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Posted: 1/6/2003 4:58:58 PM EDT
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 5:02:17 PM EDT
A 4 wheeled motorcycle?
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 5:03:32 PM EDT
I think they watched TRON one too many times.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 5:13:26 PM EDT
That guy should be wearing a helmet.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 5:24:09 PM EDT
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 11:41:33 PM EDT
1,500 lbs. Holy crap.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 12:51:18 AM EDT
I know of one idiot who will buy one...

LENO

Link Posted: 1/7/2003 1:08:21 AM EDT
tres ugly
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 1:16:47 AM EDT
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 1:19:31 AM EDT
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 1:26:00 AM EDT
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 1:43:14 AM EDT
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 1:53:12 AM EDT
Thanks but.. No thanks.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 3:17:48 AM EDT
So much for the Boss Hoss cycle with that measly 350 V8...[coffee]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 5:45:52 PM EDT
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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