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V8 Motorhead Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

  • Strong suction and lightweight versatility for everyday cleaning
  • Direct drive cleaner head deep cleans carpets and hard floors
  • Cordless with up to 40 minutes of fade-free suction (1)
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Product Overview

Engineered for everyday use, this Dyson vacuum has strong suction and lightweight versatility. Up to 40 minutes of run time. Actual run time will vary based on power mode and/or attachments used. Direct drive cleaner head. Deep cleans carpets and hard floors. 2 Dyson engineered tools for versatile quick cleaning. Converts to a handheld for cleaning cars, stairs and upholstery. 2 Tier Radial cyclones 15 cyclones, arranged across 2-tiers, work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust.

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Amperage (amps)5092 A18 A21.63.6
Floor Care FeaturesAdjustable Suction,Bagless,Battery Indicator Light,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,ETL Listed,Lightweight,Pet Hair,Portable Design,Rechargeable,Rotating BrushBagless,ETL Listed,Electric,Lightweight,RechargeableBagless,Built-In Accessory Storage,Carpet Height Adjustments,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,Edge Cleaner,For Cars,Variable SpeedAdjustable Suction,Bagless,Battery Indicator Light,Brush Roll Shut-Off,Built-In Accessory Storage,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,Detachable Canister,Hypoallergenic,Lightweight,Multi Brush System,No Assembly Required,Pet Hair,Portable Design,Rechargeable
Recommended SurfacesAuto Interior,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,UpholsteryHardwood Floors,LaminateAuto Interior,Concrete,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Leather,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery,VinylBare Floor,Carpet,Hardwood Floors,Laminate,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
Battery Life (Min)45 Minutes15 Minutes45 Minutes60 Minutes
Stick Vacuum Type2 in 12 in 12 in 13 in 1
Operation StyleWalk-BehindHandheldHand-DrivenHandheld
Voltage (v)21.6v18v22v21v
Filter TypeHEPAHEPABaglessHEPA
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Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
5092 A
Appliance Category
Floor Care
Battery Life (Max)
45 Minutes
Battery Life (Min)
45 Minutes
Brush Bristle Type
Cordless/ Corded
Detachable Battery
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Adjustable Suction,Bagless,Battery Indicator Light,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,ETL Listed,Lightweight,Pet Hair,Portable Design,Rechargeable,Rotating Brush
Included Accessories
Charger,Crevice tool,Nozzle
Number of Attachments
Number of Batteries Required
Operation Style
Product Weight (lb.)
5.64 lb
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery
Stick Vacuum Type
2 in 1
Voltage (v)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years parts and labor

Questions & Answers


i thought the dyson v8 was a yellow pole machine and the v7 was a black pole machine, What machin...

Asked by Loretta April 22, 2021

Hello Loretta, this is Kelly with Dyson. This is the V8 Motorhead model. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

does this include a bracket to hang on wall

Asked by Vern April 19, 2021


Whats the differencr between v8 and v8 pet

Asked by Linda April 18, 2021

Hello Linda, this is Kelly with Dyson. The V8 Motorhead and V8 Animal machines offer the same run time and suction power. The Animal model will include the "pet" tool which is the mini motorized head. This tool is great for picking up pet hair from furniture, stairs or other hard-to-reach areas. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

Dust bin doesn't open. I followed the diagram instructions for emptying dust bin but it won't ope...

Asked by GRGRGR April 17, 2021

I did not have the problem with my unit, and in fact it works very smoothly. It looks like the crown of your unit has not been raised high enough to release the bottom door. Look at my picture. If I were you I would give it up hard tug to see if you can break loose whatever is binding, and if it doesn’t work I would simply return it. Clearly something is not right.

Is there a difference between this and the V8 absolute? I want to know if there is a difference b...

Asked by Smollz April 15, 2021

Hello Smollz, this is Kelly with Dyson. Both V8 Motorhead and V8 Absolute offer up to 40 minutes of run time and two suction modes. The Motorhead included the motorhead floor tool featuring a spinning brush bar. The Absolute will include this floor tool, plus the soft roller head, which was engineered for use on bare floors or hardwood. If you have more delicate hard floors in your home, you may prefer the Absolute model. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

What is the difference between this model and the "extra" model i can get at club store. does it ...

