Breaking News. Boss Hoss Cycles Is For Sale.

1BossHoss4Carr, Riggs & Ingram “CRI” Transaction Advisors has been engaged to seek an acquirer for Boss Hoss Cycles, Inc. a motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1990. The company creates in a 22,000 square feet facility in Dyersburg, TN one-of-a-kind high performance motorcycles and trikes uniquely equipped with V8 engines. In 2014 Boss Hoss Cycles revenue was just above $3 million. Owner wishes to sell a majority interest and/or assets in preparation for retirement.

2BossHoss3The foundation of every Boss Hoss is the 1.5 inch, 0.95 wall, 4130 chrome-molly tubing and investment cast heat-treated 4130 alloy neck (yoke) that make up the frame. Each motorcycle use a new General Motors engine and a custom built proprietary 2-speed semi-automatic transmission with reverse, or in the case of the trikes a modified and remanufactured 350 Turbo Hydromantic 3-speed automatic transmission with reverse.

Interested parties Carr, Riggs & Ingram Transaction Advisors, LLC, Christian Chenier Investment Banker 678-778-8620 [email protected]

33 Responses to “Breaking News. Boss Hoss Cycles Is For Sale.”

  1. 1 rebel May 29th, 2015 at 11:21 am

    imagine that

  2. 2 P. Hamilton May 29th, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    One of the worst looking motorcycles. Who wants a V8 2 wheeler? Not many.

  3. 3 Zenaldo May 29th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Its not really a motorcycle, or a car…A couple years ago during Sturgis I ended up near a fellow who had one of these and it had tipped over… Not an easy task to right this beast…pretty funny actually..

  4. 4 roadkingajb May 29th, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Two wheels one engine looks like a motorcycle to me. Not for me but they have been in business for 25 years. My guess they have out lived a lot of competition or builders that started out at the same time. It takes balls to start a business and guts and determination to keep it going for 25 years. Congrats to the owner who wants to retire and good luck to whoever takes a chance!

  5. 5 tgmotoman May 29th, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    This might be good fit for MOTUS engines, and V4 engine for the cruiser market, not as heavy and would look good, imo.

  6. 6 Rodent May 29th, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I think that the Boss Hog (now Hoss) has had its day and like the pay phone is so yesterday.

  7. 7 MagnetMan May 30th, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Riding one is a unique experience, I rode one in Dyersburg in the late 90’s.
    Found the employees to be dedicated and very helpful. He left his mark on the world. Have a happy retirement.


  8. 8 RUB May 30th, 2015 at 7:51 am

    don’t see alot on the road any more , alway use to be a few @ bike weeks in Daytona ……………

  9. 9 calif phil May 30th, 2015 at 8:04 am

    3 million is sales last year is not too bad. Trikes are probably a good direction for the company to go.

    I echo what roadkingajb said.

  10. 10 JustSayin' May 30th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    $3mm in sales is roughly 66 motorcycles. That’s not much volume. Does Monty still own BH?

  11. 11 M.J.H. May 30th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    there is a dude who back in the day 30 or so years ago who built V-8 bikes with flat head ford motors, he might still be building them. much better all the way around.

  12. 12 1550tc May 30th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    to me these things were the gordon gecko of motorcycles…….or just wretched excess

  13. 13 James just another Crazy Kiwi May 31st, 2015 at 2:35 am

    There are a few over here including the trikes, each for his own .
    Not me but certainly makes a statement !

  14. 14 Pop May 31st, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    As said BH has been turning out product for 25 years. Do I have to start reciting the media and bike show darlings who have gone belly up during that time? If he can find a good buyer then more power to him.

    It isn’t plastic, it ididn’t start it’s life as the product of a CAD exercise and it pushes a laundry list of motorcycle design components beyond what are expected tolerances. I am not a customer for Boss but those three things alone are value added. It’s a net to Pop that Boss Hoss machines shared the asphalt while I was around to see them. I hope they survive to raise a few more eyebrows.

  15. 15 zyon May 31st, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    There is one on consignment at Keystone Hd in Perryville Pa right now. Im 5″10 and I doubt I could keep one foot on the ground and hold it up. No chance I’d keep both feet anywhere near the ground. It isn’t the height of the bike, it’s the width. It’s the widest bike I’ve ever seen.

