Viper V-10 engine motorcycle is a Tomahawk Dodge that has never been built
Concept motorcycle Viper V-10 Dodge Tomahawk quite impressive at the 2003 Detroit auto show, but unsurprisingly it never entered production. However, one motorcycle mechanic loved the model so much that he built his own Viper V-10 electric bike.
Based in the UK, Allen Millyard built this insane machine in a warehouse in 2009 and still uses it regularly. In a recent video, Millyard does some routine maintenance on the bike in preparation for the MOT, the annual inspection required of all vehicles on the UK’s public roads.
A hand-built motorcycle with a massive car engine has passed the test, proving that it is more than just a showpiece. In fact, the odometer shows 9,150 miles.
V-10 8.0 liter derived from Dodge Viper GTS, and is estimated to generate around 500 hp. The engine also weighs 750 pounds, making up most of the weight of the 1,389-pound motorcycle.
Allen Millyard’s Dodge Viper V-10 motorcycle
The size of the engine also made a standard motorcycle frame impossible to machine, so Millyard created two subframes that fastened to the front and rear of the engine. That design also leaves no room for a traditional transmission, but the V-10 has so much torque that it doesn’t need as many gears, Millyard claims.
Millyard can also swap out the rear sprocket for top speeds ranging from 160 mph to 270 mph. The bike broke through 200 mph at the Bruntingthorpe proving ground in the hands of motor journalist Bruce Dunn.
While it doesn’t improve performance, an alternative ECU map also adds more fuel when overloaded, creating a big response from the exhaust.
Millyard has several videos on his YouTube channel documenting the process of building this motorcycle. Check them out for more details on this Viper powered machine.