Friday, May 29, 2015

0.5k: Chopper: Tomahawk Custom Pocket Bike

Noted author (and screenwriter of several James Bond films) Bruce Feirstein once said "The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."  I'd counter that the distance between insanity and genius is measured by how close your put your keister to the pavement when you are riding a homemade pit bike at 60 miles per hour.  Find this Tomahawk Custom Pocket Bike offered for $650 in Lancaster, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Alex.

The original Tomahawk was a concept motorcycle (that term is used very loosely here) that used a Dodge Viper V-10 as the powerplant and frame -- but today's version can best be described as a 1/2 scale model version....which means it'll take you twice as long to kill yourself, or approximately 8 seconds on average until death.  There are reports online of a Chinese company building a knock-off version of this exact thing, so it is hard to tell if this is the original monster or the Chinese built version.  Either way, the price to thrill ratio is great.

See a cooler pit bike for the next 24 Hrs of LeMons race?


  1. $650?! This can't last long at that price. That's about as cool as it gets for a conversation piece, if nothing else.

  2. I remember seeing pictures of the original Tomahawk, but I don't remember the front wheels being offset like this one. I am supposing it has something to do with steering or some other minor issue like that. It does seem like a cool idea, and $650 doesn't seem extreme(if running). Maybe race officials would permit a lap or two around the track for spectator enjoyment at the next 24 hrs of LeMons event.... LOL


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