While fans of William Shatner are aware of his accomplishments on the big and small screens, many are unfamiliar with his interest in designing motorcycles.
The actor known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Trek" series has been working on a limited edition bike called Rivet with American Wrench, a custom motorcycle company from Aurora, Ill., according to Gizmag. The motorcycle will come in the form of an open cockpit trike.
American Wrench's Kevin Sirotek, who helped design the motorcycle, said it will have a drivetrain similar to that of the Cadillac CTS-V and that the company will use aluminum to build the body, which is inspired by a B-17 bomber.
The Rivet will come with a twin-lever steering system instead of handlebars, and a supercharged and intercooled V8 engine capable of producing over 500 hp will be used to power the bike, SlashGear reported.
Shatner appears to be extremely dedicated to the project, as he plans on taking one of the bikes for a ride from Chicago to Los Angeles this summer, Gizmag reported.
"I am thrilled to be able to present one of the most technologically advanced motorcycles in the world," Shatner said. "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?"
American Wrench has yet to reveal details about the Rivet's other specs or how much it will cost when released to motorcycle lovers across the country.