maintenance and more frequent replacement of the chain
  • You can shift while stopped, unlike a derailleur. so you don't have to worry about downshifting before you stop
You can also choose a Gates Carbon Belt intead of a chain if you want to avoid the need to clean and oil your chain.  A Gates Carbon Belt will last significantly longer than a chain.


Adjust the height of the handlebar to your body height and your needs without any further tools with the SpeedLifter quick release system.

Motor, Battery & Display

The most versatile all-round motor from Shimano for a wide range of different situations. It covers all areas of everyday life, is very efficient, quiet and compact. The 60 Nm and no pedal resistance make it the ideal companion.

Sigma EOX View 1300

The Sigma EOX View 1300 is a feature rich, removeable display that connects to your bike wirelessly.  In addition to the standard information such as trip distance, range, and battery life it adds additional information not normally found with the Shimano STEPS system such as the ambient temperature and can even show directions. 

Easily connect your phone via the EOX App and you can even display turn by turn directions on your bike display!  The EOX® app offers analysis options as well as the possibility for customization. The app can be used to specify which riding data is displayed on the EOX® VIEW products. To share trips anytime, anywhere, numerous interfaces to social media channels are available.

General Specifications of the KES 400

  • Motor: Shimano STEPS E6100 (60 Nm of torque)
  • Display: Sigma EOX View 1300
  • Battery: Shimano 418Wh, 504Wh or 630 Wh
  • Charger: Shimano 2A
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Nexus 5 Speed
  • Fork: rigid
  • Handlebars: Trekking Town
  • Seatpost: by.Schulz aluminium rigid
  • Tires: Puncture Resistant Schwalbe Pick Up 55-406 (20 x 2.15") 
  • Saddle: Wittkop Medicus City
  • Grips: Ergon GP10
  • Stem: by.Schulz Speedlifter Classic T22 with Adjustable Angle Stem
  • Mudguards: SKS
  • Chainguard: Hesling
  • Kickstand: Ursus King, back wheel
  • Pedals: SP153 foldable
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc MT200
  • Rims: Double butted, black
  • Spokes: Nirosta 2,34, black
  • Rear Rack/Carrier: VDV Tour Pro with spring clamp, Racktime Ready
  • Security: Frame Lock, keyed alike to battery
  • Lights: Busch&Müller DOPP 35 Lux (Front), Pimento (Rear)
  • Bell: Flexi
Each Limited Edition is custom made for us in Germany. Here are the details of each one, with the changes or additions from the above specification:

KES 400 Special Edition

  • Drivetrain: 5 Speed Shimano Nexus with Chain
  • Upgrades to the by.Schulz Speedlifter Twist with adjustable angle stem


We've selected Nexus gear hubs for our custom made Velo de Ville compact folding bikes.   Gear hubs require much lower maintenance and allow you to shift while stopped.  Unlike a conventional drive train, if you don't have the opportunity to downshift before you stop, you can still shift down to an easier gear to make starting easier.  You don't have to worry about your chain falling off, or your shifting going out of adjustment.

With a gear hub the chain can be completely enclosed by a chain glider so you don't have to worry about cleaning or oiling your chain.  The chain will last much longer, so there is a much lower cost of ownership, as the gear hubs generally don't need to be replaced like a conventional gearing system.


With its eight gears, the Nexus is a good companion on trekking tours or in everyday life.

Detailed specifications of each component:


The cargo bikes tyre Schwalbe Pick Up has above-average puncture resistance. 

Schwalbe Pick Up 55-406

The Speedlifter Classic allows stepless height adjustment without any tools. It is standard in our compact e-Bikes, where it shows its advantages in terms of variability.

by.Schulz Speedlifter Classic



The most variable of our selectable stems. The Twist Pro SDS can be adjusted in height steplessly and without tools to allow for both comfortable and moderately sporty riding positions. The angle of the stem can also be adjusted. To save space in the garage or on tour in the camper van, the handlebars can be folded to the side using a quick release.

by.Schulz Speedlifter Twist Pro SDS



This disc brake impresses with solid workmanship and high-quality materials. It benefits from the technical expertise of Shimano. The One-Way-Bleeding bleeding system allows easy maintenance, the grip width of 75 mm is also suitable for smaller hands. Its versatile design suits the numerous bike types and is always a good and inexpensive alternative.


A modern, powerful headlight specially developed for entry into the premium class. Thanks to proven lens technology, the LED headlight of the smallest design brings 35 lux to the road, an exceptional performance in this price class and product size, including parking light and daytime running LEDs. Large light openings to the side increase all-round visibility and thus safety.



A powerful rear light that contributes to optimal visibility of the rider. The light beam shines very brightly both to the rear and to both sides. The curved optics also fit perfectly on compact luggage racks.




The Medicus trekking saddle is suitable for all those who want to adopt a moderate sitting position on their bike. That is why we use it as basic equipment on our trekking bikes. 

Wittkop Medicus Trekking


Trekking Town

The Trekking Town handlebar offers very good all-round properties, and its ergonomic bend and slight rise make it an ideal fit for trekking and touring bikes that can also be used for everyday use.

Trekking Town



The further development of the Tour luggage rack comes with a special attachment below the wheel guard to achieve an even more elegant design. The side rails and the Racktime-ready system are of course still on board.

VDV Tour Pro, mit Federklappe, Racktime Ready





Brand Velo de Ville
Motor Manufacturer Shimano
Motor Model E6100
Battery Size 500WH


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