Boss Hoss ZZ4 BHC V8 5.7i CHEVY 385 BHP
UK Registration: BO53 HOS
It’s seldom you see one of these motorcycles riding around the UK countryside, in fact even over in the States the everyday person has to pinch themselves in order to make sure that they are definitely seeing and hearing the distinctive sound of a V8 engine in a motorcycle…
These monsters were created in 1990 when Monte Warne, the founder of Boss Hoss Cycles, created his first Chevy V-8 powered motorcycle in his 5000 square foot shop in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Monte, a commercial aircraft pilot and degreed Aviation Airframe and Power plant technician, was the first to design a V-8 powered motorcycle that has a traditional cruiser motorcycle style, look and feel.
The product has seen significant improvements over the years through the R&D efforts of Boss Hoss Cycles’ in house engineering personnel and specialty contractors. Features like a 2-speed transmission with reverse, inverted front suspension, vacuum formed body panels, investment, cast structural frame components, and many other specially designed components have helped improve the rigidity and ride of the Boss Hoss motorcycles.
This is the second Boss Hoss we have had in our store over the years, the last one was like this a 2005 model and unlike the early models they are way more refined including a 2 speed transmission and also a reverse gear. This one over the last 2 years has had over £14,000 spent in upgrades!
The bike was originally imported into Scotland many years back by a chap who only had 1 leg – according to Steve the current owner, his dream was to convert everything so he could ride it with hand controls only. It turns out the bike was just to heavy to keep up for him so it ended up sitting in his garage and was never used. It only had 500 miles on it when he ended up selling it and eventually it was purchased by Steve.
Unfortunately a lot of the items on the bike were starting to wear and needed restoration so that is exactly what was done along with a UK registration in 2021.
The following items with verified receipts of over £14k have been added to the bike:
- New Front and Rear Custom Billet Wheel
- New Tyres – 185 x 16 Front & 330 x 18 Rear (Both Avon Cobras)
- New Front and Rear 6 x pot custom Billet callipers + Pads
- New front pair custom discs
- New custom steel mudguard
- Front lower chrome air dam
- Front upper chrome air dam
- New headlight (new style)
- New wing mirrors & arms
- New Crash bars
- New chrome engine mounts
- New chrome alternator & belt
- New chrome starter motor
- New chrome rocker covers
- New chrome H/T lead guards
- New chrome side exhaust pipes
- New custom rear brake disc
- New custom rear drive pulley
- New rear drive belt
- Fully serviced
- Brake fluid bled and replaced
- New engine oil + filter
- New transmission oil+filter
- New spark plugs
- New H/T leads
- New coil pack
- New distributor + rotor arm
- Carburettor removed and ultrasonically cleaned
- New battery optima
- New rear steel custom mudguard
- New rear backrest
The bike now is literally faultless and is just in need of a new owner, check the photos and the video for confirmation.