The compact full suspension adult trike
Trike Dynamics Comfortably Balanced: Scorpion fs 20
Discover HP Velotechnik's Compact Full-Suspension Foldable Touring Trike
It’s good to know, that even if things get rough ahead of you, you can still stay laid back and relaxed. When developing the award-winning design of the Scorpion fs 20 foldable touring trike, HP Velotechnik’s engineers used the latest chassis technology from the automotive sector to provide the most comfortable full suspension for your ride. But they did not compromise by simply using retro-fit solutions on existing frames:
The whole vehicle was developed from scratch to incorporate an impressively sensitive full suspension in a sleek and lean design delivering superior performance. The wishbone axle geometry and HP Velotechnik’s unique Stabilizer System, with its anti-roll bar integrated into the frame design allow full use of the ample suspension travel. It is finely tuned to perfectly respond to the forces of the road. The low seat and far higher pedal position highlight the agile adult trike’s sporty character.
You can feel the benefits of this masterpiece of finest German trike engineering immediately when cutting your first corner: enjoy a perfect synthesis of outstanding road-holding and a maximum of “Fahrvergnügen.”
The Full Suspension Chassis
The Roughest Road Becomes an Exhilarating Ride
Potholes, cobblestones, gravel roads: the condition of your way ahead can be shocking indeed. From now on, you are going to look forward to riding those sweet little challenges. Once you want to leave the beaten track, you need a quick responding suspension, stable road holding, precise steering, and an optimum of steadiness. Now, the Scorpion fs 20 is your perfect choice.
The comfortable MacPherson front suspension has 6 cm (2.4 inches) of travel and uses a reliable spring and elastomer system. The suspension struts are supported on the far end of the frame’s rigid, large-diameter crossbar close to the wheel. The adjustable wishbones are equipped with maintenance-free bearings.
With this design, our engineers were able to keep unsuspended masses at a minimum, achieving a rapidly responding front suspension action with an astonishingly low weight from 17,5 kg for the fully suspended recumbent touring trike Scorpion fs 20. The suspension preload is adjustable. By exchanging the steel springs and varying the parallelly positioned MCU-elastomer / spacer stack, you can adjust the suspension characteristics, stiffness, and progression to match your personal riding style and needs.
The Scorpion fs 20’s most unique feature is the beefy wishbone and stabilizer bar system under the cruciform frame. This stops the trike from rolling in corners while preserving its suspension movement. Control at the extreme limits is noticeably improved and tipping safety significantly increased. The AntiDive kinematics prevent the negative dive effects on braking.
The design of the camber and track geometry ensures that the steering mechanism offers straight-line stability over the entire suspension travel and remains easily accessible and free from impairment when braking (brake steer) or traversing obstacles (bump steer). You can feel it immediately: in the precision of the steering, the sporty handling, and the direct feedback from the road.
The entire chassis is designed using our No Squat suspension design and transmits all of your drive energy to the road without any loss of power. In return, you enjoy complete comfort so that you can lean back and relax while dynamically accelerating, even on rocky roads.
Top Virtues of the Scorpion fs 20
Precision can be measured, passion for detail must be felt
Unfolds Pure Driving Pleasure
Immense Traction, Precise Tracking, and Minimal Floor Space: Scorpion fs 20
The Scorpion fs 20 received the Eurobike Award for groundbreaking design and above-average product quality. The jury of “iF International Design Forum,” comprised of design experts, specialist journalists and sports scientists, rated amongst others: efficiency, ergonomics, practical value, weight, safety, environmental impact aspects, and finish.
For convenient transport, you can easily fold your Scorpion fs 20 within 60 seconds into a package of 112 × 83 × 63 cm length x height x width (44″ x 33″ x 25″, with installed rear rack). After the easy removal of the front fenders and front wheels, the package reduces to only 112 × 74 × 46 cm (44″ x 29″ x 18″); without the rear rack, the length is almost less than 90 cm (36″). For easy carrying around, your Scorpion fs 20 is fixated in its folded position by a frame-side-mounted adjustable snap-in device that safely secures the folded frame.
The best part: When you unfold the trike, HP Velotechnik’s unique, self-locking folding hinge enables you to turn your excited anticipation into pure riding pleasure quickly!
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The Details at a Glance
Your Scorpion fs 20 has these technical refinements on board as standard.
Chain Protection Tubes
Robust Folding Hinge
Easy wheel removal
Optional Features for True Individuals
Have you got your own notion of your ideal bicycle technology? Our modular system enables us to build your Scorpion fs 20 to meet your needs and desires. A whole range of reliable features and components is available for your recumbent trike, all of which have been specially developed to excel in everyday use. Here we show some selected examples; you will find the complete selection in our price lists and catalogs as well as our online configurator.
Fenders / Mudguards
Front Boom Quick Adjust
Weather Protection Gear
Build My Dream Bike Now!
Fast, convenient, and informative: Selecting the components of your trike is easy with our online configurator. With your configuration number, you can edit your saved component choice, print and call your dealer for advice.
