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.
The first Scorpions of the new generation as well as the first trikes equipped with our
new Shimano STEPS e-drive option are assembled and ready for delivery.
We are proud of our "babies" and wish them and their new owners always a good ride.
"A shockingly good bargain" – Bryan Ball, managing editor of 'BentRider Online,
just undertook our Gekko fx 26 a thorough testing.
We are very happy that it could convince as well in the overall impression as in detail. Moreover with
it's very agile but still comfortable handling our Gekko performed on eye level with sporty
premium touring trikes of other manufacturers which are significantly more expensive. The full review is
available either in the original version on bentrideronline.com
or in our press room.
Not just looking – touching and testing! From August 31 to September 4 we are presenting our new models
and options for 2017 at the Eurobike trade fair.
About 500 guests made their way, despite uncertain weather conditions, on the last weekend of June to Kriftel for our open house.
Some well-known faces and many first-time visitors made use of the opportunity to become familiar with HP Velotechnik and our cycles –
especially the guided tours with one of our co-founders, Paul Hollants, were in top demand.
The adventurer Matthias Ramsel presented his
in words and fascinating pictures to a interested public: There were not enough seats for the audience and it was left "standing room only" for his presentations!
Just like the visitors were standing during the show, the outside area during a sudden, and powerful downpour could not really halt the non-stop test rides:
As soon as the rain lessened, the circuit was bustling with activity again. Our fleet of approximately 30 cycles including the
Scorpion fs S-Pedelecs were in continuous operation.
The team of HP Velotechnik can once again look back on a successful open house. We want to thank all of our guests for visiting us and we are already look
forward to next year – and this time with some sunshine!
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
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.