Motorcycle Types Cruiser Thompson Unveils SE Viper Diamondback

Thompson Unveils SE Viper Diamondback

2012-thompson-to-unveil-se-viper-diamondback

Mecum’s 25th Original Spring Classic Car Auction

Viper Motorcycles has selected two-Time Bonneville Land Speed Record Holder Valerie Thompson to present their new Special Edition Viper Diamondback at Dana Mecum’s 25th Original Spring Classic Car Auction on May 16 in Indianapolis.

Built in Auburn, Ala. after eight years of design and testing, the Viper Diamondback is the world’s fastest production V-Twin Supercruiser. Powered by a proprietary 152 C.I. Viper/Ilmor engine, it produces 165 ft. lbs. of torque while delivering 130 HP to the rear wheel.

The Diamondback offers the superior handling characteristics of a Sportbike due to it’s patented “on-the-fly” adjustable air-ride suspension and runs 20-percent cooler than standard air-cooled V-Twins. With fully adjustable forward controls allowing a customizable riding position, the bike fits a wide size range of riders from 5’3″ to 6’7″.

Colbert Seagraves (VP Marketing & Race Operations for Viper Motorcycles) says: “We felt it was appropriate to have one of the world’s fastest females present the world’s fastest Supercruiser at the world’s largest collector car auction.

“Valerie has extensive experience presenting vehicles at the best auctions in the country and is a real crowd favorite. We expect the bike and Valerie to be a big hit at the Spring Classic. We told her she will be known as the ‘Viper Vixen’ after successfully presenting the Special Edition Diamondback.”

Dana Mecum’s 25th Original Spring Classic Auction will offer over 2,000 vehicles at the Indiana State Fairgrounds located at 1202 E 38th Street, Indianapolis Indiana. The event will be televised live on Discovery’s Velocity Network May 15-20, 2012.

Viper Motorcycle Company Background

Viper Motorcycle Company creates the highest performance engineered American motorcycle in the industry utilizing unique design solutions and patented technology to deliver superior performance. Viper Supercruiser motorcycles are designed & manufactured for affluent enthusiasts seeking uncompromising ride, high performance, and cutting edge engineering. Over 80% of a Viper motorcycle is proprietary with most component parts CNC machined from billet aluminum.

Valerie Thompson Background

Thompson is the Owner/Driver of the Martech Services Company land speed racing motorcycle team who currently holds two speed records at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Thompson’s 201 mph run at the 9th Annual BUB Speed Trials outperformed all other BMW’s at the event. In addition to land speed racing, Thompson has competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association & the National Hot Rod Association. Thompson was recently selected to test pilot the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger designed to eclipse the “World’s Fastest Female Record” of 512 mph. If successful, Thompson will officially become the “World’s Fastest Female.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited First Look: Updates, Specs, Photos

The 2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited arrives with two new paint choices, plus a couple of updates in the dash area. There’s a new LED...

MP Magic 37.5 Tech Merino Wool Socks Review (All-Season Footwear)

I’m very picky when it comes to motorcycle socks. For dirt bikes, it’s easy. I always wear Fly Racing Knee Brace socks, as they...

2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Review (13 Fast Facts)

Marketing is a funny thing. Usually, manufacturers exaggerate the displacement in model names—even if only by a little bit. However, in the case of...

2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special First Look (5 Fast Facts)

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special changes this year focus on new colors and finishes. However, there are some other updates worth discussing. The...

2021 DOT Certified Helmet Performance Testing Update

We provide some deep insight into the latest 2021 DOT Certified Motorcycle Helmet performance testing, from failure rate to suggestions for regulators.

2021 Benelli TRK502 Review (15 Fast Facts for Sport-Touring)

Last month we tested the 2021 Benelli TRK502X adventure motorcycle and came away impressed. At first glance, the standard TRK502 doesn’t seem that much...