Founded in 1990 by Monte Warne, Boss Hoss created its first Chevrolet V-8 powered Motorcycle. As of 2006 Boss Hoss Motorcycles had sold more than 4,000 of their unique V-8 powered motorcycles but by 1993 the Boss Hoss was already averaging about 300 units each year.
Boss Hoss not only makes V-8 powered motorcycles, but trikes as well. Not withstanding the fact that one would assume that the large engine in the motorcycle frame would vibrate excessively, those who have bought one would gladly mention the fact that there is less vibration that any V-Twin motorcycle out there today.
The biggest downfall for the Boss Hoss is of course engine torque created during short engine revs. While most V-Twin owners enjoy giving their throttle a little twist while waiting for the light, a person driving a Boss Hoss should refrain from such an action as the motorcycle has been known to simply fall over due to torque created by the engine.
Originally the Boss Hoss was a kit bike, with Boss Hoss supplying the frame and the owner would have the responsibility of inserting the engine of their choice, but this fashion had its draw backs as it made it very hard to register due to insurance liabilities.
In 1996, Boss Hoss loaded the ZO4 Corvette engine into the motorcycle frame and finally offered the first full production Boss Hoss with no fuss necessary. Over the years Boss Hoss has also included many other engines and add-ons. One of which became very popular was the addition of NOS (Nitrous Oxide), blowers, hotter cams and turbo chargers.
The Boss Hoss Motorcycles of today average over 1300 pounds and have an over all length of 82 inches. Tyres however have always been a problem with the Boss Hoss as standard motorcycle tyres are nowhere near designed to be capable of handling both the power and girth of the motorcycle. Several tyres are now available for use on the Boss Hoss but only the Avon 230 tyre is approved for the rear tyre.
Original Authors: Nicholas
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 06/06/2008