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HP Velotechnik Scorpion Plus 20 (Full Suspension/Foldable)

HP Velotechnik Scorpion Plus 20 (Full Suspension/Foldable)
  • Color: Cosmic Grey
  • Color: Magma Red / Black
  • Color: Custom Color +189
  • Color: Double Color +279
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Scorpion Plus 20 - the fully suspended, foldable SUV-trike -20" front wheel / 20" rear wheel

Mobility Without Limits
Scorpion Plus 20: Our Most Versatile Trike to Match All Your Daily Challenges

No matter where you want to go: Your Scorpion plus 20 will take you there. A trip into the countryside, town, or a long-distance journey – with the most convincing comfort-trike you will attract attention everywhere. The genes of this trike combine flexibility and safety with maximum riding pleasure. In every detail, you will find some extra-plus. As an example, we offer one of our electric motors with a reverse gear to make turning maneuvers just as easy as possible – from now on there are no limits left for your mobility!

Higher, wider, more comfortable: The designers at HP Velotechnik have applied what the SUV-class makes up to the construction of trikes. While situating you on this high seated vehicle, we want you to have an excellent overview in almost every situation. A seat height of 57 centimeters (22.5?) is a unique highlight for this kind of trike. One of many plus points for the Scorpion plus 20, which the jury of the Eurobike Award therefore recognized with its coveted prize at the world’s most important bicycle trade fair Eurobike.

Boarding – as Easy as Never Before!
Dynamic Chassis Design with a Great Deal of Comfort
Thanks to the wider frame, it has never been easier to enter a trike. The wide construction achieves an impressive tilting stability. Experience the dynamic culture of the chassis of the Scorpion fs-class up close and in harmony with the reliable performance of this SUV trike. The DNA of the “Generation Plus” will guarantee a highly refined pleasure of riding.

The goal when enhancing the Scorpion-class was to build a trike with a high seat position. The high seat guarantees an excellent overview of traffic. It eases mounting in a way that wasn’t achieved before with trikes of this design. Thereby our engineers optimized the Scorpion plus 20 to provide disabled people with a human-powered vehicle. You just have to mount a few but distinctive accessories.

Accessories that make sense: Scorpion plus – that means a “Plus” of comfort in either way. Whereas others have to clutch the handlebars, you can depose your arm smoothly on the hand rests – and look forward to a relaxed performance. Or try our pedals with heel strap and foot clamp, which will make cleat-based pedal systems obsolete. Your feet will stay super stable in the pedal – by using your everyday footwear!

Maximal comfort is our minimum: In a couple of years, the electric reverse gear for trikes with power assist will be standard most likely. HP Velotechnik is offering this feature already today. For vehicles as stable as our recumbent trikes moving backward is a snap. A small change in design – but a big “Plus” for everyday handling.

The exclusive Plus: The Scorpion plus 20 will desert the SUV genes just in one aspect: In spite of its wide frame it can be folded to convenient dimensions in only one minute. To achieve this, our designers re-engineered the main frame’s patented quick-folding hinge. At the same time, this re-design increased the maximum payload. This means that up to 150 kg of payload is now possible!

If you have any questions, call us and we will help you configure your HP Trike.

Options can been added after the order is placed. Email us and we will build to your specifications.

Scorpion plus 20 basic model STURMEY ARCHER Tripleshift 24 speed, AVID BB7 mechanical disc brakes 5,660.00

Scorpion plus 26 frameset with suspension, seat, handlebar, front hubs, chain guide setup 4,930.00

standard color O Cosmic grey O Magma red / Black 0.00

single custom color according to RAL-color chart: ________________ (please specify) 189.00

double custom color according to RAL-color chart main frame:__________, front boom / swing arm:__________ 279.00

front boom with derailleur tube regardless of shifting option (not with STEPS or PINION) 0.00

front boom carbon saves 170 g of weight 219.00

length fitting service: distance center of bottom bracket to end of main frame ____ cm 0.00

front boom quickadjust compensates extra chain length when front boom is adjusted, QR-levers 189.00


