For Segway, if 2021 was the year of the Snarler (ATV), 2022 will undoubtedly be the year of the Side-by-Side quad. Indeed, at the time of writing, the first utility model has arrived at Segway dealerships. It’s the Fugleman and it comes in two flavors!
And that’s not all, the manufacturer’s quad lineup has added a sporty side-by-side. The Villain will be available in the next few months for quad riders looking for a thrill.
The Fugleman is a machine that was designed for work. It offers very good power thanks to its 1000cc twin-cylinder 4-stroke engine. Indeed, this quad delivers an impressive 105 hp and a lot of torque. Its swivel dump body has a capacity of 1000 lbs (453.6 kg). The towing capacity is 2500 lbs (1134 kg).
Fugleman’s come standard with adjustable gas shocks for compression and rebound, a 3500 lbs winch, front and rear bumpers, digital dial, mirrors, trailer hitch with 2 inch ball, electrical outlet for trailer, horn and turn signal.
The Fugleman UT10 X model also includes a 10-inch central touch screen, three driving modes (Standard, Comfort and Sport), half doors and aluminum wheels.
The Villain from Segway Powersports is the latest addition to the sport quad industry. Its features are impressive. Powered by a 1000cc naturally aspirated engine with 105 hp, it is well positioned in its class. Its eye-catching look and fluid lines make it very attractive.
The front double A-arm and rear swingarm suspensions have 16 and 18 inches of travel respectively. The gas-charged shocks are adjustable for compression and rebound. Its standard equipment is very good and includes, among other things, a 3500 or 4500 lbs winch depending on the model, aluminum wheels, a trailer hitch with electric plug, ¼ door, and LED headlights.
All Segway models can be linked to a mobile app that offers a host of features. It allows you to make software updates, locate your vehicle at all times, you can prevent the engine from starting, restrict the maximum speed, set a perimeter of use, and even notify emergency responders in case of a glitch. What’s more, your dealer can pinpoint the cause of a potential problem without you having to visit him.
One thing to watch for in 2022 is the arrival of hybrid power for the Fugleman and Villain. It’s a safe bet that hybrid-powered models will be very popular with ATV riders in the coming years. By offering this type of engine as an option for all the models in its lineup, Segway Powersports stands out as a leader in the industry.