S-Pedelec Scorpion fs 26: Automobile Engineering for Top Speed
In the promising class of fast electric bikes, HP Velotechnik’s Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec focuses on secure road holding for a multi-track vehicle with chassis technology from the automotive engineering sector. The low center of gravity of this touring trike and the excellent rider support in the ergonomically-designed recumbent seat guarantee dynamic acceleration.
The low air resistance thanks to the efficient, streamlined recumbent position extends the battery range, especially notable at the high assisted speeds of up to 45 km/h (28 mph) that are reached by speed pedelecs. At such high speed, a well-tuned, full-suspension chassis is of paramount importance. The Scorpion fs 26 touring trike is the perfect base vehicle for a powerful electric trike and high average speeds of over 25 km/h (16 mph).
The Speed pedelec is driven by a powerful and silent rear hub motor. A 48 V Li-Ion rechargeable battery with a 651 Wh capacity provides a great deal of energy. The recuperation function uses the motor as a generator when braking and thus extends the range through energy recovery. The fast electric trike comes standard with a start assist function, which accelerates the tricycle at the push of a button without pedaling.
E-Trike Certified by German TÜV
Mobile Future with Stamp and Seal
Start later, get there faster: Thanks to electrical support up to 45 km/h, the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec will keep you on the move at all times. The top model from HP Velotechnik proves its strengths on the road to work as well as on your unforgettable weekend excursion. Good night, resting pulse!
The S-Pedelec Scorpion fs 26 with electric assistance up to 45 km/h (28 mph) is, in countries under EU-law, defined as a three wheeled moped. For those vehicles exist other regulations than for usual bicycles or E-bikes with an assisted speed up to 25 km/h (16 mph).
What did that mean for the engineers at HP Velotechnik? Every single part of the Scorpions fs 26 S-Pedelec had to pass a challenging test program to get the official approval of the German TÜV. For the demanding brake performance tests, even under wet conditions, the engineers teamed up with the Technical University of Rüsselsheim to develop a special test machine in compliance with the TÜV. And even the tiny LED-position-lights in the front of the fast eclectric trike is a result of the TÜV-approved implementation of the latest EU regulations.However, this all together means for you: every single Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec manufactured in our recumbent factory in Kriftel, Germany is checked by the TÜV. Only then does the fast electric trike receive the individual operating permit for German streets. This is documented by the German operating license which comes with the trike. What might look a little overdone at first glance grants extra benefits for the rider: a maximum of reliability and operation safety whatever the route will be.
In Germany, the fast Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec is delivered with an operating license as “small -engine motorcycle” (L2e-P). Therefore a driver´s license and insurance is required.
All export e-trikes will be delivered without an operating license. To learn more about the legal requirements for using the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec in your home state, please contact your state authorities or your local HP Velotechnik dealer.
Despite its unique positioning as a moped, numerous innovations from the bicycle world of HP Velotechnik have also found their way into the S-Pedelec. The focus is on comfort and an enjoyable driving experience. At HP Velotechnik, we believe this fast electric trike offers a great perspective for the mobility of the future. Given the impending traffic congestion in urban areas and growing environmental awareness, fast E-Trikes such as the Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec may one day be regarded as one of the first building blocks to offer a solution to this challenge of the century.
Unfolds Pure Driving Pleasure
Ready for Transportation Fast
The Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec won the prestigious Eurobike Award 2012 and 2018 for its particularly innovative design and above-average product quality. The jury of “iF International Design Forum,” comprised of design experts, specialist journalists and sports scientists, rated amongst others: efficiency, ergonomics, practical value, weight, safety, environmental impact aspects, and finish.
With the Scorpion fs 26 HP Velotechnik presented its first full-suspension speed trike with a smooth-running 26-inch rear wheel, that can be folded flat for transportation without the use of tools.
It only takes a minute to fold your Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec in just a few simple steps into a space-saving package with dimensions of 123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25″). Even with the luggage rack and fenders attached, the fast electric trike can still be folded up without removing the wheels. And the chain? The chain rotates around its axis and otherwise reliably remains where it should be, guided by the flexible chain guard tubes.
The best part: When you unfold the trike, HP Velotechnik’s unique, self-locking folding hinge enables you to turn your excited anticipation into pure riding pleasure quickly!
Facts and Figures
Specifications and Technical Data
The outstanding ride of the fast electric trike Scorpion plus 26 S-Pedelec is the result of thoroughly engineered performance technology with precise technical specifications. The detailed figures can be found here in the technical data sheet – from the dimensions to the payload, from the seat height to the appropriate rider size. And of course, we are also happy to show you which colors you can choose for your Scorpion fs 26 S-Pedelec.
|Seat hight BodyLink||29 cm (12″)|
|Seat height ErgoMesh||32 cm (13″)|
|Seat angle||41–49° adjustable|
|Wheel size (front wheel)||20″ (ISO 406)|
|Wheel size (rear wheel)||26″ (ISO 559)|
|Max. tire width||5 cm (2″)|
|Bottom bracket height||40–45 cm (16–18″)|
|Ground clearance||12 cm (5″, statically compressed)|
|Wheelbase||128 cm (51″)|
|Track width||78 cm (31″)|
|Width||83 cm (33″)|
|Length||187–231 cm (74–91″)|
|Turning circle||5.51 m (18′) outward|
|olded size||123 × 83 × 62 cm (49 x 33 x 25″)|
|Dismantled size||93 × 74 × 54 cm (37 x 29 x 22″)|
|Standard color||Cosmic grey / swing arm Black, Pure orange matt/ swing arm Black|
|Bottom bracket standard||BSA 68 mm|
|Suspension travel||front 6 cm (2.4″) / rear 8 cm (3.1″)|
|Weight||from 37 kg (82 lbs) incl. pedals|
|Payload||max. 140 kg (309 lbs)|
|Frame material||Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated|
|Swing arm bearing||maintenance-free|
|Rider height||ca. 1.62 – 2.00 m (5’4″ – 6’7″)|