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Modern Technology, Refined Looks

The 25th Anniversary Bicycle from HP Velotechnik: In 2018, the classic Streetmachine in a brand-new look, company Logo and a dream combination for the touring rider: all day power with a Pinion transmission and GO SwissDrive hub motor

 

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Friedrichshafen. HP Velotechnik sets a new standard for long distance touring: maximal comfort, along with a solid carrier system, and an intelligent drive train. With this combination, nobody surpasses HP Velotechnik! Technical highlights for 2018 are the combination of Pinion and GO SwissDrive. The classic Streetmachine from 1993 becomes one of the first bicycles from the German manufacturer to receive not only the new logo and colour design, but one of the first with new components.The Streetmachine Gte can be seen at the Eurobike show (30 August – 02. September) in Hall B, Booth 113.

The fully enclosed 12-speed transmission up front and the powerful hub motor in the rear provide a nearly silent propulsion, perfect for the proven Streetmachine design. The HP Velotechnik engineers had to re-think the frame design to allow the revolutionary transmission from the German designed Pinion. Daniel Pulvermueller, one of the owners of HP Velotechnik, says, “Not only can we outfit our Streetmachine with the Pinion and GO SwissDrive technology, but we can include it to power all of our trike models from Gekko to Scorpion.”

The Streetmachine Gte is available starting in November 2017 in all HP Velotechnik dealers and retails for 6280 Euro with Pinion and GO SwissDrive options. Info: www.hpvelotechnik.com or phone +49 (0) 61 92 – 97 99 20.

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Friedrichshafen. HP Velotechnik sets a new standard for long distance touring: maximal comfort, along with a solid carrier system, and an intelligent drive train. With this combination, nobody surpasses HP Velotechnik! Technical highlights for 2018 are the combination of Pinion and GO SwissDrive. The classic Streetmachine from 1993 becomes one of the first bicycles from the German manufacturer to receive not only the new logo and colour design, but one of the first with new components. The Streetmachine Gte can be seen at the Eurobike show (30. August – 02. September) in Hall B2, Booth 113.

A best-selling recumbent like the Streetmachine Gte, already a living legend, gives HP Velotechnik a power perfect solution to present the newest combination of internal transmission and rear hub motor. Starting in 2018, HP Velotechnik integrates the revolutionary, internal shifting of the brilliant German engineers, as explained by Daniel Pulvermüller, one of HP Velotechnik’s owners, “The Streetmachine allows Pinion-Integration with a tried and tested electric motor from GO SwissDrive. So that this power-package could make it to the road,we had to re-think the frame construction as well as the drivetrain”, explained the head designer.

Pulvermüller sees many other advantages to this dream combination: Shifting while stopped. Since the motor has power reserves, starting and stopping on hills heavily loaded while travelling is not an issue! The encapsulated transmission is a dream for all touring riders who have been searching for a robust and low-maintenance shifting solution. Or as Pinion writes, “For riders who must rely on their bicycle in every situation with perfect function.”

Recumbents with Pinion change everything

By choosing the C-Line from Pinion from the German tinkers has two reasons: The C-line is lighter than the previous models as well as being compacter. In order to integrate the transmission in the boom, the Pinion transmission had to make a handstand: compared to the P-Line, the one third lighter casting was turned 180 degrees for an optimal chain line.The Kriftel engineers had to improve the chain management, as well. In order to reduce the immense chain force over the 4-meter chain, the transmission becomes a special HP Velotechnik chain ring as well as an extralarge cog on the rear hub. HP Velotechnik also developed a special quiet chain tensioner for an efficient and quiet ride.

HP Velotechnik would not be HP Velotechnik if this highlight was only restricted to one model. With a development of 600 precent is the Pinion an optimal companion for every recumbent. That is why starting in November, all recumbents from HP Velotechnik are available with this option.The Pinion C1.12 can also be used without a motor. This refers to both model groups Gekko and Scorpion as well as all two-wheelers. (Streetmachine, Speedmachine, and Grasshopper fx).

The spectacular framework for these highlights allows the most intense image-relaunch for the 2018 season since the founding of HP Velotechnik.

Not only is the company logo and product names for the current 14 models were conceptualized by the designer Guido Golling from the Agentur 5th dimension. For the first time, the Hessen manufacturer uses the large surface of the recumbents for special colour usages. The basic colour is a lighter with shadows as well as use of black. The sharp contours flow into the frame structure and dynamically reflect the new look of HP Velotechnik.

The product graphic as well as the HP Velotechnik logo is developed into its own appearance combining optically functional aspects such as protection areas. The new design melts together product name and a sporty, modern look. A middle point is the “3D Metal Badge”. It presents a central, repeating element that is consistent on all vehicles with embodying a lasting impression of value.

Please find additional information in our press release

 

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Alexander Kraft, Press Officer HP Velotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Telephone +49 (0) 61 92 – 97 99 22 83, Mobile +49 (0) 160 – 99 85 87 94
alexander.kraft(at)hpvelotechnik.com

******** Background information HP Velotechnik ********

HP Velotechnik, founded in 1993 by Paul Hollants and Daniel Pulvermüller, manufactures approx. 2,000 recumbents per year in the factory in Kriftel near Frankfurt with 35 employees (including four trainees) and is thus market leader in Europe.The bikes are built individually by hand according to the customers wish and sold in specialist bicycle shops.The signs are pointing to growth: recumbents are sold in Germany and Europe; an increasing share is exported to more distant regions such as the USA,Australia or Japan.This successful business strategy was honoured in 2017 with the “Hessian Export Prize”, which is jointly awarded by the State of Hesse and the Hessian Chambers of Crafts and Industry and Commerce.

HP Velotechnik has developed 15 recumbent models that cover the entire range from everyday bikes to racing bikes. All models are available with powerful electric motors on request. Recently, the trikes from the Scorpion series caused a sensation, winning the renowned “Eurobike Award” design prize three times in a row. Most recently, in 2013 the Scorpion fs Enduro and in 2014 the Scorpion plus 20 as a therapy trike.The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec, a vehicle in the fast class with up to 45 km/h pedal support, last won this prize at the Eurobike, the world’s most important bicycle trade fair, in 2018.

Even as schoolchildren, the company founders Hollants and Pulvermüller became national winners of the JUTEC Youth and Technology competition of the Association of German Engineers – the foundation of the development from a garage laboratory to one of Germany’s most innovative bicycle companies. Since 2006 HP Velotechnik has been awarded as one of the three best bicycle manufacturers in Germany by the industry association VSF several times.