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PDF for download: Press release World Novelty Speedmachine S-Pedelec by HP Velotechnik (incl. long version and additional information, 2.8 MB,  Jul 06, 2022)

From 0 to 45 in 8.29 seconds

With the Speedmachine S-Pedelec, HP Velotechnik presents the world’s first recumbent bike in the fast class of S-Pedelecs / The bike manufacturer becomes motor vehicle manufacturer


Frankfurt am Main. Speed is already in the name of HP Velotechnik’s fastest bike, the Speedmachine. Now the recumbent manufacturer is going one better with the motor: the classic low recumbent is now also available with an electric motor that provides pedaling assistance up to 45 km/h. This makes the Speedmachine S-Pedelec a streamlined alternative for anyone looking for a fast bike, for example, one that will work briskly to cover long distances. The Speedmachine S-Pedelec will celebrate its world premiere at Eurobike (July 13 to 17). It can be seen at the HP Velotechnik booth in Hall 8 (D22).

Equipped is the full-suspension bike with the virtually silent rear hub motor Z20 RS from Neodrives. It develops a peak power of 1000 watts with an efficiency of 85 percent. Safety plus for the pilot: Thanks to the low center of gravity with the battery mounted under the seat, the vehicle remains perfectly stable even at high speed. Even when fully loaded with up to four panniers, the bike remains safely on course. In addition, the elegant racer comes standard with hydraulic disc brakes, high-intensity lighting from Busch & Müller (IQ-XE, 150 lux), a large rearview mirror and a luggage rack for two bags.

Suspended front and rear wheels are essential for the Speedmachine, clarifies Daniel Pulvermüller, Head of Development at HP Velotechnik: “When you can reach such high speeds so easily, a vehicle must stay securely on the road. This is ensured by the Concept steering head suspension fork at the front, while the rear suspension uses No Squat technology. This effectively prevents deflection caused by drive forces.” In internal tests, the previous acceleration record from 0 to 45 km/h (28 mph) is 8.29 seconds. The data was recorded with a calibrated measuring device.

Parallel to building the fast two-wheeler, HP Velotechnik has pushed ahead with another development: The Germans are now a motor vehicle manufacturer registered with the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. This has the advantage that the bikes no longer have to go through the acceptance and approval process at the TÜV individually, but can be produced in volume. The operating permit required for this is valid for the entire EU as well as Switzerland.

The Speedmachine S-Pedelec will be available from specialist dealers in the fall at prices starting at 8,690 euros. In addition to the standard powder coating in Silver gray or Carmine red, special colors such as Colza yellow (pictured) as well as numerous other extra requests can also be realized.