Facts and Figures
Specifications and Technical Data
The outstanding ride of the full suspension adult trike is the result of thoroughly engineered performance technology with precise technical specifications. The detailed figures can be found here in the technical data sheet – from the dimensions to the payload, from the seat height to the appropriate rider size. And of course, we are also happy to show you which colors you can choose for your Scorpion fs 20 trike.
- Seat hight BodyLink: 29 cm (12")
- Seat height ErgoMesh: 32 cm (13")
- Seat height ErgoMesh HS plus: 43 cm (17")
- Seat angle: 41–49° adjustable
- Seat angle ErgoMesh HS: 41–54° adjustable
- Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
- Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
- Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
- Bottom bracket height: 40–45 cm (16–18")
- Ground clearance: 12 cm (5", statically compressed)
- Wheelbase: 128 cm (44")
- Track width: 78 cm (31")
- Width: 83 cm (33")
- Length: 172–206 cm (68–81")
- Turning circle: 4.76 m (15.6') outward
- Folded size:
90 × 83 × 63 cm (36 x 33 x 25", without rear rack)
- Dismantled size: 90 × 74 × 46 cm (36 x 29 x 18")
Standard color: Colza yellow RAL 1021
Standard color: Blue shade grey matt
Give your bike a personal touch: On request, you can have the frame of your HP Velotechnik recumbent bike powder-coated with a custom color completely to your personal taste. You can choose from hundreds of color shades:
An overview and further information about our custom colors can be found in our color chart.
- Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
- Suspension travel: front 6 cm (2.4") / rear 8 cm (3.1")
- Weight: from 17.5 kg (39 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 130 kg (286 lbs)
- Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
- Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
- Rider height: ca. 1.62 – 2.00 m (5'4" – 6'7")
We are committed to the quality of our products. Therefore we grant a guarantee of 10 years on the frame and the swing arm bearing of our bikes and trikes. For further information, please have a look at our warranty conditions.
They Even Have a catalog? This Is Getting Better and Better!
You will find all the details about the Scorpion fs 20 in our detailed and richly illustrated Scorpion tricycle catalog. Also, you will read lots of background information about tricycles for adults and fascinating reports about trike tours all over the world.
Even now you have the choice with us: Browse here online on our website. Or request your copy in high-quality printing form by post. So you can comfortably recline at home on your sofa and start discovering the world of recumbents – without obligation and completely free of charge.
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They Even Have a catalog? This Is Getting Better and Better!
In our detailed Scorpion tricycle catalog, you can read all the details about the fast tricycle for adults and exciting adventures of riders on a trike.
Request your copy in a high-quality printing form right away. So you can comfortably recline at home on your sofa and start discovering the world of recumbents – without obligation and completely free of charge.
Scorpion fs 20 Frequently Asked Questions
The characteristics of our trikes depend on many factors. The wheel size is only one. HP Velotechnik optimized the geometry of each model for specific characteristics (with or without full suspension, foldable or not foldable, small rear wheel or large rear wheel, etc.). A conversion in this area would harm the overall balanced system and thus on the driving characteristics – therefore our trikes are not intended for such a conversion.
In our concept, the specialist trade is the central sales pillar. Our selected and trained specialist dealers can advise you in detail. Above all, however, they offer a promptly available service locally, which we cannot provide within the framework of our manufactory with some production processes planned for the long term. For these reasons we also do not sell directly to the customer at the factory.
A lot works with a lot – but not everything is compatible with everything. This is obvious with some combinations: a hub gear plus a hub motor in the same rear wheel is not possible. The easiest way to choose your specifications: Enter your whishes in our online configurator – we’ve programmed it with all possible combinations, compatibility, and descriptions on our component choices. For detailed advice on choosing the best option for your desired application, please contact your specialist dealer.
System weight means the weight of rider + luggage + bike (if applicable incl. motor). The payload refers to driver + luggage. In practical terms, this means that if you chose a motor for your Scorpion fs 20, you have to subtract its weight from the possible payload.
The Scorpion fs 20 is designed as a sporty and thus low trike. In addition, the suspension decreases ground clearance. For this reason, a special recumbent bike bag (banana shape) can be used as an option for large quantities of luggage for space reasons and not an additional lowrider.
Here You Can Enjoy the Best Views
You will experience the best reasons for one of our recumbents during an extended test ride. On our website, we can only describe to you the incomparable driving feeling. True to the saying “A picture says more than 1000 words” we want to let our Scorpion fs 20 speak for itself.
Move the mouse pointer over the image. Use the magnifying glass symbol to open the picture gallery. Alternatively, you can use the link icon to download photos in high resolution, e.g., as a desktop background – simply right-click after opening the image. You can find more high-resolution pictures in our album about Scorpion fs 20 on Google Photos.
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All Right, Enough Theory, How Do I Get on The Sporty Tadpole Trike?
A Scorpion fs 20 is waiting for your test drive at these dealers near you. With the “Advanced Search” you can, of course, also search for other models. Click on the dealer for the details and your desired date for an individual consultation.