A V8 Wild Cat

Until I read their long press release, I admit I didn’t know anything about Sabertooth Motorcycles. Created in 2005 by Dr. Ben Daniels, the company Just launched an inaugural production model called the WildCat. Central to the design of the WildCat is the Ford Racing 302 ci engine with aluminum GT-40 heads, making this bike “a race car on two wheels!”. Not my type of ride, but Ben Daniels is realistic by thinking that a few hundreds could be sold. Because the WildCat is a motorcycle with a V8 engine, which is traditionally used in automobiles, significant engineering was required to enable the components to function properly in a two-wheeled vehicle. The entire drivetrain, including the transmission and the clutch were specifically engineered and adapted to power the WildCat. The bike has an eight gallon gas tank, allowing for a cruising range up to 200 miles and uses 13” diameter rotors with 6 piston calipers. Sabertooth Motorcycles is listed in the NADA Guide, Kelley Blue Book, and Black Book and is insurable through Progressive, Geico and Nationwide. Financing is available through HSBC. The bikes come with a one-year, unlimited mileage warranty on parts and labor with standard restrictions. Again not necessarely my style, but…I admit that a V8 engine gives you an exhilerating ride. What about the optional 347 CI stroker engine with fuel injection and air suspension? Have a good flight! MSRP base price is $34,995. Sabertooth Motorcycles.

15 Responses to “A V8 Wild Cat”

  1. 1 J Jul 13th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    cleaner than a Boss Hoss, but I’d like to know more about the transmission- proprietary stuff like this makes me nervious…..

  2. 2 saorijohn Jul 14th, 2008 at 3:46 am

    How can something so wrong be so right!

  3. 3 Chris Jul 14th, 2008 at 3:53 am

    I just don’t see the point… you can do a lot more with a lot less engine… like turn for instance.

  4. 4 Patrick Semmer Jul 14th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Quite unattractive at 1st glance, but for sure a good bike for speed cruising.

  5. 5 scharf Jul 14th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Just like a fat girl, I’m sure it’s fun to ride but, it’s so ugly you wouldn’t want anybody to see you ride it.

  6. 6 Mark Jul 14th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I saw one of these at Bike Week. Awesome bikes. Look good in person. Lots of high end components.

  7. 7 EZ Jul 14th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    IT sounds like you’re at the drags every time the switch gets flipped. I loved. Was in MB next to one on a freeway. When he twisted it, it was roaring rubber and he was gone. Makes your heat beat faster just being next to one. Excellent workmanship from what I saw.

  8. 8 psychodrew Jul 14th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    They are silly and down right ugly.How bout this ,I got a corvette with a twin cam 88 in it.Now is that not gay.Have you ever stopped to notice what the guys riding these things look like.V 8’s are for cars dumbasses.

  9. 9 Dave B. Jul 15th, 2008 at 4:00 am

    That is one ugly motorcycle.

  10. 10 rodent Jul 15th, 2008 at 10:01 am


  11. 11 Gar Jul 15th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    The engine needs a blower ! Hell, if you go this far why not go all the way?

  12. 12 burnout Jul 15th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    The people I see riding these things can’t even turn a conventional bike much less a torque monster such as this! peace

  13. 13 Nicker Jul 19th, 2008 at 12:34 am


    One good reason to have an “X-treme” scooter is the to have undertaken the building process, not to experience it “turning”….. (because, by and large, they don’t). And it’s damn hard to get the proportions to look reasonable.

    IMHO, this one doesn’t.
    The distance between the back of the engine and the rear wheel is just out-a whack.

    However, building an “unknown formula” is always interesting and fun.

    “…people I see riding these things can’t even turn a conventional bike …”

    Well, ya ..some people.
    But then, Sammy Swindel, several times World of Outlaws champion had a Boss Hoss and wasn’t afraid to “throw it around” (or so he inferred on TV).

    The point is, there are many reasons to have an “X-treme” scooter.
    For me…. it’s the building. The rest is irrelevant.


  14. 14 DEAN RAINEY Jul 26th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I want one! Ive been riding a six cylinder for years now its time to move up.”Stand back whimps”!

  15. 15 Flash Jul 29th, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I rode one recently. WOW! What an awesome bike. It handled much better than I thought it would. I could really lean into the turns. It’s heavy, but so well balanced you don’t feel the weight. The trans was smooth. Shifting was not a problem. Because the bike is long, it has a big turning radius…but because the bike is long it also smooths out the bumps in the road. All in all, I loved it and just ordered one. I can’t wait to get it!!

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