Boss Hoss Cycles, Inc. was established in 1990 when Monte Warne, the founder of Boss Hoss Cycles, Inc., created his first Chevy V-8 powered motorcycle in his 5000 square foot shop in Dyersburg, TN. Monte, a commercial aircraft pilot and degreed Aviation Airframe and Power plant technician, was the first to design a V-8 powered motorcycle that has a traditional cruiser motorcycle style, look and feel. This was accomplished by his unique approach to the motorcycles single speed (one gear) transmission design. The right angle drive transmission allows the length of the bike to be kept to a minimum and the engine-mounting inline with the frame made for a well-balanced design that is unequaled by any other V-8 powered motorcycles.
Over the past 28 years Boss Hoss Cycles, Inc. has grown from its humble beginnings in Monte’s shop to a 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The product line has also grown from the conventional two-wheeled motorcycle to include three wheeled vehicles commonly referred to as trikes.
The product has seen significant improvements over the years through the R&D efforts of Boss Hoss Cycles’ in house engineering personnel and specialty contractors. Features like a 2-speed transmission with reverse, inverted front suspension, vacuum formed body panels, investment, cast structural frame components, and many other specially designed components have helped improve the rigidity and ride of the Boss Hoss motorcycles.
Boss Hoss has continued to broaden and expand the V8 motorcycling horizons. In January of 2006 Boss Hoss motorcycles and manufacturing facility received full vehicle type-approval from the European Commission (EC), effectively making Boss Hoss Cycles, Inc. the only globally approved V8 motorcycle manufacturer. At the release of the 2012 model trikes with 4L70E overdrive transmissions and air ride suspension as standard production, Boss Hoss once again put the motorcycling world on its toes with the introduction of the new Boss Hoss Super Sport model. The Super Sport is the first new model design by Boss Hoss since the release of the 502 model in 2000. The lower seat height, shorter wheelbase and increased suspension travel, makes it feel like you’re part of the Super Sport… not just on it. This latest creation from Boss Hoss was designed to attract a wider range of motorcycle enthusiasts. In the true innovative spirit that brought the Boss Hoss to life, these dream machines will continue to astonish the most diehard motorcyclist.