It is a cool creation. What a piece of artwork and stepping outside the box. If someone wants to buy it and can afford it , power to them. What a coffee table piece.
Sure brought a lot of press to Dodge....and if they can recoop their money, they may continue to do more....and the more they do, the more they may work? Who knows.. A Dodge bike....American made...we will see.
Would be cool to see if this bike would run at bonneville and what it may do, unfaired.
Mr. ALL CAPS is having a good week. First comes the news that scientists have found a way to wire a monkey's brain up to operate a mechanical device, and now Dodge has put up for sale the perfect vessel in which to esconse Mr. ALL CAPS brain tank. It is just as well that Dodge built just this single example, as I can think of no one else who would pilot one. VWW
The whole idea was flawed from the beginning. 4 wheels with a track dimension of about two feet??? Dumbest idea I ever heard of. I don't care if the body was designed to lean, it will never go around corners and would be totally scary unstable in a straight line...as evidenced by the only ever "test" ride in which it toppled over at crawing speed when it ran over a slight depression in the tarmac. What a joke!
Marketing hairbrain idea overpowers engineering maybe? Shows Dodge should stick to building trucks...Should rightly be a thorough embarrassment to Dodge!
It'll look good (I guess, we'll never see it unless Discovery Channel does a piece on his collection) sitting next to his Turbinator, or whatever the heck they call that gas turbine powered bike he has.
As for carmakers building bikes, I'm waiting for BMW to slip a M5 motor to their bike shop.
i could see someone with too much money paying $50K for an example of what happens when engineers think with the wrong head. maybe a vegas casino. but half a mil? i think dodge should buy it from themselves - that would be a fitting conclusion to this corporate, uhm, exercise. remember, kids, it's not fit to ride but if it were it would go 300 mph (wasn't it 400 earlier?). vroom, vroom.
WHERE'S THE FAIRING? MY RID'Z GOTTA HAVE A FAIRING, OTHERWISE CRASHES ARE TOO BORING TO WATCH WITHOUT THE PLASTIC SHATTERING AND FLYING IN EVERY DIRECTION. ALSO, NOT ONE OF MY COUNSINZ OR FRIENDZ HAVE ONE, SO THEY WOULD JUST LAUGH AT ME WHEN I PULLED UP ON IT.
BESIDEZ, MY MOMMA MAXED HER CREDIT OUT BUYING THE GSXR. I CHECKED WITH THE LOCAL DODGE DEALER AND THEY SAID THE PAYMENTS WOULD BE $14,875 A MONTH AND THAT'Z BEFORE DMV, FREIGHT AND INSTALLING MY TANK ONTO THE INSTRUMENT PANEL!
It looks cool from the front (I saw it at Sears Point at the superbike race) but the side views make it look like an immense aluminum football with a little handlbar stuck on top.
I can just see some balding middle-aged millionaire riding the thing down Melrose avenue in LA, dressed in a leotard, cape and WWI flying helmet with goggles. Arnold can follow him in his Hummer and Ed Begley jr. can bring up the rear in his electric car for a complete jackass parade.
I know what Dodge should do with the Tomahawk!! They should turn it sideways and shove it straight up their dumb a$$. Thank you Dodge for showing the international community how friggin' stupid Amurkins are when it comes to engineering. The people involved with this thing are truly hillbillies and they need to keep this crap out of the realm of motorcycles....You know, motorcycles, things that are small, lightweight, manueverable, they go fast and accelerate and brake quickly, get good gas mileage, slip in and out of traffic, and are economical to purchase and operate. The tomahawk goes fast but that's about it.
I'll happily up my subscriptionn to 21.94. Reading about you fools trying to ride the thing(after Scott Parker failed) would be worth the 10 bucks!! Or we could have a competition between Buzglyd,Longride and KPAUL to see who could ride it the furthest before falling.For that I'd pay 20 bucks!