  16. 16 Lee Shaffer Jun 1st, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I saw one up close and personal at a car and bike show last summer. The thing is a freaking
    monster. The owner wasn’t a big guy; about 6’00” and 180 lbs. It was hard to start and
    really loud when it did start. Once he got it going, he really had to fight it because of the
    torque of the V-8. Saw him take off, get out of the parking lot, out onto the street, and
    then hammer it. Holy moly! It was a rocket (not like a Ninja), but in its own way. Don’t
    know if I could handle one or not.

  17. 17 nicker Jun 1st, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    “…Two wheels one engine looks like a motorcycle to me…”

    Spot on!
    But like Wild-Bill’s Road Dog this sort of thing, even in concept its a compromised at best.
    In reality (having been involved in the building and riding of a similar device) it really only comes into its own as a curiosity.

    As a “product” has a limited appeal and is marginal…. at best its an endeavor left to the tinkerers where it delights infectious.


  18. 18 Fang Jun 2nd, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Good luck on your retirement Monty! For all the folks that leave negative comments: it is obvious you have never ridden the King of motorcycles. when you first ride one you will be surprised to learn that everything you “thought you knew” about a Boss Hoss was wrong, except that it will GO if you want it to. I remember the first time I drove one… When I got off it after an hour ride, I realized that it was the first time I ever rode a “real” motorcycle. Be honest, when you were a kid with a mini bike, and your Dad was working on the station wagon with the hood up, didn’t you for a second imagine what it would be like to put that monster V8 in your mini bike frame? I know I did… The cool thing is that Monty, as well as others, did more than just imagining it… Thanks Monty!

  19. 19 V8Buck Jun 3rd, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I have owned 2, a bike and a trike and loved every minute of ownership. I now have a V8Chopper trike with a Dart 427 rated at 591hp (on the dyno). They are 2 different critters. I would not have hesitated riding the Boss across country, not the Chopper. The current BH bikes/trikes run a Chevy LS engine and the trikes a new GM trannie w/ a lockup gear and get between 25-28 mpg. Looks are a personal taste; a person’s size has nothing to do with rideability of the BH, I have seen those of small statue have no difficulty. The center of gravity is very low and once moving there is no torque factor, it just hauls ass. Then there is the fun factor, unbeatable. I have noticed that most negative comments come from those who maybe have seen one but not taken a ride. Save your comments until a ride then comment.. I hope someone picks up the brand. There is one negative, the manufacturer of the 2 speed tannie for the bike (Nesco) no longer makes it but there are several very viable options waiting in the hallway.

  20. 20 B. D. Jun 3rd, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    The street rod of motorcycles. Nothing practical about them, but riding one makes you grin and anything parked near it looks wimpy by comparison.

    Always a conversation starter and a unique attraction. So what they are a low-volume custom builder? They’ve been going for 25 years and i would like to see them continue for another.

    Perhaps a restyle of the tank / gauges / etc. might be due, but the basic design is solid.

  21. 21 Buyarbi Jun 3rd, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I have had a Boss Hoss for 10 years . If you don’t have one you are missing out. Not for everyone as it is an adventurous ride. I have it for long distance highway travel and will not be changing anytime soon.
    Thanks Monty

  22. 22 DAVE ARTHUR Jun 3rd, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I bought one 8 years ago. I never rode one before that. I’ve had everything from Triumphs, Vincents, Ariels, BSA, Velocette, Matchless, Indians, Harleys, Hondas, Suzuki, and probably something else I am forgetting. I been riding big bikes for 58 years and scooters a couple of years be fore that. Believe me the Boss Hoss is a great cruising bike. Its excess and crudeness are only part of the appeal. They work great. I’m 73 and still ride alot, I;ve ridden the BH from Las Vegas to Oregon, Canada, Oklahoma, and many other places, these are actually good bikes. They’re different and intimidating but in actuality they are easier to ride than most others, No clutch and an automatic trans makes it like a big scooter. Not a road racer but a great hiway bike and in the rare occasion something breaks you can probably get it at a NAPA store. Thanks Monte for giving us this monster that has let so many have so much fun.

  23. 23 Wild Bill Jun 3rd, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I bought a new Boss Hoss in 2001. Fourteen years later & I’m still in love. Riding it to Sturgis from VA this July and I’ve got the 502CID big block model bike.

    They’re not for everyone, no doubt. But I have NEVER spoken to someone who’s taken a demo ride on one and wasn’t overwhelmingly surprised & impressed.

    Monte Warne was and is an innovator. I am so very thankful for his tanacity and creativity in founding Boss Hoss Motorcycles. The machines are incredible and the family of owners are first class.

    Thank You Monte!


