Boss Hoss Cycles

Founded by Monte Warne in 1990, Boss Hoss Cycles is based in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The company manufactures motorcycles and trikes equipped with V8 engines, produced by General Motors, and semi-automatic transmissions. By 1995, Boss Hoss was selling 300 vehicles per year. As of 2006, Boss Hoss has sold well over 4,000 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".

Up to 2007, Boss Hoss offered motorcycles and trikes equipped with either a small block or big block V8 engine. In 2007 the last big block V8 motorcycle and trike was built. Both were equipped with a semi-automatic transmission with reverse.

The 502 Big Block was succeded by the LS2 and later by the LS3 crate engine, currently serving in the latest Chevrolet Corvette models.

© Mark Sievers 2014