BodyLink seat

BodyLink seat with brackets for small riders (4 cm to the front)

ErgoMesh seat (3 cm higher than BodyLink seat)

ErgoMesh HS plus seat (11 cm higher than EM seat)

ErgoMesh XL (5 cm wider than Ergomesh)

ErgoMesh HS XL plus (11 cm higher than EM XL-seat)


long handlebars recommended for small riders, required for ErgoMesh HS plus-seats 25.00

handrests left and right comfortable hand support, mounted on handlebar, removable cushion 139.00

Airflow seat cushion breathable fabric, sewn, for BodyLink seat 89.00

headrest for BodyLink seat flexible, with cushion, adjustable in height and angle 99.00

headrest for mesh seats adjustable in height and angle, with quick release lever 159.00

SeatWings hip support for BodyLink seat, carbon fiber, padded 229.00

adjustable end stops allow exact positioning of the seat 19.00

rain cover for seats, Ripstop nylon fabric, blue 25.00


rear shock DNM DV-22 (basic specification) O soft: 450 lbs/inch, up to 80 kg O standard: 550 lbs/inch, up to 100 kg O hard: 650 lbs/inch, up to 150 kg 0.00

rear shock ROCKSHOX Monarch RL lightweight air shock, adjustable damping, lock-out, incl. damper pump 259.00

front suspension standard up to 198 lbs / 90 kg, with standard stabilizer/anti-roll-bar 0.00

front suspension hard from 198 lbs / 90 kg, with hard stabilizer/anti-roll-bar 35.00


drivetrain STURMEY ARCHER Tripleshift/24 24 speed with twist shifters (basic specification), SRAM X4 rear derailleur /

twist shifters, STURMEY ARCHER 3 speed internal gear hub, SHIMANO cassette 11-34, crankset with 39 teeth 0.00

drivetrain SHIMANO Nexus 8 Premium 8 speed, internal gear hub with twist shifter, black 59.00

drivetrain STURMEY ARCHER Tripleshift/27 27 speed, SHIMANO XT rear derailleur, MICROSHIFT / STURMEY ARCHER barend shifters, STURMEY ARCHER 3 speed internal gear hub, SHIMANO XT cassette 11-34 teeth, crankset with 39 teeth chainring, double sided chainwheel disc 159.00

drivetrain SRAM/30 30 speed, SRAM GX rear derailleur, crankset 52-42-30, MICROSHIFT front derailleur, SRAM SL-500 barend shifters, SRAM cassette PG 1050 11–36 319.00

drivetrain PINION C1.12 12 speed front gear box, long twist shifter 1,790.00

drivetrain ROHLOFF Speedhub/14 14 speed, black, long twist shifter 1,690.00

E-drive SHIMANO STEPS E5000 SRAM X4 up to 20 mph, SRAM X4 8-speed rear derailleur, Li-Ion battery 418 Wh, 2 A charger, walking aid 4 mph 2,170.00

E-drive SHIMANO STEPS E5000 Nexus Di2 up to 20 mph, SHIMANO Nexus 8 speed Di2 gear hub, Li-Ion battery 418 Wh, 2 A charger, walking aid 4 mph) 2,590.00

E-drive SHIMANO STEPS E8000 XT Di2 up to 20 mph , incl. SHIMANO XT 11-speed rear derailleur, Li-Ion battery 418 Wh, 2 A charger, walking aid 4 mph 3,490.00

E-drive SHIMANO STEPS E8000 ROHLOFF up to 20 mph, incl. ROHLOFF 14 gear interneal gear hub, Li-Ion battery 418 Wh, walking aid 4 mph 4,490.00

big battery pack SHIMANO STEPS E5000 / E8000 Li-Ionen, 504 Wh, fast charger with 4 A 269.00

