The compact high seat adult tricycle
Mobility Without Limits
Scorpion Plus 20: Our Most Versatile Trike to Match All Your Daily Challenges
No matter where you want to go: Your Scorpion plus 20 will take you there. A trip into the countryside, town, or a long-distance journey – with the most convincing comfort-trike you will attract attention everywhere. The genes of this trike combine flexibility and safety with maximum riding pleasure. In every detail, you will find some extra-plus. As an example, we offer one of our electric motors with a reverse gear. From now on there are no limits left for your mobility – especially for seniors or people with special needs!
Higher, wider, more comfortable: The designers at therecumbent manufacturer HP Velotechnik have applied what the SUV-class makes up to the construction of recumbent trikes. While situating you on this high seat recumbent trike, we want you to have an excellent overview in almost every situation. A seat height of 57 centimeters (22.5″) is a unique highlight for this kind of three wheel bikes. One of many plus points for the Scorpion plus 20, which the jury of the Eurobike Award therefore recognized with its coveted prize at the world’s most important bicycle trade fair Eurobike.
Boarding – as Easy as Never Before!
Dynamic Chassis Design with a Great Deal of Comfort
Thanks to the wider frame, it has never been easier to enter a trike. The wide construction achieves an impressive tilting stability. Experience the dynamic culture of the chassis of the Scorpion fs-class up close and in harmony with the reliable performance of this SUV trike. The DNA of the “Generation Plus” will guarantee a highly refined pleasure of riding.
The goal when enhancing the Scorpion-class was to build an adult trike with a high seat position. The high seat guarantees an excellent overview of traffic. It eases mounting in a way that wasn’t achieved before with trikes of this design. Thereby our engineers optimized the Scorpion plus 20 to provide disabled people with a human-powered vehicle. You just have to mount a few but distinctive accessories.
Accessories that make sense: Scorpion plus – that means a “Plus” of comfort in either way. Whereas others have to clutch the handlebars, you can depose your arm smoothly on the hand rests – and look forward to a relaxed performance. Or try our pedals with heel strap and foot clamp, which will make cleat-based pedal systems obsolete. Your feet will stay super stable in the pedal – by using your everyday footwear!
Maximal comfort is our minimum: In a couple of years, the electric reverse gear for trikes with power assist will be standard most likely. HP Velotechnik is offering this feature already today. For vehicles as stable as our recumbent trikes moving backward is a snap. A small change in design – but a big “Plus” for everyday handling.
The exclusive Plus: The Scorpion plus 20 will desert the SUV genes just in one aspect: In spite of its wide frame it can be folded to convenient dimensions in only one minute. To achieve this, our designers re-engineered the main frame’s patented quick-folding hinge. At the same time, this re-design increased the maximum payload. This means that up to 150 kg of payload is now possible!
Scorpion Plus 20 Stands for Outstanding Recumbent Trike Design
The Eurobike-Award winning recumbent trike Scorpion plus 20 is the third member of the Scorpion family in a row that received this sought-after award for innovative bike design and outstanding product quality. As in 2012 with the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec and in 2013 the Scorpion fs 26 Enduro, the jury of specialist journalists, design experts and sports scientists also evaluated aspects such as efficiency, ergonomics, utility value, weight, safety, environmental compatibility and processing.
The backbone of the “Plus”-trikes is the swept-forward frame. Discover the way how the features wider and higher blend in with the practical advantages of this kind of trike: a shorter wheelbase and the 20-inch rear wheel allow in comparison with the “big brother” Scorpion plus 26 a smaller turning circle (minus 60 cm / 24″). Above all the platform rack is to mobilize even bulky loads.
Curious? At first glance, the Scorpion plus 20 is about ten centimeters (4″) higher and wider than the sporty cousin, the Scorpion fs 20. But the new design now allows far smaller riders with heights from just 1.49 meters (4’11”) to easily mount the comfortable full suspension trikes: Have a seat, turn the pedals, and treat yourself to luxurious comfort.
