Yes, the largest cubic capacity production car engine of this era was fitted to something with two wheels by the lunatics who first had the bright idea of optimising a truck engine for a sportscar.
Okay, a couple of concessions. First, the Tomahawk isn’t technically a bike, what with the two (albeit close together) wheels at each end. We can see why trusting a kickstand to hold up 8.3-litres of 500bhp V10 might be somewhat challenging. Secondly, it can’t really be fitted to a bike, as much as the bike (or quadra-cycle) is fitted to it. There’s not much to know that isn’t absolutely bonkers about the 2003 Dodge Tomahawk Concept but we’ll lay it out for you anyway.
Who wouldn’t think a V10-engined bike is cool? Actually, anyone with an aversion to chrome and or any other shiny metallic surface. The Tomahawk is pretty much nothing but. From the manifolds to the steering arms, to the billet-aluminium body wrapped around the engine, to the wheels – everything is either chrome, alloy or something in between. TRON meets Orange County Choppers in the best possible way.
Engine-wise it’s as you may have surmised already. The 500bhp 505 cubic inch fuel-injected V10 from the then-new second-gen Viper. It’s a stressed member of the chassis and, believe it or not, sends power to the rears through chains!