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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.

Save the date

    June 24: Kriftel, Open House Day HP Velotechnik
    Aug 30–Sep 02: Friedrichshafen, EUROBIKE with Festival Day for consumers on September 02
      More dates to follow...

What's new?

  • 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!

    HP Velotechnik: Team der Mitarbeiter mit Hessischem Exportpreis 2017

    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:


  • 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

    200 years cycling history – made in Germany: map of innovative places

    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.

    More information (in German) can be found here on the homepage of the ministry.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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, Paul Hollants.


  • 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.

    Spezialradmesse SPEZI 2017 - entrance city hall Germersheim

    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.

    Spezialradmesse SPEZI 2017 - E-Bike test track

    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.

    HP Velotechnik - First models Scorpion 2017 und Shimano STEPS

    We are proud of our "babies" and wish them and their new owners always a good ride.

  • Logo "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 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.

    HP Velotechnik Scorpion Liegedreirad für Erwachsene

    Highlights will of course be the radical makeover of our Scorpion as well as the new electric assist option Shimano STEPS with integrated automatic shifting. More info on opening hours, tickets and how to get there on the Eurobike-Homepage.

  • About 500 guests made their way, despite uncertain weather conditions, on the last weekend of June to Kriftel for our open house.

    Radausstellung am Tag der offenen Tür 2016 bei HP Velotechnik

    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 Transmongolian Kite-Trike-Tour 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.

    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 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 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 ...)

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