My Segway can beat up your Segway. Especially the Military edition which includes grenade launchers. Meet The DTV Shredder
The DTV Shredder
BPG Werks, the company started by the talented Ben Gulak, about whose zero-emissions Uno I blogged long ago, has designed a radical all terrain vehicle which combines skateboard decks, a powerful engine and tank-like treads.
The Segway-pummeling vehicle is a combination of a skateboard deck with traditional skateboard trucks, a powerful engine and two tank-threads capable of tearing up any terrain at high speeds; snow, sand, trails, and mountains.
Acceleration and braking are controlled by a small handheld remote control and a 4-stroke racing engine powers two tank-style tracks up to a wicked 30 mph.
The consumer-friendly Sport version (which is available for $2500) has a brawnier brother in the works. BPG Werks is currently developing a militarized version of the DTV Shredder with the United States Air Force Academy.
Single soldiers operating the DTV Shredder can cover more ground at an unprecedented efficiency. It can handle any terrain at high speeds, was built as a first response, modular platform to better equip the soldier – especially in crisis situations. It’s low center of gravity and rugged design make it ideal for a wide variety of applications including: reconnaissance, rescue and recovery, mobile surveillance, offensive platform, medical evacuation and rapid response.
UPDATE: BPG-Werks is no longer in business and instead The DTV Shredder is now made and sold by DTV Motors of Ontario who claim that the first DTV was designed by Ryan Fairhead.
More about the DTV Shredder here
And for those stylish sissies who prefer a Segway, there’s always the Chanel Segway: