Dodge introduced its Tomahawk V-10, 8.3-liter (505 cubic inch) concept motorcycle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 6, 2003. The superbike features independent four-wheel suspension, and its engine, borrowed from the Viper sports car, can propel the Tomahawk at speeds of nearly 400 mph [sic], according to Dodge. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
The 1,500-pound Tomahawk (video) can reach 60 miles an hour in about 2.5 seconds, and has a theoretical top speed of 300 mph. Each pair of wheels is separated by a few inches and each wheel has an independent suspension. [Chrysler Chief Operating Officer Wolfgang] Bernhard said four wheels were necessary to handle the power from the engine. 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. Reuters, Dodge Offers 500-Hp Concept Motorcycle, Yahoo! News, 6 Jan 2003.
A Dodge Tomahawk motorcycle is displayed during the Neiman Marcus 2003 Christmas Book unveiling in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003. The single passenger bike sells for $555,000 in the annual Christmas catalog. (AP Photo/LM Otero)