9th September 2003, 12:04 PM
SEGWAY at COMEX
Did anybody try the SEGWAY at COMEX?
I went there on Sunday afternoon and saw a man in HP polo shirt with one of these. Immediately kenna gian and asked to try it. The guy was very nice and even taught me some basic operation.
It is an amazing piece of machinery. Can really balance by itself and operates by leaning forwards and backwards. You turn by twisting the handle like the throttle on a motorcycle. Very very short learning curve. Cannot understand how George Bush can fall off one of these things.
I personally do not think it is suitable for the pavement. Its like putting the cyclist and pedestrians on the same pathway at East Coast Park. The SEGWAY is very powerful and can go really fast (ie. high potential to cause serious bodily harm). Cost: $14,000.
9th September 2003, 12:19 PM
heh, a really expensive toy, considering that it is not approved for road-use, and it'll probably be banned from pedestrian paths.
Originally Posted by limhousen
9th September 2003, 12:53 PM
I believe you'll need to pay this thing called road tax.
9th September 2003, 10:28 PM
if any bloke brings it onto the road, it will get the ban from LTA...
10th September 2003, 12:26 AM
haha, not all road-users need to pay road tax, else cyclists will have it hard.
Originally Posted by YSLee
10th September 2003, 12:35 AM
Ok, I heard it from one of the guys selling it, you can bring it on the road, but you'll need to pay road tax.
10th September 2003, 12:54 AM