It’s not too often that you see someone wearing a motorcycle helmet when riding a scooter. That being said, a helmet like that is pretty much required when you’re riding the new Segway SuperScooter GT Series. Why, You ask? Because this scooter can go from zero to 30 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 43.5 miles per hour, just like its fellow two-wheeled big brothers. Strap yourselves in, we’re joining the scooter gang.
The Segway team put together the Segway Electric KickScooter GT Series with the idea of showing what a racing scooter might be like. The SuperScooter comes with dual 1500W motors that over a peak power output of 6000W—that’s where the impressive acceleration and top speeds come from. To get that top speed of nearly 44 miles per hour, you’ll want to pick up the GT2. The GT1 offers a more toned-down version that still gets up to an impressive 37.3 miles per hour.
The GT1 uses a rear-wheel drive and has an 11-hour charging time, while the GT2, as noted, uses dual motors, and can be charged in eight hours. Both are made from extruded aircraft-grade aluminium alloy and ride on 11-inch tubless self-sealing tires. The scooters feature damper adjustable suspension in the front and rear with 15 levels as well as hydraulic brakes with 5.5-inch ventilation discs. Digital displays provide a read-out of all the information you need as you’re riding and perhaps even more impressively, the GT2 also features a dynamic traction control system.
Now that you know about the impressive performance of the Segway SuperScooter GT Series, no doubt you can see the need of a motorcycle helmet while riding. Aside from the high speeds as a reason for avoiding crashing on this racing scooter, you’ll also want to stay safe to protect your investment. Buying one of these scooters will run you $2,499.