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Welcome to HP Velotechnik recumbents!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride - recumbents and trikes are the perfect form of transportation for active people. At HP Velotechnik we have been working since 1993 on creating the best range of recumbent bicycles and accessories you can buy. We welcome you to take a look at the details on the following pages. Price lists and dealer information are available in the "Shopping" section.

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  • HP Velotechnik Betriebsbesichtigung HP Velotechnik's open house has become good tradition. Recumbent riders and alike can look forward to extensive test riding on all our bicycles and tricycles, informative guided factory tours and exciting multimedia presentations on Saturday, June 25th 2016. In additon to that our diverting side program is worth a look: The Regionalpark Rhein-Main attends the event with an infomobile and gives good advice on "holidays right on the doorstep", the team of Spiel-Punkt cares about our small visitors and culinary delights are on offer at the Crêpe booth as well as free non-alcoholic drinks. Doors are open from 10:00 (10:00 am) through 16:00 (04:00 pm) on the premises of our factory, Kapellenstrasse 49 in 65830 Kriftel, Germany. More information (in German language) on the scheduled program and how to get to the venue can be found here.

    Your non-binding notice by e-mail: mail(at) in advance would support our event team and is highly appreciated. We are looking very forward to welcoming you in Kriftel.

  • Not even April weather can stop the special bike fans! – Despite horrible conditions, around 10,000 bicycle enthusiasts attended the "SPEZI" Convention 2016. And the interest at the significantly larger booth of HP Velotechnik was not only big in numbers: typical for the fair in Germersheim, the high quality of the discussions was impressive and our team was asked very detailed questions - for instance about the optional GO SwissDrive-Antrieb (available on all models) or the wide range of customizing options.

    Messestand von HP Velotechnik auf der Spezi 2016

    The SPEZI, however, is not only watching and informing, but of course: riding. While the fear of being surprised by a heavy rainshower may have prevented some visitors to go the short distance to the new test track for electric bikes and trikes, on the regular course the day proved that the majority of Spezi visitors has a lot of fun riding even under bad conditions and not only love trikes but still bicycles like Streetmachine Gte, Speedmachine und Grasshopper fx.

    Testparcours auf der Spezialradmesse 2016

    A real challenge for our Scorpion fs 20 though has been the "Transmongolian Kite Trike Tour" of adventurer Matthias Ramsel who shared partly dramatic, but also very funny pictures, videos and stories about his trip as a special highlight. More information about the trip and further presentation dates can be found here:[...]

  • ElektroRad 01/2016 - "sehr gut" Very Good – That is what the German special interest magazine "ElektroRad" wrote about the Scorpion fx. The test was part of the most comprehensive test of E-bikes ever in Europe. The exceptional position is emphasized due to the test with 71 bikes, the Scorpion fx received in the section "Special Bikes" as only one the "Very good"-recommendation. Reasons were obvious to the editors: Because of the very comfortable features of the trike and the motor’s capabilities. They were especially impressed by the very powerful uphill performance and the easy-to-use colour display in interaction with the HP Velotechnik hand rests. Designed as a travelling trike, the Scorpion fx scores with features like the huge luggage capacity (up to 50 kg or 4 backroller bags), and its folding hinge (German patent). Test driver Tilman B. (28) is certain: "This trike guarantees a smile." (more ...)

  • A great day for a small trike – Today we've assembled the first prodution model of our new Gekko fxs. Escpecially for smaller people from 1.15 to 1.80 m the new tricycle offers superior riding fun and safety. Through a wide range of accessories and special components, it is a versatile platform for rehabilitation and therapy applications – not only for in children and teenagers!

    Gekko fxs Nummer 1 für Veloladen

    Gekko fxs Number One ships in a bright white custom colour with blue accents. Delighted by the introduction of new trike, Ortwin Kürten was the first to the new Gekko fxs as demo model for his Veloladen Bike Shop in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne.