  24. 24 Mary Jun 4th, 2015 at 10:03 am

    We have been riding Boss Hoss trike for 12 years now. We are on our second one. The first one was a 32 coupe and we now have a Sierra truck body. Would not have any other trike now!! She is easy to handle and she will go!! The guys at Boss Hoss are great and will help you as much as they can. If you haven’t ridden on you don’t know what you are missing!! Thank you Monte for a wonderful motorcycle, we love her to pieces! Best of luck in your retirement, enjoy!

  25. 25 Ron and Pat Jun 4th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    We love our Boss Hoss, a 2008 Sierra and the people who ride them. The company has always been great to work with and the people that work there outstanding. Owning a Boss is like owning a classic car and motorcycle mix. It’s a comfortable ride and we’ve driven it to Arizona and back. I hope if there ever is a buyer they will maintain the integrity of the Boss Hoss family.

  26. 26 C502FLY Jun 4th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    If you never have ridden one. You have no idea what your talking about. I’ve been riding a Hoss for 15 years and have enjoyed every minute on it. I’ve owned three Hoss’s in the last 15 years. I was told 15 years ago every time you throw your leg over the bike and hit the start button its a new ride all over again.

  27. 27 DAVE ARTHUR Jun 4th, 2015 at 6:09 pm


  28. 28 Harris Jun 4th, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I don’t own a Boss Hoss but do own another brand of V-8. Ive owned and ridden many mother brands of motorcycles and the V-8 is by far the best ride. Not a crotch rocket or road racer but I don’t ride like that anyway. The power and acceleration is like nothing else. Super smooth with almost NO vibration. If you never threw a leg over one of these beasts your a lot smarter not giving an opinion on the ride, as you just don’t know!

  29. 29 Majordad Jun 4th, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    To all you people who say the Bosshoss is not practical, you have obviously never ridden one.
    It would be ashamed to have gone thru life and realize, WOW I could of had a V-8
    I bought my 1st one in 2005, had a blast till I traded it for a trike last year and I am having even more fun

  30. 30 zeddly Jun 5th, 2015 at 4:54 am

    My Vacation 1997. (Guys from Australia)
    My first sight of a Boss Hoss was in Las Vegas in 1997.(We were riding Heritage Softails). Travelling East we were in Memphis,and there I saw two more Boss Hoss Bikes. I was still a bit sceptical.
    1998 I travelled to Dyersburg,Met Monte,Meredith,& the crew. After a few days at the Factory I knew this wasn’t a redneck operation. As it turned out I didn’t purchase a Boss Hoss.

    1998. I purchased a Single Speed Nesco Tranny, and built my own V8 Motorcycle.

    Monte Has great insight and energy, I hope he builds that flying car that I talked to him about.(only Kidding)

    Best wishes in retirement.
    Cheers Zeddly.

  31. 31 EAGLE Jun 10th, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I met Monte at the Dallas Motorcycle Show. Right from the start I knew him to be a great guy. I can also tell you that the network of dealerships are without peer. If you’re tired of getting snubbed at your local HD dealership, walk into any BH shop. I bought my Big Block BH in 2007 as a stroked ZZ502 now displacing 540cis. I’ll just tell you this, I’m a US Army CH-47 Instructor Pilot. You can drive your truck inside that helicopter and I can fly away with it easily. My point? For “thrills” I sling a leg over my Boss Hoss. Until you ride one you’re not authorized an opinion. Boss Hoss and it’s family of employees are simply the greatest! I only wish that I could buy the company myself! Monty, you’re the greatest! Thank you for creating the Boss Hoss and have a Great retirement. You’ve earned it! Nuff Said!

  32. 32 Hosszz4 Mar 3rd, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I have 125,000 miles on my 385 Boss with 100 NOS shot. Dont need any other bike.

    I have had 13 bikes. Am 57, rode to Canada from San Jose twice, across country, do my own maintenance. Had a Valkyrie before that, put 60K miles on it. When I had the Boss and Valky, I just couldnt get on the Valky anymore, it felt like a scooter.

    Do my own work on it now, with help of friends. Awesome bike, love it after 11 years of ownership. 3 inch headers, NOS, 1/4 turn throttle puts me in the secondaries fast, 1st gear good to 130mph, 3000 stall converter produces no lag and car tire for $80 makes for cheap maintenance. Corners great, brakes great and everytime I pull up at a light and idle at 400RPM. that V8 lope gets comments like “you shitting that a V8”?

    There are between 10,000 and 15000 of these bikes in 27 or more countries around the world. The people that ride them are interesting MOFOs. Fun people to hang with, usually pretty well off and a little bit nuts LOL

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