Beachfront patrols in Bali

Bali is a popular tropical island holiday destination for Kiwis. Visitors have been taking Segway Tours to explore the sights for some time, and now Bali Police have deployed a fleet of five Segway x2 Patrollers.

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The Segway x2 Patroller is the latest addition to a range of transport solutions in daily use by police on the beachfront – from walking to quad bikes to SUVs to mounted horses (yes, right there in the photo below). Each have their strengths and their roles.

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Only the Segway Personal Transporter enables officers to interact face-to-face with the public on a quiet, zero-emission platform with a small footprint and zero-turning radius.

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The large, low-pressure tyres on the Segway x2 leaves only the lightest impression behind – even on sand.

The eco-friendly Segway x2 has large, low-pressure tyres and leaves hardly a trace on even the softest surfaces.

The eco-friendly Segway x2 has large, low-pressure tyres and leaves hardly a trace on even the softest surfaces.

In New Zealand, surf lifesaving patrols at some of our most popular beaches are completed on quad bikes by volunteer services supported by corporate sponsorship. We’ve been suggesting the use of Segway Personal Transporters at beaches since the first cross-terrain model – the Segway XT – was released in 2005, and at some point the Segway PT is likely to be taken up for this role here.

Testing the Segway XT in the sand dunes at the beach, Port Waikato, 2005

Testing the capabilities of the Segway XT in the sand dunes on the beach at Port Waikato, 2005.

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