Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dodge Tomahawk...the world's fastest bike

The Tomahawk is a Viper V-10 based motorcycle, a 500 horsepower engine with four wheels beneath it. The engine breathes through twin throttle bodies mounted right up front.
Chrysler sold nine replicas through Neiman Marcus, for $555,000 each. The motorcycles cannot be driven on public roads.

The world's fastest bike

Viper V10 engine

  • 500 bhp (372 kW) @ 5600 rpm (60.4 bhp/liter); 525 lb.-ft. (712 Nm) @ 4200 rpm
  • 10-cylinder 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled, 505 cubic inches (8277 cc)
  • 356-T6 aluminum alloy block with cast-iron liners, aluminum alloy cylinder heads
  • Bore x Stroke: 4.03 inches x 3.96 inches (102.4 x 100.6)
  • Two pushrod-actuated overhead valves per cylinder
  • Roller-type hydraulic lifters
  • Sequential fuel injection with individual runners
  • Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
  • Max Engine Speed: 6000 rpm
  • Fuel: Unleaded gasoline, 93 octane (R+M/2)
  • Dry sump oil system takes 8 quarts of oil
  • Cooling: Twin aluminum radiators mounted atop engine intake manifolds, force-fed from front-mounted, belt-driven turbine fan. Takes 11 quarts of antifreeze.
  • Exhaust: Equal-length tubular stainless steel headers with dual collectors and central rear outlets
  • V10
  • Stroke:4
  • Power:500.00 HP
  • (365.0 kW)) @ 5600 RPM
  • Torque:712.00 Nm (72.6 kgf-m or 525.2 ft.lbs) @ 4200
  • RPMMax RPM:6000
  • Compression:9.6:1
  • Bore x stroke:102.4 x 100.6 mm (4.0 x 4.0 inches)
  • Fuel system:Injection
  • Valves per cylinder:2
  • Fuel control:OHV
  • Cooling system:Liquid
  • Gearbox:2-speed

Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 482.8 km/h (300.0 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 2.500 seconds


The Peach Tart said...

This is quite the machine. Mr. Peach Tart had read about it and loved this post.

BBE said...

*Fighting inner pedant*
*Still fighting*

It has four wheels, doesn't that make it a quad and not a bike?


Danny said...

I din't see it do much turning. If I can't lean it over scary far then it's not worth riding. As BBE said it has four wheels. That makes it a narrow car with no roof that still can't turn. Not to mention it's fugly.

Anonymous said...

It's gawdy looking. Why can't it be driven on public roads?

Canajun said...

I'm with Danny on this. I've seen lots of pictures of this thing over the years, but always with it sitting in a parking lot or showroom.
Show me a picture leaned over, scraping something through a corner with sparks flying, and then I'll believe it actually works.

But I do disagree on the ugly comment - I think it looks pretty cool. But let's face it, it's an art piece, not a motor vehicle,and certainly not a motor cycle.

Voegtli said...

Amazing, but then I would prefer (for me) the Mobylette I had around 50 years ago.

Webster World said...

I've seen a clip of someone riding one of these in a large lot. I think in was at thebeachcrusier.com

Rob said...

Has anyone seen that 80's movie TRON? I swear I saw the same bike in that flick but with Blue and Red Glowing Lights flowing from the frame.

Italo said...

Jesus, it's a bike? Are you sure? It's real! Now big shame on me, with my little scooter :(

Sean said...

Not much lean, no wind in your hair (or else you will end up with none), the sound is probably deafening....hmmmm, borderline bike!

Dr.John said...

That much for a bike you can't ride on the highway. I don't know.

muppix said...

It's the biggest, baddest, fastest, coolest bike in the world, but doesn't actually work. How typically American.