Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride - recumbent bikes and trikes are the perfect form of transportation
for active people. At HP Velotechnik we have been working since 1993 on creating the best range of recumbent bicycles, tricycles and accessories you can buy.
We welcome you to take a look at the details on the following pages. Price lists are available in the "Shopping" section where you can also
search for dealers in your area to go for a test ride.
With a special highlight the trade fair season 2018 ended for us at the Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention in Nashville, TN last weekend.
On sunday Charles Coyne, organizer of the show, draw the lucky winner of our Gekko 26 raffle.
Scott Barrows from Lancaster Recumbent filled out the winning ticket – congratulations and big thanks for everyone who visited us at our booth at RC-C
as well as other events and shows throughout the year!
Prestigious award for visionary E-bike – Quick, beautiful, excellent: The jury of the world's most important bicycle fair has awarded the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec one of the coveted Eurobike Awards.
For the first time, we presented this completely revised "three-wheeled vehicle for passenger transport" (German Federal Motor Transport Authority) in a new design.
The still biggest novelty show for bicycles in Friedrichshafen was the perfect place – even if the fair unfortunately did not offer a public day this time
(which will be different again in 2019).
The renowned international Eurobike Design Award, which we received for this first 45 km/h e-bike in the L2e-P class registered in Europe, underlines the increasing
importance of fast pedelecs as a separate vehicle class. And the development team around Daniel Pulvermüller has also put a lot of effort into it and worked on the
technical details, without which, however, there is no TÜV approval. But the tricycle indicator, the new oil level indicator for coupled brakes plus lights and horn
with the special "E" marking and the immobiliser (=frame lock) speak for themselves. And not to forget, of course: Our new Flash design, which underlines the dynamics
of our fast trikes with its rapid forms!
With best result on the podium again
– HP Velotechnik celebrates a powerful comeback: Our recumbent factory has been ranked best special bike manufacturer by the German dealer's association VSF.
More information (German only) in our press release on the VSF supplier's ranking 2018.
"Obviously... I’m a fan of this trike" – Bryan Ball, managing editor of 'BentRider Online took the chance to test ride the Gekko 26 of our
US edition. Obviously he enjoyed it as much as we enjoy his review, since he found very pleasing words. They only left him, when
it came to sum up the "lows" of our entry level trike. Please read the original review on the Gekko 26 on 'BentRider Online or the
version provided in our press room (02/22/2018)
Teaching the Pros – More than 70 dealers from six European countries participated in our annual dealer training and information day.
We offered a broad variety of hands-on workshops with a focus on electric components and retrofitting. "Our cycles allow for various options which makes these
topics especially relevant for our dealers", explained Head of Sales Thomas Wilkens. A total of 60 presentations and workshops, 48 of them instructional
hands-on workshops, showed the diversity within this field.
Press Room: Streetmachine Gte – "very good" among 62 electric bikes – "We congratulate HP Velotechnik! To their anniversary and to this bike. With the
Streetmachine Gte the company proves, that it is most well prepared for the future", writes the German magazine ElektroRad
after a test of our "anniversary edition" of the Streetmachine Gte.
We appreciate these birthday wishes very much – and are proud that our classic recumbent bike equipped with Pinion gear system and electric drivetrain
by Go SwissDrive could achieve the second best overall rating in the field of 62 tested electric bicycles!
We provide the article in our press room.
HP Velotechnik awarded Citizen's Prize – In a prestigious ceremony, the recumbent manufacturer HP Velotechnik was awarded the "German Citizen's Prize 2017"
in the category "socially-responsible companies". The prize was donated from the communal public bank Taunus Sparkasse.
The English version of our company portrait is available now as announced earlier. The video has been produced when we were awarded the Export Prize
from the province of Hessen and gives a glimpse into our factory as well as our history.
HP Velotechnik 25th Anniversary – a new brand experience 2018 is the 25th anniversary of HP Velotechnik. We have taken the time to reflect
back to everything that we have accomplished together in order to update our market presence.
Together with the most detailed and complicated product relaunch in the history of HP Velotechnik, we wish to present the new logo and intense colours to
carry us forward. A completely re-vamped website will go along with our newest market entries. Our new vision can be seen live for the first time
at the Eurobike in Friedrichshafen.
