2005 Boss Hoss

1903 Curved-Dash Oldsmobile

Boss Hoss Cycles is an American motorcycle manufacturer based in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The company manufactures special high-performance motorcycles equipped with V8 engines produced by Chevrolet, ranging in size from 350 cubic inches (5.7 liters) to 502 cubic inches (8.2 liters) All are equipped with semi automatic transmissions, making them by far the most powerful motorcycles in the world. Boss Hoss bikes are noted not only for their enormous power and size but also for their low vibration.

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". Despite their size, power and weight, Boss Hoss motorcycles offer outstanding ride comfort and driving dynamics. For example, the build quality as well as the driving dynamics were cited as follows: "The build quality is comparable to some other major manufacturers' products, and the bike functions far better than ever expected, and reasonably well by any criteria.

The motorcycle is not only fun to ride, it's easy to ride. The automatic transmission may actually make it easier to ride for some people than other big bikes. Many people think that the torque thrust of the engine would make it difficult to handle, but actually if you crack the throttle it is completely gone; straight line only”. This motorcycle was donated to the museum in 2017 and we are glad to have such a unique item in our permanent collection.

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