2nd battery pack for SHIMANO STEPS E5000 / E8000 Li-ion battery, 504 Wh, battery holder, battery adapter set, (restricts folding function), without power supply, battery must be inserted for use in main battery holder 1,090.00

E-drive NEODRIVES Z20 and drivetrain SRAM/30 (available from spring 2020) up to 20 mph (32 km/h), 30 gears, rear derailleur SRAM GX, handlebar end gear lever SRAM SL-500, cassette SRAM, chainring set 3-speed black, Li-Ion battery 612 Wh, starting aid, reverse gear, Display position: O above handlebar grip O beside handlebar grip 3,290.00

E-drive NEODRIVES Z20 and PINION C1.12 (available from spring 2020) up to 20 mph (32 km/h), front gear box, Li-Ion 612 Wh, push assist, reverse gear, not compatible with streamer, display position: O above of handlebar O side of handlebar 4,490.00

2nd battery pack for NEODRIVES Z20 612 Wh incl. adapter, mounting hardware and wire extension 1,190.00


short cranks 155 mm, recommended for riders under 175 cm (5’7") 25.00

chainwheel disc instead of chain guard, 150 g lighter (only with SRAM/30 options) 25.00

tire exchange from SCHWALBE Tryker 40 mm to O Marathon Plus 47 mm O Kojak 35mm (SRAM/30 or PINION only) 35.00


disc brakes AVID BB7 mechanical, separate brake per front wheel (basic specification) 0.00

disc brakes AVID BB7 coupled mechanical, coupled front brakes with one-hand operation, rear disc brake, parking brake function, front brake lever: O left O right 109.00

disc brakes TEKTRO Auriga hydraulic, separate brake per front wheel, lever reach adjustable 139.00

disc brakes TEKTRO Auriga Twin hydraulic, coupled front brakes with one-hand operation and parking brake function, rear disc brake, front brake lever: O left O right 339.00

disc brakes SHIMANO XT hydraulic, separate brake per front wheel, lever reach adjustable 239.00

parking brake SHIMANO rear wheel V-Brake with thumbshifter 59.00


light wire routing only twin wires routed through the frame O for hub dynamo O for tire dynamo 89.00

lighting system rechargeable/EYRO up to 30 Lux, rechargeable headlight and sensor rearlight 129.00

lighting system SON xs-m disc dynohub/IQ-X with front and rear parking lights, SCHMIDTS ORIGINAL NABENDYNAMO hubdynamo, LED headlight B&M IQ-X, daytime running lights, up to 100 Lux, rear light B&M Toplight Flat S plus with brake light 669.00

lighting system battery/IQ Fly only with E-drive, LED-headlight B&M IQ Fly Premium powered by E-bike battery, up to 80 Lux, rear light B&M Toplight 2C DC 199.00

lighting system battery/IQ-X only with E-drive, B&M IQ-X up to 140 Lux 279.00

indicator lights system WingBling only in conjunction with electric drive 619.00


rear rack 14 mm tube, black, for panniers max. load 27,5 lbs / 12,5 kg each side 169.00

top load rack additional luggage rack above the rear wheel, maximum load 10 kg, not suitable for side panniers 119.00

lowrider rack 10 mm tube, black powder coating, max. load 55 lbs / 25 kg (requires installed rear rack) 129.00

side bag mount Mounting for handlebar bags, only for Ergomesh seats, attached to the seat, maximum load 5 kg, left and right, unmounted 139.00

mudguard set HP Trikefender front 60 mm width, rear SKS 53 mm with spoiler, black 259.00

clipless pedals SHIMANO PD-T8000 lightweight, multi-purpose pedal for normal and SPD shoes 109.00

pedals with heelstrap and foot clamp left and right easy entry and positive grip, adjustable length, size range O 8.5" - 11" (22 - 28 cm) O 10.5" - 13.5" (27 - 34 cm) 159.00

water bottle set HP VELOTECHNIK 2x0.6 l PE-bottle with HP print, with bottle cages, mounted 59.00

rear mirror B&M E wide view angle, easy to adjust, mounted to handlebar O left O right 69.00

rear mirror B&M E both sides left and right, mounted to handlebar 138.00

rear mirror Mirrycle with barend mounting, also computer mount O left O right 59.00

rear mirror Mirrycle both sides barend mounting left and right 118.00

flag HP VELOTECHNIK double-sided print, with reflective strip 29.00

Universal holder for accessories Mounting on the handlebar end (for gearshifts with twist shifters) or on the barend shifter, Ø 22.2 mm tube holder for accessories such as mobile phone holder / GPS devices or bell, max. load 400 grams 42.00

speedometer mount for computers or battery lights, incl. sensor bracket for front wheel 25.00

trailer hitch WEBER with HP VELOTECHNIK adapter 139.00

transport cover suitable for all folded HP VELOTECHNIK trikes, nylon fabric 79.00

Streamer clear front fairing, with quickmount system, incl. assembly (not w/PINION and SHIMANO STEPS) 599.00

frame lock AXA Victory with removable key, without chain, black 75.00

Chain for frame lock AXA Victory length 100cm 35.00

Scorpion plus Series

There Are Very Good Reasons for Claiming the "Plus"

The backbone of the SUV-trike is the swept-forward frame. The geometry is based on the striking silhouette of the Scorpion with its large 26? rear wheel. Discover the way how the SUV features including a more spacious and higher seating position blend in with the irresistible advantages of this kind of trike: a smoother ride, less rolling resistance, and easier obstacle traversing.

Curious? At first glance, the Scorpion plus 26 is about ten centimeters (4?) higher and wider than its sporty cousin, the Scorpion fs 26. But the new design now allows far smaller riders with heights from just 1.49 meters (4’11”) to easily mount the comfortable full suspension trikes: Have a seat, turn the pedals, and treat yourself to luxurious comfort.

For experts, the actual design plus becomes clearer on closer inspection: the seat position on this generation plus model appears to be moved forward to the cross frame. In fact, the seat position is further back. This allows HP Velotechnik engineers to optimize the center of gravity and give the higher vehicle unprecedented stability.

Your bonus: The rear racks can hold four conventional bags with a load of up to 50 kg (110 lbs) without other accessories like water bottles or E-drive batteries getting in the way. With Lowrider fitted, it can handle four panniers with a payload of up to 50 kilograms (110 lbs). Above the rear wheel, the optional Top Load platform offers space for light luggage. Thanks to the improved quick-folding hinge, HP Velotechnik was able to increase the maximum load to 150 kilograms (330 lbs)!

Top Virtues of the Scorpion Plus 20

  • Sportiness 40%
  • Comfort 100%
  • Travel suitability 93%
  • Everyday strength 83%
  • Transportability 64%

The Details at a Glance

Your Scorpion plus 20 has these technical refinements on board as standard.

Optional Features for True Individuals

Have you got your own notion of your ideal bike technology? Our modular system enables us to build your trike to meet your needs and desires. A whole range of reliable features and components is available for your trike, all of which have been specially developed to excel in everyday use. 

The Scorpion Plus 20 Comes out Big When It Comes to Making Things Small

With the Scorpion plus 20, HP Velotechnik continues the concept of the Scorpion series, which presented a fully suspended trike that can be folded flat for transport without tools. The small rear wheel is excellent for long journeys. You will discover that at once when traveling by train or car. When folded the Scorpion plus 20 is 16 centimeters (6?) smaller compared to his big brother. For a parcel of 81 × 91 × 83 centimeters (32 × 36 × 33?), you will find a place almost everywhere.

By the way, the folding process remains as simple as known from the other members of the Scorpion family: You just have to open up three quick-releases, take off the seat, open the frames safety lock – and then fold the rear end flatly right between the front wheels. Even with the luggage rack and fenders attached, the Scorpion plus 20 can still be folded up without removing the wheels. And the chain? The chain rotates around its axis and otherwise reliably remains where it should be, guided by the flexible chain guard tubes.

The best part: When you unfold the trike, HP Velotechnik’s unique, self-locking folding hinge enables you to turn your excited anticipation into pure riding pleasure quickly!

foldable three wheel recumbent trike scorpion plus 20

Comfort & Rehab Accessories

Great Technology Must Look Good - Clean, Tidy and Functional

Of course, this claim also applies to the accessories that we design at HP Velotechnik. Especially when it comes to accessories for special needs! Our line of comfort and rehabilitation options turns aids such as foot holders, hand rests or walking stick locks into highly functional design pieces.

With the practical and intuitive velcro retainers, the foot holder and hand fixation become a real eye-catcher. The sophisticated fixing system conceals a Velcro strap with an amazing snap-on mechanism. A quick jerk on the buckle – and hand or foot are released.

Liegeradzubehör Handauflage

Hand rest

A real boost to comfort for all trike riders. The hands easily guide the handlebars without the need for strenuous holding effort on the handlebar grip. The comfortably padded hand rests can be individually adjusted in angle and inclination. Also available as a version with hand fixation, especially for use with a one-hand operation option (see below on this page). The quick access ensures easy insertion of the forearm with restricted movement capabilities. The fixation of the arm allows it to be moved and mobilized during steering movements.

Liegeradzubehör Aufstehhilfe

Stand up aid

With the standing-up aid, you get a handle that can be mounted left or right or in pairs over the front wheels. The standing-up aid provides you with firm support to pull yourself up out of the seat or to support yourself when getting in. The handles can be easily adjusted or removed after loosening a quick release. Some users also use them to mount action cameras, navigation devices or the like.

Pedal Fersen- Fuß-Fixierung Heel Strap

Pedal with heel and foot fixation

The alternative pedal for those who cannot or do not want to use a system pedal. Easy, quick access with any shoe thanks to the balanced rest position. With one-hand fixing of the heel for safe and efficient pedaling. To get out, the shoe can be released immediately with one grip. Available as an option for complete bikes or as a set for retrofitting.

Ergo-Sicherheitspedal Ergonomic Safety Pedal

Ergo Safety Pedal

The Ergo safety pedal allows the foot to be secured and adjusted to the angle and width of the foot. Practical one-hand velcro fasteners with spring steel inlay. The SPD safety binding allows freedom of movement when pedaling which is easy on the joints and can be safety plus as it releases the foot in critical situations.

Liegeradzubehör Ergo-Pedal mit Unterschenkelfixierung

Ergo pedal with lower leg fixation

Ergo pedal with lower leg fixation: Especially for users with functional limitations of the lower leg or foot, it enables active or passive movement and mobilization with every crank turn. Angle, width and height of the lower leg fixation adjustable. For a maximum stabilization of the lower leg this variant works without a SPD binding.

Halterung Gehhilfen Walking Aid Mount

Walking aid holder

Easy insertion, safe carrying and quick removal of walking aids such as canes or walking sticks. The practical quick-release mechanism adjusts continuously to diameters from 20 to 30 mm, HP Velotechnik’s spring steel fixation ensures a secure hold and releases the walking aid quickly and without tiresome handling thanks to one-hand operation.

Einhandbedienung Bremsen Schaltung One Hand Actuation Drivetrain Brakes

One-hand operation for shifting and braking

On request, we can install coupled front disc brakes that can be operated by hand and a disc brake with parking brake function on the rear wheel. By selecting the mounting side (right/left) for the brake, you also determine the mounting side of the one-hand operation of the gear shifters. Available for all drivetrains including E-assist, except Tripleshift 24.

Ergomesh HS plus Liegerad-Netzsitz Recumbent Mesh Seat

Ergomesh HS plus seat

The extra high ErgoMesh HS-plus mesh seat is 11 cm (4.3?) higher than the normal ErgoMesh mesh seat and 14 cm (5.5) higher than the BodyLink hardshell seat. In addition, the HS-XL plus variant is 5 cm (2?) wider and has a seat/backrest 5 cm (2?) longer than the ErgoMesh HS plus variant.

