The medium high foldable travel trike
Your Trusted Travel Companion
Raised Seat, Easy Access and Plenty of Space for Four Bags: Scorpion fx
With the comfortable touring tricycle Scorpion fx, HP Velotechnik offers an impressively stable folding trike that has been specially developed for the needs of touring cyclists.
The seat of the Scorpion fx is positioned far higher and more upright than that of its sporty contemporaries, the Scorpion and Scorpion fs. This gives easy access to the Scorpion fx and offers a decent seating position, a clear view on the road ahead and a panoramic view of the scenery around you. In brief: Enjoy a lot of trike fun the easy way!
The Scorpion fx not only has room for a sturdy luggage rack with an integrated platform above the rear wheel. The higher seat position also creates space for a lowrider rack behind the seat. Its sturdy tubing provides secure support for two more panniers.
In total, you can transport up to 50 kg (110 lbs) of luggage in four large panniers. Good for the handling stability: Your luggage travels particularly favourably because it is positioned low and close to your body, ensuring a perfect centre of gravity. If you choose the ErgoMesh seat and the matching Side Bag Mounts, you have easy access to another 10 kg of luggage in two handlebar bags next to the seat.
A large variety of drivetrain options to choose from allow you to relax and enjoy the laid-back comfort of the Scorpion fx with such a heavy payload even on the steepest hills. On request, we can also equip your Scorpion fx with a powerful electric motor and double battery option for maximum travel range!
Your Space Is Precious?
Scorpion fx. Unfolds Pure Riding Pleasure!
Sometimes space is of the essence – as is time. This is what makes it so satisfying when highly intelligent solutions can save you both. A Swiss pocketknife for example. Or our foldable Scorpion fx travel trike.
Amazing space savings. Thanks to HP Velotechnik’s patented, self-locking folding hinge, it is easier than ever to fold up your Scorpion fx. In just 60 seconds, the comfortable seat can be removed without using any tools, and the trike’s rear wheel can be folded forward.
Space-saving masterpiece. With a few movements, this luxurious touring trike can be turned into a compact package that can be easily transported by car.
A ratchet strap hidden behind the seat ties together the two halves of the frame to make the bike easy to carry when folded. Another 90 seconds and the front wheels have been removed using one single Allen wrench. The agile speedster will now even fit in the trunk of some of the tiniest cars. Or in your apartment: Don’t let anyone ever tell you again that you don’t have room for any more beautiful trikes!
Folding dimension for fast folding:
(seat removed, rear wheel folded forward)
100 × 83 × 71 cm (40 x 33 x 27″) front supported
88 × 83 × 96 cm (30 x 33 x 38″) back supported
(front wheels removed, right mudguard turned inwards, left mudguard removed)
104 x 83 x 60 cm (41 x 33 x 24″)
Without wheels, fenders, rack:
75 x 74 x 60 cm (29.5 x 29 x 24″)
Top Virtues of the Scorpion fx
Globetrotter with a Panoramic View
Scorpion fx. The Comfortable, Foldable Travel Trike.
The streamlined, relaxed seating position on the Scorpion fx, just like on a recumbent bike, ensures a fast pace. The seat angle is adjustable from 46-54°. The seat height of 35 cm (14″) was chosen by HP Velotechnik for the Scorpion fx to be significantly higher than the sportier Scorpion to provide a very good overview in road traffic. The rearward curved frame cross member allows the driver to get close to the seat and get on and off without effort. And even when stopping at traffic lights, the driver no longer has to take his feet off the pedals positioned at the height of 38-46 cm (15-18″) but can accelerate powerfully from the comfortable recumbent seat.
The frame suspension with 8.5 cm (3.5″) travel works unaffected by pedaling forces thanks to HP Velotechnik’s proven No Squat design. The stiff aluminum frame allows a very low weight for tricycles from 16.5 kg (36.5 lbs). The frame and seat are adjustable in length to suit riders from 1.57 m to 2.00 m (5’2″– 6’7″) tall.
Wider is better: The wider the track, the greater the tipping stability and the faster your trike can corner. A wide track also allows a bigger steering angle for a small turning circle. So that your Scorpion fx still fits easily through doors and gates, HP Velotechnik has developed narrow hubs for a low overall width of just 83 cm (33″). (You want it even wider? The maximum track width and the highest seating position of our Tadpole trikes can be found with the models Scorpion plus 20 and Scorpion plus 26.)
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The Details at a Glance
Your Scorpion fx 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 recumbent bicycle to meet your needs and desires. A whole range of reliable features and components is available for your bike, 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 our foldable travel trike is of course based on 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 fx.
- Seat height BodyLink: 35 cm (14")
- Seat height ErgoMesh: 38 cm (15")
- Seat height ErgoMesh HS plus: 49 cm (9.3")
- Seat angle: 46–54°
- Seat angle: ErgoMesh HS plus: 46–59°
- Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
- Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
- Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
- Bottom bracket height: 38–46 cm (15"– 18")
- Ground clearance: 13,5 cm (5.3" statically compressed)
- Wheelbase: 107 cm (40")
- Track width: 78 cm (31")
- Width: 83 cm (33")
- Length: 165–201 cm (5'6"– 6'7")
- Turning circle: 4,5 m (14'5") outward
- Folding size: 100 × 83 × 71 cm (40 x 33 x 27")
- Dismantled size: 104 × 83 × 60 cm (41 x 33 x 24")
Standard color: Pearl orange
Standard color: Cosmic grey
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 at the rear wheel: 8,5 cm (3.3")
- Weight: from 16,5 kg (36,5 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 140 kg (309 lbs)
- Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
- Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
- Rider height: ca. 1,57 – 2,00 m (5'2"– 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 fx 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 catalogue you will read all the details about the recumbent tricycle Scorpion fx and exciting adventures of cycling tours by trike all over the world.
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 fx 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 have a negative effect on the overall balanced system and thus on the riding 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 install an engine in your Scorpion fx, you have to subtract its weight from the possible payload.
You can carry up to 6 bags plus another piece of luggage on the platform above the rear wheel:
On the luggage rack specially designed for the Scorpion fx, you can store two standard bags, plus additional luggage on the platform.
With the Lowrider carrier you bring two more panniers to your bike.
If you choose the ErgoMesh seat and our matching Side Bag Mounts, you have easy access to another 10 kg of luggage in two handlebar bags next to the seat.
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 fx adult trike 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 fx on Google Photos.
Find a Dealer
All Right, Enough Theory, How Do I Get on The Sporty Tadpole Trike?
A Scorpion fx 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.