PGMV8, a 2.0-litre 8-Cylinder Madness from Down Under

  • The PGM V8 is a 2.0-litre V8 custom-built motorcycle.

  • The engine produces 334 hp and 214 Nm.

  • It costs AUD 180,000 if you want one.

Your KTM 1290 Super Duke R not mad enough? The Kawasaki Ninja H2 too mild? The Honda Gold Wing has too many cylinders? Then try on this PGMV8 2.0-liter V8.

Paul G. Maloney (as in PGM) decided to build himself a V8 streetfighter one day. However, rather than sticking in a car engine into a frame (like what most V8 motorcycle builders did), he built the engine himself. He did so by installing two Yamaha YZF-R1 inline-Four cylinder banks to a custom-made crankcase, resulting in 2000cc. A custom-made 4-2-1 Akrapovic titanium (with the Aussies call “tit”) exhaust system vents the spent hydrobarbons and shaves some weight.

A chromoly steel trellis frame suspends the engine and a machined aluminium subframe bolts onto it. Oh, the bodywork is carbon fibre.

The package weighs a total of approximately 242 kg, wet.

To tame this monstrosity, Öhlins FGRT301 forks and Öhlins TTX Mk2 monoshock are fitted, along with Marchesini forged aluminium wheels, Brembo GP4 front brake calipers and Brembo P4 rear brake caliper.

The bike is built for sale at a reportedly mind-blowing price of AUD 180,000 (RM 509,364).

But wait, we almost forgot to tell you about how much power the engine produces. How much? 200 hp? 250 hp? 280? Uh uh, try 334 hp peak power and 214.2 Nm of torque.

Source: RideApart, Asphalt & Rubber



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