Aussie V8 breaks cover
Reputedly “the world’s most powerful production motorcycle” the Australian made PGM V8, made an appearance at the recent Island Classic in a paddock display and ridden on track by OBA contributor Alan Cathcart. The PGM came about through Paul Maloney’s meeting with engineer Clayton Stairmand in 2008, and the first engine started up in May 2009. The complete bike was ready in 2013. The 90º 1996cc 334 hp (249kW) V8 has five valves per cylinder with a Motec ECU and a sixspeed gearbox. The trellis style frame is made from chrome-moly tubing with the back section in CNC machined aluminium and the PGM weighs in at 242kg with fuel, water and lubricants.