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2010 Viper Diamondback First Look

Thursday, November 12, 2009
2010 Viper Diamondback
Viper Motorcycle Company brings the 2010 Diamondback to the plate for 2010, but will some slight modifications be enough to make it a home run?
The Viper Motorcycle Company continues to move forward as a force in the custom chopper and heavyweight American cruiser market with its unveiling of the 2010 Diamondback chopper. The second generation of their impressive looking motorcycle features a number of improvements versus the original. The 2010 bike features on-the-fly adjustable air-ride suspension so the rider can adjust the bikes height as they roll off the street and into the parking lot of their favorite hang out.

As if the absolutely sick paint jobs over the carbon fiber bodywork are not enough to make a metric cruiser owner green with envy, then the rumble of its 152-inch Viper V-Twin sure will. Back again is the stroked Twin that Viper is constantly pushing as the baddest OEM V-Twin chopper engine on the market today. Remember Viper provided the video of their bike facing off with a Dodge Viper in a head-to-head drag race? It was cool to watch anyway.

Back to the bike: Not a lot of changes are on the list for the 2010 Diamondback but it still features a adjustable foot controls to tailor fit it to any rider, a proprietary engine vibration damping system that Viper claims gives its bikes a much smoother feel than the other production American choppers on the market these days. Lighting is handled by trick LED systems with that rear brake light set-up slickly integrated into the rear fender.

It’s good to see Viper is back for 2010, so stay tuned as we try to round ourselves up a ride on what is being billed as the best American V-Twin chopper on the market.

Engine: Air-cooled 45-degree V-Twin
Displacement: 152 c.u.
Carb: 45mm Mikuni HSR Flat Slide
Final Drive: Belt
Clutch: Hydraulic Rivera
Transmission: Rivera 6-speed
Brakes 
    Front: 4-piston w/single disc 
    Rear: 2-piston w/single disc
Suspension 
    Front: Inverted fork 
    Rear: Adjustable air shocks
Front Tire: 120/70-21
Rear Tire: 260/40-18
Length: 100 in.
Wheelbase: 71 in.
Seat height: 24 in (Adjustable)
Rake: 34-degree (5-degree trees)
Dry Weight: 610 lbs.
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Comments
The Motorcycle Doctor   March 13, 2011 12:32 PM
Good looking bike ,But I will take the Victory Jackpot anyday.The Victory Jackpot is the #1 American Motorcycle. The technology is unmatched. Watch this short video and see how superior the Victory is over the Harley. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGkFPUeNUqc
If you have not rode a Victory Jackpot then you don't know.
The Motorcycle Doctor
joel -pricing  February 1, 2010 03:10 PM
the bike is expensive as hell, but it looks cool as hell, i saw a diablo (made by the same company) for around 25k
H Man -Nice bike  November 26, 2009 06:12 AM
Very nice looking bike and it has more than the pathetic 65 HP that a "back in the good ole days" harley has. Comes with a little more up to date technology than a harley also. A little pricey so it might make the Honda look a little better.
LOU -STOP HATING  November 16, 2009 05:46 PM
just ride and feel blessed that you can!! Some people cant afford food let alone a motorcycle!!
HDBreeze -Tim B.  November 15, 2009 04:16 PM
Everything is all settled down on here, so why make trouble? Motorcycling is a brotherhood, and we all need to stick together regardless of what brand we ride. Stop the hating and jealousy, and just enjoy the ride! I don't work in a union, but my father did, my mother did, and both of my grandfathers did, so I resent your comment. Industrial America was built on on unions. I'm sure many of the people that are posting on here work in unions or have family and friends that do. Your post is insulting to all of us!
Tim B -milwaukee mike  November 15, 2009 12:10 AM
This bike is nice looking unlike milwaukee mike's little, Chinese Harley toy assembled by Union scum!
mike -d  November 13, 2009 07:00 PM
looks pretty cool
DePaul -milwaukee mike  November 13, 2009 04:32 PM
Well you are probably right, but I already have $38k in my Road Glide Custom.
milwaukee mike -If you have to ask,...you'll never be able to afford it  November 13, 2009 12:46 PM
Of course Honda sells their 2010 750 Shadow RSD for $7799.
So it seems that the diamondback may not be cheap, but the Honda is really a joke.
DePaul -Nice bike...  November 13, 2009 12:37 PM
I love the bike, but have been unable to find pricing info. Even on the Viper website there is no prices listed. With so many high end parts and components, I was just curious about the price. If anyone knows, let me know?
JaimeB -"Chopper"?  November 12, 2009 06:14 PM
Good looking custom cruiser - is there still a market for these bikes?
Oi, has the world economy changed!