News 2012 – Developments, Test Reports, Recumbent Highlights
Press release Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec – Fast electric trike up to 45 km/h with comfortable chassis technology from the automotive sector
On stand FW-300 at the EUROBIKE show, HP Velotechnik will exhibit the first full-suspension electric trike with assisted speeds of up to 45 km/h
that can be compactly folded up for transportation.
In the promising class of fast e-bikes, also known as S-pedelecs, HP Velotechnik’s model Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec focuses on secure road holding for a multi-track vehicle with chassis technology from the automotive engineering sector.
Just before the opening of the worl’s largest bike show, the new HP Velotechnik trike has already convinced a jury of experts: The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec will be awarded with the ‘Eurobike Award 2012’ for particularly innovative design and above-average product quality.
Press release A world first: HP Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26 – The first full-suspension, foldable touring trike with a large 26-inch rear wheel
Trike riding is becoming even more efficient and comfortable. On stand FW-300 at the Eurobike trade show, recumbent manufacturer HP Velotechnik will be the world's first manufacturer to exhibit a full-suspension foldable touring trike with a large 26-inch rear wheel.
Compared to the smaller 20-inch wheels conventionally found on recumbent trikes, the larger wheel on the suspended rear of the new
Scorpion fs 26 model provides an even smoother ride, less rolling resistance, and easier obstacle traversing. The combination of full suspension with tried-and-tested chassis technology from the automotive engineering sector and the positive running properties of larger wheels sets new standards in riding dynamics.
The new trike has already shown some of its high speed performance when it recently made its first appearance in the video The Dream Rider.
Increased payload: The max. payload for the Gekko and Scorpion trikes has been increased to 330 lbs (150 kg). Our other trikes with folding frames and our two-wheler recumbents are rated for a max. payload of 286 lbs (130 kg). (02/28/2012)