2011 SEMA Show: Toyota Ultimate Motocross Truck makes us love motorcycles

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 1, 2011

The Ultimate Motocross Truck that debuts at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the product of the joint efforts of Toyota, DC Shoes and West Coast Customs. DC Shoes asked Motocross athletes what a truck should have so that the trip is easier. It used this feedback to determine what the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup would feature.

DC Shoes passed on this information to West Coast Customs, which took care of the build. West Coast Customs made use of a Tundra Double Cab 4x4 that was powered by a robust 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed electronically-controlled transmission with intelligence. In addition, the truck comes with a Tundras standard bed and is a certified Flex Fuel vehicle.

The special Tundra comes with a series of modifications so that it could be driven on the most difficult terrain and would have all the features required by a Motocross rider.

Among the revisions are a suspension lift from Camburg Racing, shocks by Fox Racing, KMC 18 x 9-inch wheel covered by General 35 x 12.5 x 18 tires, custom rough-texture paint by Line-X, a roof rack that could function as a viewing deck, fold-up bed sides, a suicide tailgate, a gas pump and water pressure washer located in the bed, an air compressor, a winch to load bikes, a hidden ramp, and custom embroidered interior.

A Toyota press conference on at the SEMA Show, will be the site for the unveiling of the Ultimate Motocross Tundra. World Freestyle Motocross champion and X Games gold medalist Nate Adams will be at the press conference to provide more details about the Supercross Tundra.

As soon as the SEMA Show is wrapped up, the truck will be on a tour to different auto events such as the St. Louis Auto Show, North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the 2012 Supercross Series. This December, the truck will appear on the reality TV show “Inside West Coast Customs” (Custom My Ride in the UK) that’s broadcast on TLC and the Discovery Channel.

Toyota Tundra was shown at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. The full-size pickup truck features an all-new 4.6L V8 engine. Also during the launch, Toyota discloses that the powerful pickup will come in two amazing variants -- the Tundra Work Truck and the Platinum.

As soon the new pickup becomes available, we can expect better convenience and safety as well as some improvements for its mechanical and exterior components. All Tundra models will be enhanced covering the standard and optional features currently offered.

Tundra features the 4.6L V8 engine under its hood. This powerful engine can deliver 310 hp with torque of up to 327 lb.ft. The highly impressive fuel economy has the efficiency rating of 15mpg for city driving and 20mpg on the thoroughfares. So far, the same V8 engine delivers the most reliable power and fuel savings compared to any other full-size pickup in the market.

Toyota also has the optional 5.7L V8 engine. But just the same, any of the variants will be offered on a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission. Meanwhile, the Platinum package or the Toyota Tundra Crewmax (Limited Edition) will have the built-in Flex Fuel Powertrain and the 5.7L V8 engine (aside from its many features). This high-end model is said to cost around $5,140 (MSRP).

On the other hand, the Platinum Package comes with the new Limited edition billet-grille design. The same variant will bear the Platinum badge and logo at the doorsills. This pickup will also have the new daytime running lights, 20-inch alloys and chrome bumpers to match any of the four body colours such as the Salsa Red, Slate, Silver and Black.

Amazingly, the Crewmax will also have the best interior available for a pickup. For a luxurious ride, the headrests will bear the embroidered Platinum logo around the middle. Both passengers and the driver will be sitting comfortably on the premium-grade perforated leather upholstery.

Moreover, the designers have also equipped the Tundra Platinum with all-power windows. The driver side houses the power memory function at the touch of a hand. The same convenient feature will also control the puddle lamps and the full-sized pickup’s power side mirrors.

If there’s anything else, Toyota’s high-end package also includes tilt and telescopic steering wheels, moonroof with slide and tilt mechanism and navigation system. The HVAC vents meanwhile are finished with chrome accents to complement the wood trimmed door switches and shift knobs.

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