  • HP Velotechnik Apparel by Bend It Cycling New partnership – Exclusively for the U.S. and Canada Bend It Cycling offers a collection of recumbent bike wear, all with pockets and zippers on the front. Just click on one of the images and order your HP Velotechnik Appareal today!

  • Press room: Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine reviews the Gekko fx 26"The Gekko fx 26 is a great choice, especially considering its entry-level price tag. This trike delivers a lot for the money and I’d be delighted to own one." (more ...)

  • HP Liegerad Konfigurator Our Recumbent & Trike-Configurator now comes in a new up-to-date HTML5 design, optimized for any screen size and mobile devices.
    Check out the new Configurator to find and set up the recumbent of your dreams!

  • Relaxed on a trike – that's how the band Juicy Loops present the HP Velotechnik trikes Scorpion und Gekko fx in their latest video for the song "Mach komm schon".


  • The all new 2016 Scorpion fx is ready to roll!

    HP Velotechnik Scorpion fx A great start into the 2016 model year: Our all new Scorpion fx, one of the well received highlights of this year's Eurobike show, is ready for ordering right now. With our comfortable custom configurator you can easily set up your individual sporty touring trike. Experience the more sportier and stiffer ride of the 2016 Scorpion fx on your 2015 routes right now – learn more about the new Scorpion fx.

  • Visit us at Eurobike!
    This years' Eurobike show is from 26. to 29. August 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The visitor's day, open to everyone, is on saturday, August 29. Come along and explore our novelties for the upcoming season – the all new Gekko fxs and Scorpion fx – and take a test ride. Find us at stand FW-300/301 (Foyer West), meet us outside at stand FGO-106 or take a test ride with one of our recumbents and trikes on the parcours an entry west. On DemoDay (August 25.) we're at stand DD-514. We are looking forward to your visit!

  • Trike of the week – normally the German online magazine MTB NEWS talks about bikes, i.e. mountainbikes. This week they were driven to change the categorie: They had to talk about a mountaintrike! German downhill queen Franzi Meyer had to stopp her racing efforts because of a broken collarbone. So she turned over to ride one of our Scorpion Enduro trikes for a couple of weeks. With growing pleasure - but see it for yourself! (more on


  • HP Velotechnik Big rush: Almost 600 visitors – as many as never before – joined the day of open house of German recumbent manufacturer HP Velotechnik. The hours ticked away quickly and the visitors were highly delighted by the program with two factory tours and, of course, test-driving the whole range of the HP Velotechnik-trikes and recumbents. The attendants came from whole Germany and the european neighbor states as Netherlands, Belgium or Sweden.

  • Incredible! – The results from HP Velotechnik "SPEZI" convention broke all records: Our stand was overrun on both days! In our 20 year attendance, no one could remember so many visitors on both days. The doors opened at 10:00 and we were in non-stop action until they closed again at 18:00. Whether recumbent or not-yet-recumbent enthusiast, we were inundated with specific technical, and general questions about the HP Velotechnik line-up. Many people confided in us that recumbent cycles were new to them and since they had heard so much about them, they had to see them in person. Many visitors focused on the newly introduced Scorpion plus comfort trike which provides an upright sitting position allowing a completely new group of people to enjoy a tadpole trike. Additionally, we are offering many customizing options to allow people with mobility issues to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

    HP Velotechnik at Special Bikes Show 2015

    Not only were we swamped with questions about the new HP Velotechnik products, but Matthias Ramsel who will be starting in a few days on his spectacular "Trans-Mongolian Kite-Trike Tour" took time to talk to many interested visitors. His expedition trike which combines a HP Velotechnik Scorpion fs 20 and a kite harness earned its share of interested looks. There were more than enough questions about the "how and why" as well as many good luck wishes.
    Our good friend Matt Galat came by to say "Hi!" He starts his 5 (yes, FIVE!) year "JaYoe" ‘round the world tour again this summer. Matt had to stop last year after an accident with a truck. Both of our globetrotters had lots to tell about their experiences and give tips and tricks about their Scorpion fs 20s.

