Segway moves into quad bike market

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With uncertainty around which quad bike manufacturers will remain once Australia's new safety laws come into effect, Segway has announced its entry into that market.

 

The Australian quad bike market has a new player, after Segway Powersports announced its creation of both a new range and local distributor.

Segway – best known for its two-wheel personal transportation devices – has announced a hybrid device known as the Snarler 600, which is set to go on sale later this year.

Crucially, Segway’s ATVs will meet the new requirements of the Australian standard in terms of safety, which were introduced by the Federal Government in 2019 and come into effect this October.

The new laws require all quad bikes sold in Australia to be fitted with rollover protection and has already led to uncertainty about which manufacturers are willing to make the required changes, or instead exit the Australian market.


Segway's Snarler 600 quad bike will be distributed through Urban Moto Imports.

 


Segway has already revealed some information about its upcoming Snarler 600 model, although other detail such as the cost remains unknown.

The Snarler 600 offers up to 86hp with 96nm of torque, a smart EPS system that adjusts to different terrain and a T-Box that includes real time data, driving settings connected to a mobile phone and an SOS contact if the vehicle rolls.

There is another Segway model which has already hit the Australian market – the Snarler AT6 – which has 44hp plus 48N-m of torque and a price tag of $9790.

Urban Moto Imports will act as the Australian and New Zealand distributor for the Segway Powersports range.

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