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A Segway is a 2 wheeled Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD). The user stands atop the Segway's platform, with its two wheels flanking them on the left and righ…t. The device works on a deceptively simple principle, though complex to implement correctly. To demonstrate to yourself the principle, lift an ordinary household broom in the air so that the brush is at the top and you are balancing the broom on a single finger at the bottom. You will quickly find you are moving your hand as well as your body around in a effort to keep your finger directly under the changing position of the broom head. In the case of the Segway, you are the broom and it is the finger. You cannot tilt sideways because of the flanking wheels, but you can tilt either forward or backward. Should you tilt forwards, the Segway will quickly move its platform under you. Should you tilt backwards, the Segway will glide backwards, again keeping you (specifically, your center of gravity) directly above the platform. Looking at the same behavior from the user's point of view, standing still on the Segway will result in no movement, while leaning forward will cause the Segway to move forward, with the greater the lean, the faster the movement. Leaning back will first bring the Segway back to rest, then result in the device backing up. Oscillation: Some people, when first standing on a Segway, will experience a kind of bucking behavior, as the Segway rapidly shifts between dancing slightly forward and backward. This results from the Segway attempting to get under the user while, at the same time, the user is attempting to get over the Segway. (Some observers have seen some correspondence between the new user's historical psychological need for control and the amount of bucking that takes place. This cries out for a small university study.) Once the new user relaxes and relinquishes control to the Segway, usually within five or ten seconds, the effect vanishes instantly. What the Segway isn't: It is not a "scooter" and it is not a "vehicle," as defined by the law. A person plus the Segway atop which they are perched are collectively considered to be a pedestrian in most jurisdictions, allowing the Segway user (the Segway "glider") to travel on streets, sidewalks, and anywhere else a pedestrian would be permitted. Segway sales have been limited by a strange paradox. Generation One Segways plopped the user atop the device's platform, where they remained, never moving except by slightly leaning for the duration of the ride. As a result, they looked like, to use the technical term, a dork. (Generation Two devices now have the rider lean to turn ("lean-steer"), making the stylish rider look a bit like a skier doing a slalom course.) The experience of actually being on the Segway is radically different from the casual viewer's observation, hence the paradox. The gliders (riders), themselves, feel like superheroes. First, you are close to a foot taller than you have ever been. Second, you are able to "run" at 12.5 mph for 24 miles without even breaking a sweat. Unlike a bicyclist, you can come to a full stop without danger of falling over, so you can become completely enveloped in a crowd, then shoot forward out of it like the aforementioned superhero, spinning away toward new and exciting adventures as the people left far behind can only stare in awe. (This ending part requires a certain level of denial.) A word of caution: The safest way to avoid the danger of buying a Segway is to never get on one. Many people who've taken repeated Segway tours have eventually ended up $5000 poorer, even if they spend every weekend grinning while perched on their Segways, either gliding around seeing new sights from their high vantage point (great for peering over fences) or traveling the Segway Polo circuit (it is now an international sport), getting down and dirty with Generation Two Segways as they battle it out for a chance at the World Cup. (The above answer was written by a Segway owner who has no affiliation with Segway or any enterprise making money off Segways. He and his wife, however, are happy Segway owners, even if they are $10,000 poorer. It all started out with a tour of Paris....)
The Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) i2 Designed for easy operation over a variety of terrains, the i2 features our new LeanSteer technology as well as the new InfoK…ey controller. The perfect synthesis of form, function and fun, the i2 lets you glide through your daily commute or zip from errand to errand, indoors and out, without worrying about parking. (Available in Black or Metallic) MSRP: $6,200.00(+tax) The Segway Patroller i2 and x2 Designed with the direct input of trusted law enforcement and security professionals. Their recommendations informed high visibility, integrated lighting systems, durable components, surfaces for insignia, stowage area, and other enhancements. From the wristband for the InfoKey controller to the improved bumper, the Segway Patroller was built with the patrolling officer in mind. MSRP: i2 $6,695.00. (+Tax) MSRP: x2 $7,765.00 (+tax) The Segway® (PT) i2 Commuter Fun and practical way to navigate your daily life, whether going to and from work or running errands around the neighborhood. Based upon the versatile Segway i2, it features the new LeanSteer technology, the wireless InfoKey controller, long-lasting Saphion® lithium-ion batteries and includes a variety of added components. (Available in Black or Metallic) MSRP: $6,650.00 (+tax) The Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) i2 Commercial Cargo Based upon the versatile Segway i2, it features the new LeanSteer technology, the wireless InfoKey controller, long-lasting Saphion® lithium-ion batteries and includes a variety of components. (Available in Black or Metallic) MSRP: $6,760.00 (+tax) The Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) x2 Adventure The off-road machine that is ready for anything. Standard on the Segway x2 are the LeanSteer technology, wireless InfoKey controller and long-lasting Saphion® lithium-ion batteries, and includes a variety of components like the handlebar bag, universal cargo plates, 5W LED light, and the Lean Steer quick release.. (Available only in Black) MSRP: $7,330.00 (+tax)
the IZ cost £4737 odd or $7000 odd but they very around the £4000 mark
A Segway weighs 95 lbs with batteries!
South Korea Also manufactured in New Hampshire, USA
new around 1 to 2 thousand used aroud 500 to 1 thousand
The i2 costs about $6500 and the x2 costs about $7500. Used ones start at about $3000 and the price largly depends on how much use/battery condition. The batteries are the mos…t expensive part at about $1700 a pair. When buying a Segway get the serial number and contact Segway.com to ensure that the unit isn't stolen prior to paying any money.
It offers increased mobility for those with disabilities, but could also aid some persons who are unable to walk long distances. The machine operates on a principle called dyn…amic stabilization.
A full charging cycle of the Segway batteries consumes 1.04 kWh. At a winter, residential rate of .085, this computes to $ 0.0884 ( 8.84 cents ) per full charge. At a summer r…ate of .105, the cost is $ 0.1092 . Round it off to 10 cents per charge.
A segway tour is a course, usually around an unfamiliar area, in where instead of walking or taking vehicles such as busses or cars, one would take a Segway. Guided Segway… tours are segways tours that explain what is going on in your surroundings. A Segway is a two-wheeled vehicle in which you stand on and balance your body forward or backward to accelerate or decelerate and twist the handle to angle yourself.
Segway models tend to retail for around £2000 in the UK. Where as Segway-style 'hoverboards' can be purchased for as little as £150. Unfortunately, due to current UK leg…islation it is illegal to operate Segways (and the 'hoverboards') in any public space including parks, roads and pavements.
There is nothing better than hiring a segway to move around in Rome. It is the most convenient and easiest way of travelling around the city.it will cost you 70 Euro per p…erson to travel for 3 hours in the city. Some charger are as low as 18 euro per hour.
It is impossible to cover the entire of city of Rome in a day, however your daily segway tour starts at 9:30am, between 1:30 to 3:30 you can enjoy your lunch with your tou…rmatesor friends. At 6:30pm your tour for the day wraps up. Therefore if you are visiting Rome make sure you keep resonable time to tour the city.