The Segway Personal Transporter (PT) was introduced in December 2001. It is a dual-wheeled, battery-driven vehicle featuring “dynamic stabilisation” to ensure users maintain their balance when using it. The authorised agent for the UK and Republic of Ireland is based in Leeds. Another option is to buy a used Segway.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Try out a Segway before buying at Camp Hill in Yorkshire, where taster sessions and tours are on offer. Alternatively, head for Segway Southwest Ltd., for tours and corporate activities. Many other parts of the country offer Segway experiences too.
Visit the Segway UK website. The UK distributor does not have a shop where you can see and try out Segways. All information is provided online.
Click “3D i2 tour” to see an animated video of the Segway. Note that as of June 2013, the “Build Your Own PT” option does not function. However, it is coming soon, according to the message provided, and will allow you to customise your Segway PT by adding various accessories.
Click “Brochure” to access a thirty-one page product brochure. It has articles about American customers and their Segway experiences. It also has information on different Segway models, features, options, packages and accessories.
Click “Segway Models -- Overview” for a brief summary of available models. For individuals, there are three. These are the i2, the x2 and the x2 Turf. For more detailed information on each model, click the buttons below. In brief, the i2 is the standard model. The x2 is an upgraded model for off-road use. Tackle more rugged terrain with the x2 Turf, which features special tyres.
Click “Price List” to see the prices for the models and accessories. As of June 2013, the i2 costs £5,520. The x2 and the x2 Turf cost £5,880. This includes delivery to mainland UK and an eighteen month warranty.
Choose your accessories on the same page. These include a Segway InfoKey holder with zipper and belt clip, an LED tail light and a parking stand. Having read all the information provided, considered the relevant options and made your choices, contact the company to place your order.
Tips and warnings
- Segway UK Contact Details
- Address: Unit 41 Knowsthorpe Way, Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds, LS9 0SW. Telephone: 0113 249 7266; Fax: 0113 249 7258; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Used Segways are available at Southern Segway, Segway Dorset, Segway Midland and many online sites.
- You cannot legally use a Segway on UK pavements.
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