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Press release Scorpion fs

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This is a news announcement for the upcoming bicycle trade shows Eurobike in Friedrichshafen (HP Velotechnik booth FW-300), IFMA Cologne (HP Velotechnik booth 7.1 E 066) and Interbike Las Vegas.

Pictures:

Below the text, you will find a large selection of action and studio shots. Your will find small overview pictures that are linked to the high resolution pictures. You can download the images and texts by clicking at the links.

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PDF: Scorpion fs product brochure (German) (PDF file, 1628K)

New for 2009: HP Velotechnik Scorpion fs

World premiere at the Eurobike show: the "Scorpion fs", the first fully suspended folding tricycle recumbent, developed and manufactured by European recumbent market leaders HP Velotechnik at their factory near Frankfurt in Germany.

The trike has been awarded with the Eurobike Award 2008 for it's "innovative design and outstanding product quality". The awarded Scorpion fs trike will be on special exhibition at Eurobike's west entrance during the show from September 4th - 9th, 2008 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

For the best road holding characteristics and superb travelling comfort their development engineers have taken modern chassis technology from automobile technology and introduced it into the bicycle world. For the first time adjustable McPherson shock struts are used on the front wheels of their Scorpion fs recumbent tricycle. The stabilizer bar under the wishbones of the front axle prevents trike and rider from leaning outward excessively in fast cornering.

With 6cm of suspension travel on the front wheels and 8cm of movement at the back, this machine spoils the rider with luxury travelling comfort, while the "No Squat" design prevents any precious pedalling power being lost to the suspension. The reclined seating position of the BodyLink hardshell seat or the alternative airy ErgoMesh seat (the seat angle adjusts from 33-42 degrees), combined with a seat height of 30cm and a 41cm high bottom bracket gives the newest addition to the Scorpion family a sporty riding position for the best aerodynamics. For transporting the Scorpion fs, it can be folded in 60 seconds to a size of 102 cm x 83 cm x 63 cm (with rack 112 cm x 83 cm x 63 cm), which after removing the wheels reduces even further to only 90 cm x 74 cm x 46 cm (with rack 112 cm x 74 cm x 46 cm).

Total rated load is 130 kg, 25 kg on the sturdy, suspended rear rack, designed particularly for the high stresses of trike riding. HP Velotechnik do not allow any compromise on strength or ride quality, even with the folding facility. HP Velotechnik give a 10 year warranty on the frame. With a weight starting from 17,9 kg, amazingly low for a full suspension machine, the Scorpion fs performs well even in the mountains. And if you want to call up your very own tail wind, the Scorpion fs can be specified in the Pedelec version with an auxiliary 250 W electric engine.

In addition newly next year on the accessory list: An adjustable head rest for the ErgoMesh seat and HP Velotechnik's TrikeFenders, a set of front fenders designed specifically for the use on tricycles, offering hugely increased lateral protection to keep the rider clean and dry especially in curves when the front wheels are pointed at the rider.

The Scorpion fs tricycle is available from February 2009 from specialist bicycle dealers starting from Euro 3290 / US$ 4390 / £2600. Colours: Blue Shade Grey, Pearl-Orange or special colour to choice.

More information at www.hpvelotechnik.com.

(Thanks for translation help and inspiration to Stuart Dennisson from London's recumbent specialists Bikefix).

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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, links orientiert, vor Hintergrund (37x24 cm bei 300dpi, 1693K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, rechts orientiert, vor Hintergrund (37x24 cm bei 300 dpi, 1685K)

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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, gefaltet (35 x 24 cm bei 300 dpi, 1456K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, links orientiert (34 x 22 cm bei 300 dpi, 2021K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, rechts orientiert (33x22 cm bei 300 dpi, 1797K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, von vorne (22x22 cm bei 300 dpi, 709K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, gefaltet (31x21 cm bei 300 dpi, 1625K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, Tourenausstattung, ErgoMesh-Netzsitz mit neuer Kopfstütze, links orientiert (31x19 cm bei 300 dpi, 1641K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, Tourenausstattung, BodyLink-Schalensitz, rechts orientiert (32x17 cm bei 300 dpi, 1646K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, Tourenausstattung, BodyLink-Schalensitz, links orientiert (30x15 cm bei 300 dpi, 1380K)
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Scorpion fs, blue shade grey, gefaltet, Tourenausstattung, BodyLink-Schalensitz (31x20 cm bei 300 dpi, 1501K)
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Scorpion fs, Detail Federung Vorderrad (31x20 cm bei 300 dpi, 1583K)
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Scorpion fs, Frau, Mitzieher von vorne (36x24 cm bei 300 dpi, 2661)
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Scorpion fs, Frau, Mitzieher links orientiert (36x24 cm bei 300 dpi, 1634K)
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Scorpion fs, Frau, links orientiert (34x22 cm bei 300 dpi, 3143K)
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Scorpion fs, Frau, rechts orientiert (36x24 cm bei 300 dpi, 2582K)
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Scorpion fs, Mann, Mitzieher, links orientiert (36x24 cm bei 300 dpi, 1504K)
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Scorpion fs, Mann, rechts orientiert (36x24 cm bei 300 dpi, 3012K)

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