• The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8

  • Built by Paul Maloney who has had 20 years of experience working with MotoGP, WSBK and Formula 1
  • Heart: 90-degree 1996cc V8 engine initialised by wedging two mid-2000s’ Yamaha R1 mills
  • Pumps out 334 hp and 158 ft-lbs torque makes the V4 Panigale or the HP4 feel puny
  • Top of the line Ohlins suspension FGRT301 48mm USD forks and TTX Mk2 shock
  • Akrapovic four into two titanium exhaust
  • TFT dash
  • Translucent surface treatment leaves the carbon weave visible
  • Wet weight: 534 lbs power-to-weight-ratio gives is a 0.615
  • Forged aluminium Marchesini wheels
  • Top Speed: “how brave are you?”
  • Price: $130,000 (AUS) USD $104,000

A 334 hp monster that makes MotoGP bike run to their mama

The love for V8 Supercars is synonymous even with the folks from down under. We love them, and so do they. But that is the thing about these V8s’; they’ve always tether onto four wheels and more.

Now though, the next time I have a chat with an Aussie chap, I can talk to him in motorcycle terms. Thanks to the PGM 2.0 liter V8. Yes, a V8 powered motorcycles built by an Australian chap and his team of engineers who are at the top of their game right now.

The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8 Exterior
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Built by Paul Maloney
who has had 20 years of experience working with MotoGP, WSBK and Formula 1

The Australian chap we are talking about here goes by the name Paul Maloney. He concocted this magnificent brute after being a fully qualified engineer with an equally magnificent resume. He has had almost 20 years of experience working with MotoGP, WSBK and Formula 1. Sharing the same passion were guys who’ve also had 40 years in motorcycle fabrication and prepping engines for WSBK and ASBK.

Together they have created this purpose built V8 monster to be the most powerful production motorcycle in the world. At the heart of it, is a powerplant that has been initialized by wedging two mid-2000s’ Yamaha R1 mills to feature one 90-degree 1996cc V8 engine. And what an engine this is!

Pumping out a massive 334 hp and 158 ft-lbs worth of torque, this bike will make the brand new Italian superstar, the Panigale V4 (214hp) or the German technocrat, the BMW HP4 (215hp) look like puny little playmates. Forget that, it will even run circles around the 270hp MotoGP bikes all day without breaking a sweat.

And that, gentlemen, is what making a statement is.

With the bike weighing 534 lbs wet, most of which is the engine itself, the power-to-weight-ratio gives is a 0.615. That is some crazy stats to comprehend. It all comes down to the weight saving materials used on this bike by its maniac producers. Carbon-fiber, titanium, aluminum, it’s all in there.

The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8 Exterior
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Pumps out 334 hp and 158 ft-lbs torque
makes the V4 Panigale or the HP4 feel puny

The V8 along with the carbon-fiber fuel tank and tail section gets attached to the specialist chrome-moly ‘trellis’ frame as a stressed member and completes with an aluminum subframe. The paintjob is not exactly a paintjob per se, but a translucent surface treatment that leaves the carbon weave visible for us to beam with excitement.

Heat exhaust shields, fenders, headlight cluster, tail section, instrument cluster and pretty much everything you see as part of the body is carbon-fiber. A beautifully custom crafted Akrapovic four into two titanium exhaust setup gives an aural vibe that you cannot get enough of. Eight cylinders barking in a symphony that is.

The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8 Exterior
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Wet weight: 534 lbs
power-to-weight-ratio gives is a 0.615

The list of top spec equipment doesn’t end there. The PGM V8 uses fully adjustable Ohlins setup and Brembo monoblock calipers taking care of the bike’s handling features. Then there are these forged aluminum Marchesini wheels keeping things light.

The engine gets Ride-by-Wire throttle and a Six-speed sequential gearbox that takes the top speed to “‘how brave are you?” … Uh...What?. That is exactly what the makers say when you ask them about the full-throttle mode.

The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8 Exterior
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Top Speed: “how brave are you?”

PGM is now taking pre-orders of this monster and is asking for $130,000 (AUS), around USD 104,000 for the V8 monster. That’s an insane lot for just two wheels, but so is 334 hp. You need to be mad to buy something like this and rich ofcourse. That’s the thing about it. You’ll have the most exclusive motorcycle on the planet between your legs.

If the V8 craze is hitting you as much it is for me, then check out the 1955 Moto Guzzi V8, 1996 Australian made Drysdale 750 V8, 1990 Boss Hoss V8, another Australian Barbarian V8, and the craziest of them all, the Andreas 308 V8.

The most powerful production motorcycle: PGM 2.0 Liter V8 Exterior
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Forged aluminium Marchesini wheels

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