Bourget’s Bike Works produced a new quad for the SEMA show that runs this week in Las Vegas. Called the Shredder F-80, Bourget will be building as many as 25 per year at the rather healthy price of $90,000. It’s powered by a 425 horsepower, small block 383 fast burn Chevy engine mated to a Turbo 350 automatic transmission. Tires all around are 17 inch Avon 330 rear tires with independent suspension, Porsche CV joints, a quick change rear end and rack and pinion steering.
All of these quads, from the Quadrazuma to the GG-Quad to Hannigan’s HRT Roadster and now the Shredder, share a common problem, where do you ride them? They look like fun but it’s an expensive toy if they’re not road legal.
Bourget’s press release:
Bourget’s Bike Works, manufacturers of highly sought after custom motorcycles and accessories, announced the newest addition to the 2008 model lineup crossing the boundaries into the personal transportation marketplace. On display at SEMA is the 2008 Bourget’s Shredder F-80. The Shredder F-80 is the industry’s first limited production V8 powered quadra-cycle being offered from Bourget’s Bike Works beginning January 2008.
With the look and feel of an open riding position similar to a motorcycle, but the ride,performance, and handling of a high-end sports car, the Shredder bridges the gap of these two types of vehicles appealing to many buyers wanting to ride a bike without the risk and worries of balancing on two wheels. Using many parts from the automotive industry including a small block Chevrolet V8, suspension, and steering components, this vehicle appeals to many consumers in the Hot Rod industry looking for a unique vehicle to customize and enhance. Future options will include a number of engine and transmission choices that allow the end user to achieve gas mileage as high as 50MPG.
“As the personal transportation market continues to grow, I wanted to build a new breed of vehicle that customers can get excited about, feel comfortable about riding, and customize it like the hot rods of the past with relative ease” said Roger Bourget, President of Bourget’s Bike Works, “These machines will appeal to a new breed of open-air rider, and change the future landscape of the performance market.”
– Limited Production of 25 Per Year
– MSRP – Starting at $90,000.00 USD
– 425 Horsepower, 383 Fast Burn Chevrolet Crate Motor
– Turbo 350 Automatic Transmission
– Winters “Quick Change” Rear End
– Porsche 930 CV Joints
– 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
– Power Rack and Pinion Steering
– All Aluminum Body
– Custom 17 x 12 Aluminum Wheels with AVON 330 Tires