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.
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
Your non-binding notice by e-mail: mail(at)hpvelotechnik.com 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.
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.
– That is what the German special interest magazine
"ElektroRad" wrote about the
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
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 motorâ€™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
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."
A great day for a small trike
– Today we've assembled the first prodution model of our new
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 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
Bike Shop in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne.
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 Iâ€™d
be delighted to own one."(more ...) (11/19/2015)
Relaxed on a trike –
that's how the band Juicy Loops present the HP Velotechnik trikes
in their latest video for the song "Mach komm schon".
The all new 2016 Scorpion fx is ready to roll!
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
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
Visit us at Eurobike! This years'
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
– 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 mtb-news.de)
Big rush: Almost 600 visitors â€“ as many as never before â€“ 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
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
to allow people with mobility issues to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
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" â€˜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
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.
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 KÃ¼ 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
Scorpion plus 26 in 2014.
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 ...) (2015/01/14)
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 ...) (2014/11/05)
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
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
â€“ according to the principles of:
higher, wider, more comfortable. The" trike with the SUV genes" has
already created a buzz. Hardly surprising â€“ 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
Scorpion plus 20,
as a smaller brother lives up to the same high
standards â€“ 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
Press Service:New for 2015: Scorpion plus 20
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 (2014/08/06)
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
Facebook:http://facebook.com/welttour Press:http://www.mainpost.de/regional/wuerzburg/mosaik;art735,8099199 (16.05.2014)
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.
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.