News/Media Archives | Great Lakes Segway

6 April 2021

Navigating the Segway-Ninebot App

The Segway-Ninebot app connects your products to your phone, for a variety of great features and improvements. From switching riding modes and changing colored lights, to unlocking units, viewing mileage, and tracking speed and battery levels, the Segway-Ninebot app is invaluable for any Segway-Ninebot owner.

Simple Steps:
1. Download App
2. Create Profile
3. Turn on Segway-Ninebot product to pair via Bluetooth
4. Complete user tutorials, and have fun!

Bluetooth connectivity links your device to your app, with a simple connection to truly enhance your riding experience! As if the Segway-Ninebot technology wasn’t already incredible, this app takes your products to the next level. Once the app is downloaded and the unit is paired to your device, it will require rider tutorials and step-by-step instructions to ensure the rider is confident and knowledgeable to operate their machine.

The Segway-Ninebot app is required for use with many of our products, including the Ninebot GoKart and GoKart PRO, all Ninebot scooters, and the Ninebot S and S+. With new rider tutorials linked to the app, the app is required for proper setup and operation. For example, the Ninebot GoKart and the Ninebot GoKart PRO require using the app to set up a rider mode and learn pedal functions.

The app is free to download on both the Google Play and Apple stores, and we strongly encourage all Segway-Ninebot customers to download it!

31 March 2021

Take a Guided Segway Tour: Starting April 30th!

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Great Lakes Segway is here for you! With our Segway and Pedego tours and rentals, GLS offers a variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors this year.

Tours will begin on April 30th, and will typically run until October, as the weather changes. We offer three time slots from Wednesday-Friday, with additional slots on Saturday. Riding times will be posted on GLS’ FareHarbor booking page, with times subject to change depending on the weather.

GLS is bringing tours to some new locations in 2021! With a spot on the Airline Trail, you can rent ebikes and Segway PTs to take on the trail. We have also partnered with parks and recreation departments in West Bloomfield and Davison Township to provide rides in these communities! If you would like to bring our highly-recommended electric tours to your town, please reach out to schedule.

Each rider must complete a 30 minute Segway training session, before the one-hour guided tour, along with wearing a helmet and signing a waiver. Pedego renters will have a 15-minute training session, to get acclimated to riding an electric bike, along with wearing a helmet. Our tours are available for guests 12+, with parent/legal guardians required to ride with any minor.

Tours are designed for groups of 1-6 people, but we are happy to accommodate more if we are able to! Cruise the beautiful lake, explore the downtown, learn about the rich history, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The guided tour allows you to experience beautiful Walled Lake, and learn the rich history like the old amusement park!

GLS is so excited to welcome you to a Segway experience and our tours are the perfect way to learn and enjoy them! Please check our FareHarbor page for more details, or call us at (248) 896-2600!

23 March 2021

The Benefits of Electric Mobility Products

Electric mobility products have surged in popularity lately, with so many benefits over more traditional machines. Why is that?

At Great Lakes Segway, we want to be both your authorized dealer and an educational resource to understand the benefits of everything we provide.

The top three benefits include cost over time, environmental impact and efficiency: high performance, low maintenance.

Operationally, the financial cost of your electric vehicle will be much lower over time than with something gas-powered. With a simple electric charge, your machine’s batteries will last for years to come, cost only pennies to charge, all without the mess and smell of a gas-powered engine. While you may save some money upfront, you will save time, energy, and money in the long run.

Reducing your carbon footprint and overall emissions is easy with an electric product, as all of our machines are totally electric and gas-free.

For example, our top-selling Ninebot MAX Kickscooter takes six hours for a full charge, lasts for up to 40 miles of range, and can reach a top speed of 18.6 mph.

Electric mobility products are very efficient in terms of high performance, low maintenance and reliability. Let Great Lakes Segway be your guide to finding the right electric solution for you!

17 March 2021

Explaining Our Service Process

Great Lakes Segway is deeply invested in service, with a dedicated service center for all of your service, repair and preventative maintenance needs! We have served customers from around the United States, along with countries around the world.

As a Segway Level 3 Service and Repair Center, GLS is the official warranty center for the Segway PT, along with the other products that we sell. Our clients include everyone, from police departments, large security firms, tour companies, and mall complexes, to individual PT owners that just love their machines.

Our service process is simple, with our nationwide EZ Ship program. We can send you all the boxes and shipping labels needed to get your machines to GLS, and all you need to do is pack up your Segway. Once the package arrives at our service center, we perform a thorough diagnostic evaluation to get to the root of any issues. We contact you to explain the issues, and proceed as requested from there on any repairs. As machines are completed, they are packed in the same box and sent back out to you! From single machines to fleets, Great Lakes Segway is here to provide the finest customer care and repair service in the country.

