Originated from the heart of America, the company Segway was originally into the business of developing high-tech self-balancing I-BOT wheelchair which at it’s initial stage was developed at the University of Plymouth, along with advanced BAE Systems and Sumitomo Precision Products.
When we ought to look at the companies all inspiring history, the company’s first patent was filed in 1994 and granted in 1997 followed by others, which included one submitted in June 1999 which was given the grant on October 2001.
The original Segway I-bot models featured three speed settings i.e. 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h), 8 mph (13 km/h) with faster turning, and 10 mph (16 km/h).
The Steering of early I-bot’s were controlled using a twist grip which was used to vary the speeds of the two motors.
The model used a conventional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery which almost took 4–6 hours to totally charge itself.
Now talking about the latest news from the company, this two-wheeled personal transporter manufacturer company, which is now owned by Chinese firm Ninebot, is getting ready to unveil an electric sports bike at an auto show in Las Vegas in the coming month, according to the sources.
As per the images available from our secret sources, the images reveal an almost production-ready model of the Apex electric sports bike, but the company has not chosen to reveal and specifications – either performance or range figures, as off now.
Now coming to some key features we got to know that, Segway is calling the model as a “super scooter”, and the company claims to achieve a top speed claim of 200 Kmph, and achieve a speed of 0 to 100 Kmph in just mere 3 seconds, making the model the fastest product bike ever developed by Segway-Ninebot.
It was in the year 2019 when Segway-Ninebot unveiled it’s first electric dirt bike, named as the Segway’s Dirt e-Bike launched at the SEMA show in the US.
But still we have little confusion because the Apex is still a concept, so it’s still not known whether it will enter into production state in the near future, or the concept will remain just like a technological demonstration and showcasing the brand’s capabilities for its future products.