It is official – Segway, the company known for it’s Scooters, is now in the E-Bike business! At the recent SEMA automotive products show in Las Vegas, Segway showed off their new X160 and X260 Electric Dirt Bikes.
Segway is moving into electric power sports.
According to Segway’s marketing director, Julie Tang – “We are trying to continue developing cool products, futuristic products, in order to expand our portfolio to appeal to outdoor adventurers in addition to city dwellers. We want to keep expanding our existing customer base and give them more options.”
The two new Segway dirt e-bikes are hybrid in nature, with a mix of both a dirt bike and mountain bike mixed in with a high powered battery. According to Electrek – The X160 features a 3 kW peak motor that helps the bike top out at 50 km/h (31 mph). It has a range of 65 km (40 mi) from its 48 V and 1 kWh battery.
The larger X260 has a stronger 5 kW peak motor and a higher top speed of 75 km/h (46.6 mph). Its larger 60 V and 1.8 kWh battery offers a higher range of 120 km (74.6 mi).
X160 and X260 – Speed and Range
The X260 flagship has some serious specs to back it up. First and foremost, the range on it is 74.6 miles, with a 46.6 mile per hour top speed. Impressive stuff. Furthermore, this bike has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 30 miles per hour in approximately 4 seconds. Now that is fast!
In regards to charging, or recharging – both the X160 and X260 can be fully charged in approximately 4 hours. They also have swappable batteries and bluetooth connectivity to round things out.
Finally, both of these bikes will be launching in Q1 of 2020, with the X160 costing approximately $3,000 USD and the X260 coming in at $4,500 USD. We will be updating this article as more information becomes available, so stay tuned!