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News 2014 – Developments, Test Reports, Recumbent Highlights

  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Press room: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on the Scorpion plus 26"Jeweils ungefähr zehn Zentimeter mehr Höhe und Breite beträgt das Plus, das schon beim Draufsetzen als Komfortsteigerung wahrnehmbar wird. (...) Man sitzt zwar höher, aber die Kippstabilität des Dreirads wurde deutlich verbessert, weil sich der Sitz, auf den Gesamtrahmen bezogen, weiter hinten befindet." (more ...)

  • bentrideronline.com Logo Press room: 'BentRider Online on the Scorpion plus 26 "HPVelotechnik calls the Scorpion plus 26 a «trike with SUV genes.» To create it, they took their full-suspension knowledge from the excellent Scorpion fs, combined it with what they learned from the higher-seat Scorpion fx and added in the same folding hinge that they use in many of their folding trike models. The result is very nice indeed. [...] In short, this one of the most ergonomically perfect trike cockpits you'll ever sit in. " (more ...)

  • Huge success – comfort trike wins Eurobike Award: At the end of last week the Eurobike Friedrichshafen has let the cat out of the bag and announced the winners of this years Eurobike Awards. Our Scorpion plus 20 has been chosen among 476 submitted products! The first responses in the media shows: the trike with the high seat position (up to 57 cm) and the wider frame for easy mounting and entering is well received. Equipped with several accessories from the "comfort and ability" options range the trike is ideal for physical rehabilitation following an injury, for persons with physical handicaps or for age-induced mobility challenges.

  • There and back again – There are many globetrotters on bikes - but Matt Galats plan is probably unique: the next five years he wants to travel through more then 100 countries on his HP Velotechnik trike. But it is going to be a journey without return. Because the US national takes off this Friday from his adopted country China to arrive in Los Angeles in 2019. On the way he is planning a couple of minor detours, such as climbing the Mount Everest. Or to hurl himself in a basejumper suit into the 333 deep abyss at the Cave of Swallows in Mexico.

    In China Matt is quite well known, at least in his chosen region and the town of Ningbo, one of those "small" Chinese town with "just" 9 million inhabitants. There, the 35 year old is notorious, not at least because of some of the spectacular video clips he produced for local television.

    But Chinas western coast just aint enough for the adventurous man from Detroit. "It is my dream to explore the world". He has planned his journey in great detail. Down to the motto for the trip: "Ja Yoe" a Chinese cheer meaning something like "off we go". To list everything he has planned would be beyond any scope. Its probably best to click on his roadmap.

    When Matt started the detailed planning for this epic journey more then a year ago, he quickly realised that he would need a vehicle that would accompany him through the proverbial thick and thin. After quite some consideration his decision fell on the "Scorpion fs". And a very special one at that: Matt visited us in Kriftel in May and filmed the technicians during the assembly of his trike. The birth of "his baby" - from the first to the last nut and bolt.

    The video equipment will be with him on the entire journey we are already looking forward to many special images. Because HP Velotechnik will support Matt Galat on his journey, assist him logistically and of course keep on posting news from his adventures on our homepage (news). When the journey starts today we will cheer him with an extra loud "Ja Yoe" come on, Matt, you will do it!



  • Never have there been so many news at HP Velotechnik – we are expanding all our trike ranges and present an amazing three new models at the EUROBIKE (26.–30. Aug. 2014)!

    The flagship is the Scorpion plus 26 – according to the principles of: higher, wider, more comfortable. The" trike with the SUV genes" has already created a buzz. Hardly surprising – it has never been easier to enter a tadpole trike. 57 cm (22,4") are a unique seat height for this kind of construction. The electric motor with an integrated reverse gear is just one comfort plus points amongst many.
    Press Service: New for 2015: Scorpion plus 26

    The Scorpion plus 20, as a smaller brother lives up to the same high standards – but with a 20" rear wheel. The difference: the 20" trike has been especially optimised to also cater for persons with special needs. For this we have an extended range of comfort and ability options on offer.
    Press Service: New for 2015: Scorpion plus 20

    With the Gekko fx 26 we answer the popular demand by many of our fans: finally a trike in the entry level class with large smooth running 26 inch rear wheel!
    Press Service: New for 2015: Gekko fx 26

  • Welcome back!

    The speedo showed exactly 53.997 kilometers as Michel Leisner came to visit our factory in Kriftel a couple of days ago. This impressive distance was done by him during 2 yeas and 8 month on his trip all around the world. On his way: 32 countries and a lot of impressing encounters. His faithful companion on this mega-tour: a Streetmachine Gte by HP Velotechnik. Read more about what the 25 year old guy from Würzburg witnessed and what the local media wrote his Coming home (in German). Or have a look on his Facebook-account with lots of impressive pictures.
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/welttour
    Press: http://www.mainpost.de/regional/wuerzburg/mosaik;art735,8099199

  • Recumbent of the Year Top Award for the Scorpion fs 26 – That is called a perfect start into the New Year: The leading US-recumbent online magazine "BentRider online" elected Scorpion fs 26 as "2013 Recumbent of the Year"! The top model from our German manufacture achieved an outstanding result: four out of the seven available votes were given to this fully-suspended recumbent trike!

    This unique and outstanding result makes the entire HP Velotechnik team feel very proud. Sincere thanks to all voters for their great support and their overwhelming feedback!

    Kudos to the "BentRiders" readers! Despite an excellent choice of nominees the "fs 26" ruled the reader voting netting almost 50% of the tally. "Voters said they loved the Scorpion for its super smooth ride, rock solid build quality and great handling" the readers opinion has been resumed by the editors.

    Scorpion fs 26

    In addition to the very clear statement of the customers US bicycle dealers proclaimed their passion fort he Scorpion fs 26 giving two out of two votes. Finally, the 4th vote has been achieved through external bicycle-journalist.

    The overwhelming result is completed by the editors comment stating: "Its not hard to see why it has won the award. The fs 26 is available in several flavors to satisfy almost any taste." Even the basic model is "very impressively equipped" and "theres an off-road version called the Enduro and a Pedelec version with an extremely well-integrated electric assist", too.

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