The full suspension speed trike
Engineered for the Extraordinary
Scorpion fs 26: Magnificent Trike Design Meets Outstanding Driving Dynamics
Long wheelbase; clear contours; large, smooth-running wheels; elegantly integrated independent suspension: The dynamic appearance of the Scorpion fs 26 performance speed trike leaves a lasting impression.
You don’t need mountain passes, hairpin bends, or race tracks to enjoy the impressive ride dynamics of the Scorpion fs 26. HP Velotechnik’s agile speed trike also demonstrates its strengths when commuting to work or on a leisurely weekend ride.
The Full Suspension Chassis
Size Matters: A Long Wheelbase for Smooth Trike Rides
Even your first look at the Scorpion fs 26 will get your pulse racing. The powerful 26-inch rear wheel and striking, integrated MacPherson suspension make it unmistakably clear: This speed trike is hungry for asphalt and adrenalin!
But the stunning design features also convince with stable road holding and make traversing obstacles extraordinarily smooth.
With the Scorpion fs 26, you have the best equipment for exhilarating trike tours ready to go. The advanced steering geometry (ASG) system enables you to control the trike smoothly and precisely. You benefit from a small turning circle even though the big rear wheel demands for more space in the chassis. The Scorpion fs 26’s long wheelbase also offers a notably smoother ride, more safety, and supreme ride pleasure – size matters!
The entire chassis of the performance speed trike 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.
Precision can be measured, passion for detail must be felt
Driving pleasure - for sure!
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Top Virtues of the Scorpion fs 26
Unfolds Pure Driving Pleasure
This Great Trike Performs Fast Also When Folding Tiny for Transport
With the Scorpion fs 26, HP Velotechnik presented its first full-suspension speed trike with a smooth-running 26-inch rear wheel, that can be folded flat for transportation without the use of tools.
It only takes a minute to fold your Scorpion fs 26 in just a few simple steps into a space-saving package with dimensions of 123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25″). If you remove the wheels as well, the dimensions reduce even further to a compact 93 × 74 × 54 cm (37 x 29 x 22″). Even with the luggage rack and fenders attached, the Scorpion fs 26 performance speed trike can still be folded up without removing the wheels. And the chain? The chain rotates around its axis and otherwise reliably remains where it should be, guided by the flexible chain guard tubes.
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 26 performance trike has these technical refinements on board as standard.
Robust Folding Hinge
Chain Protection Tubes
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 26 performance speed trike 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 performance trike is easy with our online configurator. Choose to your heart’s content from our versatile modular systems!
Facts and Figures
Specifications and Technical Data
The outstanding ride of the Scorpion fs 26 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 26 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
- 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 (51")
- Track width: 78 cm (31")
- Width: 83 cm (33")
- Length: 187–231 cm (74–91")
- Turning circle: 5.51 m (18') outward
- Faltmaß: 123 × 83 × 62 cm Folded size: 123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25")
- Dismantled size: 93 × 74 × 54 cm (37 x 29 x 22")
Standard color: Pure orange matt RAL 2004 / swing arm Black
Standard color: Cool grey metallic / swing arm Black
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 18.2 kg (41 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 140 kg (309 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 26 performance trike 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 recumbent bicycles – 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 full suspension adult tricycle 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 recumbent bicycles – without obligation and completely free of charge.
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 performance speed trike Scorpion fs 26 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 26 on Google Photos.
Scorpion fs 26 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 26, you have to subtract its weight from the possible payload.
The geometry of the full-suspensionScorpion fs 26 trike has been optimized to allow the seat to be positioned low in front of the big rear wheel. This restricts the space for additional luggage racks such as a Lowrider. However, you can use a special recumbent bag (banana shape) for large amounts of luggage.
With our Top Load attachment you can extend the rack with a platform for light luggage.
Find a Dealer
All Right, Enough Theory, How Do I Get on The Sporty Tadpole Trike?
A Scorpion fs 26 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.