Sunday, July 13, 2008

V8-powered Sabertooth Wildcat launched


The V8-powered Sabertooth WildCat. Prices start at US$35,000
Pics: Sabertooth

Based in the USA (where else?), Sabertooth Motorcycles was started up in 2005, by one Ben Daniels. And now, the company has launched its WildCat range of motorcycles, which is powered by 5.0-litre Ford V8 engines. Yes, that’s right – 5000cc V8s. Did somebody mention the worldwide fuel crisis? Pooh! Talk about launching the right bike at the right time…

While the WildCat’s 350bhp V8 engine comes from Ford, the chassis, swingarm and bodywork is designed and built by Sabertooth themselves. The 470-kilo bike uses belt final drive and rides on 21-inch (front) and 18-inch (rear) wheels.

‘We saw a need for a new level of motorcycle for the experienced rider seeking a higher level of physical exhilaration and emotional satisfaction,’ says the Sabertooth website. ‘There is simply nothing to compare with the unforgettable riding sensation of a V8 powered motorcycle, its pure exhilaration, commanding performance and extraordinary smoothness,’ it adds.

Three variants of the WildCat are available, and prices range from US$35,000-45,000. the bikes come with a one-year unlimited mileage warranty on parts and labour. For more details, visit the Sabertooth website here.

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Moto Guzzi's V8-powered racebike from the 1950s...
Bourget Shredder F-80: 425bhp, V8-powered Quad...
Tjitze Tjoelker’s homemade Honda V8...
Laverda's V6-powered Bol d'Or racer from the 1970s...
Michel Gu├ędon's Peugeot V6-powered wild ride...
The amazing Honda Evo6...
Six-cylinder Suzuki Stratosphere 1100 to be launched in 2009?

External links:
Jay Leno's 500bhp V8-powered Boss Hoss...
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Scooter fans: The joys of Flickr...

1 comment:

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