Josh and Will were at Cars and Coffee in Great Falls, VA on April 11th, 2015 when they spotted the most interesting sight all morning. Not sure of what it was, they needed a closer look. It was a rolling cabin on two wheels. What they found was a Peraves Monotracer, a BMW 1200cc motorcycle with a full cabin and seating for two.
The owner, Jim, had
ridden drove up from central Virginia to check out the weekly Cars & Coffee event. Josh jokingly asks what year he was from and with a chuckle Jim replies, “1999, actually”. Northern Virginia is home to several of the wealthiest counties in the country and this is our first time seeing a Pervades Monotracer in their nearly two decade existence in the United States. Goes to show how rare the Monotracer actually is. Pretty cool.
More about the Peraves Monotracer:
The Pervades Monotracer is powered by a 1.2-liter 4cylinder BMW-K-engine with an output of 130Hp. Weighing in at about 485Kg (1.070 pounds) it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 5,7 sec and features a top speed of 250 km/h (155mph). Not bad at all for a motorcycle that not only protects you from the forces of nature but also allows you to carry on a few back packs in its trunk –yes it has a 200-liter trunk in the rear. What’s bad is its (basic) price, about $80,000 USD. The first Monotracers were brought to the United States in 1996.