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Thread: PGMV8, a 334 bhp and 214 Nm, V8 motorcycle from Australia

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    Default PGMV8, a 334 bhp and 214 Nm, V8 motorcycle from Australia

    More power is always welcome. Power is a number that may never satiate a motorcyclist no matter how much is it. But how much is too much? What we are going to tell you about is probably it. PGMV8 is a motorcycle from Australia that is powered by a 2.0L V8 engine that makes a tarmac-shredding 334 bhp of power!



    This crazy 8-cylinder motorcycle was created by Paul G. Maloney in Australia. But he's a former MotoGP mechanic so we'd expect nothing less. And he did not go all out chasing numbers, he made sure that the motorcycle was practical too… at least to some extent. And yet, even the idea of fitting a V8 on a motorcycle seems outlandish in a way that… V8s ARE USED TO POWER SPORTSCARS FOR GOD’S SAKE!

    Coming back to the motorcycle, the engine, in addition to the massive power figure, produces 214 Nm of torque. How this particular V8 came to be? The engine is actually two 2006 Yamaha R1 engines bolted together at a 90°, forming a 1,996cc V8 motor with 334HP @ 12,800rpm and 214Nm of torque @ 9,500rpm. Moreover, it is not just the engine that is exquisite. Firstly, the exhaust is a custom-built pair of titanium Akrapovic 4-into-2-into-1 exhausts which help to save weight. The sound? Ungodly... here, take a listen.



    Suspension duties are held by Öhlins FGRT301 forks at the front and Öhlins TTX Mk2 shock at the rear i.e. top of the line stuff. Brembo GP4 brake callipers at the front grip the dual 320mm discs, while a Brembo P4 calliper is on duty at the rear. Holding the 90°, 1,996cc (77mm x 54mm), the V8 motor is a chrome-moly chassis with an aluminium subframe and mated to a swingarm borrowed from the Yamaha YZF-R1. Weight-saving has been implemented everywhere and as a result, the motorcycle weighs just 248 kg (wet)! To put things into perspective, that is lighter than a Rocket III.

    With components like that and a V8 engine, this is one beast we’d all like to feast upon if we ever get a chance to. And that’s a man-sized if. The biggest reason why we may never get or hands on it is the price, which is not revealed but considering the top-of-the-line componentry, we have one word for it… EXPENSIVE!

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    Default Re: PGMV8, a 334 bhp and 214 Nm, V8 motorcycle from Australia

    ​EARGASMIC soundtrack for sure-looks nicely built too
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    Default Re: PGMV8, a 334 bhp and 214 Nm, V8 motorcycle from Australia

    Insane figures!

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    Default Re: PGMV8, a 334 bhp and 214 Nm, V8 motorcycle from Australia

    Bat crazy, sounds like a Porshe on steroids

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    Two R1 engines in into one forming a V8! Holy hell the sheer lunacy to think about that idea and implementing it. This would feel like punching and opening a time vortex portal and appearing on the other side while accelerating!

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