Of Course Australia Would Make A 334-HP V8 Sportbike That Revs To 13k

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Motorcycles packing V8 engines aren’t anything new, but Paul G. Maloney’s creation stands apart. It’s stuffed with 1,996cc, 90-degree eight with a flat-plane crank, and in addition to putting out 334 horsepower it revs out to 12,800 RPM. Yeah, that should do.

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It’s called the PGMV8, borrowing the initials of its builder who put together a team of engineers pulled from MotoGP, F1, and World Superbike.

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The 2.0-liter V8 is stuffed inside a trellis frame engine and runs a 13:1 compression ration with sand cast aluminum crankcases and a crank milled from a chunk of En36 steel. A Motec M130 ECU keeps things on boil and help the mill put out 334 HP and 158 lb-ft of torque.

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There’s the usual assortment of high end suspension and braking bits, with Brembos and Öhlins at each end. And to keep the weight in check, it’s using a custom Akrapovic titanium exhaust paired with a milled aluminum subframe and carbon fiber bodywork. Still, it tips the scales at a wet weight of 534 pounds.

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Want to know how it sounds? Of course you do:

That’s not a knife…

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Earnest Borgwarner

That engine needs to be in a Miata. There, that was easy.