Roger Bourget Introduces The Shredder F-80 Quadracycle

I knew that Roger Bourget was ready to try something new and build something else than 2-wheelers. Not only as a way to diversify his business but also to regenerate excitement in his professional life. Yeah, after a certain time (for him & me it’s already more than 15 years building bikes!) exploring new horizons is the best way to stimulate your creativity. After a short time spent on trikes, Roger jumped directly to the 4-wheeler motorcycle also called the Quadracycle. The difference with a car? It feels like a stable motorcycle, Roger would tell you! This one is a limited edition called the Shredder F-80 recently unveiled during the Sema Show in Las Vegas. It features an all carbon fiber body, a 375 hp 350 cubic-inch/fuel injected Chevrolet engine, a Turbo 350 transmission, 4-wheel independent suspension, Brembo brakes, and in-house made custom 17″ x12″ wheels dressed with Avon 330 Tires. In addition to customizing options, Roger Bourget would like to embrace the Green wave by offering an electric motor version of his Shreffer-F80. Didn’t ride (drive) one, yet. But looks pretty good to me. Bourget Bike Works

21 Responses to “Roger Bourget Introduces The Shredder F-80 Quadracycle”

  1. 1 Chet O.E.P. Burozski Dec 17th, 2007 at 9:43 am

    Well leave it to Roger and Moots to completely flip the industry on its ass. Great job and I look forward to seeing you guys at AZ bikeweek….

  2. 2 goldiron Dec 17th, 2007 at 10:03 am


    Please, ask Roger how he is doing with each state DMV on getting the Quad licensed as a motorcycle rather than a car.

    If I recall correctly, the majority of state legislatures have defined motorcycles as having less than four wheels. GG Quad North America has had a long history in accomplishing this.

    Although Harley-Davidson has not debuted their already designed, own new three wheeler, many others are showing and selling a version of the single rear wheeled trikes that are much more easily licensed and designated as motorcycles.

  3. 3 Ken Glenn (Rat Judge) Dec 17th, 2007 at 10:54 am

    A friend of mine in Lake worth built one similar to this one and after a long battle with the DMV he got it licensed in Fl. At least in Fl. there is a precedence.

  4. 4 goldiron Dec 17th, 2007 at 12:13 pm


    There is a difference in setting a precedent and having an exception made.

    Current laws, rules and regulations defining a motorcycle do not include quads as motorcycles.

    Some less than brilliant politicos have stated that the definition of a motorcycle is defined by the straddle position needed to sit and operate yet, several manufacturers have already introduced three wheeled vehicles with side by side seating and have been licensed as motorcycles.

    Furthering this confusion is the full bodywork (doors and roof included) with regards to helmet laws and in and on what vehicles they must be worn in the mandatory helmet states.

    Configuring a formula car with fenders and handlebars is not a great feat of engineering for the motorcycle industry.

    I am not impressed that this has been done around a Chevy motor with an automatic transmission.

  5. 5 Don Shapiro Dec 17th, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    The one who dares must be encouraged. Go Roger!

  6. 6 J Dec 17th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Geez, chill out a lil there, Goldie- it’s a cool little steed, and if Roger Bourget wants to built impractical toys, I think he’s earned the right..

    Formula car? Have you ever seen a formula car? Which formula cars utilize a 350 chevy? Maybe that’s why Schumacher retired…….

    Guys like you yank the fun out of stuff like this. Bourget is a licensed manufacturer/dealer, you’re not- Roger’s lawyers and political contacts are far brighter than you are, dont’ worry…….

  7. 7 goldiron Dec 17th, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Excuse me for treading on your highly educated sensibilities. Please, allow me to be the first to say you ought to get one and push it to its limits.

  8. 8 Nicker Dec 17th, 2007 at 11:20 pm


    At the risk of “piling on” le-me say this:

    “…not impressed that this has been done around a Chevy motor …”

    I doubt that Roger was trying to impress anyone. Looks to me like he was just having a good time coming up with new stuff.

    “…Configuring a formula car with fenders and handlebars is not a great feat of engineering for the motorcycle industry…”

    A formula car…??? All i see is a quadrunner on steroids.

    And regarding the engineering, how can ya tell, it’s all covered up…????


  9. 9 goldiron Dec 18th, 2007 at 12:24 am

    Please follow the link to the site and then explain to me how the contact patch of a motorcycle tire which is significantly smaller than that of a low profile automobile tire will be beneficial to acceleration, braking, or turning. Since the contact parch is critical in cornering, motorcycle tires utilize the shoulder area differently than an automobile tire. Four wheel drive or all wheel drive system would seriously improve the handling of this vehicle. My comments about this vehicle come from the standpoint of functional utility and safety. The use of an all tube chassis and carbon fiber body are significant in this design. I just feel that the project seems rushed at some point and I expected more.

  10. 10 jatinderpal Dec 18th, 2007 at 5:59 am

    roger is the great businessman,he sees the oppurtunity and goes for it.the toy with chevy engine and carbon fiber body,man that would be fast.
    as far as the looks goes,this looks better than trikes.

