Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Life in the fast lane: Peraves MonoTracer

No, it's not an eco-friendly electric/hydrogen hybrid. The 130bhp MonoTracer can hit speeds of up to 250km/h!

Powered by a BMWK1200R, 130-horsepower engine, the Swiss-made Peraves MonoTracer is a fully-enclosed car/sportsbike hybrid that costs a mere US$70,000. What you get for your money is an avant-garde machine that’s capable of 52-degrees of lean, that will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds and that can hit a top speed of 250km/h.

While speed and acceleration are all very well, the MonoTracer’s party trick is its retractable stabilizer wheel. Dive into a corner at 150km/h and this deploys in less than half a second, allowing the machine to lean up to 52 degrees – considerably more than what most superbikes ever do on the road!

More weather protection than a Yamaha R1, funkier than a Porsche...

Apart from sheer performance, the two-seater, 470kg MonoTracer comes fitted with a heating and ventilation system (an AC is optional), cruise control, ABS, and anti-spin control – all of which offer more comfort and safety than your average litre-class superbike. Interesting? Go to the official website for more information.

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Anonymous said...

The article is incorrect about the "retractable stabilizer wheel". They don't deploy round a corner at 150kmh !, but they do automatically deploy at low speeds, to prevent the bloody thing FALLING OVER at traffic lights. Pretty obvious really.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is correct about them deploying or retracting at speed, but they're not automatic - they're manually operated.


Anonymous said...

i want one

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