Comfort and ability accessories
The Eurobike-Award 14 winning Scorpion plus 20
is the third trike of
the Scorpion family that achieved the sought-after award for innovative
design and outstanding product quality in a row. Just like for the
in 2012 and for the Enduro in 2013 the jury consisting of
specialized journalists, design-experts and sport scientists scored
among other things efficiency, ergonomics, practical value, weight,
safety, environmental compatibility and workmanship.
The core element of the SUV-trike
is the sweeping frame. Discover the
way how the features wider and higher blend in with the practicable
advantages of this kind of trike: a shorter wheelbase and the 20 inch
rearwheel allow in comparison with the "big brother"
Scorpion plus 26 a
smaller turning circle (minus 60 cm / 24"). Above all the platform rack
is to mobilize even bulky loads.
Just start wondering:
At first glance, the Scorpion plus 20 is about ten
centimeters higher and wider than the sporty relative Scorpion fs. But
the new geometric design now also enables far smaller riders with
heights from just 1.49 meters (4'11") to easily climb onto the stylish
trikes with full suspension inviting everybody: Take your seat and start
Even for experts
the real design plus becomes clear on taking a closer
look: The seat edge on the generation plus model appears to be moved
forward to the frame cross-members. We say it appears as, in relation
to the design, the seat is positioned further back. This was necessary
to optimize the center of gravity and enable the high vehicle to achieve
its impressive tipping stability.
Small is beautiful!
A smaller rear wheel means a plus of space
elsewhere. This we have spent with pleasure to the Scorpion plus 20
because to enable you to store your luggage away easily. Even big packs
can easily fit on the new, wide platform luggage carrier. With the
lowrider installed, four conventional bags can be positioned beneath
this. But whatever you expect the vehicle to carry along, the rear racks
can hold the load of up to 50 kilograms (110 lbs) without the
rechargeable batteries and bidons getting in the way. That fits even for
the quick-lock bracket for walker aids from the new
Ability" options segment!
will be carried with full suspension. This enables agile
driving dynamics and helps protecting your equipment. The stable rack
(14 mm tube) has been optimized to withstand the high lateral forces to
which trikes are subjected. The Ortlieb recumbent bags available from
bike shops are the ideal accessory and can be individually attached on
the left and right. They offer ample storage capacity and improve the
aerodynamics of your trike, similarly to a tail fairing.
If one day you like to carry very bulky loads
you will come to
appreciate your Scorpion plus 20 as a willing packhorse. You can commit
him even very broad trailer without any doubt: Wherever the two steered
front wheels will pass through, the trailer will follow easily. Your
Scorpion can tow a multi-track trailer weighing up to 40 kg. The trailer
hitch developed for the Scorpion by WEBER and HP Velotechnik has a rigid
connection plate. This enables the luggage rack to enjoy full suspension
without touching the trailer tow bar.
With the Scorpion plus,
HP Velotechnik expands the concept of the
Scorpion-class as the first full-suspension speed trike with a
smooth-running 26-inch rear wheel, which can be folded flat for
transportation without the use of tools. The small rear wheel is made
for far journeys. You will discover that at once when travelling by
train or car. When folded the Scorpion plus 20 is 16 centimeters (6")
smaller compared to his big brother. For a parcel of 81 × 91 × 83
centimeters (32 × 36 × 33") you will find a place almost everywhere.
By the way, the folding process
remains as easy as known from the other
members of the Scorpion family: You just have to open up three quick
releases, take off the seat, open the frames safety lock – and just
fold the rear end flatly right between the front wheels. Even with the
luggage rack and fenders attached, the Scorpion plus can still be folded
up without removing the wheels. And the chain? This rotates around its
own axis and otherwise reliably remains where it should be, guided by
the flexible chain guard tubes.
The best part: When you unfold the trike, HP Velotechniks unique,
self-locking folding hinge enables you to quickly turn your excited
anticipation into pure riding pleasure!
The HP Velotechnik seat systems provide an exemplary ergonomic
connection at the key interface between the rider and the trike. The
anatomically-shaped hard shell BodyLink Seat can be separately adjusted
using quick release levers. After loosening the four screws in the
center, the seat can be infinitely adjusted to your back length. It can
also be completely removed in 15 seconds a practical feature when it is
raining or you want to put it in your car.
