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Yes! The Segway Modded to Go Twice as Fast

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Too fast, too dangerous?

Gob and Steve Wozniak made Segways kind of cool, but that doesn't change the fact that they don't go very fast. If you abhor walking and have got a need for speed then you might want to consider modding your Segway to go twice as fast.

This souped-up Segway isn't quite as sleek looking as the original, un-modded version, but it can reach a max speed of 25 miles per hour. Details are scant, but as far as we know, the modder basically just added bigger wheels.

Check the video and let us know what you think. I'm a little scared to be honest. Segways have always terrified me (and rightfully so), and sure, 12 miles per hour isn't all that fast, but it feels like more when you're on it. Double the speed and I'd probably pee my pants.

40 km/h Segway

Source: YouTube via Technabob

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    Albyint , November 17, 2010 2:16 AM
    Now we can go off cliffs at 40km/h!!!

    What......... too soon?
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    dapneym , November 17, 2010 3:08 AM
    Next we'll be seeing a new sport emerge: Xtreme Segway!
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    Albyint , November 17, 2010 2:16 AM
    Now we can go off cliffs at 40km/h!!!

    What......... too soon?
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    indran1412 , November 17, 2010 2:21 AM
    meh
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    alexttlyrocks , November 17, 2010 2:27 AM
    haha, that's awesome
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    nukemaster , November 17, 2010 3:02 AM
    alexttlyrockshaha, that's awesome

    Not a fan of Segways, but that was cool.
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    dapneym , November 17, 2010 3:08 AM
    Next we'll be seeing a new sport emerge: Xtreme Segway!
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    alyoshka , November 17, 2010 3:33 AM
    Remind me of the dark ages, when the main mode of transport had those kinda wheels..... the retro mod of the Segway I guess......
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    existencenow , November 17, 2010 4:00 AM
    Now just get it some for of suspension system and closed sidewall rims and its our next "extreme sport"
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    thillntn , November 17, 2010 4:01 AM
    AlbyintNow we can go off cliffs at 40km/h!!!What......... too soon?


    Darnit, you beat me to it :) .
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    dalauder , November 17, 2010 4:39 AM
    A Segway that's fast actually makes it look cool instead of...well, the opposite of cool. I'm still not sure what it's for since it isn't really allowed on roads, but at least it's a little faster than me instead of a little slower.

    It seems like marketing a useless tool for laziness that costs half as much as a car would be tough, but I guess that's why Segway was a financial flop.
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    CyberAngel , November 17, 2010 5:00 AM
    Well going 240km/h (in which speed I can still take a quick peek) on my hayabusa doesn't make me pee in my pants. I have 17->18 spikes at front so it really shows what it goes.

    Segway is way too slow - I'd need to have bigger battery, enhance engine and 2 gears to select street speed and highway speed and I'd use a real motorcycle helmet plus full leather suit, cloves, boots then maybe I'd also use a diper - how on earth do you stop it from highway speeds?
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    archange , November 17, 2010 5:38 AM
    It may be twice as fast, but it clearly is more than twice as dangerous. Judging by the added ride height and the fact that the motor is underpowered when connected to those huge wagon wheels, I'd say it's a good recipe for disaster.

    As for the coolness of it.. well... erm... NO!
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    thorkle , November 17, 2010 8:47 AM
    This seems almost useless (although it still looks awesome). It isn't fast or safe enough for real road use, and it is way too fast for pedestrian pathways. It seems like the only locations you can use it in are deserted stretches of road or other such areas (like the settings you see in the video).
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    jsc , November 17, 2010 10:38 AM
    Another solution looking for a problem.
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    cmartin011 , November 17, 2010 11:16 AM
    now it need some spinners and a booming stereo u kids be running out to by one now
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    bustapr , November 17, 2010 11:17 AM
    What happens to people when they hit/fall off anything at 40km/h?
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    phantomtrooper , November 17, 2010 11:43 AM
    Steve Wozniak doesn't make anything cool! And who is Gob??
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    icepick314 , November 17, 2010 12:16 PM
    need neon light strips at the bottom....

    and bunches of stickers from part manufactures...

    THOSE stickers alone should add AT LEAST 10 more km/h!!!!!
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    zak_mckraken , November 17, 2010 12:41 PM
    They should punch speed holes in it. It makes it go faster.
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    belardo , November 17, 2010 12:42 PM
    AlbyintNow we can go off cliffs at 40km/h!!!What......... too soon?


    Uh, not really. I was going to type:

    "Drive off a cliff at twice the speed!".

    Next up, make the wheels even BIGGER.
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    Lutfij , November 17, 2010 1:46 PM
    ahahoho thas an awesome mod for any non-walkaholic
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