Your Trusted Travel Companion
Raised Seat, Easy Access and Plenty of Space for Four Bags: Scorpion fx
With the comfortable touring tricycle Scorpion fx, HP Velotechnik offers an impressively stable folding recumbent trike that has been specially developed for the needs of traveling cyclists.
The seat of the Scorpion fx is positioned far higher and more upright than that of its sporty contemporaries, the Scorpion and Scorpion fs. This gives easy access to the Scorpion fx and offers a decent seating position, a clear view on the road ahead and a panoramic view of the scenery around you. In brief: Enjoy a lot of trike fun the easy way!
The Scorpion fx not only has room for a sturdy luggage rack with an integrated platform above the rear wheel. The higher seat position also creates space for a lowrider rack behind the seat. Its sturdy tubing provides secure support for two more panniers.
In total, you can transport up to 50 kg (110 lbs) of luggage in four large panniers on your folding recumbent trike. Good for the handling stability: Your luggage travels particularly favourably because it is positioned low and close to your body, ensuring a perfect centre of gravity. If you choose the ErgoMesh seat and the matching Side Bag Mounts, you have easy access to another 10 kg of luggage in two handlebar bags next to the seat.
A large variety of drivetrain options to choose from allow you to relax and enjoy the laid-back comfort of the foldable touring tricycle with such a heavy payload even on the steepest hills. On request, we can also equip your Scorpion fx with a powerful electric motor and double battery option for maximum travel range!
Your Space Is Precious?
Scorpion fx. Unfolds Pure Riding Pleasure!
Sometimes space is of the essence – as is time. This is what makes it so satisfying when highly intelligent solutions can save you both. A Swiss pocketknife for example. Or our foldable Scorpion fx travel trike.
Amazing space savings. Thanks to HP Velotechnik’s patented, self-locking folding hinge, it is easier than ever to fold up your Scorpion fx. In just 60 seconds, the comfortable seat can be removed without using any tools, and the trike’s rear wheel can be folded forward.
Space-saving masterpiece. With a few movements, this luxurious touring trike can be turned into a compact package that can be easily transported by car.
A ratchet strap hidden behind the seat ties together the two halves of the frame to make the bike easy to carry when folded. Another 90 seconds and the front wheels have been removed using one single Allen wrench. The agile speedster will now even fit in the trunk of some of the tiniest cars. Or in your apartment: Don’t let anyone ever tell you again that you don’t have room for any more beautiful trikes!
Globetrotter with a Panoramic View
Scorpion fx. The Comfortable, Foldable Travel Trike.
The streamlined, relaxed seating position on the Scorpion fx, just like on a recumbent bike, ensures a fast pace. The seat angle is adjustable from 46-54°. The seat height of 35 cm (14″) was chosen by HP Velotechnik for the Scorpion fx touring trike to be significantly higher than the sportier Scorpion to provide a very good overview in road traffic. The rearward curved frame cross member allows the driver to get close to the seat and get on and off without effort. And even when stopping at traffic lights, the driver no longer has to take his feet off the pedals positioned at the height of 38-46 cm (15-18″) but can accelerate powerfully from the comfortable recumbent seat.
The frame suspension with 8.5 cm (3.5″) travel works unaffected by pedaling forces thanks to HP Velotechnik’s proven No Squat design. The stiff aluminum frame allows a very low weight for tricycles from 16.5 kg (36.5 lbs). The frame and seat are adjustable in length to suit riders from 1.57 m to 2.00 m (5’2″– 6’7″) tall.
Wider is better: The wider the track, the greater the tipping stability and the faster your recumbent trike can corner. A wide track also allows a bigger steering angle for a small turning circle. So that your Scorpion fx still fits easily through doors and gates, HP Velotechnik has developed narrow hubs for a low overall width of just 83 cm (33″). (You want it even wider? The maximum track width and the highest seating position of our Tadpole trikes can be found with the models Scorpion plus 20 and Scorpion plus 26.)
Facts and Figures
Specifications and Technical Data
The outstanding ride of our foldable travel trike is of course based on 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 fx.
|Seat height BodyLink||35 cm (14″)|
|Seat height ErgoMesh||38 cm (15″)|
|Seat height ErgoMesh HS plus||49 cm (9.3″)|
|Seat angle||ErgoMesh HS plus: 46–59°|
|Wheel size (front wheel)||20″ (ISO 406)|
|Wheel size (rear wheel)||26″ (ISO 559)|
|Max. tire width||5 cm (2″)|
|Bottom bracket height||38–46 cm (15″– 18″)|
|Ground clearance||13,5 cm (5.3″ statically compressed)|
|Wheelbase||107 cm (40″)|
|Track width||78 cm (31″)|
|Width||83 cm (33″)|
|Length||165–201 cm (5’6″– 6’7″)|
|Turning circle||4,5 m (14’5″) outward|
|Folding size||100 × 83 × 71 cm (40 x 33 x 27″)|
|Dismantled size||104 × 83 × 60 cm (41 x 33 x 24″)|
|Standard color||Pearl orange, Cosmic grey|
|Bottom bracket standard||BSA 68 mm|
|Suspension travel at the rear wheel||8,5 cm (3.3″)|
|Weight||from 16,5 kg (36,5 lbs) incl. pedals|
|Payload||max. 140 kg (309 lbs)|
|Frame material||Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated|
|Swing arm bearing||maintenance-free|
|Rider height||ca. 1,57 – 2,00 m (5’2″– 6’7″)|