Segway-Ninebot has simply introduced the most recent electrical automobiles in its product portfolio throughout an unveiling on the 2019 SEMA present. However these aren’t the corporate’s typical electrical scooters. As an alternative, Segway-Ninebot rolled out two electrical filth bikes.
Regardless of the corporate’s success promoting low-cost electric scooters, Segway-Ninebot has set its sights on increasing into electrical energy sports activities.
As Segway-Ninebot’s advertising and marketing director Julie Tang defined to Electrek:
We are attempting to proceed growing cool merchandise, futuristic merchandise, with the intention to increase our portfolio to enchantment to outside adventurers along with metropolis dwellers. We need to preserve increasing our current buyer base and provides them extra choices.
And step one has been to roll out two new electrical filth bikes.
Segway-Ninebot’s new electrical filth bikes
Segway-Ninebot’s electrical filth bikes are available in two fashions, the X160 and X260.
The X160 incorporates a 3 kW peak motor that helps the bike prime out at 50 km/h (31 mph). It has a spread of 65 km (40 mi) from its 48 V and 1 kWh battery.
The bigger X260 has a stronger 5 kW peak motor and a better prime velocity of 75 km/h (46.6 mph). Its bigger 60 V and 1.8 kWh battery provides a better vary of 120 km (74.6 mi).
Each bikes use belt-driven main reductions and chain-driven secondary reductions. Each additionally supply suspension comprised of a multi-link rear hydraulic shock and a entrance inverted suspension fork. The X260 has bigger 19-inch wheels in comparison with the 17-inch wheels on the X160. The X260 additionally will get a double crown fork, in comparison with the one crown fork discovered on the X160.
Simply don’t name them Sur Rons…
If you happen to’re getting déjà vu otherwise you suppose these electrical filth bikes look acquainted, you won’t be mistaken. They give the impression of being rather a lot like the Sur Ron electric bike.
After I requested Julie about this, I ended up studying one thing new:
Sur Ron is definitely in our ecosystem. We’re the most important shareholder of Sur Ron.
So it’s not a lot that these are Sur Rons, however slightly that Sur Rons are Segways.
Although essentially it’s a bit extra sophisticated than that. Whereas the X160 and X260 are primarily based on the Sur Ron platform, Segway did greater than slap just a few stickers on them. Julie defined that the corporate re-engineered the design in crucial locations to make the bikes extra sturdy and enhance earlier points with the unique design.
And whereas the unique Sur Rons are a bit extra obscure, restricted largely to the high-power electrical bike crowd, Segway hopes that its X160 and X260 will enchantment to a wider filth bike viewers. And whereas Sur Rons are typically bought on-line, Segway-Ninebot does quite a lot of retail gross sales as nicely, which might assist put this platform in entrance of a wider viewers.
How will you get a Segway electrical filth bike?
Segway-Ninebot will probably be advertising and marketing the X160 and X260 principally within the US. The corporate will start taking pre-orders for the electrical filth bikes later this month on Indiegogo. That platform has turn out to be a common launching pad for electric two-wheelers from startups and established companies alike.
The X160 and X260 have MSRPs of $2,999 and $4,999 respectively however will probably be provided with reductions in the course of the pre-order interval. Manufacturing and deliveries are anticipated to start in Q1 of 2020.
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