Press room - Recumbent Cyclist News 11/12/2006
HP HP Velotechnik in the news: the following text is an excerpt from the magazine Recumbent Cyclist News, issue 11/12/2006. We recommend to order the complete magazine from the publishing house to read the whole story.
HP VELOTECHNIK - FOLDING TRIKE: The Scorpion FX is HP Velo's first foldable recumbent tricycle and designed for long distance cyclists. Within 60 seconds and without tools, the new Scorpion FX folds down to 102x83x69 cm. Take 90 more seconds and an allen key for the removal of both front wheels and fenders, and the Scorpion FX gets so compact that you can put it in the trunk of a small car. The suspended rear rack and the lowrider rack allow for 50 kg luggage.
HP's adjustable BodyLink seat and plush suspension assure relaxing comfort. The frame's cross member is bent up and forward to meet the sturdy wheels up front, giving a ling wheelbase for safe braking, easy access to the seat and avoiding heel interference for smaller riders.
Scorpion FX will be available form January 2007, price starts at US $3,090.