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How much does a Segway Scooter Cost in Price?

Updated on October 29, 2010

The Segway Scooter is quite the Scooter and looks pretty cool too. What a great way to get around with gas being out of this world for price. Segway Scooter was invented by a man named Dean Kamen. Way to go Dean, your dream paid off. The price of these Scooters vary from country to country. In the US the price range seems to be between $5350-$7200. UK price range is $4399-$4599. France price range is $6400-$7200. In some cities in the US and Europe you can rent one of these Segway Scooters.  That's a great way to see if a Segway Scooter is right for you before making a purchase.

Segway Scooter going up the world's steepest street

How fast does a Segway Scooter go?

The two-wheeled- self-balancing electric vehicle is said to go 12.5mph/20km.The Segways are ran by computers and motors. They seem to be easy to drive - you lean forward to go forwards and lean back to go backwards. As well as to turn you lean the handle bar to the left or right.The motor decelerates when you need to brake. They seem easy enough to drive for teens of course up middle age group and the old and disabled.

The Segway Scooter was revealed on Dec 3 2001,and since then have had recalls to upgrade the computer in the Segway. Segway discontinued all models in Aug 2006 and made a whole new generation of Segways. Over all the Segway Scooter seems to be a great way to get around,being able to use them on sidewalks and bicycle lanes. It also has been said that you can use them in some theme parks.

The Segway - what a "way" to get around.

Segway Wheelchair

What do you think of the Segway Scooter?

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      Sreekant 2 years ago

      Yes!! Its Really becoming costly these days.. But..Those could be solved by buying the Best Segway under 300$..

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      De' Anna 5 years ago

      Well , I for one am Physically disabled from a severe Motor Vehicle accident ,that should have killed me on impact I was in CCU ,after going into Full Respiratory failure The nurse called code blue on me and hooked me up to full life support .I was expected to die that night,because the wreck ,should have killed me on impact ..I have undergone several surgeries and 1/3 of my body has Titanium implants I have mobility issues ,so I'm not lazy or fat . So ,to me it would be for my Disability ,but I can not afford one .Too bad Medicaid does not cover this ,as not all of us have that kind $$$$$$$$ ,just laying around

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      watermelon 5 years ago

      r u insane those r so expensive u should lower the price to $500 to $1000

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      jordan 5 years ago

      For those of you who think segways are for overweight people you couldn't be more wrong because the maximum weight for knew is 18 stone, and ive met people that are 18 stone ans they aren't that big they're a clever idea specifically to make money, that's why anything is made.

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      Olivia 5 years ago

      Already have one AMAZING THINGS!!!!=)

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      kiwiis can fly 5 years ago

      I have Multiple sclerosis, and have trouble walking too far,so would love to get a Segway. To me, it's the modern wheelchair. Look how far cell phones & computors have come. No-one wants to be in a wheelchair, but look how many want a Segway (even able bodied people!) In NZ they cost $9000 to $13000, so are really & truly expensive here! It would be marvellous on a vacation we are planning to take soon to the USA, as it would save my energy and I could keep pace with my husband.

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      Charlotte 6 years ago

      I think they are great , I wish I could have one.

      I have to say it might be a little scary at first,but

      I know I could handle it. I'm 64 years old but

      Girls still want to have fun.

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      Racklefratz 6 years ago

      Hey, "smith" - does your "electric bike" balance itself? Segways do. Does your "electric bike" have regenerative braking, meaning, when you slow down, the motor(s) send recharging current back to the batteries? I didn't think so. Segways do.

      Nice try.

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      Racklefratz 6 years ago

      To all who whine about the price of Segways: LISTEN UP - there will always be expensive things out there. There will always be things you want but can't afford to buy. Deal with it. The fact that the price of a Segway is beyond your ability to pay is NOT an indictment of the product. You get what you pay for. There are knock-offs out there that cost a lot less, but they're cheaply made and don't have the functionality of a Segway, as you'll quickly learn if you buy one. But the take-away of all this is that anytime people want something they can't afford, they find all sorts of imagined things wrong with it. This behavior is silly and immature, and speaks very poorly of them as a group.

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      Marum 6 years ago

      Listen stupid. You say we won't sell many at this price. WELL

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      TNeb 6 years ago

      I just can't imagine that it costs that much to build. I'm assuming their mark up is well over 1,000%. What do you guess it cost to build one...maybe $500, and they charge 5-7K. What a freaking joke. Sagway brass needs to pull their heads out of their butts.

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      jw 6 years ago

      So many other alternatives. Ez rider.

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      LKE 6 years ago

      TOO MUCH!!!

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      Dice 6 years ago

      I have rheumatoid arthritis and am FAR from lazy. However, both legs have serious issues. My hips, knees, and one ankle should be repaired/replaced. The segway would be a blessing ~~ if it was only affordable!

