Friday, July 15, 2011

BOSS HOSS motorcycle photos | List of Boss Hoss

List of BOSS HOSS Motorcycle Models

Boss Hoss 2002:

Boss Hoss 2005:

Boss Hoss 2006:
BOSS HOSS BHC-9 ZZ4 '54 Chevy
BOSS HOSS BHC-9 ZZ4 '32 Coupe
BOSS HOSS BHC-9 ZZ4 Sierra Truck

Boss Hoss 2007:
BOSS HOSS BHC-3 ZZ4 SuperSport
BOSS HOSS BHC-3 ZZ4 32 Coupe
BOSS HOSS BHC-9 ZZ4 '57 Chevy


Boss Hoss is a motorcycle company, founded by Monte Warne in 1990 and based in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The company manufactures motorcycles and trikes equipped with General Motors V8 engines and semi-automatic transmissions. By the mid-1990s, Boss Hoss was selling 300 vehicles per year. As of some time in 2006, Boss Hoss has sold over 4000 vehicles.

Boss Hoss bikes and trikes are noted not only for their power and size, but for their low vibration, especially when compared to that of V-twin or single-cylinder motorcycles. The damping effect of the unusually great mass and relatively high number of engine cylinders combines with the very tall gears of the semi-automatic transmission to provide what is often described as "vibration free acceleration". This has led some dealers and riders to affectionately describe the Boss Hoss as a "big scooter".

Boss Hoss currently offers motorcycles and trikes equipped with either a small block or big block V8 engine with a semi-automatic transmission with reverse. They also offer a number of accessories for their bikes and trikes.

Despite a car-sized 8.5-US-gallon (32 l) gas tank, the bikes only get motorcycle-like distance on a single tank, due to 25 mpg-US (0.094 L/km) maximum gas mileage for the small block and 18 mpg-US (0.13 L/km) maximum gas mileage for the big block. The trikes have an additional 3.5 US gallons (13 l) of reserve.

From the creation in 1990, the Boss Hoss bikes were all "kit" bikes meaning a frame and other equipment were shipped to the consumer from Boss Hoss. The consumer was then responsible for adding their own engine and additional touches that allowed them to customize the bike. In 1996 Boss Hoss started to manufacture the bikes from their own factory and headquarters located in Dyersburg, TN. From that point no more "kit" bikes were sold. The "kit bikes" were titled as BHC-2 bikes while the factory built bikes were titled as BHC-3 bikes. The titling difference made a large difference with insurance companies due to liability concerns.

In 1996 the Chevrolet ZZ4 350 cubic inch (5.7 liter) block was the standard issue engine in the bikes. The ZZ4 block is a crate motor designed and built by Chevrolet that creates 355 hp (265 kW) standard power to the crank at approximately 6000 rpm. The standard block is primarily made of cast iron while the heads are aluminum. A factory option for the bike also includes a GM "hot cam" which replaces the camshaft, pushrods, rocker arms, and springs in the heads for a new total power of 385 hp (287 kW). In 2000, Boss Hoss added the "Stud Hoss" to their line-up which includes a massive 502ci ([8.2 liter]) Chevrolet big block with 502 hp (374 kW) standard power. The Stud Hoss has been a very popular bike with bike owners.

In 1997 and 1998 models years Boss Hoss offered a 4.0 Chevrolet V6 engine in the bikes. They narrowed and shortened the frame for the conversion but sold very few bikes due to the popularity of the larger power engines.

The torque produced by these engines while at a stop is known for a more violent pull to the right when revved up quickly. The pull is not evident when the bike is in motion.

The engines have always been mounted longitudinally, with the crank pointed to the back of the bike. You would find the same configuration in nearly all traditional rear wheel drive V8 vehicles such as the Corvette, Pick-Ups, or Hot-Rods.

Fairly common engine-related modifications for a Boss Hoss are nitrous kits, blowers, turbos, fuel injection, and camshaft changes.

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