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1100 pounds with 700 HP . . .Whoa . .

Sat on a friends Boss Hoss today. Unbelievable!!! At 1100 pounds, it didn't feel too bad because the center of gravity is so low. But, with a 700 hp V8, I would kill myself just getting out of the garage.

Beautiful custom paint, very nice ride, but not for this kid. I'll stay with my trusty LT at only 850 + pounds.

Anyone ever ridden one of these monsters?


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post #2 of 16 Old Jun 30th, 2006, 5:01 pm
 
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I'll stay with my trusty LT at only 850 + pounds.
A relatively nimble 850 at that!

1100lbs? Guess you call a crane if it lays down....
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If the LT tires can't hang what could possibly happen to the tires on that beast?

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I was looking at them at a motorcycle show once. They were starting and running it. You have to be ready though if you are sitting on it and blip the throttle! The torque will lay the bike on it's side if you are not expecting it and not bracing for it. I can imagine what that torque will do in a turn if you nail it. Either straighten up or turn harder.

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According to website

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Front 130/90-16, 3.50"x16.0"
Rear 230/60, 7.0"x15.0"

But none of the bikes that they have are 700 HP. The one that is ONLY 1100 pounds dry is rated at ONLY 355 HP. Their big one is 1300 pounds and 502 HP. Of course they do have the option of a custom build

I wonder what the top end would be on those?
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I wonder what the top end would be on those?

faster than you'd want to go on it, that's for certain.
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Tires/Wheels
Front 130/90-16, 3.50"x16.0"
Rear 230/60, 7.0"x15.0"

But none of the bikes that they have are 700 HP. The one that is ONLY 1100 pounds dry is rated at ONLY 355 HP. Their big one is 1300 pounds and 502 HP. Of course they do have the option of a custom build

I wonder what the top end would be on those?
Not being a mechanic, I was only quoting what he said as to horse power. It is a big block 606. Which I was told was a bored out 5.2 liter. At any rate it is a beast. He started it with me on it and the torque was unbelievable. It literally moved the bike with just a blip of the throttle!

Really scary although he rode with us tonight and seems to be able to handle it just fine.


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Sounds like he was smoking crack or just shining you on. 5.2 liters is 317 cubic inches, which is a small block motor, and it may be have been bored and even stroked but it is not getting to 606 cubic inches anywhere outside of the Twilight Zone.


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Oh, you were counting just pistons, whereas he was counting the whole block. Or maybe he had a second motor, rotating in the opposite direction to cancel out the torque reaction.

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Sounds like he was smoking crack or just shining you on. 5.2 liters is 317 cubic inches, which is a small block motor, and it may be have been bored and even stroked but it is not getting to 606 cubic inches anywhere outside of the Twilight Zone.
The Boss Hoss is available in a 502 ci Big Block Chevy version (essentially a bored out 454). I doubt you could bore a standard block that big, but a stroker crank would get you there pretty easily. There are aftermarket engines available based on the BB also, Donovan comes to mind (Keith Black maybe?). In aluminum, the bike would probably come in at the advertised small block weight. The ZL1 '69 Camaro weighed less that the 350 version IIRC.

I could give you 700 horsepower from 600 ci in my sleep, but I'm not sure I would put it in a motorcycle.

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They are limited in speed by the gearing! First came with only a 90 degree gear box, then the 2 speed.
Also the little balls that accompany the real article that the symbol represents keep them from going very fast.
I have smoked them on my K100lts, K1200LT and on my 93 in Panhead stroker. Ay about 100mph they start to drop, at 120mph, I think they went to get new underbritches.
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Anything bigger than a 454 on a motorcycle is just excessive.

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FYI http://www.mountainbosshoss.com/Used...blackmagic.htmSame bike, different paint job.


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Friend has one and I've ridden it. Not bad in a straight line. No blinding acceleration and relatively mild off the line unless you keep the electricly activated clutch off till the revs get up then press go. His is a one speed and you really don't need a two speed IMHO. A fun toy but not a serious motorcycle as most of us would define one. The sound is terrific. Reminds me of a marine motor exhaust.

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Haaaaaaaaahahahahah!!!!!!!!

OMFG! Did you see the price of those freaking TOWTRUCKS????!!! LMAO!
I wouldn't give you over $2500 for one of those things, can you imagine spending $50k or more!!!???

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Well guys, at Americade they were giving demo rides on these monsters. As I walked by, a group was just leaving and the lead off rider was a woman. I'd guess she was about 5' 8" 150 lbs.

Anyone who rides one of these is compensating....

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