New for 2018 – Just before the Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany, where we always show our newest highlights, we can slowly start to present
some more of our new, top products. We will only have our 25th anniversary once, so there are some major changes coming. The two-wheelers and the Gekko family
have a completely new look, whereas the Scorpions will follow.
Technically, Pinion is one of the new driving stars either for new vehicles or to retrofit onto older HP Velotechnik bikes. We always keep one thought in mind
when offering such a game-changer: perfect integration reflecting the needs of recumbents. Extra large, and efficient chain management system for an especially
quiet ride. Further information on Pinion drivetrains in the press release.
The world premier from HP Velotechnik: The special bicycle manufacturer presents the "WingBling" being the first German manufacturer accepted by the German
Department of Motor Vehicles. The turn indicators are "only" available for trikes. No more hand signals are needed; just push a button and the traffic knows
that you wish to change lanes or turn a corner. Hands stay on the handlebar and riders can fully concentrate on steering and braking.
Further information on our turn indicator in the press release.
More new highlights and developments for 2018 options can be found on our New Developments page
which will be periodically updated.
A friendly blue sky and mild temperatures greeted one and all at the HP Velotechnik Open House on the last Saturday in June this year.
Not only were there many familiar faces, but lots of new visitors to our factory were welcomed to see how we work. Most people were interested in how a
HP Velotechnik is built and the assembly area was constantly full. Nobody can explain the processes at HP Velotechnik better than one of the founders,
Paul Hollants who's amusing anecdotes about how the company was founded kept everyone entertained as well as well informed during the tours.
Even Klaus Dapp, a blogger from Darmstadt who is regularly at this event is amazed
how Paul always has a new story to tell.
The guest presenter at this years event, Tom Richter, had wonderful stories about his Asia tour
with his family. Due to train delays that day, he showed up a bit late, but the wait was worth it seeing how the question period at the end was almost as
long as his presentation! Unfortunately, the digital part of his second presentation encountered some "issues" and was improvised with an spontaneous interview
from our press speaker, Alexander Kraft.
Nevertheless, the day ran without any further hitches seeing how the weather was perfect for outdoor activities and we had perfectly organized the day's events.
The test track on our parking lot always full with people trying out the entire HP Velotechnik selection. We wish to thank everyone to came to visit us
and hope to see you again next year!
A great honour was bestowed upon HP Velotechnik showing that even small businesses can be a global player: our company was awarded the Export Prize
from the province of Hessen!
We export about the half of the yearly produced 2000 recumbent bicycles into the American market since we started exporting back in the year 2000.
The award was a cause for celebration amongst the employees of HP Velotechnik. One of the owners and founders of HP Velotechnik, Paul Hollants said,
"Everyone at HP Velotechnik contributed to achieving this award: development, production, and sales – everybody made a difference."
Please read the press release to the award (in German). In this context, a small video
was made about HP Velotechnik (in German, English version forthcoming):
The right cycle for every situation! With this claim we have made it onto the interactive "map of innovative places" – part of a campaign
launched by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to honour the invention of bicycles 200 years ago
In order to celebrate the anniversary of Karl von Drais' invention the ministry presents different projects, products and initiatives in Germany,
which contribute to the future of cycling. We are proud to be acknowledged being part of the innovative cycling history – to be
successful with new ideas has been essential for our own founding period and is lying deeply in our DNA. Hence, we are very grateful to find this esteemed
in such a prominent manner.
A Company Portrait (just before our Anniversary) – In a few months, we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of HP Velotechnik.
A retrospective of all the years gives us lots of stories to tell. Mel Birgé from RecumbentPDX,
one of our preeminent dealers in the United States, met up with us at the Spezi in Germersheim, Germany to get the inside scoop from one of the owners and founders,
The 2017 Spezi was a true spring show – more than 10,000 visitors came to the 22nd International Special Bicycle Show to enjoy
the fabulous sunshine and spring temperatures on the last April weekend.
Not only were the hardcore recumbent enthusiasts present, but many newcomers to the scene made their appearance asking well informed questions
as well as trying out a recumbent on the two different test tracks that were open all day during the show hours. Both the test riding area for
the e-bikes and the muscle powered recumbents were heavily frequented by interested riders and future recumbent owners. Our booth was visited
not only by owners of HP Velotechnik bikes, but from a large number of people who wanted more detailed information about our impressive line-up of recumbents.
We are very happy about the response over the two day event and the quality of questions and comments from interested consumers and dealers.