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William Shatner Commissions 500HP 3-Wheel Motorcycle: Beam Me Across Scotty!

by Lambert Varias
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This summer, William Shatner will be riding from Chicago to Los Angeles on a motorcycle that he designed – i.e. wished for – with bike shop American Wrench. It’s called the Rivet One, and it will supposedly give the rider “the feeling of flying on the open road.” With a 500hp V8 engine, it just might take that promise literally.

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American Wrench hasn’t released the Rivet One’s final specs yet, although Shatner did speak with Gizmag about his new ride. It will have a unique aluminum frame, an even weirder double lever steering system and of course the aforementioned supercharged and intercooled 500hp V8.

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Here’s the actor making American Wrench cringe and sweat:

Just for comparison, the current most powerful motorcycle is the Kawasaki H2R, a track-only bike that “only” has 300hp. Not to mention the Rivet One will be carrying more horses than most road-legal cars. I know horsepower isn’t everything, but unless the Rivet One ends up being as large and heavy as an F-150 I’d give a hard pass on riding it.

If you trust in Captain Kirk’s vision, you can reserve one of the remaining Rivet One units by heading to its website.

[via Gizmag]

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