Boss Hoss is a motorcycle company, founded by Monte Warne in 1990 and based in Dyersburg, Tennessee, that distinguishes itself for making motorcycles and trikes equipped with General Motors V8 engines and semi-automatic transmissions. By the mid-90's, Boss Hoss was selling 300 vehicles per year. As of some time in 2006, Boss Hoss has sold over 4000 vehicles.
Boss Hoss bikes and trikes are noted not only for their power and size, but for their strikingly minimal vibration, especially when compared to that of V-twin or single cylinder motorcycles. The dampening effect of the unusually great mass and relatively high number of engine cylinders combine with the very tall gears of the semi-automatic transmission to provide what is often described as "vibration free acceleration". This has led some dealers and riders to affectionately describe the Boss Hoss as a "big scooter".
Early Boss Hoss releases were considered cumbersome and unfinished. The bikes were difficult to ride, and were largely considered an expensive novelty. Since they were fitting a high-end automotive motor onto a motorcycle frame, they found themselves stuck between using parts from the Harley Davidson aftermarket and the muscle car aftermarket. They were stuck somewhere between Küryakyn and Edelbrock and this left the bikes with an unbalanced appearance as well as unbalanced hardware capabilities.
Boss Hoss currently offers motorcycles and trikes equipped with either a small or big block V8 engine with a semi-automatic transmission with reverse. They also offer a number of accessories for their bikes and trikes.