Out of Australia comes the new PGM V8 motorcycle, powered by two Yamaha R1 engines.

Pat Maloney is the man behind the new PGM V8. Maloney is an Australian engineer who previously worked with the F1 Sauber team, and helped develop the three-cylinder Petronas engine for MotoGP that ended up in WSBK. He now runs Maltec Performance Engineering in Victoria; and his latest project was to create a ‘reasonable’ V8 for a motorcycle.

Maloney initially thought about putting together two blocks from the Kawasaki ZX-7RR, but seeing the compact size of the first-generation R1 engine, he followed that path. And, the two blocks combine to offer around 334bhp at 12,800 rpm and a torque of 214 Nm at 9,500 rpm – and the bike weighs in at 242kg wet – so it’s returning a pretty impressive power to weight ratio too.
The rest of the bike is equipped with the highest quality components throughout. From Öhlins suspension (48 mm FGRT301 forks at the front and a TTX36 shock at the rear), MoTeC fuel injection, forged Marchesini alloy wheels, Brembo brakes and Akrapovic cans.


Here’s how it sounds;

PGM is now taking pre-orders – asking for $130,000 (AUS), around £75,000, for the new V8 monster. For more information, click HERE. http://pgmv8.com.au

Ross Mowbray

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