Alternativly the airy ErgoMesh seat is available in several widths and
heights and has anatomically-shaped side cushioning and a practical
zipper pocket in the back rest. It is also available in a 5 cm wider
version with a 3 cm longer ErgoMesh XL seat or ErgoMesh HS plus seat
with an 11 cm higher seat position. The orthopedically impressive seat
systems from HP Velotechnik can be removed in 15 seconds using the quick
release levers, making them wonderfully interchangeable. A low seat
allows a sporty, dynamic ride with maximum tipping stability; a high
seat helps you get on and off the trike easily and provides a clear
view. In return, a moderate speed must be maintained on tight bends.
Comfortably-positioned, width-adjustable ergo-bars beneath the seat
relieve the strain from your wrists and neck muscles. Two handlebar
heights available. The steering geometry combines smooth straight-line
stability with impressive maneuverability. Maintenance-free, sealed
cartridge bearings on the handlebars and self-lubricating rod end
bearings on the tie rods. The wheel mounts are positioned in the frame
with sturdy, adjustable A-head headsets.
Protects your clothes and the chain: The drive unit is largely covered.
The special guide tubes made from durable plastic create minimum
friction for a quiet ride.
The optional quick frame adjustment with quick release levers can be
used to quickly adapt the bike to different leg lengths. In figures: The
Scorpion plus invites people with bodyheights from 1,49 to 2,00 m (4'11"
to 6'7") to take place. By pushing in the boom tube, you can also make
your Scorpion fx even more compact for transport.
Functional fenders: The HP Velotechnik trike fenders offer excellent
rider protection against spray from the rear and in particular, from the
side. The inner surface of the robust, plastic trike fenders is pulled
down low. Elegant attachment located on the inside of the fender with
height adjustment for tires with widths of up to 50 mm.
The Scorpion has a very safe braking action due to the low center of
gravity. The standard disc brakes ensure maximum braking power even in
bad weather. The front wheels are controlled separately so that you can
selectively brake the inner wheel when cornering. Due to HP
Velotechnik's sophisticated steering geometry, there is no effect on the
steering when braking. On request, we mount mechanically or
hydraulically coupled front brakes with one-hand operation and a V-brake
on the rear wheel as a parking brake.
Practical to transport: HP Velotechnik has developed open wheel mounts
which allow the front wheels to be simply detached together with the
brake disc by loosening just one bolt (standard feature).
By option we offer a V-brake on the rear wheel as parking brake,
operated by thumb lever at the handlebar.
The adjustable suspension provides maximum ride comfort. Important: The
quality of a trikes suspension becomes particularly clear when carrying
a great deal of luggage or riding uphill. The Scorpions suspension uses
HP Velotechniks tried-and-tested No-Squat suspension concept: The
combination of a highly rigid chainstay with the sophisticated
positioning of the swingarm pivot, the large ball-bearing-mounted chain
roller, and the strut linkage effectively prevents drive forces from
triggering the suspension and unpleasant pedal kickback. This enables
you to powerfully accelerate at all times. With the Monarch RL air shock
from Rock Shox.the spring stiffness can be simply adjusted to the
payload using a shock pump. Equipped with adjustable hydraulic rebound
damping and a blockable compression stage, it boasts the best response
recorded in our tests.
Protection against wind and rain: The
front cover from HP
Velotechnik keeps your feet warm and your legs dry. The covers angle and
height are adjustable. The rain cover can be easily removed using the
quick release lever and rolled up for transportation.
Do you offer
electric drive assistance?
Certainly we do – this is
another domain of our trikes! Every vehicle from HP Velotechnik can be
equiped optionally with an eletric driving assistance. More an more
people discover the easy way of riding a trike while sitting absolutely
comfortable. The megatrend "E-Bike" is here coming to a peak. The
aerodynamic position of the rider is to save energy so your valuable
battery capacity can be used for an efficiently extensive riding
pleasures. The technic will be integrated without any problems into the
chassis. That does not only take effect for the hub motor in the rear
wheel, but as well for the control unit at the handlebar and the
rechargable battery – and as a very special feature you can assemble
your trike with a second battery to double the range!
(... more on electrical assists)
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