We are here to service all Segway PTs, from the Gen 1 to the newest SE. Working directly with FedEx, GLS is able to ship directly from your address to our service center, nationwide. Call us today at 248-859-5057 to get your machines running smoothly again!

2 March 2021

Spring Preview at GLS

Segway Owner Resources

Spring is almost here and Great Lakes Segway is so excited to announce some of our spring product lineup!

In preparation of expanding our product line, we will be adding a secondary showroom solely for our Pedego Electric Bikes, as well as showcasing Segway, Ninebot, and other products in our original showroom like the Segway eMoped C-80 and the Ninebot GoKart Pro. This Pedego showroom is at the same location, in our former back room.

The Segway eMoped C-80 is an efficient, durable and eco-friendly option for daily commuting or fun. This electric moped reaches a top speed of 20 mph and a range of 47-52.8 miles which is perfect for students, commuters or someone looking to buy a fun ride! In addition to incredible reliability, it is equipped with the RideyGo! Intelligent System which includes an airlock system, NFC tag, smart seat detection and auto-lock mode.

The Ninebot GoKart Pro is a high-level performance gokart and has plenty of bells and whistles on top of the incredible specs. With a top speed of 23 mph, and a maximum range of 15.5 miles, this GoKart will be thrilling for all riders! Four driving modes and app connectivity allows for added safety and a positive user experience. An adjustable body can accommodate drivers from 51” to 75”, allowing all ages to have fun.

Our showroom is the one-stop spot for all of your mobility needs, more than ever before. Check out this website or give us a call for any questions on Pedego electric bikes!

23 February 2021

Customizing your Scooter: Ninebot MAX Kickscooter Boards

The Ninebot MAX Kickscooter is one of the most popular items at Great Lakes Segway, and we are excited to announce a fun new way to both customize and strengthen your ride!

Our new customizable scooter platforms provide a durable wooden board for your Ninebot MAX, with a colored overlay that provides increased traction. You can pick the colors or design you like, and make your ride that much stronger and safer.

Visit our showroom, where we have example boards so that you can visualize your design, prior to choosing your color and finish. In addition, these boards are a partnership with a local woodcrafter, making these platforms uniquely local works of art.

Great Lakes Segway is your destination for electric fun in 2021! We carry a wide range of Ninebot scooters, from the MAX and Air T15, to the E45, ES4, ES2, and more! Come visit our showroom or website for all of the fun products that your family will love.

The Ninebot MAX has been incredibly popular in the past year, with its strong frame, top-end battery power and range, and great features. It’s the perfect ride for so many, but a customized platform from GLS can make your MAX uniquely yours.

Stop by our showroom in Walled Lake to check out these boards, along with our custom powercoated Segway PT handlebars. Check out our other spotlight on our powder coated handlebars here!

9 February 2021

The Convenience of Ordering From Great Lakes Segway

Are you ready to purchase? Great Lakes Segway is America’s #1 Segway dealer and repair center, and we are personally here to make your purchase as easy as possible for you. GLS is an actual store, with an actual showroom that you can visit! We are a real community business, here to help you!

Our showroom and service center are both in Walled Lake, Michigan, 26 miles northwest of Detroit. We are within hours of Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh, and are less than a day of driving away from New York, Washington, Nashville, Raleigh, Minneapolis, St. Louis and more. We are open every day but Sunday, and would love to welcome you!

Segway Service Easy ShipIf that is too far for you, is always open, ready to serve you. With national shipping via FedEx ground, your shipping address can automatically calculate the shipping cost. Our website is safe and secure, and ready to accept your credit and debit cards, or e-checks.

Are you looking for an estimate or quote, and may not be immediately ready to buy? Simply reach out, and GLS can send you an estimate that includes options to pay securely online.

GLS is here to help you learn more about electric mobility, understand the best unit for you and can ultimately be your destination to purchase from! GLS is focused on finding optimal solutions for our customers, whether in-person or online!

By expanding into two locations, GLS can help you with everything needed for mobility, from our in-person, visitor ready showroom to our dedicated, high level service center. GLS is here to help you, with anything you may ever need!

2 February 2021

X160 + X260 Dirt eBikes – What’s the same, what’s different?

The Segway Dirt eBike has made headlines across the country for being one of the best electric dirt bikes on the market…and you can purchase yours here at Great Lakes Segway! Both models, the X160 and X260, are high quality, durable. and affordable electric dirt bikes. However, there are a few differences such as battery, motor, max speed, torque, mileage and charge time.

In short, the X260 is a slightly larger and more powerful bike, and all of its attributes are slightly larger and more powerful as well.

