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Shatner to travel across US on three-wheeled motorcycle

Jun 1, 2015, 3:48 PM

n FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait in New York. ...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait in New York. The "Star Trek" star has partnered with custom motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. The eight-day journey will launch June 23, 2015, outside Chicago, Illinois, and make stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque and Flagstaff, New Mexico; and Las Vegas, Nevada; before arriving in Los Angeles, California on June 30. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)n

(Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle.

The “Star Trek” star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom trike and raise awareness about the American Legion.

“I am taking another step into the unknown,” the 84-year-old actor said in a statement.

Shatner partnered with motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. The Aurora, Illinois-based company said the silver studded bike is inspired by the B-17 bomber.

The eight-day journey will launch June 23 outside Chicago and make stops in St. Louis; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Vegas before arriving in Los Angeles on June 30.

Shatner will be joined on the 2,400-mile ride by members of the American Legion and American Wrench crew. The company is planning to sell limited quantities of Shatner’s trike.

American Wrench describes the Rivet as a “landjet” that will feature a V8 engine and an exposed cockpit with seating “only for a captain.”

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Shatner to travel across US on three-wheeled motorcycle