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 26 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 26’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.
You don’t necessarily need Alpine passes, hairpin bends, or luge tracks to enjoy the Scorpion fs 26’s impressive ride dynamics. HP VELOTECHNIK’S agile speed 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 ultimate performance – and fulfills the highest demands for exclusivity and versatility thanks to the broad range of optional features.
See this for yourself by testing the ideal trike for people for whom the everyday is becoming ever more extraordinary.
Simple operation is the first priority for the highly integrated SHIMANO STEPS System. This means that on our recommended E8000 system you have a single electronic Di2 shifter operating 11 evenly spaced gears at lightning quick speed.
The position of the motor is unconventional for a trike. The bottom bracket is in the front, which is standard by all HP VELOTECHNIK trikes. Up until now, there was no practical method to incorporate a motor in the boom. STEPS is different: The larger chainring (44T) is perfect for trikes and gives the system a low silhouette which integrates itself nicely to the design of the Scorpions. The chainring is covered which allows you to arrive with clean pant legs.
The system chooses the most efficient gear depending upon how fast you are riding, how quickly, and how powerfully you are pedaling. This ensures an optimal cadence in hilly terrain and on slower speeds, the motor is protected from overheating.
Comfort Plus: The system shifts to a lower gear when stopping and ensures, that the perfect gear is selected once you start again. A smooth gear shift is possible since the system removes a bit of power as the gear changes giving a comfortable power transmission.
With a range of up to 77 miles, the STEPS System presents a powerful result of the efficient energy management of the 418 Wh lithium battery. The EC-E6000 charger recharges an empty battery to 80% capacity in just two hours. Removing the battery is as easy as moving it sideways. Replacing it is just as easy with no cables to deal with. Once you have reached your “parking spot”, you can even recharge the battery without removing it from the trike.
The advantage of the congenial combination of our stable Comfort-Trikes and an automatic shifting then becomes obvious. This carefree solution allows you to concentrate on the traffic or take some time to enjoy the panorama view from the recumbent seat.
The simple, contrast-rich, black and white display is easy to read in almost all lighting situations. The lighting switch is ergonomically integrated into the display: If you decide for our battery lighting system, simply press the light button to turn the front and rear lights on.