The fast electric foldable adult trike
S-Pedelec Scorpion fs 26: Automobile Engineering for Top Speed
In the promising class of fast electric bikes, HP Velotechnik’s Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec focuses on secure road holding for a multi-track vehicle with chassis technology from the automotive engineering sector. The low center of gravity of this touring trike and the excellent rider support in the ergonomically-designed recumbent seat guarantee dynamic acceleration.
The low air resistance thanks to the efficient, streamlined recumbent position extends the battery range, especially notable at the high assisted speeds of up to 45 km/h (28 mph) that are reached by speed pedelecs. At such high speed, a well-tuned, full-suspension chassis is of paramount importance. The Scorpion fs 26 touring trike is the perfect base vehicle for a powerful electric trike and high average speeds of over 25 km/h (16 mph).
The Speed pedelec is driven by a powerful and silent rear hub motor. A 48 V Li-Ion rechargeable battery with a 651 Wh capacity provides a great deal of energy. The recuperation function uses the motor as a generator when braking and thus extends the range through energy recovery. The fast electric trike comes standard with a start assist function, which accelerates the tricycle at the push of a button without pedaling.
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Start later, get there faster: Thanks to electrical support up to 45 km/h, the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec will keep you on the move at all times. The top model from HP Velotechnik proves its strengths on the road to work as well as on your unforgettable weekend excursion. Good night, resting pulse!
The S-Pedelec Scorpion fs 26 with electric assistance up to 45 km/h (28 mph) is, in countries under EU-law, defined as a three wheeled moped. For those vehicles exist other regulations than for usual bicycles or E-bikes with an assisted speed up to 25 km/h (16 mph).
What did that mean for the engineers at HP Velotechnik? Every single part of the Scorpions fs 26 S-Pedelec had to pass a challenging test program to get the official approval of the German TÜV. For the demanding brake performance tests, even under wet conditions, the engineers teamed up with the Technical University of Rüsselsheim to develop a special test machine in compliance with the TÜV. And even the tiny LED-position-lights in the front of the fast eclectric trike is a result of the TÜV-approved implementation of the latest EU regulations.
However, this all together means for you: every single Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec manufactured in our recumbent factory in Kriftel, Germany is checked by the TÜV. Only then does the fast electric trike receive the individual operating permit for German streets. This is documented by the German operating license which comes with the trike. What might look a little overdone at first glance grants extra benefits for the rider: a maximum of reliability and operation safety whatever the route will be.
In Germany, the fast Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec is delivered with an operating license as “small -engine motorcycle” (L2e-P). Therefore a driver´s license and insurance is required.
All export e-trikes will be delivered without an operating license. To learn more about the legal requirements for using the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec in your home state, please contact your state authorities or your local HP Velotechnik dealer.
Despite its unique positioning as a moped, numerous innovations from the bicycle world of HP Velotechnik have also found their way into the S-Pedelec. The focus is on comfort and an enjoyable driving experience. At HP Velotechnik, we believe this fast electric trike offers a great perspective for the mobility of the future. Given the impending traffic congestion in urban areas and growing environmental awareness, fast E-Trikes such as the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec may one day be regarded as one of the first building blocks to offer a solution to this challenge of the century.
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The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec won the prestigious Eurobike Award 2012 and 2018 for its particularly innovative 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.
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 S-Pedelec in just a few simple steps into a space-saving package with dimensions of 123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25″). Even with the luggage rack and fenders attached, the fast electric 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 fast electric trike Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec has these technical refinements on board as standard.
Robust Folding Hinge
Chain Protection Tubes
Oil level indicator
Easy wheel removal
Strong Front Light
Optional Features for True Individuals
Have you got your own notion of your ideal bicycle technology? Our modular system enables us to build your recumbent tricycle to meet your needs and desires. A whole range of reliable features and components is available for your high speed recumbent pedelec 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
Build My Dream Bike Now!
Fast, convenient, and informative: Selecting the components of your fast electric 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 fast electric trike Scorpion plus 26 S-Pedelec 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 S-Pedelec.
- Seat hight BodyLink: 29 cm (12")
- Seat height ErgoMesh: 32 cm (13")
- 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: Cosmic grey / swing arm Black
Standard color: Pure orange matt RAL 2004 / swing arm Black (Picture shows sister model Scorpion fs 26)
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 37 kg (82 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 S-Pedelec recumbent e-bike 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 fast electric trike 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.
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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 fast electric trike Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec 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 S-Pedelec on Google Photos.
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. With the particular type of S-Pedelecs with type or individual approval by the TÜV, this would even result in the loss of the operating license.
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.
Changes to the vehicle are possible within certain limits that are more precisely prescribed by European legislation and monitored by TÜV. For example, you can use protective fenders, and hand rests. For typical wearing parts (such as brake pads and tires), however, you may only use approved spare parts. Otherwise, in the worst case, the operating permit and insurance will be invalidated. Your specialist dealer will know in each case which conversions or replacement options are possible; there is a list of them drawn up, amongst others, by the German Zweirad Industrie-Verband (ZIV).
The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec is legally not a bicycle, but a motor vehicle, comparable to a moped. In Germany, you must not use cycle paths with your S-Pedelec unless the cycle paths are specially marked. Forest roads are excluded from use.
In principle, this is possible – but only with trailers and couplings that are suitable for use on vehicles of class L2e (three-wheel motor vehicles with a maximum design speed of up to 45 km/h / 28 mph). However, these are practically non-existent on the market. If you use an unauthorized trailer or hitch, the approval for the entire towing combination becomes invalid.
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