Did you ever wonder why Segway’s iconic two-wheel self-balancing personal mobility platform is no longer for sale? Some say it was the death of company founder James William Heselden aboard a ruggedized version of the machine. Others claim it was due to poor sales. Nevertheless, the brand survives and it’s geared for extreme rides courtesy of the SuperScooter GT.
Some of you may remember that we covered this awesome motorized kick scooter a couple of months ago. At the time, it was still in the crowdfunding phase, but the number of backers hinted at people’s great interest. As of this writing, the SuperScooter GT shows over $1 million in funding.
So far, this is Segway’s tenth successful campaign on Indiegogo. This goes to show that its products boast exceptional quality and performance. There are two versions available, the SuperScooter GT1 and SuperScooter GT2. As always, let’s check out what the range-topping option offers.
What sets the two apart are the batteries, electric drive units, and aesthetics. The SuperScooter GT2 is outfitted with two 1,500W motors on each wheel. Segway notes that the peak power output should be around 6,000W. This means you can zip from 0-30 mph in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 42.5 mph.
The manufacturer uses a HeatFlux multi-layer cooling system to keep the temperature of its 1,512 Wh battery at an optimal range. A full charge is enough for up to 55.9 miles of pure adrenaline-pumping fun. Adjustable hydraulic shocks on each wheel keep everything smooth. Stop the SuperScooter GT2 when you need to with the 5.5” ventilation discs and hydraulic brakes.Check Price
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