The higher seating position facilitates getting in and out and improves visibility in traffic, but reduces tipping stability when cornering fast.

Support belts for ErgoMesh seat

HP Velotechnik has developed support belts that are extremely easy to use for optimum fixation of the upper body and pelvis: The large range width can be adjusted by using the ratchet strap. Suitable for the ErgoMesh seat.

Headrest for ErgoMesh seat

The headrest for the ErgoMesh seats can be adjusted in height and inclination in seconds thanks to its quick-release construction. The mesh upholstery is washable.

Headrest for BodyLink seat

The headrest for the BodyLink hardshell seat can be adjusted in height and inclination. The padding is made of mesh material with reflective stripes and a strap for inserting a battery rear lights and is also washable.

Liegerad Zubehör Recumbent Accessories AirFlow Sitzauflage Seat pad

Airflow seat pad for BodyLink seat

The Airflow seat cushion provides optimum ventilation for the BodyLink molded seat. The breathable padding fabric is combined with comfortable upholstery. Large openings in the spinal canal allow for air exchange.

SeatWings hip supports for BodyLink seat

Sporty: The SeatWings hip supports for the BodyLink seat offer optimum lateral support in fast curves. Your upper body remains freely movable so that you can dynamically lie down in curves. The flexible carbon supports are padded.

Adjustable seat stop

Very small, but a great time saver for those who frequently remove their seat: The adjustable seat stop makes it easy to find a seat position once it has been selected. Adjustment: 0 to 4° from the middle position. Suitable for BodyLink and ErgoMesh seats.

Air shock element from Rock Shox

Monarch RL air shock from Rock Shox. Practical: The spring stiffness can be simply adjusted to the payload using a shock pump. Equipped with adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and lockable compression damping, it excels with excellent responsive performance. 262 g (9.2 oz) weight saving compared to the steel shock Dnm 22.

Front Boom Quick Adjust

Just open two quick releases and you can adjust your recumbent to different lengths. Developed by HP Velotechnik, the front boom quickadjust gives you the advantage to easily change the length of the recumbent for transport or at any time a „shorter“ trike is needed.
Adjustment range approx. 15 cm (5.9?).

Specifications and Technical Data

The outstanding ride of the Scorpion plus 20 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 trike.

  • Seat hight BodyLink: 43 cm (17")
  • Seat height ErgoMesh: 46 cm (18")
  • Seat height ErgoMesh HS plus: 57 cm (22")
  • Seat width ErgoMesh: 38 cm (15")
  • Seat width ErgoMesh XL: 43 cm (17")
  • Seat angle: 46–54° adjustable
  • Wheel size (front wheel): 20" (ISO 406)
  • Wheel size (rear wheel): 26" (ISO 559)
  • Max. tire width: 5 cm (2")
  • Bottom bracket height: 37–43 cm (15-17")
  • Ground clearance: 15.5 cm (6", statically compressed)
  • Wheelbase: 110 cm (43")
  • Track width: 86 cm (34")
  • Width: 91 cm (36")
  • Length: 168–200 cm (66–79")
  • Turning circle: 4,75 m (15'7") outward
  • Folded size: 81 × 91 × 83 cm (32 x 36 x 33")
  • Bottom bracket standard: BSA 68 mm
  • Suspension travel: front 6 cm (2.4") / rear 8 cm (3.1")
  • Weight: from 18,8 kg (42 lbs) incl. pedals
  • Payload: max. 150 kg (330 lbs)
  • Frame material: Aluminum 7005 T6 heat treated
  • Swing arm bearing: maintenance-free
  • Rider height: ca. 1.49 – 2.00 m (4'11" – 6'7")

HP is committed to the quality of their products. Therefore they grant a guarantee of 10 years on the frame and the swing arm bearing of their bikes and trikes.