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.
Friedrichshafen, EUROBIKE with Festival Day for consumers on September 02
More dates to follow...
A great honour was bestowed upon HP Velotechnik showing that even small businesses can be a global player: our company was awarded the Export Prize
from the province of Hessen!
We export about the half of the yearly produced 2000 recumbent bicycles into the American market since we started exporting back in the year 2000.
The award was a cause for celebration amongst the employees of HP Velotechnik. One of the owners and founders of HP Velotechnik, Paul Hollants said,
"Everyone at HP Velotechnik contributed to achieving this award: development, production, and sales – everybody made a difference."
Please read the press release to the award (in German). In this context, a small video
was made about HP Velotechnik (in German, English version forthcoming):
The right cycle for every situation! With this claim we have made it onto the interactive "map of innovative places" – part of a campaign
launched by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to honour the invention of bicycles 200 years ago
In order to celebrate the anniversary of Karl von Drais' invention the ministry presents different projects, products and initiatives in Germany,
which contribute to the future of cycling. We are proud to be acknowledged being part of the innovative cycling history – to be
successful with new ideas has been essential for our own founding period and is lying deeply in our DNA. Hence, we are very grateful to find this esteemed
in such a prominent manner.
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 24th 2017. In additon to that
our diverting side program is not only entertaining for adults, but also our small visitors, and culinary delights are on offer 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.
A Company Portrait (just before our Anniversary) – In a few months, we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of HP Velotechnik.
A retrospective of all the years gives us lots of stories to tell. Mel Birgé from RecumbentPDX,
one of our preeminent dealers in the United States, met up with us at the Spezi in Germersheim, Germany to get the inside scoop from one of the owners and founders,
The 2017 Spezi was a true spring show – more than 10,000 visitors came to the 22nd International Special Bicycle Show to enjoy
the fabulous sunshine and spring temperatures on the last April weekend.
Not only were the hardcore recumbent enthusiasts present, but many newcomers to the scene made their appearance asking well informed questions
as well as trying out a recumbent on the two different test tracks that were open all day during the show hours. Both the test riding area for
the e-bikes and the muscle powered recumbents were heavily frequented by interested riders and future recumbent owners. Our booth was visited
not only by owners of HP Velotechnik bikes, but from a large number of people who wanted more detailed information about our impressive line-up of recumbents.
We are very happy about the response over the two day event and the quality of questions and comments from interested consumers and dealers.
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€TMs 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."