Aussie V8 breaks cover

Old Bike Australasia - - BUZZ BOX -

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.

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