Dodge Tomahawk was a concept vehicle from the car manufacturer Dodge. Even though it looked somewhat like a motorcycle made to break the land speed record, it had four wheels and thus belonged more to the category of Quads and ATVs, than Motorcycles.
Only 10 of these 8275cc, 500hp beasts were ever sold by Dodge and that too for a whopping US$ 550,000 each (Rs. 23,100,000)!
While the Dodge Tomahawk was assigned to the pages of automobile history, a little known motorcycle company from China, KMD Powersports, decided to produce an ATV based on the Dodge Tomahawk, christened the K-007:
This 149.6cc Chinese ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) costs a mere US$ 1,400 (Rs. 59,000) i.e. one can buy ~392 of these for the price of one Dodge Tomahawk and while it might not have as much power or for that matter, be as fun to ride as the Tomahawk, we believe it will manage to get as many second glances as the original thing!
While we don’t endorse such blatant act of design theft, we have to but wonder at the imagination and ingenuity of these Chinese manufactures, who try to make their little vehicles every bit as good as vehicles from around the world, if not in performance and quality, at least in design and looks department.
KMD K-007 Technical specifications:
Engine type: GY6 engine, fully automatic, single cylinder, 4-stroke, forced air-cooled
Engine displacement: 149.6
Bore x stroke (mm): 57.4 * 57.8
Max. power (Kw/r/min): 8.0/8000
Max. toque (N.m/r/min): 9.0/5500
Fuel tank capacity: 7L
Start mode: electric start
Tires (front/rear): 12 x 3.5-10
Transmission mode: chain
Brakes (front/rear): dual hydraulic disc / hydraulic disc
Shift speed type: CVT
Suspension(front/rear): independent double hydraulic shock/ hydraulic shock
Length x width x height (mm): 1710x700x750
Seat height (mm): 530
Top speed (km/h): 100
Max. load: 100kg
Carton dimensions: 176x 50 x 68cm