It’s always been a dream of William Shatner’s to travel across the country on a motorcycle, experiencing American highways without any barriers surrounding him, but the right motorcycle for the job never seemed to appear.
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At least, that’s what he says in a video uploaded to Vimeo Dec. 5. It shows Shatner sitting down with Kevin Sirotek, a 4th generation stakeholder in the parent company of American Wrench, charting out the inspiration behind their new project: Rivet Motors.
“I’ve been across this country on my thumb, in sports cars, in trucks, with a dog, with a family, but I’ve never been across the country in a motorcycle,” says Shatner. “I want to do that, and I’m going to do that, on this new RIVET motorcycle.”
With design inspired by a B-17 bomber, this machine has been designed from the ground up to provide the feeling of sitting in a cockpit and command center, with just enough room for the captain. The website explains that a “brute V8” will power the vehicle, which will be completely hand-built.
“We’ve partnered with William Shatner to create a machine that combines the experience of riding a motorcycle, driving a high performance car and gives the feeling of flying on the open road. The result is RIVET, a machine as distinguished and iconic as the man himself, William Shatner.”
For fans of Shatner, there’s a chance to win an autographed sketch of the RIVET framed with an aluminum screen print featuring a portrait of the legend himself. Click here to find out how you can enter.
What do you think of this new design concept? Will Shatner be able to pilot it across the entire country by this summer? Let us know in the comments below, and stay with us for more news updates as they are released.
(Source: Rivet Motors, Vimeo)