The Viper V-10 motorcycle is the Dodge Tomahawk ever built

The Viper V-10 Dodge Tomahawk concept motorcycle made a big impression when it was revealed at the 2003 Detroit auto show, but unsurprisingly it never went into production. However, one motorcycle mechanic liked the concept so much that he built his own Viper V-10 motor bike.

UK-based Allen Millyard built this insane machine in a shed in 2009 and still uses it regularly. In a recent video, Millyard performs routine maintenance on the bike in preparation for its MOT, the annual inspection required for all vehicles on UK public roads.

The hand-built motorcycle with the massive car engine passes its inspection, proving it’s not just a show piece. The odometer reads 9,150 miles, in fact.

The 8.0-liter V-10 originated in a Dodge Viper GTS and is rated at around 500 hp. The engine also weighs 750 pounds, which makes up most of the bike’s weight of 1,389 pounds.

Allen Millyard’s Dodge Viper V-10 Motorbike

The size of the engine also made a standard motorcycle frame unusable, so Millyard made two subframes that bolt to the front and rear of the engine. This design also leaves no room for a conventional transmission, but the V-10 has so much torque that there’s no need for multiple gears, Millyard claims.

Millyard can also swap out the rear wheel sprocket for different top speeds, ranging from a claimed 160mph to 270mph. The bike broke at 200mph at the Bruntingthorpe proving ground in the hands of motorcycle journalist Bruce Dunn.

Although it does not improve performance, an alternate ECU map also adds extra fuel on overshoot, producing a loud backfire from the exhaust.

Millyard has several videos on their YouTube channel documenting the build of this bike. Check them out for more details on this Viper-powered machine.

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