If you were expecting to see a Segway dirt eBike at the SEMA show this week, you certainly had us beat. But that is exactly what the technology company did when it unveiled the new Segway X160 and X260 models. This comes just hours after Segway took the covers off its first ever ATV and UTV models at EICMA in Milan, Italy.
According to the company, the Segway X160 and X260 are a hybrid between a dirt and mountain bike. The Segway Dirt eBike models are designed to be compact, lightweight and easy to maintain.
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The primary differences between the two models are size and driving range – 74.6 miles for the X260 and 40.4 miles for the X160. Retail pricing for the new Segway Dirt eBikes will be $2999.99 for the X160 and $4499.99 for the X260. Top speeds max out at 31.1 mph for the X160 and 46.6 mph for the X260. Both Segway Dirt eBikes will also feature removable batteries you can quickly swap out.
Far more than a concept, these vehicles will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2020.
In case you were wondering why Segway has chosen to jump into the powersports market, here is what Segway-Ninebot CEO Luke Gao has to say:
“In the past two decades, Segway has been developing world-class self-balancing Personal Transporters (PT) and electric scooters used in multiple different industries. We are hoping to break our boundaries in product creations celebrating our mission of ‘innovation and exploration’. With the expertise in technology and industrial design, the PowerSports line may just be that dream come true. It is created not only to make our riders’ exploration more fun and fearless but also to stand for a groundbreaking moment for the Segway brand as well.”
“Our core focus is to create innovative transportation solutions that will help people move around their communities – including solutions for the urban dweller and outdoor adventurer,” said Julie Tang, Marketing Director at Segway. “The popularity of electric vehicles has made its way to the biking segment and we are proud to meet the growing eco-conscious consumer demands by introducing Segway Dirt eBike, our first product focused solely on the outdoor consumer who wants a rugged and high performance dirt biking experience.”