A Nickname For The New Milwaukee-Eight Engine?

1milwaukee82milwaukee83milwaukee8Flatty, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evo.

Most Harley motors have nicknames, most often because of their shapes.

Are you able to find one for the new 107” & 114” Milwaukee-Eight?

I have seen a few nicknames already mentioned in “comments” of my previous features on this new H-D engine.

Find the one that will stick and you can get famous in the motorcycle world for being its creator. Be creative…

128 Responses to “A Nickname For The New Milwaukee-Eight Engine?”


  1. 1 Boomer Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:24 am

    M-8, M8, (sounds like ‘mate’)

  2. 2 Steve Carr Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:30 am

    M8

  3. 3 BobS Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Bubblehead.

  4. 4 IronPlayer Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:54 am

    4 head

  5. 5 Mike Aug 28th, 2016 at 9:35 am

    The “Yamaha”

  6. 6 Roadrash Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Yeah, everyone is pretty much already calling it M8.

  7. 7 Steve Carr Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:17 am

    >Mike

    maybe …..YOMAMA

    Steve Carr

  8. 8 richards Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:18 am

    The ” Lumpy Head”…

  9. 9 Tom Ryan Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Hoghead / Fathead / Fathead 8 / HD8 / Meathead. M8 does have a ring to it.

  10. 10 Chief Waldo Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Sh*t head?

  11. 11 Jim Doss Aug 28th, 2016 at 10:36 am

    The chain driven cams suck head?

  12. 12 GUNK Aug 28th, 2016 at 11:07 am

    The HAMMERHEAD WORKS 4 ME

  13. 13 M.F. Smith Aug 28th, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Phelps body (as in Michael). I thought the EVO should have been the hammer head.

  14. 14 Tony Davidson Aug 28th, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Fall all parts cheap 8

  15. 15 Zenaldo Aug 28th, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    M8 may be the winner here…

  16. 16 James just another crazy kiwi Aug 28th, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Forehead , it has four valves and looks like some guys forehead after to many head butts 🙂

  17. 17 Gerry Aug 28th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Butt-Head

  18. 18 C. Brenze Aug 28th, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Gen-8

  19. 19 evo80 Aug 28th, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Quad head

  20. 20 DevilMadeMeDoIt Aug 28th, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    If it wasn’t so politically incorrect , the Victory/Indian killer . Alternatively though M8 works for me .

  21. 21 John Lacey Aug 28th, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    The V8 of course….doh!!!

  22. 22 ozzie21 Aug 28th, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    V8…..good one….

  23. 23 morpion Aug 28th, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    victory eater,,,or indian eater,,,

  24. 24 Steve Carr Aug 28th, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    MeatHead

    (M8Head)

    End of story!

    Steve Carr

  25. 25 Drive The Wheels Off Aug 28th, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    MonkeyHead –

    due to the face of a monkey depicted by the two “eyes” (formed by the rocker arm bumps), button nose (head bolt in between the eyes), and the protruding jaw where the pushrod tubes enter the head.

  26. 26 Drive The Wheels Off Aug 28th, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I like “FourHead”

  27. 27 JohnJ TEXAS Aug 28th, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Octopus… Octopussy…
    come on that’s funny right there.
    I am past, present and future Harley rider.

  28. 28 Sheridan Aug 28th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Knobhead

  29. 29 rcupp Aug 28th, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Another boat anchor head!
    Blender as it mixes its parts all together and shits them out the hole in the side…

    No really, this engine will be a good move in the right direction for the mc hopefully.

  30. 30 Matt. W Aug 28th, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    The Freshman-8

    Since it looks like a pudgy evo 😉

  31. 31 Leo Aug 29th, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Harley “Smoothie” for looks and performance

  32. 32 MadDoc Aug 29th, 2016 at 4:16 am

    For me it is a New Knuckle!

  33. 33 MAGNET MAN Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:53 am

    8’ter oops, sounds like ate her or hater!

    Got up early lads, leaving for Wing Ding, today

  34. 34 joe rockhead Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:04 am

    junk!

  35. 35 Chrisso Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:10 am

    REV-HEAD, MOTORHEAD, LUMP-HEAD, PIGS-HEAD, SEVERED HEAD, HEAD-HEAD, LEAD-HEAD,
    VALVE-HEAD,

  36. 36 Chrisso Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:12 am

    MEAT-HEAD

  37. 37 Marc C Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Snake Head

  38. 38 Brad F Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Ochohead

  39. 39 Wayne Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I’ve already used M8 in a few posts but BROAD HEAD would actually cover a wide bunch of topics.
    Maybe BULL HEAD. That would make the city of Bullhead City, AZ pretty happy and would fit into the Laughlin River run event.

  40. 40 coma Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:40 am

    the main differentiation to a whole lot (if not all) of previous -heads are the four valves per head.

    it’s 4-valve for me.