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      Michael winter 6 years ago

      I think it is a great invention for people that have true difficulties walking, not for lazy people who cant be bothered to walk. I think if you have the capability of walking well, you should be gratefull and enjoy the fact that you are completley fortunate! If i was the owner i would make a discount for people with disabilities, as it is a great way for them to move around without having to be sitting down all day like with a walking chair, maybe £500-700, not more, and then maybe a little higher for normal people, coz if everyone had one, everyone would be lazy shit. But to have to pay 5-7k is bullshit.

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      Beverly Combs 6 years ago

      As a person with severe osteoarthritis - I wish that I had the funds to get myself on one of these marvelous personal trasnportation devices. When I first saw the TV special about them - I was absolutely amazed and then determined to go and test-ride one. Although I have not

      done that yet - it's definitely on my "THINGS TO DO BEFORE WINTER" list (so I've got to get busy and get on with my wish). I can just imagine moving around without all the discomfort which walking brings - so I'VE GOTTA CHECK IT OUT - I'LL LET Y'ALL KNOW HOW I LIKE IT LATER.

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      michael w. 6 years ago

      Id love one but they are and always will be way to expensive to own That old analogy they will get cheaper as they get more and more out there. Is bullshit. They charge such an unreasonable amount for there products only the very well person could afford to purchase one which is sad. The owners of the Segway are apparently very greedy

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      smith 6 years ago

      Buy a Bike. Even an electric bike goes faster and costs way less than half..

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      Walter 7 years ago

      It seem sludicrous that the Segway costs so much. As someone pointed out the prices ex China (where I would bet all the high priced Segways are probably manufactured anyway)are more realistic. I the higher the turnover of product the cheaper it became.. seems it does not apply to the Segway, no wonder the product has made NO true impact on the market world wide. Come on segway company strt pricing for sales not snob value.

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      Frank Greenway 7 years ago

      I tried one in Savannah Georgia, I want to go back and rent one to really get feel for it on the road (edge), but I have had an itch to buy one. I can't at this time so i will wait, maybe the price will come down if people catch on to how they can improve our ecology as well as our fitness as they seem to be like a downhill ski machine.

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      buy segway 7 years ago

      The segway scooter is a great thing to buy but it is still too expensive for most people. I was lucky to be offered a loan to be paid over 6 months, but its hard to pay all the money at once.

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      Jamie 7 years ago

      I rode one on a tour in Paris recently and had an absolute blast. I would definitely buy one if I could afford it as my daily commute to work. A 20 minute bus ride I could do in 8-10 minutes if I didn't have to go down all those side streets the bus takes!

      Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.................

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      cesar  7 years ago

      For 5 - 7K. .I would rather to buy a bike ,taking chances instead

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      Leo Chan 7 years ago

      I got to ride at the Birds Nest at Beijing and its so fun, but when I saw the price tag I went open-mouthed.

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      Georgi 7 years ago

      I got encephalitis and can't walk any more, but I can nearly stand up again. One of those wheelchair versions would change my life.

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      Scott 7 years ago

      What a dumb invention! There is this other invention called a bicycle. It costs much less, and also offers the additional benefit of exercise to the user...

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      Nick Fellas 7 years ago

      Over-Overpriced I woudnt pay more than 1000$ for it.

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      isaac 7 years ago

      imagine they sell segways in china for between 370 usd to 2000usd. you find so many sellers. making me confused as what the true price of a segway is. Wanna see it just go to and search for a segway. they all look the same

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      Nick Hellas 7 years ago

      For the same money or even less i would prefer the smart which is a closed roof , with stereo, super-mini car...

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      Bb 7 years ago

      I've always wanted one and I have saved all my money for two years and I still don't have enough money :(

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      rob 7 years ago

      so cool yet its costs way to much =(

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      King Max 7 years ago

      Not inexpensive, not cheap, not at all.

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      John 8 years ago

      Great for mall security personnel.. If you get a chance watch the movie "Mall Cop", good example of it's capabilities.

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      Nicole 8 years ago

      For people too lazy to walk. Ever notice how most Segway users are very over weight?

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      gr8info 8 years ago

      Its too bad that they are so expensive. Otherwise they are a great idea

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      JakeAuto 8 years ago from Calif.

      The Yike Bike from New Zealand is designed for similar commutes as the Segway, but folds into a shoulder bag.

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      John 8 years ago

      Ride Stupid

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      bullie 8 years ago

      what do u do in the rain

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      Listessa 8 years ago from Your Sub-conscious

      Updated the spelling for the spelling police :P

      I'm not sure Adam Savage would agree with you on the "waste of 5-7k" Raymond. He seems to use his scooter on the show Mythbusters every chance he gets. :)

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      Raymond 8 years ago

      Wow, I couldn't have imagined a better waste of 5-7k.

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      Peter  8 years ago

      Please update/correct the spelling.

      Its pretty rough. . . or should I say Ruff.

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      John Winkelmann 9 years ago

      Spelling is terrible. "sense" instead of 'since' The info is good, but such grammar and spelling. tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk.