[UPDATED with pricing and availability]

Taiwanese company Performer just announced a new recumbent trike model called Hero with increased maximum load of 165 kg / 365 lbs, fixed frame, adjustable seat, and a seat height of 43 cm / 17″. Also the cruciform is bent towards the seat for easier getting in and out and to avoid heel strike. 20 Speed (2 x 10) and 27 (3 x 9) speed options will be available. Mesh seat as well as hard shell seat can be seen on photos.

18 speeds will cost 2,200 USD and the 22 speeds version 2,450 USD. Mirrors, assist bars and phone holder are included. US warehouse will carry some, but with Ocean shipment it will be 10 weeks away from them having them.

Here is a short message from Performer’s Facebook page:

With the 43 cm seat, you can get in and out easily and breezy. Due to the special reinforcement, the weight limit of the trike is 165 kgs loaded. We have tested it per second with four cycles. No crack. You can carry all the things you need when traveling with confidence. Fully outfitted with a rear rack, fenders, assist bars, cell phone bracket, and mirrors which can make your journey more comfortable.