Segway is stepping into the electrical powersports market with its new Segway electrical dust bike. Or as the corporate calls it: The Segway Grime eBike.
And it goes on sale today.
The Segway Grime eBike was announced earlier this month on the SEMA 2019 present.
The Grime eBike will really be supplied in two fashions: The Segway X160 and X260, with the principle distinction being the scale and energy of the bikes. Each fashions provide full suspension, off-road tires, hydraulic disc brakes, and swappable batteries.
The Segway X160 is the smaller mannequin with 17-inch wheels and a single crown suspension fork. It encompasses a high velocity of 31 mph (50 km/h), a variety of 40 miles (64 km), and weighs simply 106 kilos (48 kg).
The Segway X260 is a bigger mannequin with 19-inch wheels and a double crown suspension fork. The Segway X260 encompasses a high velocity of 46.6 mph (75 km/h), a variety of 75 miles (120 km) and weighs 121 kilos (55 kg).
Needless to say the estimated vary of each the Segway X160 and X260 are calculated in low energy mode.
Regardless of the small measurement and weight of the Segway Grime eBike fashions, they pack fairly a punch. The Segway X260 can climb 100% gradients and affords as a lot as 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque on the rear wheel. That’s because of a two-stage transmission with a major belt discount and secondary chain discount.
The Segway eDirt bike is being marketed as a cleaner, easier, and easier-to-maintain various to gas-powered dust bikes.
The Segway X160 has a retail worth of $2,999, whereas the Segway X260 is priced at $4,499. Nonetheless, riders who place a $299 or $399 deposit by way of the company’s Indiegogo campaign will obtain a further $500 low cost. That brings the worth right down to $2,499 and $3,999 for the X160 and X260, respectively. Shipments are anticipated to happen in February 2020, which means you shouldn’t have to attend too lengthy.
Wait, isn’t the Segway Grime eBike really a Sur Ron?
In the event you’re acquainted with electrical dust bikes and path bikes already, then you definitely certainly know of Sur Ron. The corporate’s Light Bee electric trail bike was launched practically two years in the past and has gained huge acclaim as an reasonably priced, succesful electrical bike.
And it simply so occurs to look nearly an identical to the Segway Grime eBike.
So what offers?
As Segway-Ninebot’s advertising and marketing director Julie Tang defined to Electrek, Segway is definitely the bulk proprietor of Sur Ron.
Sur Ron further clarified the relationship between the 2 corporations:
In 2019, Sur-Ron obtained funding from Segway. With impartial operation, Sur-Ron was in a position to perform cross-brand product cooperation with the assistance of Segway’s model channels and different assets. It is a win-win cooperation. Segway has enriched its product line on the market stage. Then again, Sur-Ron can shortly transcend the constraints of ‘startup,’ grow to be extra skilled fields, create a extra complete product matrix, and usher in its personal fast improvement interval!
So basically, Segway has helped Sur Ron develop its market line (which Sur Ron is outwardly already succeeding at with a new 68 mph electric motorcycle coming soon) and in return, Segway will get to make use of its intensive retail and advertising and marketing assets to extend the scope of Sur Ron’s breakout product. Looks like a win-win to me.
If you wish to seize your personal Segway Grime eBike whereas the worth remains to be discounted, you’ll find the corporate’s pre-order web page here.
I haven’t ridden a Segway Grime eBike, however I’ve ridden a Sur Ron, and it’s a blast and a half. So so long as this performs like the unique, you gained’t be disenchanted.
Whereas the usual Indiegogo/Kickstarter/Generic Crowdfunding Web site disclaimer applies (purchaser beware, this isn’t a retailer, and many others.), on this case, Segway is a big sufficient entity and has fulfilled sufficient crowdfunding campaigns that you simply’re in all probability not taking an excessive amount of of a danger right here.
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