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2008 Boss Hoss V8 Motorcycle
With the Corvette
LS2 425 HP engine

Thanks to
Arizona Boss Hoss
for providing
the motorcycle

Boss Hoss V 8 Motorcycle
Boss Hoss BHC-3 LS2
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Arizona Boss Hoss
Boss Hoss BHC-3 LS2

by Kirk Johnson
March 2008

MSRP as tested $48,900.00

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About the Bike

Boss Hoss BHC-3 LS2
W / Corvette LS2 425 HP Engine

Boss Hoss BHC-3 LS2
Engine Liquid Cooled V-8, 364 ci. (6000cc)
Engine Horsepower 425@5750 rpm
Engine Torque 425 Ft.Lbs. @ 4750
Transmission 2-speed semi-auto w/rev.
Fuel System Fuel Injection Multi-port
Final Drive Belt, Gates - Polychain
Front - Dual four-pinston calipers
Rear - Single four-piston caliper
Fuel Tank

8.5 Gallons

Tire Size
Front 130/90-16, 3.5"x16.0"
Rear 230/60, 7.0"x15.0"
Dry Weight
1065 lbs.
Seat Height 25 in.

About the Bike

If you haven’t been to the new Boss Hoss store on 90th street in Scottsdale, it is worth stopping by and checking out some of their V8 rides. Chris gave me the opportunity of riding one of the new motorcycles with the awesome Corvette LS2 425 HP engines. Talk about power to spare! A friend of mine, Jerry, always says you can never have enough bullets, money or horsepower. This Corvette engine powered Boss Hoss may just be the exception.

After I swung my leg over the beast, I then realized how big this machine really was. The first thing that I did was set the bike up right to see how heavy it was and then I wanted to move the handlebars to see how much movement there was for turning and how hard it would be to move them. The weight was not a problem because of the low center of gravity, but I did notice that the handlebars were a little hard to move while sitting still. After I let the motorcycle roll forward slowly, they moved with ease.

Then I pushed that little start button and the V8 came to life. The torque from the engine made the motorcycle lean a little bit to the right. Normally, you never feel that because on most motorcycles the engine is transversely mounted and about 1/5th of the size. Not the case with this big mill. It is a very strange feeling to have the bike lean to the right from the torque of the engine when you start or rev the engine while sitting still. Once you are riding, you never notice the torque from the engine trying to lean the bike.

Now the sound of this engine is truly incredible. If you like the sound of a healthy V-Twin, you will love the sound of this V-8. It is not as loud as some custom motorcycles. It just has a very deep throated sound that you just have to love. It will make the hair on your back stand straight out. How exciting, it makes your blood rush with adrenaline.

The motorcycle weighed in at 1,100 pounds and had a two-speed transmission and reverse with belt drive. It also had a complete set of gauges. That includes water temp, tach, oil pressure, pressure and speedometer.

Now, ready to get underway, all I have to do is twist the grip and pull my feet up. No clutch to work with and no shifting to have to worry about. Just steer in the direction that you want to go. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Test Ride

The first thing that I wanted to do was head for an on-ramp for so I could twist the grip a little. I found that turning into the street and blending with traffic a breeze. This beast is very tame easy to ride. But you do have to be aware of the size, and the limited ability to turn. After all, this is not a Buell.

Sitting stopped at a light is easy with the 25” seat height. Both feet are easily flat on the ground. Now as you sit there waiting for the light to change, you hear that little 425 HP engine idling with that low rumble. You also notice a few heads turn to see what that noise is. I am sure they are somewhat surprised to see a motorcycle. How cool is that?

Now with the on-ramp in sight, I turned right and headed down the ramp with about half throttle. I did not want the rear tire to break loose. I needed more time in the seat to get to know this machine a little better. But with about half or a little more throttle there is more than enough excitement to get your attention. Now, the V8 is making some serious sounds as it fly’s down the ramp. It was as smooth as you can imagine. There are no gears to grab or clutch to mess with. It just screams ahead at a blurring pace with a great roar while that little 425 HP Corvette engine seems to be barely laboring. What a rush!

Now on the interstate, this machine takes on a life all of its own. I have never been on any motorcycle that was as smooth as this. Now all you have to do is hit the foot shifter, without using the nonexistent clutch lever, and the motorcycle is in second gear and the V8 just idles at 70 mph. Smooth as glass. Then when you twist the grip just a little, the rumble from the little mill just makes you feel like a king.

I shifted back and forth a couple of times just to see what it was like in each of the gears. Even in first, you can go well over 90, maybe 110 or so, not sure. The only time you use second is on the highway. Aside from that you really never need to shift.

I headed north of town to play on some of the roads in north Scottsdale to see what it was like on back roads and traffic. I knew that this machine was born for the road, but how was it if you just wanted to ride around the neighborhood?

Aside from the looks that I got from people, the ride was uneventful. Just what I was hoping for. The bike rides and behaves like any big bike. I was surprised at how docile the machine really was. I leaned the bike over pretty good on several turns and felt very comfortable. The only concern that I had, was I wanted to make sure that I did not drag something on the payment. It is not uncommon to drag floor boards on some of the big Harleys. I did not check this out before I started this ride and I did not want to find the limit without knowing what was going to hit first


Quite, easy to ride, very very fast, and a fun to ride big bike. Although, I never did find full throttle, the bike just screams with the twist of the throttle and the sound is ever so fantastic. This is a must, if you ever get a chance to ride one, do it. You can take it for a demo at Arizona Boss Hoss. Go check it out and tell Chris that I said “hi.”

Ride safe,


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One more toy that they had, I just had to try was the Hoss Fly. It is a 350 ci chevy powered bar stool. Below you can see some of the pictures from it. They sell for about $13,000 and they don't have a practical use in the world. That is what makes it sooo awesome. I guess people purchase these for marking reasons and they would be great for parades. They are certainly an attention getter and the little V8 has a rumble to it with those short straight headers.

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