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Scorpion plus 26

Higher, wider, more comfortable:
There are very good reasons for claiming the "Plus"

The core element of the SUV-trike is the sweeping frame. Its geometry is coming to fruition with the striking silhouette of the Scorpions with the big 26" rear wheel. Discover the way how the SUV features wider and higher blend in with the irresistible advantages of this kind of bike: a smoother ride, less rolling resistance, and easier obstacle traversing.

Just start wondering: At first glance, the Scorpion plus 26 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 pedaling.

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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.

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Ready to take more: The rear racks can hold four conventional bags with a load of up to 50 kg (110 lbs) without the rechargeable batteries and bidons getting in the way. Thanks to the enhanced quick-folding hinge the permissible maximum load has also been increased from 140 to 150 kilograms (309 to 330 lbs)!

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.

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In just a few simple steps, it only takes a minute for you to fold up your Scorpion plus into a space-saving package with dimensions of 81 × 91 × 99 cm. 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.

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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!

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Your luggage will be carried with full suspension. This enables agile driving dynamics and helps protecting your equipment. The stable rack (14 mm tube) for four panniers has been optimized to withstand the high lateral forces to which trikes are subjected. The panniers are positioned low down with an optimum center of gravity, close to the rider to the side of the rear wheel. 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.

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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.

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Alternatively 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 5 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Scorpion has a very safe braking action due to the low center of gravity and the long wheelbase. 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.

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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.

  Optimum for transporting children or going on long trips: 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, which is used to lower the coupling point by 5 cm. This enables the luggage rack to enjoy full suspension without touching the trailer tow bar.

  Protection against wind and rain: The Streamer 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.

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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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