PGM V8 Is a 334HP True Superbike That Looks Stunning and Intimidating

PGM  V8 with street-legal exhaust 21 photos
Photo: Stephen Piper
V8 engines and Australians make a natural combination in any sentence, and even retired MotoGP Legend Casey Stoner has had his fair share of V8 racing once he hanged his leathers. Still, the funniest thing is that Aussies just won't keep the V8 for their cars.
PGM surfaces a bike that's as exclusivist and intimidating as it is powerful and expensive. If the ultimate in terms of power and insane engineering is still an unchecked entry on your to-do list, the PGM V8 is the thing you need.

A two-liter V8 engine that delivers 334 horsepower

The PGM V8 is literally built around the massive 2-liter engine. A steel chromoly trellis frame uses the engine as a stressed component and adds to the maneuverability of the bike. The engine sits fairly low in the bike, enhancing stability both at low and high speed.

PGM uses special cases with carefully machined details for repeatability. Made from aluminium and treated for strength, durability and corrosion resistance, these cases provide top performance for a real superbike.

The crankshaft is also special, machined from En36 steel, heat treated and nitrited to offer race-grade performance. With the 5-valve per cylinder 1,996cc, 45mm Mikuni throttle-bodied V8 delivering 334 HP 12,800 rpm at the countershaft sprocket and 214 Nm (157.7 lb-ft) @ 9,500 rpm, it's easy to understand that this bike is a monster that needs to be treated as such.

Motec supplies the brains of the PGM V8 in the shape of an M130 ECU and corresponding software. The V8 comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a wet multi-disc clutch, so it's pretty basic. The engine breathes out through a custom Akrapovic quadruple exhaust. Street-legal carbon silencers are offered alongside MotoGP-inspired titanium ones for closed circuits.

PGM also used forged aluminium Marchesini wheels and top-spec Ohlins suspensions, 48mm FGRT301 USD forks and a TTX Mk2 rear unit with a custom link. Brembo supplies the braking power. The tank can load 16.5 liters (4.35 US gal) of gas but this insane bike still tips the scales at only 242 kg (534 lb) wet and ready to roll, partly thanks to its carbon bodywork.

Now, rumors have it that the PGM V8 will follow you home for the equivalent of €160,000 ($180,000), and this is really steep, to say the least.

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