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Old 09-11-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Well I'm quite sure that no body is going to buy one of these until they see how it rates on Kpaul's price performance index.
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:45 PM   #2
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So over it. Gimme a 125 GP bike.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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Coming soon in a movie starring David Hasselhof.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:08 AM   #4
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didn't they drop that thing a few times when it was on the car show circuit?
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:58 AM   #5
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"There has been no decision to produce the Dodge Tomahawk," Chrysler design spokesman Sam Locricchio told Leftlane News. "The vehicle remains a design exercise to underscore — in an extreme fashion — the performance elements that make up the Dodge brand," Mr. Locricchio said. "[The Tomahawk is] purely a concept to date." Upon further research, it seems the weblog that started the Tomahawk rumor was citing outdated information from shortly after the concept's debut.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:07 AM   #6
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It will never be up for sale. It doesn't work. Note the video only shows it rolling for a couple seconds at a time, but even that is enough to see it is very squirrelly.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:17 AM   #7
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Stretch out the front end 6 or 8 ft and all the chopper guys will want one. It handles the same.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:10 AM   #8
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In the Cycle World article published on it's appearance, it was revealed that the those videos were shot in an abandoned michigan steel mill. the rider is former AMA flat track Nat'l champ Bubba Shobert. he talked about how the swing arms at both ends were locked into the parallel position (rendering it, dynamically, similar to a reallty-narrow-track Quad), and the bike could only ride straight up and down, and at the end of each straight pass past the camera, they'd carefully do a mutli-point turn, and he'd make another pass.



at one point, he tried carefully riding the thing around a turn at the end, but a tire caught a crack int eh old beat-up pavement, and the thing (which weighs 1500 lbs) tipped right over.



I have seen other viodeos of the tomahawk banking and turning, with teh fonrt arms scissoring as they are designed to, but with the rear arms locked parallel: the bike turns, the front arms scissor keeping both fronts onthe road surface, but the outside rear tire lifts off the ground.



I no longer have the link to those videos, unfortunately. I'll try to to find it.



the thing is a fricken carnival ride, for sure.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:24 AM   #9
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Maybe they could adapt that new dual wheel scooter suspension from Piaggio!
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:40 AM   #10
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So I was out riding the twisties the other day thinking "you know what would make this bike handle better, more wheels".

I too want to know the KPPI on this.
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