“HACKING”

The Sui Generis Seat is a Segway add-on that transforms the famous self-balancing scooter from standing to seated. It works by “hacking” the Segway’s platform and making it operate as if the rider were standing on it. This is done in a way that guarantees a safe and fun ride.

It can be installed on any stripped Segway i2 or x2 platform, using instructions and simple tools provided. Sui Generis Seat features a seat glider for emergency braking and seat suspension for comfort.

THE SUI GENERIS SEAT

is customizable to cover various needs

It comes as the “Buddy Seat” 

equipped with a parking stand

The parking stand mechanism provides excellent stabilization indoors and outdoors. It is entirely mechanical so you have nothing  else to charge other than your Segway. It is made of stainless steel so its rust-proof and doesn’t  need any lubrication to operate.  Both stands are equipped with telescopic rubber ends so stabilization comes with zero tilting on uneven ground. Using the stand also produces a pleasing sound!

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The Sui Generis Buddy Seat comes 

with two stabilization options

The parking stand is a sophisticated mechanism which stabilizes the Segway when its not in operation. In the unfortunate event of a Segway platform malfunction, a “Safety Shut Down” occurs. (Learn more…). Ordinarily, you would have to get off the machine and load it on a car. However, some people can simply not afford to remain stuck on a dead seated Segway. So we have created a solution for them: A second, independent parking stand with caster wheels, which allows the user to roll the machine by hand like a regular wheelchair! 

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With built-in glider mechanism for fast braking

Operating a Segway (whether standing or seated) is easy: Lean forward to accelerate and lean backwards to stop. However, when sitting on a Segway, only half of your body weight affects the operation of the platform. That makes accelerating a bit slower (which is not a problem at all) and braking a bit longer (which obviously is a problem). This is why the Sui Generis Buddy seat is equipped with a glider mechanism that enables it to stop rapidly, as if you where standing on the machine.

It can be divided in two parts 

It has three different steering systems

You can use the removable stick, the  “V-steer” or the original Segway steering wheel reversed (only the upper half of i2 or x2 platform).   

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Suspension embedded in the seat for comfort

Segways do not have any suspension. That’s not a problem when you are standing on them since any terrain irregularity (e.g. pot holes) can be absorbed by your knees. It feels a bit like skiing. However, on a seated version, any such irregularities would only be absorbed by the tires, the cushion’s flexibility and the fat cells of the rider (if you know what I mean…). We find that this is obviously not enough if you are riding over a curb or a pot hole. So we designed the Sui Generis Buddy seat to come with suspension that provides considerable shock absorption.

Fits both i2 and x2 platforms

Segway i2 and x2 models are almost the same machines. Almost…

A Segway x2 can be transformed into a Segway i2 by replacing the wheels and fenders. The opposite (i2 to x2) is not possible. The Sui Generis Buddy seat fits both platforms with few adjustements and add-ons (i.e. handlebars for i2) . That means that you can have a Segway x2 for the beach and by replacing the wheels and you can use the same machine in an urban environment. Smart and simple!

BOTH PLATFORMS

Two types of seat cushions: Square or Bucket

A “Buddy” with a square seat can be the lowest possible (59-60 cm from the ground on a Segway i2 platform). This can help people who have to slide from a wheelchair in order to mount the Sui Generis Seat. A “Buddy” with a bucket seat is at least 64-65 cm from the ground and its rounded corners will force the user’s legs to open. The bucket seat provides extra comfort and stabilization while turning and it is meant mainly for people who can get on the Segway from a standing up position. These are the differences. Otherwise, both seats are equipped with internal suspension for comfort and safety.

Specifications

i2 platform

x2 platform

Max. payload (rider plus any cargo)*

95.5 kg / 210.5 lbs

95.5 kg / 210.5 lbs

Min. rider weight

40 kg / 88.2 lbs

40 kg / 88.2 lbs

Parking System

Single parking stand with rachet mechanism and solid rubber ends.

Single parking stand with rachet mechanism and solid rubber ends.

Tire inflation pressure

15 psi / 1.03 bar

4 psi / 0.275 bar

Weight (incl. platform)*

70.5 kg / 155.5 lbs

77.5 kg / 171 lbs

Ground clearance (not loaded)

8.3 cm / 3.27 in

11.0 cm / 4.33 in

Length (incl. platform)

65 cm / 25.6 in

67 cm / 27.4 in

Width (incl. platform)

63 cm / 24.8 in

84 cm / 33 in

Total height (excl. reclining back; incl. platform)

62 cm / 24.4 in

64.7 cm / 25.5 in

* Weight and maximum payload may vary somewhat depending on steering solution and seat type.

i2 platform

x2 platform

Max. payload (rider plus any cargo)*

93 kg / 205 lbs

93 kg / 205 lbs

Min. rider weight

40 kg / 88.2 lbs

40 kg / 88.2 lbs

Parking System

Primary parking stand with rachet mechanism and solid rubber ends plus extra indepentent safety stand with caster wheels.

Primary parking stand with rachet mechanism and solid rubber ends plus extra indepentent safety stand with caster wheels.

Tire inflation pressure

15 psi / 1.03 bar

4 psi / 0.275 bar

Weight (incl. platorm)*

73 kg / 161 lbs

80 kg / 176.5 lbs

Ground clearance (not loaded)

8.2 cm / 3.22 in

11.0 cm / 4.29 in

Length (incl. platform)

65 cm / 25.6 in

67 cm / 27.4 in

Width (incl. platform)

63 cm / 24.8 in

84 cm / 33 in

Total height (incl. platform)

99 cm / 38.98 in

101.7 cm / 40 in

* Weight and maximum payload may vary somewhat depending on steering solution and seat type.


Buddy seat 1 Extras
Buddy seat 2 Extras

The Sui Generis Seat is user-friendly, rich in features and upgradeable. Its construction is inspired by the lock industry: Robust, fail-safe and made to last.

Proudly made in Greece.