The Viper V-10 Dodge Tomahawk motorcycle concept made quite an impression at its 2003 Detroit auto show reveal, but not surprisingly it never went into production. However, one motorcycle mechanic loved the concept so much he built his own Viper V-10-powered bike.
Based in the U.K., Allen Millyard built this insane machine in a shed in 2009, and still uses it regularly. In a recent video, Millyard does some routine maintenance on the bike in preparation for its MOT, the annual inspection required for all vehicles on U.K. public roads.
The hand-built motorcycle with the massive car engine passes its inspection, proving that it isn’t just a show piece. The odometer shows 9,150 miles, in fact.
The 8.0-liter V-10 originated in a Dodge Viper GTS, and is estimated to make about 500 hp. The engine also weighs 750 pounds, accounting for most of the weight of the 1,389-pound motorcycle.