HP VELOTECHNIK, A TRIKE TO BE RECKONED WITH


HP Velotechnik is a well known and respected German manufacturer of tadpole trikes. Their two main models … the Scorpion and Gekko continue to grow in popularity. Recently while visiting a trike dealer in Kokomo, Indiana they were assembling a brand new Gekko for a customer. It is a nice looking trike.

I am sure some would say that the Scorpion fs26 is the ultimate in comfort among trikes. The fs stands for full suspension. It is also available with a 500 watt pedal assist electric motor. One would have to be independently wealthy or on good terms with a banker to buy one of them as they are pretty much at the top of list cost wise … like around $8000. That is a lot of money for a tadpole trike. They are a large trike and are heavier than most all other trikes so this may be a challenge for some folks if lifting it is involved.

Here is an interesting video showing a Scorpion on a bob sled track. I am sure that ride is exhilarating.

HP Velotechnik has some good reading available on their website.  Sometimes it is more interesting than other times.

Here is a good video. However it is in German so you may not understand anything being said.

Yes, HP is a trike to be reckoned with. Most would compare them, especially their top of the line model, the Scorpion, with a Caddilac, or a Mercedes, or a Rolls Royce among tadpole trikes. In other words … TOP DOG! But hey, whether you are riding a top dog or a Rover … ENJOY THE RIDE and …

KEEP ON TRIKIN’

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About Steve Newbauer

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Posted on July 25, 2017, in electric motorized trikes, motorized trikes, rider comfort, tadpole trikes, videos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Love my HP Velotechnik Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec

  2. armadillozack

    HP no doubt about it, is a true recumbent innovator with the likes of no others as they build a totally different recumbent trike with a design all of their own…! I wanted to buy one in the beginning with my eye on a scorpion fs 26 s pedelec as well… But then I cast my eyes on the Catrike Fat Cat Quad From those innovative guys from Utah Trikes and it was love with non greater than a Fat Cat Quad for me..! ( hay it’s only something I see that makes it eye candy for me, and maybe not some thing for anyone else) It needs to be a thing where you might even need to ride first if able to do so, But this is only an opinion and not any thing that you must do as everyone has different idea of comfort, and beauty…