Custom Chopper Signed by President Obama Up for Auction

A custom-built two-wheeled machine signed by none other than US President Barack Obama is to go under the hammer in Las Vegas later this week, Barret-Jackson Auctions revealed recently. All the proceeds from the sale of the motorcycle are going to support military families.

The United States Army Chopper bearing Obama's signature has been built by Hardcore Choppers and dubbed the P-40 Warhawk.

Aside from the President's signature, the one-off motorcycle also features autographs from Vice President Joe Biden and national security adviser James Jones. It was, in fact, Jones’ son, Jim Jones, who donated the bike to the auction.

The special bike features an Army P40 Warhawk "theme" paint job and has been designed to recall 1950s European race cars. It features a six-speed transmission and a V-twin engine that is capable of developing 150 horsepower and 197 Nm of torque. This amount of power propels it from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph (258 km/h).

Other highlights of this special piece of machinery include aircraft quality wiring, a dove leather seat, handmade "two into one" stainless steel exhaust, and HC "speedster" bars with internal clutch and throttle. Rounding off the package are Avon tires covering the 18" rear and 21" front "speedster" wheels.

The P-40 Warhawk will be auctioned on September 23-25 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation. The foundation builds houses around the country and donates them to the government to provide free housing to military families who have someone being treated at a military or Veterans Affairs hospital.
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