V8 engines are rarely put on the motorcycles. In most cases, powerful units get the American heavy cruisers. Australian bikers decided to outdo colleagues from the USA and introduced the sportbike PGMV8 with a 2.0-liter “eight”.
The author of the project – the Australian Customizer Paul Maloney (Paul G Maloney). Work began in 2008. Now powerful the bike is fully ready for mass production. Powerplant lovingly assembled from two inline fours Yamaha YZF-R1. The total volume is 1 996 cubic centimeters, and the return – 334 HP and 214 Nm of peak torque.
PGMV8 slatted frame made of high-alloy steel, subframe aluminium and body panels from carbon fiber. Pair of custom made titanium Akrapovic exhaust (4-2-1) provides additional weight savings. In the end, a lot sportbike managed to keep at 242 pounds. For comparison, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 weighs 238 pounds, but it produces 106 HP less.
Sportbike PGMV8 got FGRT301 Ohlins forks, Ohlins shock TTX Mk2 and forged aluminium wheels from Marchesini. Brembo GP4 calipers Brembo P4 front and rear ensure effective braking, sufficient to tame two-liter beast. PGMV8 – it’s a toy for the rich. Cost powerful bike will be at least 180 thousand Australian dollars, or about 8 million rubles, calculated at the current rate.