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Old 12-04-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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need help with buying an engine

I'm looking at car engines to use in a motorcycle.
The Tomahawk is a Viper V-10 based motorcycle.
# 500 bhp (372 kW) @ 5600 rpm (60.4 bhp/liter); 525 lb.-ft. (712 Nm) @ 4200 rpm
# 10-cylinder 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled, 505 cubic inches (8277 cc)
The Dodge Tomahawk can reach 60 miles an hour in about 2.5 seconds, and has a theoretical top speed of nearly 400 mph. (estimated)

I'm planing to build one of those. I thought about using a different engine,
any suggestions ?
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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I'm looking at car engines to use in a motorcycle.
The Tomahawk is a Viper V-10 based motorcycle.
# 500 bhp (372 kW) @ 5600 rpm (60.4 bhp/liter); 525 lb.-ft. (712 Nm) @ 4200 rpm
# 10-cylinder 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled, 505 cubic inches (8277 cc)
The Dodge Tomahawk can reach 60 miles an hour in about 2.5 seconds, and has a theoretical top speed of nearly 400 mph. (estimated)

I'm planing to build one of those. I thought about using a different engine,
any suggestions ?

Sure you are
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:36 PM   #3
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i wont build it personally. i have about 100k, i own two hayabusas 1 stock and the other is twin turbocharged. i thought about building a custom bike with a car engine.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
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i wont build it personally. i have about 100k, i own two hayabusas 1 stock and the other is twin turbocharged. i thought about building a custom bike with a car engine.

With all due respect, we're going to need some confirmation before we believe someone with 100K to spend on a custom bike logged onto this site and asked us for help.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:56 PM   #5
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You should probably ask the guys doing the actual project, because they'll tell you which will fit into a motorcycle frame best and so on.

Also, I doubt you have hit the top speed on that twin turbo 'Busa, so why buy an even faster bike?

**I'm assuming that he's telling the truth no matter how unlikely it seems, for now.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:32 AM   #6
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So were did you find 2 turbos tiny enough for a busa. Im nto big into bikes but I know a few guys who are and they said the Toyota MR2 turbo is what alot of use.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:44 PM   #7
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So were did you find 2 turbos tiny enough for a busa. Im nto big into bikes but I know a few guys who are and they said the Toyota MR2 turbo is what alot of use.

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I doubt you have hit the top speed on that twin turbo 'Busa, so why buy an even faster bike?

The side fairing have been removed to allow room for the 2nd turbo. I've hit 248 could have gone faster but didn't dare too, and the reason why i want a faster bike is because there isnt alot of bikers in kuwait basically everybody knows who you are and whats your bike. I want to satisfy my ego, i wana become that guy with the custom bike that can go over 400.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:57 PM   #8
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I'm done with this thread. 250mph!?! Whole racing teams have been trying to break that record with bikes with bigger engines.

You couldn't hit 400mph with some bike unless it had like a windshield and things to protect you. If a bug hits you at that speed, it's probably going through you.

Also, Kuwait isn't that big...Is there even room for you to hit that speed (not on the street)?
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:54 PM   #9
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i have gone that fast and i have seen busas in the US go faster.
where i did this ? it was on two roads 7th ring road & on my way to our farm in wafra which is a long road.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:48 PM   #10
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i have gone that fast and i have seen busas in the US go faster.
where i did this ? it was on two roads 7th ring road & on my way to our farm in wafra which is a long road.
Can you back any of that up? (I can believe that you had somewhere to hit 250mph), but can you show me a bike that has gone that fast?
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:27 PM   #11
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yeah, I dont know what to say

I've posted in threads with more rediculous topics but I really cant reply to this, no funny remark or anything

im speechless
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:23 PM   #12
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yeah, I dont know what to say

I've posted in threads with more rediculous topics but I really cant reply to this, no funny remark or anything

im speechless
I agree. I'm not that in to bikes anymore, but I know aswell as anyone here that hitting even 200-mph on a bike will require nerves of steel and alot of road!...250-mph seems a bit far fetched to me, even for a Haybusa! 400-mph is taking the biscuit

Maybe he got muddled up with mph and kph, lol.
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