250KM/H Peraves MonoTracer planned for Geneva

250KM/H Peraves MonoTracer planned for Geneva

Swiss company Peraves first revealed its MonoTracer at last year’s Geneva Motor Show but back then the enclosed bike was still in the early stages of development and it hadn’t even undergone official testing. For this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Peraves is back and this time ‘round officials have some exciting numbers to boast about.

The final production version of the MonoTracer will now sport a 96kW four-cylinder petrol engine capable or revving to 8,750rpm. Peak torque of 117Nm arrives at just over 6,000rpm and at full tilt the MonoTracer will accelerate to 100km/h from rest in just 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 250km/h. Mileage comes in at 65mpg (3.6L/100km) and at this level the MonoTracer emits just 85g of carbon per km.

Key to the MonoTracer’s design is its ‘knee’ (a retracted stabilizer tire), which skims the road and allows the vehicle to lean up to 52 degrees around corners. Peraves is now planning to expand its factory and hopes to build up to 100 units of the MonoTracer per year with pricing to start at €52,000.