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this is slick , the Rolls Royce V 8 motorcycle from Sweden , this is the most normal looking V8 bike i have seen around .




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Not bad. Sort of looks like a vee twin.

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Where do you put your footses?


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I'll bet there's some torque on that side stand. Look where it is...

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It looks like the pegs and the shifter is clear back by the back tire, about where the kick stand is.


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this is slick , the Rolls Royce V 8 motorcycle from Sweden , this is the most normal looking V8 bike i have seen around .
Don't forget about the Morbidelli... been around for years now.
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It makes better since to have the torque distributed presumably to the back wheel unlike other (big displacement) V-8 designs where it is ether to the left or the right making it more of a death wish to twist the grip.
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this is slick , the Rolls Royce V 8 motorcycle from Sweden , this is the most normal looking V8 bike i have seen around .
Don't forget about the Morbidelli... been around for years now.
yeah i have seen one of these Morbidelli's before , i like the shaft drive and the appropriately sized engine , what about the moto guzzi v 8 ,i think was the grandad of the v 8 motorcycle .

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Interestingly, Giancarlo Morbidelli employed a former Guzzi designer to help him with the engine design. Based on a V-8 Cosworth DFV Formula 1 auto racing design, it was originally intended as a V-12. The only comparable motorcycles at the time were the Guzzi 500cc V-8 GP bikes and the Honda V-4 NR 500 and 750s that used oval pistons, 32 valves and eight connecting rods (a V-8 in all respects but cylinder seperation).

Now, with that being said, his bike was not intended for Racing, but rather Touring. Taking all his vacations with the wifey on bikes, she was just not thrilled the little buzz-mobiles of the day. Giancarlo, constantly building motorcycles, was urged(sic) by her to come up with something better "or else"... A Italian Sport/Tourer is what it is. 120hp and 60lbs of torque. He has often said that it could be retuned for twice that performance.

I could be wrong, but I think there were only 4 ever produced, all hand-built. One completed for testing and show, another completed for back-up, and two from the production line. I don't recall why the end came...

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All of these American small-block powered, sideways-sitting, iron-lumped low revvers (to include the Boss Hoss) puking-up the show circuits can do nothing for taste of what a real motorcycle is... or even should be.
Rev'in to 11,500 rpm, and being rev-limited there, says alot about this bike, made when... back in '94?
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Anybody know if those Boss Hoss motorcycles are still being sold?
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