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Posted: 1/6/2003 3:58:58 PM EST
DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit auto show has seen a lot of concept cars over the decades, but a four-wheel motorcycle powered by a 500-horsepower V-10 engine is a first. And it may turn out to be more than a concept. DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler arm on Monday unveiled the Dodge Tomahawk -- essentially the 8.3 liter engine from a Dodge Viper mated to a motorcycle frame. Chrysler executives said while the chrome-draped Tomahawk was outlandish, they were seriously considering whether to build a few hundred at a price of at least $250,000 each. [url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=569&e=3&u=/nm/20030106/tc_nm/autos_show_dodge_dc_1[/url] [img]http://www.vibeplanet.com/images/ar15/tv102.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.vibeplanet.com/images/ar15/tomahawkv10.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 4:02:17 PM EST
A 4 wheeled motorcycle?
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 4:03:32 PM EST
I think they watched TRON one too many times.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 4:13:26 PM EST
That guy should be wearing a helmet.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 4:24:09 PM EST
No more leaning into the turns. Looks like a fun straight line machine, but cycles are for twisting and turning roads.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 10:41:33 PM EST
1,500 lbs. Holy crap.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 11:51:18 PM EST
I know of one idiot who will buy one... LENO
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:08:21 AM EST
tres ugly
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:16:47 AM EST
JEEZ!!! Well, I bet Jay Leno's mouth is watering. My guess is, each wheel is indepentently suspended and will still turn via leaning and counter steering. But, it's definately more of a motorcarcycle.....they need to get that thins down to Bonneville pronto! Maybe Chuck Yeager would be willing to give it a spin on the salt..... Hopefully, my yacht will be paid off by the time they are in production. -HS
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:19:31 AM EST
Why bother. You can get a turbine engined motorcycle that will out perform that thing a thousand times over for about 40% less. ($185,000) [url]http://www.marineturbine.com/superbike/[/url] [img]http://www.marineturbine.com/superbike/yellow.jpg[/img] Power: 320 hp @ 52,000 rpm 286 hp @ rear wheel Torque: 425 ft lbs @ 2,000 rpm
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:26:00 AM EST
USN Joe, Ive heard those things are damn scarey...but you are right about top end... ....... that kind of speed and no engine breaking....yikes! -HS
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:43:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By USNJoe_Retired: Why bother. You can get a turbine engined motorcycle that will out perform that thing a thousand times over for about 40% less. ($185,000) [url]http://www.marineturbine.com/superbike/[/url] [url]http://www.marineturbine.com/superbike/yellow.jpg[/url] Power: 320 hp @ 52,000 rpm 286 hp @ rear wheel Torque: 425 ft lbs @ 2,000 rpm
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I went and read the rest of the numbers on your super bike. Now you go read the rest of the numbers on the Tomahawk. Hint: The Tomahawk would eat your super bike for breakfast. It's that scary.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:53:12 AM EST
Thanks but.. No thanks.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 2:17:48 AM EST
So much for the Boss Hoss cycle with that measly 350 V8...[coffee]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 4:45:52 PM EST
Except that the Tomahawk has a Dodge Viper motor and it wouldn't last long enough for a comparison!
Originally Posted By legrue: I went and read the rest of the numbers on your super bike. Now you go read the rest of the numbers on the Tomahawk. Hint: The Tomahawk would eat your super bike for breakfast. It's that scary.
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