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Cabin motorcycle

A cabin motorcycle is a fully- or semi-enclosed motorcycle.[1] In parts of Eastern Europe, they are known as dalniks.

Unlike traditional designs, the chassis can be moulded to reduce drag when travelling at high speeds.

Fully-enclosed non-production motorcycles used for land-speed record-breaking attempts, such as the NSU Delphin III, are known as streamliners.


  • History 1
  • Manufacturers and models 2
    • Fully-enclosed 2.1
    • Semi-enclosed 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The first cabin motorcycles appeared in the 1920s,[1] when it was an experiment known as Mauser. Contemporary builders such as Larel Horak were also credited for the early cabin motorcycle designs.

Manufacturers and models


  • Acabion[1] - GTBO (publicity mockup)
  • Carver - Carver One (launched 2007, approx. 200 sold prior to bankruptcy in 2009[2])
  • Lit Motors - C-1 (development prototype)
  • Peraves - Eco Mobile, MonoTracer, E-Tracer[1][3][4] (launched 1982, approx. 150 sold prior to bankruptcy in 2014[5])
  • Peraves - X-Tracer, Zerotracer (efficiency race prototypes)


  • BMW Motorrad - C1[1] (produced 2000-2002, over 12,600 sold)
  • Honda - Gyro Canopy[1] (in continuous production since 1990, 62,000 sold as of 2002)
  • Quasar (produced 1975-1982, approx. 22 sold)


  1. ^ a b c d e f Cabin Cruiser : Flying without wings in the motorcycle-based Eco Mobile
  2. ^ Carver Europe files for bankruptcy, technology may live on
  3. ^ Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150 electric cabin cycle starts production, video tour given
  4. ^ Peraves E-Tracer wants to quickly and efficiently win Automotive X-Prize
  5. ^ Peraves AG declares bankruptcy

External links

  • "dalniks" & cabin motorcycles
  • History of Cabin motorcycle(Czech)
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