  11. 11 Joe McGlynn Dec 18th, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    “contact patch of a motorcycle tire…”

    This struck me as odd too, mc tires are the way they are because of the dynamics of how a 2-wheeled bike turns. But then Roger used to put car tires on his early fat tire bikes before there were fat bike tires.

    For four wheels it isn’t my style, but to each their own. I’m sure is is crazy fast and extremely well constructed.

  12. 12 J Dec 19th, 2007 at 5:16 am

    Exactly- last time I looked, Bourget wasn’t trying to set any engineering records with his bikes- he’s a stylist, and goes with what looks good to his eye. The rounded tire/fender profile is an appealing shape, and has to be a LOT easier to turn than would be a couple of 275/40 car tires, assuming he’s not using some sort of power steering, like that Ski-doo thing does;

    It’s nice to see people thiking outside the box. A couple months ago, someone here had yet-another standard version of a bob-job, and THE big thrill on the bike was that the oil tank was mounted IN FRONT of the engine- woo hoo!

    Detroit fell behind because Detroit stopped building interesting cars; Exploring new avenues is how true growth happens- not just recycling the same ideas with different paint schemes.

  13. 13 Keith Smith Dec 19th, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Goldiron and Ken Glenn (Rat Judge), Can you contact me? I am the importer of the GG Quad I am always wanting to connect with folks who know about our Quad and licensing these unusual products. Ken, your friend in Lake Worth is someone I would like to visit.

  14. 14 Nicker Dec 20th, 2007 at 11:30 pm


    “…comments about this vehicle come from the standpoint of functional utility and safety…”


    How can something the size of a coffee table, powered by a v8, even remotely qualify as “safe”…???

    Your talking about a sprint-car with handlebars instead of a steering wheel.

    It’s intended to scare the crap out-a-ya! That’s the point!

    Makes me grin from ear to ear……..:-)


  15. 15 goldiron Dec 20th, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    I’ve already been grinning about the excitement factor.
    Just thinking about licensing and how that would go down at the DMV.

  16. 16 Nicker Dec 21st, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Ya, the DMV, bummer!

    some years back we put together a Buick powered scooter.
    As i recall, the only scrutiny was welding quality and correct accessories (blinkers, horn…etc).

    With a stack of receipts, the process seemed to come off without a hitch.

    Based on that experience i took on the task of shoehorning a supercharged, 2000cc type-I motor into a modified A-10 (for a number of years).

    But these are one-off, customs, not manufactured products.
    I suspect that the only way to get the quad registered would be to declare it a “kit”…????

    Don’t know what else to tell ya.


  17. 17 bleeka Dec 22nd, 2007 at 12:28 am

    Personally I think the biker industry has hit bottom, every one is out of Ideas so the new trend takes center stage let’s see who can build the most coolest trike or quad ………….

  18. 18 goldiron Dec 22nd, 2007 at 1:55 am

    California’s Statutes already include a four wheeled motorcycle configured as a motorcycle with a two wheeled sidecar. It just may be a possibility that they will include this.

  19. 19 Nicker Dec 22nd, 2007 at 2:19 am


    Wasn’t aware of CA quad & trike rules.
    Only build bikes.
    But that’s interesting to know.
    I suspect a bigger obstacle may be liability.
    That squashed the civil aviation industry.
    For a while, about all you could buy was kits or foreign made airplanes.
    At this stage of the game liability is the top issues.
    Don’t wanna loose the family homestead to a lawyer.
    “where is, as is” doesn’t cover it anymore.
    “for display only” is far less ambiguous.
    Probably won’t work for those trying to make a living at building.


  20. 20 goldiron Dec 22nd, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    There is an opponent to quadricycles out there. Specialty Vehicle Institute of America® is a trade association of ATV manufactures. They wrote a letter to Iowa stating strong opposition to any street use of ATV when the Iowa legislature was considering allowing some street use of ATVs. The SVIA is another facet of the MIC (Motorcycle Industry Council) the trade association of the street bike manufacturers, MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) the training folks who all but own the state DMV’s motorcycle training, All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ASI) for training of ATV owners, and Discover Today’s Motorcycle, a PR type firm promoting motorcycling in non-traditional media. All these organizations are located in the same location in Irvine , CA and Tim Buche seemingly runs all four. Their opposition to street quads comes from the bad experience of three wheeled ATC where the industry (SVIA) made a $100,000,000 commitment to improved training & safety and agreed to stop selling three wheeled ATCs and repurchase and unsold three wheelers form dealers inventories. Keep in mind that the ASI was an outgrowth of this decision and Mr. Buche put one more organization in his “non profit” empire.

  21. 21 Nicker Dec 23rd, 2007 at 3:35 pm


    So, advocates for ATVs are calling themselves the ” Specialty Vehicle Institute of America.”

    Well, that’d be sorta like a group of Chiropractors calling themselves the “American Medial Association” …… wouldn’t it…???


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