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Boss Hoss

Post by 823JIM » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:36 am



While in Sturgis last month my brother and I got the opportunity to demo ride a Boss Hoss. Have seen and read about these bikes for years and never thought I would ever get to ride one. Stopped at their display and was pleasantly surprised that they were actually doing demo rides on these beast. 383 ci motors with 450 hp, 2 speed semi automatic transmission capable of 115 mph in 1st. What a rush, the power of these bikes just never end, roll on the throttle and the just keep pulling till you finally let it off. The bike is very big but easy to ride, engine heat is tremendous and with my short legs it was hard to keep legs away from headers heat shield (still very hot).
If you ever get a chance to ride one of these don't pass it up.
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Re: Boss Hoss

Post by themainviking » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:20 am

Yeah, they do not turn well, but they are fantastic Interstate Highway bikes. When I lived in New Mexico in the mid 80's, I had a bud in Albuquerque that had one, and I got to ride it, both around town and down the Interstate. You are correct in it having more power than it needs.
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Re: Boss Hoss

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:25 pm

Nice looking beast, but that manifold, bleedin ell, asbestos lined jeans or what.
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Re: Boss Hoss

Post by 823JIM » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:29 am

themainviking wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:20 am
Yeah, they do not turn well, but they are fantastic Interstate Highway bikes. When I lived in New Mexico in the mid 80's, I had a bud in Albuquerque that had one, and I got to ride it, both around town and down the Interstate. You are correct in it having more power than it needs.
Yeah, handling wise they are not horrible, but defiantly not a crotch rocket more like an Imperial Galactic Cruiser.


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Re: Boss Hoss

Post by dakotanator » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:53 pm

I wonder if they make an "adapter" to fit that motor into my '83 Aspy....??


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