Manhole covers, cobblestones, and gravel tracks: Many bike trails offer a ride on the rough side. Now you can look forward to this: When the ride conditions become more demanding and you need not only a fast-reacting suspension but also, and in particular, predictable handling, maximum steering precision, and ultimate stability at speed, your Scorpion fs 20 is completely in its element.
The comfortable MacPherson strut front wheel suspension offers 6 cm (2.4″) of suspension travel with optimised damping for vibration absorption precisely where you need it. The robust, dirt-protected MacPherson struts are held out to the sides by the solid frame cruciform and are connected via adjustable wishbones with maintenance-free bearings. With this design, HP engineers were able to keep the unsprung masses extremely low. This in turn enables the sensitive responses of the Scorpion fs 20’s chassis and the impressively low weight of this full-suspension trike of 17.5 kg (38 lbs). The suspension preload can be adjusted; the spring stiffness and progression can be simply adapted to your needs.
The unique HP VELOTECHNIK Stabilizer System with its anti-roll bar under the frame reduces the compression of the MacPherson strut on the outside of the bend and reliably prevents the trike and rider from excessively tilting outwards due to centrifugal forces. Control in threshold areas has been noticeably improved and tipping stability vastly enhanced. The anti-dive kinematics prevent the negative dive effects on braking. The design of the camber and track geometry ensures that the steering mechanism offers straight-line stability over the entire suspension travel and remains easily accessible and free from impairment when braking (brake steer) or traversing obstacles (bump steer). The entire chassis is designed using HP’s No-Squat suspension concept and transmits all of your drive energy to the road without any loss of power. You will feel it immediately: In the precise steering, the sporty handling, and the direct feedback from the road.
In return, you enjoy complete comfort on rough trails – so that you can lean back and relax while dynamically accelerating, a benefit of the 20″ wheel format.
You don’t necessarily need Alpine passes, hairpin bends, or luge tracks to enjoy the Scorpion fs 20’s impressive ride dynamics. HP VELOTECHNIK’S agile trike also demonstrates its strengths on your commute to work or during spontaneous weekend tours.
A glance at the performance data makes it clear: This trike represents performance – and fulfills the highest demands for exclusivity and versatility thanks to the broad range of optional features.
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The GO SwissDrive option offers 5 supporting levels and the included throttle will accelerate up to 6 km/h without any pedaling. The energy is provided by a rechargeable battery with a 636 Wh capacity (36.2 V / 12.4 Ah). An optional second battery can be mounted with ease to double the riding range. In addition the internal regeneration system operated by the brake levers will help you to save energy and to ride longer.