  • Add fuel, Matt! In a couple of weeks, after a 6 month break, our friend Matt will re-boot the around the world trip "JaYoe" Project! His absence from his Scorpion Trike (after an accident with a truck!) was put to good use; he spent the time editing some outstanding videos of our factory! This should come as no surprise since Matt is a professional in this field. These impressions give detailed, behind-the-scenes look of how the project started in Kriftel and the work in the assembly hall, capturing the "YoJoe" spirit.

    PS: "JaYoe" is Chinese and means: "Add fuel!"

  • The Magic Three: A Scorpion trike, a sport kite and cross country ski – if you thought this triad to be three different forms ao sport: you are wrong! Matthias Ramsel is assessing this extremly rare combination to prepare his "Transmongolian Kite-Trike-Tour". The protagonist is our partner in one of the most spectacular bike-projects of the 21st century: He will ride through Mongolia on a trike, pulled most of the time by a regular kite.

    He explains: "I have to get as much practise as possible to know, how to direct the kite when sitting in my trike." Time is getting short until the start in early May. So he just cut off an old pair of cross country skis and fixed them to the front wheels of his "Scorpion fs". Then he headed out for the highest mountain in Hesse (Wasserkuppe, Rhön), buckled up the kite harness – and off he goes! Watch the pictures here, the action video will come soon:[...]

  • On friday noon the first production model of our new Scorpion plus range has left our manufacture in Kriftel. A reason to celebrate for staff and CEOs alike.

    With the family photo we also would like to send our newest member, with all the best wishes to its recipient: the "Veloladen" of Ortwin Kü in Bergisch-Gladbach. Following the "first come, first serve" principle, the "Veloladen" receives the first "Scorpion plus" as they already had confirmed their order when we launched the new Scorpion plus 20 and Scorpion plus 26 in 2014.

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Press room: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on the Scorpion plus 26"Jeweils ungefähr zehn Zentimeter mehr Höhe und Breite beträgt das Plus, das schon beim Draufsetzen als Komfortsteigerung wahrnehmbar wird. (...) Man sitzt zwar höher, aber die Kippstabilität des Dreirads wurde deutlich verbessert, weil sich der Sitz, auf den Gesamtrahmen bezogen, weiter hinten befindet." (more ...)

  • Logo Press room: 'BentRider Online on the Scorpion plus 26 "HPVelotechnik calls the Scorpion plus 26 a «trike with SUV genes.» To create it, they took their full-suspension knowledge from the excellent Scorpion fs, combined it with what they learned from the higher-seat Scorpion fx and added in the same folding hinge that they use in many of their folding trike models. The result is very nice indeed. [...] In short, this one of the most ergonomically perfect trike cockpits you'll ever sit in. " (more ...)

  • Huge success – comfort trike wins Eurobike Award: At the end of last week the Eurobike Friedrichshafen has let the cat out of the bag and announced the winners of this years Eurobike Awards. Our Scorpion plus 20 has been chosen among 476 submitted products! The first responses in the media shows: the trike with the high seat position (up to 57 cm) and the wider frame for easy mounting and entering is well received. Equipped with several accessories from the "comfort and ability" options range the trike is ideal for physical rehabilitation following an injury, for persons with physical handicaps or for age-induced mobility challenges.

  • There and back again – There are many globetrotters on bikes - but Matt Galats plan is probably unique: the next five years he wants to travel through more then 100 countries on his HP Velotechnik trike. But it is going to be a journey without return. Because the US national takes off this Friday from his adopted country China to arrive in Los Angeles in 2019. On the way he is planning a couple of minor detours, such as climbing the Mount Everest. Or to hurl himself in a basejumper suit into the 333 deep abyss at the Cave of Swallows in Mexico.

    In China Matt is quite well known, at least in his chosen region and the town of Ningbo, one of those "small" Chinese town with "just" 9 million inhabitants. There, the 35 year old is notorious, not at least because of some of the spectacular video clips he produced for local television.