Batteries for both the X160 and X260 are lithium ion, with each bike using a different size. The X260 battery is a 60V, 32AH unit, requiring 4-5 hours of charging time, while the X160 battery is a 48V, 20AH size, requiring just 3-4 hours to charge.

The Segway Dirt eBike has made headlines across the country for being one of the best electric dirt bikes on the market…and you can purchase yours here at Great Lakes Segway! Both models, the X160 and X260, are high quality, durable. and affordable electric dirt bikes. However, there are a few differences such as battery, motor, max speed, torque, mileage and charge time.

In short, the X260 is a slightly larger and more powerful bike, and all of its attributes are slightly larger and more powerful as well.

Batteries for both the X160 and X260 are lithium ion, with each bike using a different size. The X260 battery is a 60V, 32AH unit, requiring 4-5 hours of charging time, while the X160 battery is a 48V, 20AH size, requiring just 3-4 hours to charge.

26 January 2021

Make Your Segway PT Completely Yours, With Our Custom Accessories!

There are a variety of upgrades available for your Segway PT, through Great Lakes Segway. One of the most requested accessories for the PT is now available at GLS – custom colored handlebars! Your PT can now be more than just black, it can be any color you want!

GLS is able to customize handlebars with a unique powder coating process that gives your handlebar a smooth finish, scratch-free shine, and a consistent, streak-free surface. The handlebar will make your PT stand out, and make your machine even more uniquely yours.

Your handlebar will be shipped back to you in a properly fit box, protected and reinforced with padding, along with installation instructions. Placing the handlebar on your machine is a very simple process, and GLS can guide you through any questions that you may have.

We offer thousands of color combinations, and can provide extra handlebars in case you did not want to mail your current handlebar in.

Contact us for more information, with a phone call to (248) 896-2600, email to, or stop by our showroom in Walled Lake, MI to see some sample handlebars!

19 January 2021

Finding the Best Scooter for YOU!

Finding the Best Scooter for YOU!

Great Lakes Segway’s lineup of Ninebot electric scooters provide a wide variety of options for riders. GLS offers five different KickScooters, all available at our showroom in Walled Lake, MI. What makes each scooter unique? This guide will showcase each unit’s differences and similarities.

Great Lakes Segway currently has the ES1, ES2, ES4, MAX and Air T15 KickScooters – all of which are reliable and durable personal transportation. However, which truly is the best fit for you?

Here are some of the questions on qualities that we get asked often:

  • The fastest scooter is the Ninebot MAX and ES4 (both of which have a top speed of 18.6 mph)
  • The furthest range is the Ninebot MAX (40.4 miles maximum range)
  • The lightest scooter is the Air T15 (weighing at 23.2 lbs)
  • The most compact scooter is the Air T15 (8.7 inches height when folded)
Scooter MAX

Ninebot Max

The Ninebot MAX features include 18.6 mph with a range up to 40 miles, 3 riding modes (Eco, Standard and Sport), ability to climb slopes of 20%, LED dashboard, rear-wheel drive and bluetooth connectivity!
GLS price – $799.00

Ninebot ES4

The Ninebot ES4 features include: top speed of nearly 19 mph, range up to 28 miles, internal and external lithium ion battery, built in LED display, cruise control option, anti-slip handle.
GLS price – $799.99

Air T15

The Air T15 features include: top speed 12.4 mph, 9.3 miles maximum range, compact and lightweight, ipx4 weather resistant, cruise control, 4 riding modes (pedestrian, energy-saving, standard and sport mode), retractable handle bar, built in front & rear led lights, bezel-less dashboard, fender brake.
GLS price – $599.99

Ninebot ES2

The Ninebot ES2 features include: one-click folding system, top speed 12 mph and up to 15 mile range per full charge, rear lights and shock absorption.
GLS price – $649.99

Ninebot ES1

The Ninebot ES1 features include: top speed of 12 mph with a range of 15.5 miles, 3.5 hours maximum charge time.
GLS price – $599.99

As you look at purchasing a scooter, consider the range, speed, compactness, price and durability!  The MAX Scooter is the most durable scooter with the longest range and incredible quality. For shorter rides, the Air T15 is great for commuting around the city, with its compact and light frame. The ES KickScooter series has their own strengths and weaknesses, with a range in price from $599.99 to $799.99.

All five of the Ninebot KickScooters GLS offers come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty from Segway-Ninebot!  In addition, the Segway-Ninebot app is available for KickScooters with bluetooth connectivity.  

If you have any other questions on which scooter is the best fit for you, Great Lakes Segway is here for any and all questions! Call us at 248-896-2600, message us on social media, or email!