My relationship with motorcycles has been well documented here. It’s weird in the fact that I am fascinated by them but have no desire to actually own or operate one. This is doubly true for motorcycles that are not the “normal” things we typically see on the streets. Guys like EJ Potter and Eddie Sarno, both drag racers who ran V8 bikes in the 1960s are heroes of mine but never would I ever want to crack the throttle on machines the likes of which they rode. Boss Hoss motorcycles interest me because they are road going, road legal V8 motorcycles that have been sold for many years. First with small blocks and then mostly with big block Chevy engines, they tick the boxes of a car guy and have an outlandish nature to them that should make any gearhead pay attention.
But how are they to ride? As a non-rider who has many cycle enthusiast friends, balance and control are such important things, can you really put a big lump of iron in a motorcycle frame and make it a pleasurable riding experience? How do they accelerate and stop? Are they just cool sitting still with their big engines and useless on the streets?
All of these questions get answered in this video and they are NOT all answered the way you would expect. Check out some of the informal performance testing, riding impressions, and overall interesting stuff about this bike. Perhaps most uniquely? This thing has a clutch, not a converter. How does that work? You’ll be impressed.
This is a good watch.