Your Scorpion Gives Momentum to the Asphalt Jungle!
Tadpole Trike Scorpion: The Light and Low Sports Recumbent with Rear Suspension
The best role models can be found in nature. The sporty tadpole trike 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 an HP Velotechnik recumbent. The sporty Scorpion lets you experience how fun, cornering stability, and touring capability can go together in this ultimate performance tadpole trike.
Sporty from the Start
Fancy a Quick Ride?
Just a glance at the Scorpion lets you know that the stable track and low center of gravity provide secure road-holding for optimum control at all speeds. The robust wheels are placed further forward for better braking performance. Having both front wheels in your field of view at all times lets you easily avoid road obstacles. A protector layer in the tire protects the Scorpion against thorns, broken glass and other enemies.
The large 26″ rear wheel with its low rolling resistance gives the rider a spirited ride in any conditions Your Scorpion has a door-friendly track width (83cm or 33 inches) letting you roll your “new-best-friend” through most standard doors. Unless you decide to turn around for another ride, that is. After all, the highly agile speedster only needs a 5.4 m (17’9″) turning circle.
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 easily: 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 the need for complicated differential gears. Instead, your Scorpion can use the full range of modern bicycle drivetrain technology. And if you want to go full speed ahead? Simply smile at any head wind. Accelerate. And look forward to carving the next corner . . .
The daily grind is yesterday news
The Scorpion Makes Your Way to Work a Deeply Enjoyable Trip.
Desire makes the route seem shorter. So does the right position. When riding the Scorpion tadpole trike, you offer minimum wind resistance without hunching over. This makes you quick. And your trips enjoyable. Even at a relaxed pace, you still cut a fine figure.
You’re right on track. Lean back in the airy ErgoMesh seat or the adjustable BodyLink hard shell seat. They are both good for your bottom, your spinal discs, and your family planning. As flexible as life itself, they provide comfortable support for dynamic sprints.
Lean back and relax. The Scorpion makes your commute to work a deeply enjoyable trip. When heading off into the blue, you can finally see the sky again. And can breathe deeply. Could there be any better exercise bike?
Excellent design: The sporty tadpole touring trike Scorpion won a Eurobike Award. The German state of Hessen’s Ministry of Economics and Transport has nominated the sporty tadpole trike for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Facts and Figures
Specifications and Technical Data
The outstanding ride of the Scorpion 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 sporty tadpole trike.
|Seat height BodyLink||28 cm (11″)|
|Seat height ErgoMesh||31 cm (12″)|
|Seat height ErgoMesh HS plus||42 cm (16.6″)|
|Seat angle||41–49° (HS plus 41–54°)|
|Wheel size (front wheel)||20″ (ISO 406)|
|Wheel size (rear wheel)||26″ (ISO 559)|
|Max. tire width||5 cm (2″)|
|Bottom bracket height||41–52 cm (16.1 – 20.5″)|
|Ground clearance||10 cm (4″, statically compressed)|
|Wheelbase||128 cm (51″)|
|Track width||78 cm (31″)|
|Width||83 cm (33″)|
|Length||194–227 cm (6’4″ – 7’6″)|
|Turning circle||5,4 m (17’9″) outward|
|Standard color||Peeka blue, Anthracite grey metallic matt|
|Bottom bracket standard||BSA 68 mm|
|Suspension travel at rear wheel||8 cm (3″)|
|Weight||from 16,9 kg (37 lbs) incl. pedals|
|Payload||max. 150 kg (330 lbs)|
|Frame material||Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated|
|Swing arm bearing||maintenance-free|
|Rider height||ca. 1,62 – 2,00m (5’4″ – 6’7″)|