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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2003, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Re: OT: only the crazy need apply

Is that a Hemi?

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I've gotta call [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img] on Dodge! There is no way that thing is going 300+ MPH. Even if the bodywork was aero-dynamic 500 HP would not be enough.

Still cool though.
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Nope not a hemi its a viper motor V-10 Baby!
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That's the V-10 they use in the Viper and Dodge trucks...

That 300+ MPH is a theoretical speed...

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/auto/article/0,12543,436781-2,00.html

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Desperate for expertise, I called my brother, Joe Teresi, whose Easyriders Streamliner bike holds the world speed record: 322 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, set in 1990. Looking at photos of the Tomahawk, Joe was dubious. Dodge computed the Tomahawk's theoretical top speed only from horsepower and final drive ratio. Joe says this ignores other critical factors, such as frontal area and drag and the coefficient of tire friction to the ground.

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Dave Campos, who was onboard the Easyriders Streamliner for the world record, predicted the Tomahawk wouldn't do well in the real world -- and that the rider would do worse. The Teresi/Campos bike was powered by two 91-cubic-inch Harley Shovelhead engines and enclosed in a fairing. The Tomahawk Viper engine is 505 cubic inches; the rider is exposed. Campos said he would be foiled by air resistance. At high speeds, "your back acts as a wing. It'll lift you right off the bike." Campos was also skeptical about the four-wheel steering, and said he doubted the bike would hit 200 mph. Still, he wishes the Tomahawk team luck at Bonneville. "Let nothing but fear stand in your way," he said.

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WAY COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]

Now that's something powerfull between your legs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had seen that pic a while back.......... It will be @ LACONIA BIKE WEEK this year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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[img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]I have to agree. Anyone who has done any riding would know, you wouldnt be able to get out of a corner in that heavy POS! If you want to go straight your fine, but dont try to turn. The concept was shown at the Det. auto show this past winter. What were they thinking? Would rather have a rice rocket!

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I think the key word here is " CONCEPT "

BUT.....they do have bikes with V8's ( BODD HOSS) and they even have one that is JET POWERED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.marineturbine.com/press/miami/06062002.pdf

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That bike was featured in one of the bike rags last month. In first gear and at idle it goes 30mph so basically you have to be on the brakes or neutral just to be legal in a 25mph zone! I read that they plan to produce a handfull of the bikes but at $220,000+ who can afford one? Almost every part of the bike is billet and is a CNC piece of art work. My only question is how they are going to attach the side-car large enough to carry the balls of anyone brave enough to ride it! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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As far as I know, turning is handled by tires on the side you want to turn raising, causing the bike to lean in that direction. Of course you also turn the front tires some, but effectively changing the ride height of the two sides is how I understand it turns.
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