Segway, known for producing mobility devices used by kids and mall security, may soon venture into two-wheeled transport for longer distances, like electric scooters and even an electric sport bike.
The company, owned by Chinese electric scooter manufacturer, Ninebot, is looking to launch its new line of electric scooters at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, next week. These products are composed of a moped, a scooter, and a sportbike.
The sport bike (pictured above) is called the Apex Concept. Segway has revealed very little about it. Segway calls it a “super scooter,” because of the fact that it can reach a claimed top speed of 200 km/h and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. Segway has even released a video showing a prototype running around on a race track.
Rumors circulating around the internet have suggested that the Apex Concept is using a Yamaha R6 or R3 platform. However, this may very be unlikely as Yamaha has already agreed to collaborate with another electric scooter maker, Gogoro. There are currently no plans for an electric sport bike.
Besides the sport bike, there is also the eMoped. This, on the other hand, is intended for urban areas with a top speed of 25 km/h. It has two variants with a range of 35-km or 85-km respectively.
Finally, the eScooter can reach a top speed of 100 km/h with a maximum range of 200-km.
This is all we can confirm for now, but rest assured that we’ll keep you posted.