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Hybrid powerplants highlight new off-road vehicles
It’s official – the Segway ATV and UTV models have been unveiled to the public at the Milan Motorcycle Show in Italy (otherwise known as EICMA). Segway dropped a teaser of its upcoming powersports models about two weeks ago, but this is our first look at each model in the lineup.
The new Segway ATV and UTV lineup includes the Snarler 570 and Snarler 1000 ATVs, Fugleman 570 and Fugleman 1000 Utility UTVs, and the Villain 1000 Sport UTVs.
Along with the new machines, Segway also has built a smartphone app to track the vehicle’s performance, mileage, speed and more.
Of all the new Segway ATV and UTV models on display, the one that looks most interesting to us is the Segway Villain 1000SH Sport UTV. It is powered by a 1000cc twin-cylinder engine along with a PMSM (permanent magnet synchronous motor). Together, they produce a claimed 181 horsepower and an incredible 184 lb-ft of torque.
There is also a Villain 1000SF model that just uses the gas-powered engine and produces 107 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque.
Suspension comes from a dual A-arm design up front and a multi-link trailing arm with stabilizer bar in the rear. The remote reservoir shocks control 15.6 inches of front travel and 16.7 inches of rear travel.
Connecting the Villain to the ground are 29-inch front and 30-inch rear tires wrapped around beadlock wheels.
As for measurements, the Villain is 131.1 inches long and 64.1 inches wide with a 102.4-inch wheelbase and 14.2 inches of ground clearance. Dry weight is 1936 pounds for the hybrid model and 1694 pounds for the traditionally powered model.
As for the Utility machines, there are three different Segway Fugleman models. The 570UH, 1000 UH, and 1000UF. Both of the UH models benefit from a hybrid powertrain, while the UF just has a traditional gas-powered motor.
The Fugleman 570UH features a 570cc single-cylinder engine along with the PMSM and together they produce a claimed 86 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque. The Segway Fugleman 1000UH has the same engine setup as the Villain 1000UH and produces the same 181 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the Fugleman 1000UF uses a 1000cc twin-cylinder mill to pump out 107 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque.
All three models share the same 1230-pound payload capacity and 1984-pound towing capacity. They also share the same frame and dimensions, all measuring 124 inches long and 62.2 inches wide with an 81.1-inch wheelbase
As well, all Segway Fugleman models share the same dual A-arm front and rear suspension systems with 11 inches of travel.
As for the Segway ATV line, there are four different Snarler models available. The Snarler 570AH, 570AF S, 570AF L, and 1000AF.
The only Segway Snarler with a hybrid powerplant is the Snarler 570AH, which uses a 570cc single-cylinder engine and PMSM to produce 86 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque. Both the 570AF S (single seat) and 570AF L (two seats) rely solely on the 570cc mill that produces 46 horsepower and 38 lb-ft of torque. The Snarler 1000AF and its 1000cc twin-cylinder engine offer up 107 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque.
The three 570 models feature dual A-arm front and rear suspension with 7.0 inches of front travel and 8.3 inches of rear travel, while the 1000AF has 7.9 inches of front and 9.2 inches of rear travel.
Each model comes standard with steel wheels, though aluminum beadlock wheels are available as an option.
To learn more about Segway ATV and UTV models, check out powersports.segway.com.