Motorcycles

William Shatner-designed Rivet motorcycle is set to stun

The Rivet definitely has a look of its own
The Rivet definitely has a look of its own
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The Rivet definitely has a look of its own
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The Rivet definitely has a look of its own
Shatner is planning to ride a Rivet from Chicago to LA this summer
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Shatner is planning to ride a Rivet from Chicago to LA this summer
The Rivet seen from above, somewhat resembling a triceratops
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The Rivet seen from above, somewhat resembling a triceratops
The first of the Rivets is being constructed now, with plans for an unspecified limited number of units to follow
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The first of the Rivets is being constructed now, with plans for an unspecified limited number of units to follow

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?".

The Rivet seen from above, somewhat resembling a triceratops
The Rivet seen from above, somewhat resembling a triceratops

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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27 comments
Jon Smith
I'll believe it when I see once actually produced...
Doug Way
Seems to me that if you have 3 wheels it is a trike not a bike. Too cool I wish that I had all the cash to purchase. What will the Captain come up with next? Definitely a road rocket. Good for Nevada for those long straight roads.
Al Taylor
Even Bat Man wouldn't be caught dead in that thing, nor would I as it seems like a one-off of an old 3-wheeler design which are no longer sold for good reason. Dammit Jim, go back to commanding imaginary spaceships as you have little talent in the real world.
Don Widman
These are the voyages of the Starship Self-indulgence, whose lifetime mission is to seek out ego aggrandizement. lol
flink
I love the look and the specs, but honestly can't see Mr. S making any long distance runs on one. But best of luck and more power to him!
Lewis M. Dickens III
Isn't the B 58 more appropriate? 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! Bill
R2
Delta trikes, especially rear-engined ones, are inherently light up front, hence steering and braking hampered. The first asteroid-dust covered corner Capt. Kirk encounters, or comet-iced hard stop and he'll rethink his scheme. A good prop for a movie, but not a practical vehicle. If he does hit something hard having the weight of the engine behind will make a firm impression on him. Spock would have logically disapproved.
Jay Finke
Thats a ugly ride BUT it kinda grows on ya, back in the day this would have been considered a beautiful ride. and the more I look at it, the more I like it ! And it's not a daily commuter so any flaws are no big deal.
Mark Desade
The limited ground clearance for the rear integrated bumper and housing will get damaged fast in the real world. Potholes, steep driveways or speed bumps will wreck havoc on it.
Jim Sadler
Suicide in my opinion. The kind of hp in a conventional trike format is not going to be very safe unless a great grandmother drives it at very low speeds. So why does anyone want 500 hp in a basically unstable platform? As far as cornering ability goes please dial 911 before you enter a turn as you will probably need an ambulance and a police report before you get through the turn.
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