Segway Dirt eBike First Look

Micromobility firm charges into powersports with new electric motorcycle.

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The Segway Dirt eBike will be available in two models starting in Q1 2020.Segway-Ninebot

Micromobility company Segway-Ninebot has kicked off its expansion into the powersports market with the new Segway Dirt eBike, getting its first public showing this week at the SEMA automotive show in Las Vegas.

The company describes the Dirt eBike as a lightweight hybrid between a dirt bike and a mountain bike. Two versions of the pedal-less electric differing in size and range will be available. Both are built around forged aluminum frames and have a multi-link hydraulic-spring rear shock system.

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The X160 is the smaller of the two Dirt eBike models, with 17-inch wheels, a single-crown fork, and a range of around 40 miles.Segway-Ninebot

The smaller Dirt eBike X160 has a 48V lithium battery powering a brushless motor putting out 3kW of max power (2kW nominal power) and 220Nm of maximum torque. It has a top speed of 31.1 mph (50 kph), a stated range of 40.4 miles (65 kilometers), and can tackle slopes up to 35 degrees. It rolls on 17-inch wheels, has a single-crown suspension fork, and weighs 105.8 pounds including battery.

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The more powerful X260 goes up to 46.6 mph and boasts nearly 75 miles of range. Unlike the X160, it comes equipped with a headlight.Segway-Ninebot

The Dirt eBike X260 is powered by a 60V battery and boasts 5kW of peak power (3kW nominal), 250Nm of max torque, a top speed of 46.6 mph (75 kph), 74.6 miles (120 kilometers) of range, and a maximum climbing slope of 45 degrees. It’s equipped with larger 19-inch wheels, a headlight, and a dual-crown suspension fork. Weight including battery is 121.3 pounds.

The X160 will sell for $2,999.99 and the X260 for $4,499.99, with availability in the first quarter of 2020.

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The Segway Dirt eBike wheelies with ease, the company says.Segway-Ninebot

Explaining Segway-Ninebot’s entrance into the powersports market, CEO Luke Gao stated: “In the past two decades, Segway has been developing world-class self-balancing Personal Transporters (PT) and electric scooters used in multiple different industries. We are hoping to break our boundaries in product creations celebrating our mission of ‘innovation and exploration.’ With the expertise in technology and industrial design, the PowerSports line may just be that dream come true. It is created not only to make our riders’ exploration more fun and fearless, but also to stand for a groundbreaking moment for the Segway brand as well.”

At the SEMA show this week, the company has a miniature racetrack for attendees to try out the Segway Dirt eBike and the new Ninebot Gokart.