The best role models can be found in nature. The Scorpion sets new standards when combining stable road holding and reassuring safety with impressive maneuverability and a sporty temperament.
150% riding pleasure. More and more active people are leaning back and discovering the unique sitting comfort, and energy saving aerodynamics offered by a HP Velotechnik recumbent. The sporty and completely for 2017 redesigned Scorpion lets you experience how fun, cornering stability, and touring capability can go together in this ultimate performance trike. This new model is a direct development from its multi-award winning predecessor with a new integrated design including an advanced rear triangle, stiffer Spaceframe and elevated pedal position.
Just a glance at the Scorpion lets you know that the stable track and low center of gravity provide secure road-holding to prevent accidents at all speeds. The robust wheels are placed further forward for better braking performance and lets you easily avoid road obstacles. The larger 26" rear wheel with its lower rolling resistance gives the rider a spirited ride in any conditions. The Scorpion still has a door-friendly track width (83cm or 33 inches) letting you roll your "new-best-friend" through most standard doors.
It has never been easier for you to accept our invitation to try out the comfortable seat since the crossbar on the robust, lightweight aluminum frame sweeps elegantly backward to allow getting onto the trike easy: Simply stand in front of the seat and gently lower yourself down. While you enjoy panoramic views, the comfortable swingarm reacts to bumps on the rocky road lightning-fast. HP Velotechnik's tried-and-tested No-Squat technology ensures that your pedaling forces do not impair the suspension. The rear wheel transmits your pedaling force to the road as direct forward propulsion without need for complicated differential gears. Instead, your Scorpion can use the full range of modern bicycle drivetrain technology.
If you want to go full speed ahead? Simply smile at any head wind. Accelerate. And look forward to carve the next corner ...
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.