William Shatner-designed Rivet motorcycle is set to stun
We've seen some pretty eye-catching motorcycles in recent months, including a Tron light cycle replica, the exotic Feline One, and the quirky Dryvtech 2x2x2. That said, all of those bikes have one glaring shortcoming – none of them were co-designed by William Shatner. The actor who brought us the character of Captain James T. Kirk is, however, one of the creative forces behind the limited-edition Rivet. And judging by what he's told us, he's pretty proud of it.
Shatner is teaming up with Aurora, Illinois-based custom motorcycle company American Wrench for the project. He's even planning to ride one of the single-seat trikes from Chicago to LA this summer, so it's apparently not just something he's dabbling in.
"I am thrilled to be able to present one of the most technologically advanced motorcycles in the world," Shatner told Gizmag. "It's a beast with advanced guts. It's powered by an all-aluminum, computer-controlled, supercharged and intercooled V8 engine – producing over 500 HP. Does that sound incredible or what?".
American Wrench partner Kevin Sirotek informed us that the drivetrain will be very similar to the one found in the Cadillac CTS-V. Not many other specs are available for now (so we aren't sure whether or not it will have warp drive), although he did also tell us that the Rivet's B-17 bomber-inspired body will be constructed of aluminum. Additionally, the trike forgoes a traditional handlebar for a radical-looking twin-lever steering system.
The first of the Rivets is being constructed now, with plans for an unspecified limited number of units to follow. Although Sirotek said that the company isn't ready to provide pricing information just yet, it's probably safe to assume that the things won't be cheap. Should you not be afraid of spending a bit of money, though, you can reserve yourself a Rivet via the link below.
Shatner and Sirotek can be seen discussing the vehicle, in the following video.
Source: Rivet Motors
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They both would have problems with the polar moment of inertia.
And where do you rest your feet? On the corner of the Valve Covers?
Great way to get a hot foot!