  41. 41 Mazz Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Forehead

  42. 42 Elwood Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:02 am

    How about the “Milwaukee Late” since they shoulda been making this mill years ago

  43. 43 JVA-Ecotech Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Bumphead

    “M8” is a metrick bolt, 8 mm

  44. 44 Gonzo Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Why not just: MotorHead

  45. 45 coma Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:11 am

    @Elwood wins 🙂

  46. 46 Sprint9n Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:12 am

    “Lump head” or “hump head” seems to clearly describe the new shaped covers.

  47. 47 Wayne Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:14 am

    BULLHEAD 8

  48. 48 Wayne Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Needs to be an edit function BroadHead 8 as well.

  49. 49 Alan Rand Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Gen2Evo

  50. 50 roadhog Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Octo-hog

  51. 51 FL9018 Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:28 am

    EVO 2.0

  52. 52 hogmanharry Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:06 am

    the double knuckle sounds ok

  53. 53 Franck Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I L H for Indian Like Head….

  54. 54 Mack Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Monkey Head … immediately thought that when I saw it …see that others see it too
    …..looks like some kinda tribal monkey looking at you

  55. 55 cirder Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:39 am

    M8 Hammerhead

  56. 56 Rick Bostock Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:59 am

    the squarehead

  57. 57 Stony Crane Aug 29th, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Hard 8

  58. 58 Kent Aug 29th, 2016 at 10:39 am

    “Not Quiet” an Indian!!

  59. 59 Gary Aug 29th, 2016 at 10:41 am

    M-8 sounds good to me!

  60. 60 Akin Aug 29th, 2016 at 11:08 am

    BlockHead

  61. 61 Dante Aug 29th, 2016 at 11:23 am

    The “Too little, too late 8!”.

  62. 62 mkv Aug 29th, 2016 at 11:57 am

    M8 sounds better than a Twinkie

  63. 63 Jim Watson Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Expense Bullet. . .

  64. 64 Jim Watson Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Oops — *Expensive Bullet!

  65. 65 SIGFREED Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    The best one will have no known author; likely barked out in jest and in some state of inebriation.

    Looking at some of the comments, it must surely be.., DEADHEAD…

    I am sure BONEHEAD will find favor with those who have models starting with “V” and “I”.

    But lets get with it and not be nasty – as such my call is:

    BULLHEAD.

  66. 66 Hellcat Matt Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    The late 8

  67. 67 VForce Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Moose Knuckle

  68. 68 Woody's Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    The Devolution?

  69. 69 Woody's Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    or “Devo”

  70. 70 Greg H Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    The “Pisshead”

  71. 71 wannaby Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Dickhead or headache

  72. 72 Hillbilly Jim Aug 29th, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Liquid cooled head so why not wethead.

  73. 73 mike h Aug 29th, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    m8y mcM8face

  74. 74 rebel Aug 29th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    coolhead or hydrohead

  75. 75 Mdkuder Aug 29th, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Eight too late

  76. 76 seymour Aug 29th, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    W8 M8 8 (Wait, mate! 8)

  77. 77 David V. Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Nipplehead

  78. 78 Cozz Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Fathead.

  79. 79 Dave Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Headache

  80. 80 Dave Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    2L8

  81. 81 PJ Hyland Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    The knick name needs to have the word “head” in it. My first impression was the these rocker boxes looked like they had been working out. That’s why I favor the nick name “Muscle Head.”

  82. 82 boston jim Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    “Head 8” (headache) works for me! I’m hoping it won’t be, so far I like everything it’s trying to be or do ! I’m waiting for the Softails, partial to the Breakout!

    PS, there’s been many names for the 99 to 16 Twin Cam; T.C., Fathead, Twinkie, etc. The name I use the most is the “POS Motor”! Sorry, Sad but True, BUT, the MOCO brought it on themselves! This motor will go down in History as the Worst!!!

  83. 83 boston jim Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Hey Guys I forgot to mention this! As I was getting my 6 week drip, for 3 hours at the Hospital today, I’m watching the Discovery Channel, Chica vs ?, a couple of Gas Monkey Garage, they kept advertising a show for Sept., 5th. The Harley and the Davidsons, looks good, I’ve marked it on my calendar! BJ

  84. 84 Soeedracer Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Camel Toe

  85. 85 dan m Aug 29th, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    butt head

  86. 86 badams Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    “New Harley Motor”

  87. 87 BobS Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Well if the extra valves provide more vacuum then SUCK HEAD would be appropriate.

  88. 88 Mike Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    The two bit whore

  89. 89 David Aug 29th, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Well I’m going for something thats not hear yet……”DickHead” !!

    SSDD;David

  90. 90 Dave Blevins Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Crazy 8, or New-volution.

