's mind-blowing concept motorcycle
that was unveiled at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show
. The Tomahawk consists of a Viper
V-10 engine suspended between two pairs of tires, creating a machine that can truly carry the adjective "extreme
It is 102 inches in length, 37 inches tall and weighs in at 1500 pounds. The 10-cylinder, 90-degree V-type engine
is liquid cooled
and has a displacement of 505 cubic inch
es (or 8.2 liters.) Maximum power output is 500 hp
(372 kW) and the engine's peak torque
output is 525 lb-ft. The crankcase holds 8 quarts of oil and the cooling system requires 11 quarts of coolant.
The lighting system is made up of 20 LED
s, 12 for the headlights and 8 for the rear. The lamps tilt with the movement of the wheels to illuminate the path of the bike.
The transmission is a manual two-speed and connects to the engine via a dry two-plate clutch and to the wheels through two chains. Each front wheel has a 20-inch disc brake with 2 calipers (8 pistons) apiece and each rear has a 20-inch disk with a single 4-piston caliper.
The bike has not been fully tested and so the 0-60 is estimated
at 2.5 seconds and its top speed is estimated
at 300+ mph.
Most motorcycle enthusiasts will wait with bated-breath for real numbers to be released or, God forbid
, actual production.