VIDEO: V8 engine powered PGM motorcycle is a 334 hp ballistic missile on two-wheels

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PGM V8

You may not have heard of Paul G Maloney from Australia before you read this article, but once you do, you are bound to remember his name. Why? Because Paul G Maloney is the founder of Maltec Performance Engineering, a company that created a this 2.0 litre V8 engine powered 334 bhp motorcycle. This Aussie envisioned a dream to construct a purpose built motorcycle engine rather than just borrowing one from another manufacturer. With this aim in mind and the help of another engineer, Clayton Stairmand, the construction of a new engine was started with less of fanfare and more of emotion in May 2009. Later, with the help of Neville Hazelman, the engine was tuned and rigorous tested before installing it on the PGM in 2013.

PGM V8

Coming to the engine specifications for which you clicked on the hyperlink, propelling the PGM V8, as its name suggests, is a 1996 cc V8, liquid cooled, DOHC engine that produces a peak power output of 334 hp at 12,800 rpm  while the peak torque stands at 214 Nm at 9500 rpm (Both at the countershaft sprocket). The tech-spec sheet misses the top speed figure but the motorcycle comes with a tagline “How brave are you?”, indicating the capabilities of this V8 powered machine. Electronics are handled by Motec M130 ECU while this massive engine passes the power to the rear wheel with the help of a six speed gearbox. Suspension duties are taken care of by Ohlins fully adjustable USD forks upfront and the Ohlins TTX Mk2 shock with a custom link at the rear.

PGM V8

Stopping this 242 kg (wet weight) ballistic missile of motorcycles moving in three digit speeds requires some really potent brakes and that task is performed of by 320mm discs with Brembo GP4 Nickel plated calipers on the front and 220 mm discs with Brembo P4-34 Nickel plated caliper at the rear. The wheelbase measures 1540 mm and the seat height stands at 840 mm. The 16.5 litre fuel tank seems satisfactory, if not less, with the fuel guzzling V8 chugging heavy doses of gasoline at the twist of the throttle. The twin titanium 4-2–1 setup exhausts by Akrapovic enhances the thunderous sound to the V8 motor and is definitely a poetry, in motion or while idling standing still, for petrol heads (Check out the video below to hear the exhaust sound). A four muffler exhaust, again from Akrapovic, is also available for the motorcycle.

PGM V8

Tagged as compact and outrageously powerful, this motorcycle from Australia ticks all the right boxes to give you an Adrenaline rush, maybe even make you grab an extra pair of pants. If the performance doesn’t scare you, maybe the price will. The motorcycle is priced at £115,000 ($180,000) which quite some moolah. You can read more details about the motorcycle and the team at PGM’s official website. Do check out the video made by Fullboost, the complete tech spec sheet and a detailed image gallery below and share your views about the PGM motorcycle with us through the comments section:

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Technical Specifications:

ENGINE
Configuration:90 degree V8
Capacity:1996cc
Bore/stroke:77 x 54mm
Compression ratio:13:1
Cylinder Head:DOHC, five valves per cylinder
Cooling:Liquid
Fuelling:8 x 45mm Mikuni Drive-By-Wire throttle bodies
Engine Management:Motec M130 ECU and software.
Power:334HP @ 12,800rpm (At the countershaft sprocket)
Torque:214Nm @ 9,500rpm (At the countershaft sprocket)
Exhaust:2 x 4-2-1 titanium
TRANSMISSION
Type:Six speed sequential gearbox
Clutch:Wet, multi plate
Final Drive:Chain (17/45)
CHASSIS
Rake:25.5 degrees
Trail:107mm
Material:Front – Chrome-moly tube trellis

Rear – CNC machined Aluminium

SUSPENSION
Front:Ohlins FGRT301 48mm USD forks… fully adjustable
Rear:Ohlins TTX Mk2 shock, with custom link
WHEELS/TYRES
Front:17.0 x 3.50 Marchesini 10 spoke, forged aluminium
120/70ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power 3
Rear:17.0 x 6.00 Marchesini 10 spoke, forged aluminium
190/50ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power 3
BRAKES
Front:Brembo GP4 Nickel plated calipers on 320mm discs
Rear:Brembo P4-34 Nickel plated caliper on 220mm disc
DIMENSIONS
Weight:242kgs wet with fuel, water and lubricants
Weight bias51/49 front to rear static
Seat height:840mm
Wheelbase:1540mm
Fuel capacity:16.5litres
PERFORMANCE
Top speed:How brave are you? (And you thought we were joking eh?
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