For experts, the actual design plus becomes clearer on closer inspection: the seat position on this generation plus trike model appears to be moved forward to the cross frame. In fact, the seat position is further back. This was the key to optimize the center of gravity and enable the high seat recumbent trike to achieve its impressive tipping stability – providing road safety especially for seniors or people with disabilities.
Small is beautiful! A smaller rear wheel means a plus of space elsewhere. We are happy to give it to the Scorpion plus 20 so that you can accommodate more luggage with ease. The carrier, specially designed for this recumbent trike model, not only holds four bags of up to 50 kilograms. The rack is also a little wider: You can confidently stack a thicker package on the platform luggage carrier of this trike.
But no matter what you put on your pack mule, you remain flexible. The loads do not get in the way of other accessory parts: whether battery or even double battery, whether water bottles or the unique products from our ability and adaptive cycling accessory line for seniors and people with special needs – everything fits!
Top Virtues of the Scorpion Plus 20
Unfolding the Joy of Driving
The Scorpion Plus 20 Comes out Big When It Comes to Making Things Small
With the Scorpion plus 20, HP Velotechnik continues the concept of the Scorpion series, which presented a fully suspended recumbent trike that can be folded flat for transport without tools. The small rear wheel is excellent for long journeys. You will discover that at once when traveling by train or car. When folded the Scorpion plus 20 is 16 centimeters (6″) smaller compared to his big brother. For a parcel of 81 × 91 × 83 centimeters (32 × 36 × 33″), you will find a place almost everywhere.
By the way, the folding process remains as simple as known from the other adult trike members of the Scorpion family: You just have to open up three quick-releases, take off the seat, open the frames safety lock – and then fold the rear end flatly right between the front wheels. Even with the luggage rack and fenders attached, the adult tricycle 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 high seat recumbent trike Scorpion plus 20 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 tricycle to meet your needs and desires. A whole range of reliable features and components is available for your three wheel bike, all of which have been specially developed to excel in everyday use as well as the special needs of seniors or people with disabilities. Here we show some selected examples; you will find the complete selection in our price lists and catalogs as well as our online configurator.
Build My Dream Bike Now!
Selecting the components of your high seat recumbent 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 plus 20 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 trike.
- Seat hight BodyLink: 43 cm (17")
- Seat height ErgoMesh: 46 cm (18")
- Seat height ErgoMesh HS plus: 57 cm (22")
- Seat width ErgoMesh: 38 cm (15")
- Seat width ErgoMesh XL: 43 cm (17")
- Seat angle: 46–54° adjustable
- Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
- Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
- Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
- Bottom bracket height: 37–43 cm (15-17")
- Ground clearance: 15.5 cm (6", statically compressed)
- Wheelbase: 110 cm (43")
- Track width: 86 cm (34")
- Width: 91 cm (36")
- Length: 168–200 cm (66–79")
- Turning circle: 4,75 m (15'7") outward
- Folded size: 81 × 91 × 83 cm (32 x 36 x 33")
Standard color: Cosmic grey
Standard color: Magma red / 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 18,8 kg (42 lbs) incl. pedals
- Payload: max. 150 kg (330 lbs)
- Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
- Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
- Rider height: ca. 1.49 – 2.00 m (4'11" – 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 plus 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 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 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 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 high seat recumbent trike Scorpion plus 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 plus 20 on Google Photos.
Scorpion plus 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 – of course also about useful accessories.. 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.
Yes. Thanks to the wide frame and the possibility of using a very high seat (up to 57 cm / 22.4″), boarding the Scorpion plus 26 is very easy even for seniors or people with special needs. Especially people with limited mobility appreciate this and other special features (e.g. CE-certification as medical device).
Trikes with the CE mark for medical products are subject to particularly strict specifications. For example, they are tested from an ergonomic point of view and tested for harmful substances.
As long as a driver has his vehicle safely under control and is able to move appropriately in traffic, yes. In case of uncertainty as to whether this is the case, this should be clarified in advance with a doctor or therapist.
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