400MPH Dodge Tomahawk Motorcycle

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    Anybody remember Kaneda's bike from Akira? This looks like the prototype to me...:cool:
     
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    Re: 300MPH Dodge Tomahawk Motorcycle

    Well, I believe Montana still doesn't have a speed limit on the big roads. You could take it out there.
     
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    ejb190

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    Ummmm. O.K.

    Nice idea and good technology testbed, but asside from being an oddity, I can't imagine anyone really pushing it to the limits. Can you imagine a moth hitting your chest (or face) at 400 mph? OUCH!
     
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    My god. It should be mandatory to install a toolbox in the back of this thing that contains a rubber spatula, so the paramedics have something to scrape your splattered ass off the pavement with when you crash. Does the $250k price tag include a life insurance policy?
     
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    It's the type of motorcycle you'd expect Arnold to ride in Terminator 4, or something Jay Leno would have in his garage.

    But at that price it would be a hard choice between the jet engine and the viper as power plants.

    Jay Leno on his $150,000 Bell Jet Ranger engine powered motorcycle
     
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    Re: Re: 300MPH Dodge Tomahawk Motorcycle

    Nope, Montana has a speed limit - they were forced to adopt one or lose federal highway funding. It's higher than most - 85mph - and the penalties for exceeding it are, I believe, on the low side but it's there.

    Al
     
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    Re: Re: Re: 300MPH Dodge Tomahawk Motorcycle

    Darn:(

    It would be nice if there were somewhere in the US we could take our big engine cars and really floor it.
     
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    Yeah, there's no way you could even stay on the thing. They'd have to build a huge windscreen that goes all the way over you so you don't get blown off. I mean, this thing is more or less in the ballpark of a jet at cruising speed. Crazy.
     
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    two words:

    autobahn

    f-zero style racing come to life:eek:


    ....well 7 words but you get the picture
     
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    I chuckled when I read that it has four wheels to support the weight. I know a guy that lives about 20 miles north of me that built a "Boss Hoss" several years ago. He still has it and is still alive. It's a 2 wheeler with a 400HP Chevy 350 in it. 2 speeds, fast and ludicrous.
    I'll stick with my Shovelhead(1982 HD Wide-Glide 90c.i.d.), thanks.

    Zack
     
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    you know i was thinking, it just might be possible to use similar vehicles in high-speed racing...

    1. make sure its made out of super-indesctructable lightweight materials

    2. provide a windshield of some sort that covers the racer's body

    3. make sure the racer can't fly out

    F1 eat your heart out;)
     

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