  91. 91 burnout Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Good ones guys. That there is a Chucklehead. peace

  92. 92 Motorcycle Marc Aug 30th, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Powerhead
    M8head (pronounce Matehead)
    Coolhead
    Rockerhead
    Hoghead
    Sleekhead
    Camhead
    Plughead
    Tophead
    Bighead

  93. 93 FL9018 Aug 30th, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Cheesehead

  94. 94 Matt W. Aug 30th, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Blockhead

  95. 95 JBuck Aug 30th, 2016 at 9:07 am

    DOMN8R

  96. 96 fuji Aug 30th, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Do you really believe that Polaris doesn’t have a new design sitting back in the corner. W
    aiting

  97. 97 Anirudh Chakravarthy Aug 30th, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    “The Crown Head”..cos it looks like a crown with the bumps and slight angled edges of the valve cover, also its sound very cool. “THE CROWN HEAD”

  98. 98 Danny Johnson Aug 30th, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Waukhead or waukeehead or if it turns out to be p.o.s walkhead

  99. 99 DM Aug 30th, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Blockhead

  100. 100 Blackmax Aug 30th, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Here is comment 100 !!!
    (Got to be some kind of record !!)

    107 a Victory killer ?
    114 an Indian killer ?
    Off the line, maybe, but I doubt it !!!
    Will wait to look at the quarterly reports
    & I’ll wait for the drag race on Youtube to see !

    As far as the name goes, a lot of good suggestions here
    Blockhead
    Dickhead
    Bullhead
    Wethead
    are all funny & could apply !
    I’ll let you guys have all the fun !!!

  101. 101 Roberto Aug 31st, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Harley’s will never be off the line bikes until they lower the final drive gearing,especially the softail and dyna lines.

  102. 102 Doc Aug 31st, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Blockhead was the evo. It was no match for the HD marketing tsunami. You can still find patches and pins if you are looking.

    Fathead made the rounds for the twin cam when it came out. Again, it was no match for the HD marketing of the official HD tm name.

    I like fourhead or forehead. Spellcheckers don’t like the first one.

  103. 103 jan richard carmack Aug 31st, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Wethead is the best. I believe liquid cooled is more significant than “extra” valves.

  104. 104 Kevin Plummer Aug 31st, 2016 at 9:34 am

    How about JugHead due to the large sized Jugs.

  105. 105 spaz Aug 31st, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    How bout, “Still slower than the Freedom 106 and the Thunderstroke 111, M8”

  106. 106 rebel Aug 31st, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    after riding one I would have to change my suggestion from coolhead to HOTHEAD, that right passenger footpeg really gets HOT, but I still want one

  107. 107 Jack Sep 1st, 2016 at 6:59 am

    DEADHEAD

  108. 108 BFC Biker Bob Sep 2nd, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    MILL HEAD

  109. 109 B.D. Sep 2nd, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    If it truly offers improved performance, it will be very desirable.

    Then I’d call it the Gimme Head!

  110. 110 Kevin Brown Sep 3rd, 2016 at 5:03 am

    “Waterhead “should be the new nickname for the Milwaukee 8 engine

  111. 111 Jack Sep 3rd, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Knothead

  112. 112 paparay Sep 3rd, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    IGOR 88 the beast (not egor )

  113. 113 Svante Sep 5th, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Sator Rotas.

    It’s a Palindrom… you can reed it forward and backward

  114. 114 Jesse Sep 5th, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Warthog.
    The rocker boxes look like they have warts.

  115. 115 Butch McQuown Sep 5th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Shaped like a castle top, or a castle head…
    Four valves per head and usually four corners on a castle head…

  116. 116 Butch Man Sep 5th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Shaped like a castle top, or a castle head…
    Four valves per head and usually four corners on a castle head…

  117. 117 Doc Sep 5th, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I feel this…. The BobbleHaed

  118. 118 Double Woo Sep 6th, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Those rocker boxes look like they have humps on top so let’s call it he humphead.

  119. 119 John (Bigfoot) Royal Sep 7th, 2016 at 8:46 am

    First thought Quad Head then I saw the same name in earlier comment I concur with evo80 on 8/29

  120. 120 takehikes Sep 21st, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Road Star since they did this motor first pretty much….

  121. 121 Matt Sep 24th, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    How about the “M-Head”

  122. 122 Lucky Sep 28th, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I thought hard about this….Airhead!

  123. 123 g Sep 29th, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I like Meathead and not because of the “M8head” reference but because from the side it looks like he striking face of a meat tenderiser hammer

  124. 124 James gassaway Oct 3rd, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Notty head. HD8, HARLEY 8

  125. 125 Bob Oct 3rd, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Knot head

  126. 126 MikeC Dec 19th, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Devil Head

  127. 127 Jeff Pellerin Jun 9th, 2017 at 8:55 am

    KnotHead..

  128. 128 Bob Jun 9th, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Cleam-8 for its clean lines

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