Take A Tour Of This All-American 1992 Boss Hoss
Two of essentially the most American issues ever are cruisers and V8 engines. It was solely a matter of time till somebody put the 2 collectively, creating the Boss Hoss. Bikes and Beards simply picked up a 1992 mannequin, one thing that Sean admits he is been scared to journey due to the madness of this bike.
Boss Hoss was initially often called Boss Hogg. Moderately than attracting the ire of attorneys for liberating our favourite villain from The Dukes of Hazzard, they attracted the ire of Harley-Davidson, as folks seek advice from Harleys as “hogs.” They compelled the non-Harley bike builder to vary their identify to depart the pigs out of it.
The Hoss does use a variety of Harley components, nonetheless. The comically dashboard-wide fuel tank is manufactured from two Fats Boy tanks, with much more metallic welded between them. The fork comes from a Broad Glide. It even makes use of Harley-Davidson hand controls, so most cruiser riders can be instantly aware of them. We have ranted earlier than about how car tires do not belong on motorcycles. Till 2000, although, the Boss Hoss got here from the manufacturing unit with a automotive tire on the again, because it was the one tire the corporate felt might deal with the V8’s 350 horsepower. Even now, the one true bike tires Boss Hoss has licensed for his or her bike are the Avon 230 and 300.
The guts of the Hoss, nonetheless, is something however Harley. It is a small-block Chevrolet 350 cubic inch V8, which GM used within the Corvette on the time. Your entire bike is constructed round this engine for the only goal of… nicely, having this engine. Paradoxically, the 350 was the cheap selection, the financial system mannequin, so to talk. The opposite engine possibility was a 502 cubic inch crate motor.
As a result of the engine is so big, the transmission is tiny—actually not nicely fitted to dealing with 350 horsepower. The automotive clutch is simply too robust to be operated with a hand lever. The Hoss has a vacuum pump that can assist you squeeze it, with an extra pedal and funky mechanism to make use of when the engine is not operating. It is sophisticated, however Sean does a great job of explaining precisely the way it works within the video.
As an incredible thinker as soon as requested, “Is it a quick ship?” It idles at 35 mph. It will outrun Bikes and Beards’ turbo CVO Highway Glide. It takes a mere 6.28 seconds to speed up from 50 to 115 mph. The CVO takes 8.69 seconds simply to run from 50 to 100. Even a Suzuki GSX-S 1000 takes a yawningly lengthy 6.54 seconds on the 50-115 run. She’s quick sufficient for the outdated man.
Paradoxically, it seems this Boss Hoss was solely operating on six cylinders when it ran these occasions, too. I am unable to wait to see what it will do as soon as it is firing on all cylinders. As for Sean, who’s driving it, might the chances be ever in his favor.