The dynamic high seat adult trike
The Trike with SUV Genes
Higher, Wider, More Comfortable – a Vehicle for All Purposes
No matter where you want to go: Your Scorpion plus 26 will take you there. A trip into the countryside, a long-distance journey or into town – with this versatile SUV-trike you will attract attention everywhere. The genes of this high seat touring tricycle for adults combine convenience and safety with maximum riding pleasure. On request of course also as a version with an electric motor!
Higher, wider, more comfortable: The designers at HP Velotechnik have applied what the SUV-class makes up to the construction of trikes. While situating you on this high seated touring tricycle, 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 type of bike.
Three Wheels for Epicures
Experience Dynamic Trike Culture from a High Seat
Boarding – as easy as never before! 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.
To build a touring tricycle with a high seat position was the goal when enhancing the Scorpion-class. 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. But it is up to you: If you like to change your Scorpion plus into a racy speedster, it will take only a few seconds. Just open three quick-release levers, take down the mesh seat – and install the sporty hardshell seat!
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 reliable 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 trikes moving backward is a snap. A small change in design – but a big “Plus” for everyday handling.
The special Plus: The Scorpion plus 26 will desert the SUV genes just in one aspect: In spite of its wide frame it folds 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. Thanks to the improved quick-folding hinge, the maximum load has been increased to 150 kg (330 lbs.).
Scorpion plus Series
There Are Very Good Reasons for Claiming the "Plus"
The backbone of the SUV-trike is the swept-forward frame. The geometry is based on the striking silhouette of the Scorpions and unfolds in particular with its large 26″ rear wheel. Discover the way how the SUV features including a more spacious and higher seating position blend in with the irresistible advantages of this kind of tricycle for adults: a smoother ride, less rolling resistance, and easier obstacle traversing.
Curious? At first glance, the Scorpion plus 26 is about ten centimeters (4″) higher and wider than its sporty cousin, the Scorpion fs 26. 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 model appears to be moved forward to the cross frame. In fact, the seat position is further back. This allows HP Velotechnik engineers to optimize the center of gravity and give the higher touring tricycle unprecedented stability.
Your bonus: The rear racks can hold four conventional bags with a load of up to 50 kg (110 lbs) without other accessories like water bottles or E-drive batteries getting in the way. With Lowrider fitted, it can handle four panniers with a payload of up to 50 kilograms (110 lbs). Above the rear wheel, the optional Top Load platform offers space for light luggage. Thanks to the improved quick-folding hinge, HP Velotechnik was able to increase the maximum load to 150 kilograms (330 lbs)!
Top Virtues of the Scorpion Plus 26
Unfolding the Joy of Driving
Scorpion Plus 26: A Great Trike - Also For Saving Space
With the Scorpion plus 26, HP Velotechnik continues the concept of the Scorpion series, which presented the first fully suspended speed trike with a smooth-running 26-inch rear wheel that can be folded flat for transport without tools.
In just a few simple steps, it only takes a minute to fold up your high touring tricycle into a space-saving package with dimensions of 81 × 91 × 99 cm. The Scorpion plus 26 folds without removing the wheels, even with the luggage rack and fenders attached. 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 plus 26 high touring tricycle for adults 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 bike technology? Our modular system enables us to build your touring tricycle 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.
Build My Dream Bike Now!
Fast, convenient, and informative: Selecting the components of your touring tricycle for adults 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 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 plus 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: 120 cm (47")
- Track width: 86 cm (34")
- Width: 91 cm (36")
- Length: 186–218 cm (5'6"–6'7")
- Turning circle: 5.35 m (17'7") outward
- Folded size: 81 × 91 × 99 cm (32 x 36 x 39")
Standard color: Cosmic grey
Standard color: Magma red / swing arm Black (Picture shows sister model Scorpion plus 20)
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 19.5 kg (43 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!
In our detailed Scorpion tricycle catalog, you can read all the details about the Scorpion plus 26 high touring tricycle for adults and exciting adventures of riders on three wheels. In addition, you will read lots of background information about tricycles for adults and exciting 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!
You will find all the details about the high touring tricycle 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.
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 touring tricycle 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 plus 26 on Google Photos.
Scorpion plus 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.
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. 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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All Right, Enough Theory, How Do I Get on The Sporty Tadpole Trike?
A Scorpion plus 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.