Shimano STEPS with automatic shifting:
The carefree solution for long lasting enjoyment on your way.
Simple operation is the first priority for the highly integrated
Shimano STEPS System. This means that you do not have to think
about where or when to shift since the 8 speed electronic Di2 internally
geared hub automatically shifts for you.
The system chooses the most efficient gear depending upon
how fast you are riding, how quickly, and how powerfully you are
pedaling. This ensures an optimal cadence in hilly terrain and by slower
speeds, the motor is protected from overheating. Comfort Plus: The system shifts to a lower gear when stopping
and ensures, that the perfect gear is selected once you start again. A
smooth gear shift is possible since the system removes a bit of power
as the gear changes giving a comfortable power transmission.
The advantage of the congenial combination of our stable
Comfort-Trikes and an automatic shifting then becomes obvious.This
carefree solution allows you to concentrate on the traffic or take
some time to enjoy the panorama view from the recumbents' seat.
The position of the motor is unconventional for a trike. The bottom
bracket is in the front, which is standard by all HP Velotechnik trikes. Up
until now, there was no practical method to incorporate a heavy motor in
the boom. The high torque and the small chainring would have transmitted
to much torque to the frame. STEPS is different: The larger chainring (44T)
is perfect for trikes and gives the system a low silhouette which integrates
itself nicely to the design of the Scorpions. The chainring is covered which
allows you to arrive with clean pant legs.
With a range of up to 125 km (77 miles), the STEPS System presents
a powerful result of the efficient energy management of the 415 Wh
lithium battery. The EC-E6000 charger recharges an empty battery to 80%
capacity in just two hours. Removing the battery is as easy as moving it
sideways. Replacing it is just as easy with no cables to deal with. Once you
have reached your "parking spot", you can even recharge the battery
without removing it from the trike.
The simple, contrast-rich, black and white display is easy to read
in almost all lighting situations. The lighting switch is ergonomically integrated
into the display: If you decide for our battery lighting system, simply
press the light button to turn the front and rear lights on.