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Here it is the latest fastest thing for you to know, this time it is the fastest motorcycle / bike in the world, the dodge tomahawk. The Tomahawk was a Dodge non-street legal concept vehicle introduced at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. It had futuristic and unusual design, featuring the 500 horsepower (370 kW) 8.3-litre (510 cu in) V10 SRT10 engine from the Dodge Viper. The vehicle has two front wheels and two rear wheels, making it a kind of motorized quadricycle rather than a typical motorcycle. The pairs of wheels move independently, allowing it to countersteer and lean in turns like a motorcycle. Dodge claimed the top speed was estimated at 300 miles per hour (480 km/h), based only on horsepower and final drive ratio and ignoring drag.[1] Joe Teresi, of Easyriders magazine and owner of the world record setting streamliner ridden by Dave Campos, scoffed at this due to the importance of drag, and Dodge declined offers to put the top speed claim to a test.

fastest motorcycle / bike in the world
Hand-built examples of the Tomahawk were offered for sale through the Neiman Marcus catalog at a price of US$ 555,000, and up to nine of them might have sold. Dodge emphasized that the bikes were "rolling sculptures" not intended to be ridden.

Dodge Tomahawk's Full Specifications:

Manufacturer          Dodge
Parent company       Chrysler
Production               9 units total[citation needed]
Model year              2003
Class                      Concept vehicle
Engine                    8.3 L (506.5 cu in) 20-valve 90° V-10[1]
Power                     500 hp (370 kW) @ 5600 rpm [1] (45 kW:L power:displacement ratio)
Torque                   525 lb·ft (712 N·m)[1]
Transmission          2-speed manual[1]
Suspension             Front: Horizontal double fork.[1]
Brakes                   Front: 16 piston disc, Rear: 8 piston disc[1]
Tires                     Front (2): 20x4 Size, Rear (2): 20x5 Size
Wheelbase             76 in (1,900 mm)[1]
Dimensions            L 102 in (2,600 mm)[1]
                              W 27.7 in (700 mm)
                              H 36.9 in (940 mm)
Seat height            29 in (740 mm)
Weight                   n/a (dry)
                              1,500 lb (680 kg)(wet)
Fuel capacity           3.25 US gal (12.3 l; 2.71 imp gal)
Horse Power            @ RPM:500@5600 
0-60 time                2.5 sec. 
Top Speed               300 mph 
Displacement           8277 Cc
Torque @ RPM          4200

The Viper-powered Dodge Tomahawk concept vehicle shatters all the barriers of conventional thinking about personal transportation. This four-wheel, single-passenger vehicle is a sleek, rolling sculpture that combines art-deco styling with extreme engineering. 
The 500-horsepower Viper V-10 engine powering the dual rear wheels gives this radical vehicle a potential top speed of nearly 400 miles per hour - for anyone who wants to test it. The Tomahawk roared into public view at the North American International Auto Show.
fastest motorcycle / bike in the world"The Dodge brand philosophy always challenges us to grab life by the horns," said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President - Design, Chrysler Group. "In the case of Tomahawk, grabbing and holding onto anything for dear life is a necessity. It’s just that extreme and passionate; a glimpse into the soul and commitment of true enthusiasts."

Initial reaction to the concept vehicle typically comes in two words: "Wow" and "why."

The "wow" is easy to understand from Dodge, the brand that continues to drive its foot to the floor - most recently with the all-new 2003 Viper, Heavy Duty and Light Duty Rams and an SRT lineup dedicated to engineering the most powerful production vehicles in their segments.

But "why" would a company, famous for its innovative car and truck designs, go down this particular path?

"Tomahawk is an icon of the extreme thinking for a brand that is known not only for the legendary Viper and Ram, but also for all new, innovative vehicles such as the Magnum SRT-8 and Durango concepts," said Creed.

That extreme thinking produced a machine in the true tradition of power-junkie passion, powered by a 505 cu. in., 8300 cc aluminum Viper V-10 engine gives you the fastest motorcycle / bike in the world ^_^ 


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