Boss Hoss cycles, a US motorcycle manufacturer based in Dyersburg, Tennessee is famous for its very large displacement motorcycles and tricycles equipped with eight cylinder engines from Chevrolet and semi automatic transmissions.
Established in 1990 by Monte Warne, a commercial aircraft pilot, Boss Hoss Cycles was the first to manufacture V8 powered motorcycles with traditional cruiser style. Initial models were powered by Chevy V8’s coupled with single speed (one gear) transmission systems.
Over the past 28 years Boss Hoss has diversified its product range from two wheelers to three wheeled motorcycles. New models features 2-speed transmission with reverse, inverted front suspension, vacuum formed body panels, investment, cast structural frame components.
All Boss Hoss frames are custom manufactured in Boss Hoss plant in Dyersburg. The foundation of every Boss Hoss is the 1.5 inch, 0.95 wall, 4130 chrome-molly tubing and investment cast heat-treated 4130 alloy neck (yoke) that make up the frame. All fabricated frames and components are painted black utilizing a powder coating paint system that produces a durable, high quality finish that is superior to conventional liquid paint.
The Chevy V8 engines are coupled with custom built proprietary speed semi-automatic transmissions with reverse for the bikes and a modified and remanufactured 4L70E 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission with reverse for trikes. Patented Boss Hoss frame is wrapped around the drive-train assembly by splitting the two piece designed frame. This helps to maintain a compact design, light and nimble in corners.
Boss Hoss Motorcycles:
Standard, Supersport, Standard Bagger and Limited SS Big Block motorcycles are offered in three engine options with power ranging from 430hp to 563 hp. 6,300cc 383 Stroker V8 is rated at 430 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque @ 3,800 rpm. GM LS3 V8 displacing 6,200cc produces 445hp and 445 lb-ft of torque @ 4,750 rpm. Third option is a whopping 7,439cc Small block V8 churning out an exhilarating 563hp and 545 lb-ft of torque @ 4,300 rpm.
Transmission duties are performed by a 2-speed Semi-Automatic with Reverse. It features a 63mm inverted forks in the front and dual 13.0 coil over shock at the rear. Braking power is provided by Single two-piston floating calipers.
Boss Hoss Trikes:
Gangsta Trike, Coupe Trike, 57 Chevy Trike, Sierra Trike, Willy’s Trike are powered by 6,200cc LS 445 V8 engines coupled with 4-speed automatic overdrive with lockup. LS 445 produces 445hp and 445lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm. Equipped with 63mm inverted forks in the front and air ride at the rear. Dual two-piston floating calipers stops the behemoth.
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