Why the big recall? Well, as it turns out, the Segway may suddenly apply reverse torque to the wheels. Um, yeah. That
be kind of a problem. I’ve ridden a Segway exactly once (I didn’t fall off
like some people
) and while I wouldn’t call it a
experience, I could see how suddenly switching into reverse might cause a mild case of, um,
. Or, at the very least, personal injury.
On the upside, Segway owners are for the first time enjoying being called daredevils and thrill-seekers.