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HPV Scorpion Fs
Written by Corbett    Wednesday, 25 November 2009 08:15    PDF Print E-mail





With the Scorpion fs the roughest journey becomes an exhilarating ride.

Pot holes, cobblestones, gravel roads: the condition of your way ahead can be shocking indeed. From now on you are going to look forward to ride those little sweet challenges. Once you want to leave the beaten track, you are in need of a quick responding suspension, perfect roadholding, precise steering and an optimum of steadiness. Now, the Scorpion fs is your perfect choice.

The comfortable MacPherson front suspension has 6 cm (2.4 inches) of travel and uses a reliable spring and elastomer system. The Scorpion fs's most unique feature is the beefy wishbone and stabilizer bar system under the cruciform frame. This stops the trike from rolling in corners whilst preserving its suspension movement. The suspension struts are supported on the far end of the frame's rigid, large diameter crossbar close to the wheel. The adjustable whishbones are equipped with maintenance free bearings. With this design, our engineers were able to keep unsuspended masses at a minimum, achieving a rapidly responding front suspension action with an astonishing low weight from 17,9kg for this fully suspended touring trike. The suspension preload is adjustable. By exchanging the steel springs and varying the parallely positioned MCU-elastomer / spacer stack you can adjust the suspension characteristics, stiffness and progression to match your individual riding style and needs.

HP Velotechnik's Stabilizer System features an anti-roll bar for optimum stability when cornering hard. It optimizes control in the limit range, increases the steadiness and minimizes dipping while braking. The design's kinematic controls camber and the gauge of track and keeps the steering smoothly running - free from brake- or bump-steer. You will feel immediately the sportive handling and direct feedback from the road.

The suspension system is fully integrated into the frame design and isolates your body from road vibration. It is fully tuneable for performance and works completely independently of your pedalling force. We call this No-Squat suspension design, and it is a system that has been perfected over thousands of miles on HP's range of two wheelers and trikes. What it means is, if you accelerate uphill, you accelerate without power loss!


Eurobike Award für Scorpion fs

Scorpion fs: another member of the HP Velotechnik recumbent family to be awarded with "Eurobike Award 2008 for innovative design and excelling product quality". The jury of "iF International Design Forum", comprised of design experts, specialist journalists and sport scientists, rated amongst others: efficiency, ergonomics, practical value, weight, safety and environmental impact aspects, and finish.

Folding hinge for Scorpion fx

Double security: The folding hinge features a safety bolt that has to be pulled over to the left after the quick release has been opened to unlock the hinge.

Gepäckträger am Liegedreirad Scorpion fs

Plenty of space for your luggage, and it is all fully suspended. The rear rack is a rigid construction made from ½" alloy tubing, designed to withstand the high lateral forces when cornering on a trike. Extra 10 mm support tube to hang panniers lower. Integrated flag mount and rear light protection tube. Great aerodynamics and high packing volume are combined in our custom tailored Moonbiker panniers.

Dreirad Scorpion BodyLink Sitz

The BodyLink seat fits your body like a glove. Seat base angle, seat back angle and length are fully adjustable. The lower seat pan gives some side support, while the upper seat gives enough room so that you can lean into curves for maximum cornering speed. Optional headrest and airflow seat cushion for optimum ventilation.

ErgoMesh Sitz am Dreirad Scorpion fs

Alternatively, you can mount our breathable ErgoMesh seat. It comes with an ergonomic side cushioning that provides extra side support when cornering, and a practical seat pocket integrated into the back rest of the seat. For extra safety is is equipped with reflective stripes on its sides. Both seats fit onto the same frame mounts and can be removed from the bike within 15 seconds by qick release mounts - this comes extra handy when parking the bike in the rain or for transport in your car. The ErgoMesh seat will give you a 3 cm higher seat hight compared to the BodyLink seat; with the extra high ErgoMesh HS seat your seat will be 11 cm higher. A higher seat position offers a better view in traffic and you can get easlily on and off your trike, however, with a higher seat your trike could tip over sooner when riding fast in narrow corners.

