Boss Hoss Review Motorcycle Trader New Zealand

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Boss Hoss Trike
Boss Hoss Trike

Boss Hoss Review

I am not a 5.7-litre V-8 motorcycle, producing and weighing 400kg, it’s a standard big bore cruiser. is what I continually told as I rode the Boss Hoss, I was likely to break out in a cold It’s just like a to ride, I was assured by Brian New Zealand importer of the massive cruiser, before the ride

Well maybe it is to him, but to me figures alone are intimidating. the ride began, the approach to corner was a challenge of unknown

Ford led the way on the bike he made in New Zealand. He has a long association the Boss Hoss factory. He while he was building it he was given a lot of by the factory, and the end result was a personally built machine.

After to the US his relationship with the company in him importing the factory made Hoss machines.

The first I hit the starter button frightened the out of me. Behind me there was a controlled followed by a roar, and then a of sound. As I wasn’t wearing a it seemed like the loudest I had ever heard.

I know this not to be true, but cylinders have a special and what a great sound it is.

We into the Lyttleton Tunnel, and with a helmet on, the sound of two reverberating off the walls is fantastic. came the winding roads the hills to Sumner. How does a of these dimensions handle on roads? Surprisingly well. said I would probably things on this road, but I

Come to think of it, with the of the engine and sheer weight of the how would I know if I had? I did a bit of rubber on the road a couple of and I saw the smoke coming from rear tyre. As I said I think the secret is to forget the awe dimensions and treat the Boss like any other big cruiser. of course, is not as easy as it sounds, but it can be

There is, however, a reminder time the throttle is opened this is simply not an ordinary big The acceleration from standing or at any moving speed, is extraordinary, and sure addictive. At the slightest opening, the big bike surges like an aircraft on take-off.

day the wind swept across knocking things over and causing havoc in the community. I feel the healthy gusts on the road, but the Boss Hoss was I would not like to have caught on a lighter bike in gusts.

The bike has only two gears and no A gearbox is deemed unnecessary so much torque on hand. in the front brake lever; the gear lever down first, release the brake, and the throttle opening, and the fun begins. One again and second gear is all needed for most roads and

I found the bars a bit wide and which made the steering and gave the impression of falling corners. But as Ford explained, bike is built to the owners and most components can be fitted to the rider.

I must say that I ridden a lot of motorcycles, some of exotic, and many eye catching, but has matched the Boss Hoss for astonishment on the faces of people on the of the road. I saw children and elderly men and wave, road workers in amazement, and motorists give way in This is most definitely the

It was great to have Ford on the because he was able to explain of the more unusual characteristics of the I found only one manoeuvre Doing a U-turn on a fairly road. My usual method is forward or back with my on the ground until I get the bike up in the direction I want to travel.

So try this with 400kg, with a reverse gear, the bike has. Ford’s was perfectly logical; don’t put feet on the ground. Use the throttle and brake, and steer the bike your feet on the pegs, like on a trail bike.

I I need some practice, so next time. Ford has riding these big beauties for a and I was impressed watching him do it.

The build is brilliant. Every component beautifully engineered, and the manufacturer has a no attitude towards everything goes onto the machine. The started life in a 1968 Camaro, a car built as an answer to the Mustang. The 5.7-litre V-8 Chevy small block has a reputation for I can’t imagine the engine ever be challenged or stretched in a Hoss.

At only 2300rpm the is loping along at 112kph. bike does a 172kph at There is a small tacho on the cluster, but I’m sure it can be there to show the rider how little the big engine has to work. Red is not in the vocabulary of the big American cruiser.

Boss Hoss Trike
Boss Hoss Trike

There’s no teardrop tank on bike, this is built for cruising. 480kms is the range of a of gas, at a steady 112kph. equates to 10.6 litres per Fuel delivery is from carburettors.

Ford tells me put fuel injection on them in to satisfy emission laws. The has an excellent side stand, and it it. The stand locks into making it almost impossible to the bike once the stand is The Boss Hoss factory is in Tennessee, where they been building custom since 1990.

They around 500 bikes a year. It to reason that a bike so much power will the attention of dragsters, and some of the times are astounding. Ford the fastest standing quarter he knows is 8.86 seconds, a terminal speed of 249.92kph. A pursuit of American dragsters is Drags, which of course aero drag and wind

On the dyno a Boss Hoss 473.73hp with 18-degree heads, did the standing quarter in with a terminal speed of Now if you fancy this sort of but think the sheer weight of the Hoss may be a problem, they a Boss Hoss trike. has a 502 big block Chevy motor, and the time for a modified trike is seconds for the standing quarter, a terminal speed of 323.2kph.

The Boss Hoss catalogue has an of goodies to enhance the rider; a Hoss huggie, which is for stubbie holder, t-shirts, and luggage. For the bike, custom valve covers, windshields, bars, and luggage racks. In the American cruiser tradition, the provides the bike for the rider, and the personalises it to a point where it a reflection of the rider.

No two Boss are ever likely to be the same.

day I’d like to approach and take a ride on some of long deserted South roads, where I’m the Boss Hoss would be to ride. Whenever I ride a I usually imagine what the to the model are. For example, would I buy if I didn’t buy this?

the Boss Hoss, forget it, is no alternative. To own one of these machines cost a fair amount of it demands a will to own a bike is truly rare and exotic, and a to adjust to new riding challenges. can be only one Boss Hoss.

Thanks to Brian Ford for a motorcycling experience. He tells me because of the weakness of the American the going price ($65,000 key, and $58,000 in kit form) come down by a considerable Just how much he was unable to but since our conversation ,the US has dropped another couple of so it might be a good time to

He’s at Brian Ford 03 384 2828, website Po Box Christchurch.

Boss Hoss Trike
Boss Hoss Trike
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Boss Hoss Trike
Boss Hoss Trike
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