Wednesday, January 6, 2010

gambar motor BOSS HOSS

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Boss Hoss 2007:
| BHC-3 ZZ4 350 | BHC-3 ZZ4 Super Sport | BHC-9 ZZ4 '32 Coupe | BHC-9 ZZ4 '57 Chevy |

Boss Hoss 2006:
| BHC-3 ZZ4 | BHC-9 ZZ4 '57 Chevy | BHC-9 ZZ4 '32 Coupe | BHC-9 ZZ4 Sierra Truck |

Boss Hoss 2005:
| BHC-3 502 | BHC-3 ZZ4 |

Boss Hoss 2002:
| BHC-3 502 |

BOSS HOSS Motorcycle

Boss Hoss is a motorcycle company, founded by Monte Warne in 1990 and based in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The company manufactures motorcycles and trikes equipped with General Motors V8 engines and semi-automatic transmissions. By the mid-1990s, Boss Hoss was selling 300 vehicles per year. As of some time in 2006, Boss Hoss has sold over 4000 vehicles.

Boss Hoss bikes and trikes are noted not only for their power and size, but for their low vibration, especially when compared to that of V-twin or single-cylinder motorcycles. The damping effect of the unusually great mass and relatively high number of engine cylinders combines with the very tall gears of the semi-automatic transmission to provide what is often described as "vibration free acceleration". This has led some dealers and riders to affectionately describe the Boss Hoss as a "big scooter".

Early Boss Hoss releases were considered cumbersome and unfinished. The bikes were difficult to ride, and were largely considered an expensive novelty. Since they were fitting a high-end automotive motor onto a motorcycle frame, they found themselves stuck between using parts from the Harley Davidson aftermarket and the muscle car aftermarket. They were stuck somewhere between K├╝ryakyn and Edelbrock and this left the bikes with an unbalanced appearance as well as unbalanced hardware capabilities. Early models were almost as notable for their jury rigged appearance as they were for their impressive girth and conspicuous V8 engine. They often had substantial amounts of thermal tape around the manifold and upper exhaust as well as ad hoc heat shields that appeared to be reused from other applications. The distributor was cumbersomely situated directly in front of the seat and there were numerous other finish flaws. Also, the large radiator was conspicuous for its boxiness and lack of ornamentation on such an otherwise curvy and stylish machine. In the late 1990s, a new custom 4130 chromoly frame helped address a lot of the visual balance issues and accommodated solutions to a lot of the mechanical balance issues. The heat shielding issues were solved and the large radiator was dressed up with chrome screens and frames. The radiator is still the Boss Hoss's weakest aesthetic feature, but there has been vast improvement. The 2006 models dress up the enormous radiator as well as or better than the much smaller radiators of other high-volume manufacturers. Current models have all the details of high end custom bikes, like braided lines, hidden wiring, and a chrome swingarm. They also have custom appearance parts that only Boss Hoss bikes use, like chrome heat shields for V8 manifolds, as well as Boss Hoss labeled gauges. They have also lengthened the bike over the years, going up to a 78 inch (198 cm) wheelbase in the late 1990s to an 82 inch (208 cm) wheelbase for the 502 model in the mid-2000s. This allows for a lower seat height, since the seat is more forward of the rear wheel. The lower seat height helps stabilize the bike for smaller riders. At 1300 lb (590 kg) they are easily the heaviest bikes in production, fully three times the weight of nearly all sport bikes, and almost four times the weight of the 341 lb 2007 Honda CBR600RR. However, they are also about four times as powerful, and unlikely to wheelie under hard acceleration. Trikes From fairly early in their history, Boss Hoss has sold trikes with rear ends designed to look like smaller facsimiles of Chevrolet Corvettes, 57 Chevys, 32 Low-boy hot rods, or other distinctive cars. At some point, the Corvette rear end was discontinued and replaced with a 2000 Sierra truck rear end. As of 2006, the trikes have a new three-speed transmission that takes advantage of the extra stability and rear axle of a trike configuration.

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