Ergolenker am Scorpion fs Dreirad

Comfortable ergo-bars under the seat for relaxed arms and wrists. HP Velotechnik’s refined steering geometry combines stable high-speed handling with a very small turning circle. Steering rod ends with maintenance free bushings; maintenance free cartridge bearings at the stem pivot. The handlebar width is adjustable.

Scorpion fsTretlagerausleger

Protection for the chain and your trousers; the drivetrain is almost completely covered. Our special low friction chain tubes guarantee an efficient power transmission and silent action.

Front boom quick adjuster

The optional front boom quick adjuster features quick release clamping and excess chain management - perfect if you want to share your trike with your family. It also helps to make your Scorpion fx even more compact when folded.

HP Trikefender Schutzbleche

Optimized protection with elegant lines: HP Velotechnik's own design department developped the "Trikefender", robust fenders specially designed for trike use. The inner surface and the bottom edge are designed to provide maximum rider protection against spray, especially when cornering. The mounting elements with integrated height adjustment are installed shielded facing inwards to the rider. The round profile with 2 ¼ inch width enables you to mount wide comfortable tires up to 2 inches, e.g. the Schwalbe BIG APPLE.

Scheibenbremse am Dreirad Scorpion fs

Due to the low centre of gravity and the well balanced weight distribution the Scorpion fs handles fine even when braking hard. The standard disc brakes offer great stopping power, allowing for a fast yet safely controllable downhill ride. Each wheel has it’s own brake lever so you can concentrate the braking power at the inner wheel in sharp turns. HP Velotechnik’s steering geometry avoids any unsafe brake steer. Optional mechanically or hydraulically coupled front brakes for one-hand operation of both brakes.

Open knuckle design

HP Velotechnik’s open knuckle design for easy wheel removal with one allen key. (Standard on the Scorpion fs)

V-brake am Scorpion fs als Fetstellbremse

Optional V-brake at the rear wheel as parking brake, operated by a thumbshifter at the handlebar.

Federung des Scorpion fs mit No Squat Design

Our No-Squat suspension system is integrated into the frame design. It is fully tunable for performance and works completely independently of your pedalling force. What it means is, if you accelerate uphill, you accelerate. And because it isolates you completely from the road, your energy goes entirely into forward motion.

Liegedreirad Scorpion Hinterbau für Anhängerbefestigung

You can tow trailers (double track) of up to 88 lbs weight. (Without rear rack. Chariot chainstay clamp-on coupling is compatible with rear rack. For customers that use the Weber-coupling we provide an adaptor to attach the coupling even with racks installed.)


Scorpion with Streamer front fairing

Cut through the air with the Streamer front fairing. It is guaranteed to improve your riding comfort and efficiency, protects you from the elements and helps you slip through the air with minimum effort. And it looks great!

Technical Details

seat height 29 cm / 11 1/3" BodyLink seat
32 cm / 12 1/2" ErgoMesh seat
40 cm / 15 2/3" ErgoMesh HS seat
pedal axle height 40–45 cm / 16"
suspension travel 6 cm / 2 1/3" front
8 cm / 3 1/8" rear
seat HP BodyLink seat
angle and length adjustable
or ErgoMesh seat
seat angle 32–41°
wheel size 20" (ISO 406)
max. tire width 51 mm / 2"
wheelbase 111 cm / 43 2/3"
track width 78 cm / 30 3/4"
width 83 cm / 32 3/4"
length 172–206 cm / 67 2/3"–81"
size folded 90x83x63 cm
size dismantled 90x74x46 cm
turning circle 5,4 m
bottom bracket BSA 68 mm
weight from 17,9 kg / 39 1/2 lbs incl. pedals
max load 130 kg / 286 lbs
frame Aluminium 7005T6 heat treated
suspension pivot maintenance free
phosphated and
blue shade grey
pearl orange
custom colour
rider height min. ca. 1,62 m / 5'5"
max. ca. 2,00 m / 6'7"
frame warranty 10 years

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