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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.

What's new?

  • 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, an exciting special guest 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.

    As special guest the 71 year old Claude Lerognon, former European Catch Champion in 1977, talked about his exciting life and why he is nowadays a fan of triking the HP Velotechnik vehicles. A couple of days ago, in May, he did the tour Paris – Berlin, annonced as "Tour of peace" starting on May, 8th, the end of WW II in Europe.

  • 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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