    But Chinas western coast just aint enough for the adventurous man from Detroit. "It is my dream to explore the world". He has planned his journey in great detail. Down to the motto for the trip: "Ja Yoe" a Chinese cheer meaning something like "off we go". To list everything he has planned would be beyond any scope. Its probably best to click on his roadmap.

    When Matt started the detailed planning for this epic journey more then a year ago, he quickly realised that he would need a vehicle that would accompany him through the proverbial thick and thin. After quite some consideration his decision fell on the "Scorpion fs". And a very special one at that: Matt visited us in Kriftel in May and filmed the technicians during the assembly of his trike. The birth of "his baby" - from the first to the last nut and bolt.

    The video equipment will be with him on the entire journey we are already looking forward to many special images. Because HP Velotechnik will support Matt Galat on his journey, assist him logistically and of course keep on posting news from his adventures on our homepage (news). When the journey starts today we will cheer him with an extra loud "Ja Yoe" come on, Matt, you will do it!



  • Never have there been so many news at HP Velotechnik – we are expanding all our trike ranges and present an amazing three new models at the EUROBIKE (26.–30. Aug. 2014)!

    The flagship is the Scorpion plus 26 – according to the principles of: higher, wider, more comfortable. The" trike with the SUV genes" has already created a buzz. Hardly surprising – it has never been easier to enter a tadpole trike. 57 cm (22,4") are a unique seat height for this kind of construction. The electric motor with an integrated reverse gear is just one comfort plus points amongst many.
    Press Service: New for 2015: Scorpion plus 26

    The Scorpion plus 20, as a smaller brother lives up to the same high standards – but with a 20" rear wheel. The difference: the 20" trike has been especially optimised to also cater for persons with special needs. For this we have an extended range of comfort and ability options on offer.
    Press Service: New for 2015: Scorpion plus 20

    With the Gekko fx 26 we answer the popular demand by many of our fans: finally a trike in the entry level class with large smooth running 26 inch rear wheel!
    Press Service: New for 2015: Gekko fx 26

  • Welcome back!

    The speedo showed exactly 53.997 kilometers as Michel Leisner came to visit our factory in Kriftel a couple of days ago. This impressive distance was done by him during 2 yeas and 8 month on his trip all around the world. On his way: 32 countries and a lot of impressing encounters. His faithful companion on this mega-tour: a Streetmachine Gte by HP Velotechnik. Read more about what the 25 year old guy from Würzburg witnessed and what the local media wrote his Coming home (in German). Or have a look on his Facebook-account with lots of impressive pictures.

  • Recumbent of the Year Top Award for the Scorpion fs 26 – That is called a perfect start into the New Year: The leading US-recumbent online magazine "BentRider online" elected Scorpion fs 26 as "2013 Recumbent of the Year"! The top model from our German manufacture achieved an outstanding result: four out of the seven available votes were given to this fully-suspended recumbent trike!

    This unique and outstanding result makes the entire HP Velotechnik team feel very proud. Sincere thanks to all voters for their great support and their overwhelming feedback!

    Kudos to the "BentRiders" readers! Despite an excellent choice of nominees the "fs 26" ruled the reader voting netting almost 50% of the tally. "Voters said they loved the Scorpion for its super smooth ride, rock solid build quality and great handling" the readers opinion has been resumed by the editors.

    Scorpion fs 26

    In addition to the very clear statement of the customers US bicycle dealers proclaimed their passion fort he Scorpion fs 26 giving two out of two votes. Finally, the 4th vote has been achieved through external bicycle-journalist.

    The overwhelming result is completed by the editors comment stating: "Its not hard to see why it has won the award. The fs 26 is available in several flavors to satisfy almost any taste." Even the basic model is "very impressively equipped" and "theres an off-road version called the Enduro and a Pedelec version with an extremely well-integrated electric assist", too.

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