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Segway Scooters for Sale
What is a Segway Scooter?
The Segway is a self-balancing scooter that a person stands up in to drive. The rider uses his body to direct the scooter by leaning one way or the other. This is a cool way to get around.
Are you interested in a new or used Segway Scooter? If so you will find some tips to help you make the right choice.
Segway Scooters in our City
These fun upright scooters are gaining in popularity and recently our little city decided to arm the local police with new Segway Scooters. This will give our law enforcement a better way to patrol city streets without getting exhausted from all the walking. The scooter will enable the police to have better and closer contact with the citizens that a vehicle would not be able to do.
The Segway Scooters top speed is about 12 miles an hour. The police will add the blue and red lights to the machine so they can make folks stop and clear the way if they need to get somewhere fast.
There are also Segway scooter tours in our city that charge $15.00 for 15 minutes. This would be a good way to test drive a scooter to help you make a decision on purchasing one for yourself. Once you decide to acquire your own scooter then your next decision will be deciding if you want one that is new or used.
Tips on Buying a Used Segway Scooter
- A Used Segway scooter can be bought for a lot less. You might find one for $1200 or even cheaper. This sounds like a great deal but what are the repair costs? A new battery will set you back about $2,000. And they only last about 4 to 5 years.
- Is someone selling their scooter because the battery is running low and they don't want to pay the expense of getting a new one? By the time you pay for everything you might find that you should have gotten a new one to begin with.
- To be safe when purchasing a used model, get it from a dealer or someone you can trust.
- When you purchase a new machine make sure that the dealer is really genuine. There are fakes out there that are trying to pass off their scooter as the real thing.
In order to find a reputable dealer for Segway, check their website and go to their “Find a Dealer near you” webpage.
Segway Scooter Safety
Always wear a helmet for safety and be cautious about where you are riding. The owner of Segway, Jimi Heselden, died after riding his scooter off a cliff on his own property. This shows that even the most experienced rider can have an accident.
Trying out the Segway Scooter
The New Mini Segway Scooter
The mini Segway scooter is short and hands-free. Your knees are what grips and direct the scooter wherever you want to go. This might seem similar to a Hoverboard but it is not.
The positive thing about this scooter is that it is lightweight and can be easily stored in the trunk of your car.
The top speed is 10 miles an hour and it can go for 14 miles on one battery charge.
The downside is that you don't have a handle for your hands. It is self-balancing, but you don't have the security of an upright with handlebars to grip. However, some younger folks might enjoy this challenging ride.
Segway Scooters for Sale
The upright Segway Scooters can range in price from $1000 to $6,000, depending on if you buy a new or used one. There are many types from the Mini, which is cheaper, to the large upright with handlebars. There is even an off road variety that can be used for hiking trails. That is if you can find a hiking trail that will allow you to ride them on.
Sales for this unique scooter were very slow when the company first started in 2002, but has steadily gained in popularity. They are a best-seller for law enforcement who want to get around quickly in parks, malls, and downtown areas.
Cities find that having a scooter rental is a fun way for visitors to explore the local attractions.
Types of Segway Scooters
There are many types, but these five cover the main styles.
One S1. Only one wheel that is self-balancing with foot pedals on each side. The person riding it would have to be self-balancing too.
Mini. Two wheels with a short handle that reaches up to your knees. Your knees guide it and you are hands-free.
i2 SE. The standard scooter with a long handle with hand grips.
X2 SE. This is the heavy duty off road ride that can be used on ranches, farms or just outdoor fun. Has a long handle with good hand grips.
Seat Option. For those who want to sit down while they ride. Segway does not sell the seat option but works with GlideSaddle, a company who makes seats that are compatible for their scooter.