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Wednesday 14 September 2005

Dodge Tomahawk

As I've mentioned before, the Americans (to use a sweeping generalisation) seem to be incapable of building "proper" motorbikes, i.e. bikes that can build up a head of speed and still go round corners. The Harley Davidson? Compared to a sports or sports/tourer, they're incredibly comfortable on a long, straight ride. But you try going round a British roundabout (admitedly, not a common feature on US roads) at more than walking speed......

So it would take an American to come up with an idea quite so spectacularly stupid as the Dodge Tomahawk; a 500bhp, 525lb-ft Dodge Viper V10 engine smashed into something that vaguely resembles a motorbike frame.

dodge-tomahawk

Absolute madness. Look, it's even got 4 wheels! That's not a motorbike. That's a very thin car! You can't trust some Americans to get anything right.

Still, you want a go, don't you........

September 14, 2005 11:29 PM | Driving

4 Comments

Jeffrey said on October 5, 2005 7:36 PM:

This motorcyle be pimpin

DAVID CASEBOLT said on October 19, 2005 12:51 PM:

IT WOULD TAKE A LIMEY TO COME UP WITH AN EXCUSE LIKE "NOT BEING ABLE TO CORNER AT A WALKING SPEED" TO COMPLAIN ABOUT AN ENGINEERING FEAT LIKE THE TOMAHAWK JUST BECAUSE THE BEST THE BRITS COULD DO IS THE TRIUMPH WHICH IS AS MUCH OF A PIECE OF JUNK NOW AS MUCH AS IT WAS WHEN IT FIRST COME OUT BEING BUILT OUT OF SCRAP METAL. AND YES, I SPEAK WITH A LITTLE AUTHORITY WHEN I SAY IT AS , I OWNED ONE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND IT WAS A CLASSIC LOVE - HATE RELATIONSHIP. SO, IF YOU HAVEN'T OWNED OR ATLEAST RIDDEN SOMETHING YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AND QUITE POSSIBLY SHOULD KEEP YOUR OPINION TO YOURSELF. BUT OFCOARSE YOU BRITS ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THINKING YOU ARE SMARTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. BY THE WAY....DON'T FORGET WW2.

Oh FFS! Jesus. Of course, another thing that Americans are renowned for being poor at is irony, sarcasm and bearing the brunt of a little gentle humour.

The dodge tomahawk is the height of engineering genious. I would give my left testicle to have one.

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