segway, the provider of electric personal transportation, has signaled its intention to be a market innovator with the release of its ‘one S1’ electric unicycle. the compact ‘one S1’ is a featherweight at just 25 pounds while it can accommodate 220 pounds — over eight times its mass. riders can travel up to 15 miles on a single charge, depending on payload and terrain, with a top-speed of up to 12.5 mph thanks to sustainable power output from its lithium-ion batteries. 

segway one S1 electric unicycle designboom
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the ‘one S1’electric unicycle isn’t for the faint-at-heart, riding takes balance. the american company has found that riders with a nimble skill set, combined with a fearless mindset, can learn to ride in just about an hour.

 

‘it may take other riders longer to become proficient,’ comments brian buccella, vice president of marketing and business development, segway. ‘it makes great sense to unveil the one S1 to retail buyers at CES and give them a unique opportunity to evaluate its features, accessories and point of purchase displays first-hand, as well as see a comprehensive product demonstration, check out the new black model and have a little fun!’

segway one S1 electric unicycle designboom
maximum speed: up to 12.5 kmh

 

 

in addition, riders are required to download the ninebot app, which can provide any new rider a tutorial; plus has the ability to monitor speed, enable carry or lock mode, engage speed limit mode, customize lighting and more. accessories for the ‘one S1’ electric unicycle include training wheels, kickstand, protective bumpers and graphic decals. each accessory offers people the chance to fully customize their riding experience.

segway one S1 electric unicycle designboom
due to be unveiled at CES 2017

 

 

segway is moving in a new and exciting direction. after strategically merging with ninebot in 2015, it reevaluated product lines, as well as target markets, and made some bold changes. it is now also applying world-renowned intellectual property to consumer products, with a sharp focus on transportation for lifestyle and recreational riders. 

segway one S1 electric unicycle designboom   

segway one S1 electric unicycle designboom 

segway one S1 electric unicycle designboom