Asked by kd April 14, 2021

Hello KD, this is Kelly with Dyson. All Dyson V8 vacuums offer the same suction power and run time. Variances in model name will include differences in the floor tool and/or accessories which are included with said model. The Motorhead included your combination and crevice tools in the box. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

Can this vacuum dog food kibbles? My old stick Dyson just toss it around the floor

Asked by Buzzbees April 12, 2021

I do not know. It picked up crumbs, so maybe.

does it come with attachments?

Asked by wakemaster513 March 17, 2021


Does this come with the storage bracket similar to the V7?

Asked by Melinda March 17, 2021


Which Dyson vacuum cleaner is best for porcelain tile?

Asked by Sandy March 17, 2021

Hello Sandy, This is Miella from Dyson. Dyson vacuum cleaners are suitable for most flooring types. However, we are unable to test our machines on every flooring permutation. Therefore, we always recommend that you contact your carpet retailer/manufacturer before using your new Dyson or any other vacuum cleaner. Hope this helps! Miella Dyson Customer Support

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 1,121 reviews
  • 86% recommend this product
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Malfunctioned on 1st Use
So after diligently following the instructions, I used it once and when I was done cleaning my 200 square feet, laminate hard floor, the dust bin was half full, so I turned off the power and followed the chart showing how to empty the dust bin, that's when things went wrong --- dust bin wouldn't open-end when I tried pressing down on the "crown" as shown in diagram, nothing budged and the crown/top is stuck up *Please the picture attached* - I had thought Dyson customer service would be excellent, based on the price point, but after 3 days of trying every possible way to reach a Dyson rep without success, I'm getting a little frustrated. About ready to return, though that's a lot of work too. I really just want an 'expert' to help me troubleshoot.
Response from DysonProductExpertApr 20, 2021
Hi there, this is Kelly with Dyson. We're sorry that you have run in to an issue with opening/emptying the dust bin on your V8 Motorhead. We can confirm that you will need to pull upwards on the red latch, rather sharply at first at it may seem stiff, twice. The first pull will pull the cyclone upwards out of the bin, and the second pull will pop open the bin base door. If the bin door gets closed before the cyclone gets pushed back into the machine, it can cause the bin to jam. While I understand you have already taken the time to reach out for support with the problem, we'd value the opportunity to learn more regarding your experience, as we're dedicated to customer satisfaction. Please consider emailing us directly at askdysonUS@dyson.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
Dyson Customer Support Dyson-EN_US
Buyer Beware!! Scratches hardwood floors...
Bought this Dyson last year and loved it! I used it as advertised... on all my flooring. I was so impressed with the suction, convenience and versatility of the unit that I raved about it to everyone that I knew. However 6 months after first use I notice scratches on my hardwood flooring. Couldn’t figure out where they came from until I witnessed damage from the unit as I vacuumed. The lines on the floor came directly from the ball. I reached out to Dyson and provided photos of the damage with honest testimony. They refused liability and stated that my wood manufacturer or floor refinisher should have been consulted before using the V8 EVEN THOUGH THEY ADVERTISED SAFE FOR HARDWOOD FLOORS!! After denying liability Dyson offered me a “soft ball” as long as I sign a release of liability form. Dyson states that it is safer for hardwood floors. Why offer me a soft ball if the hard ball does no damage? I have since researched and found multiple reviews on damage of hardwood floors from these Dyson units and similar deniable liability experiences from Dyson. Seems like grounds for a class action lawsuit. Buyer beware. Honestly great product for any other floor surface.
by Erica
Response from DysonProductExpertMar 19, 2021
Hello Erica, this is Kelly with Dyson. We're keen to learn more about your experience as we would certainly not expect the experience you're reporting here with any of our machines. Please consider contacting us directly, at askdysonUS@dyson.com. We will be in touch.
Best wishes,
Dyson Customer Support Dyson-EN_US
3 people found this helpful
The Cats have met their match!
We were looking for a vacuum to do quick pick ups between using our corded tank type vacuum. The Dyson has become the primary vacuum! We foster cats and the Dyson V8 does an amazing job picking up after them. We have polished concrete floors and area rugs and the V8 adapts to all surfaces nicely. The attachments that come with the V8 are such a bonus when it comes time to clean out the cars or collect lint and dust in hard to reach areas.The Dyson handles well and is so versatile. It's amazing to see what the Dyson picks up right down to fine silt.Great Product!
by Timothy
A Powerful and Perfect Cordless Vacuum for pet owners!
This was honestly the very first Dyson product, and vacuum, that I have ever owned and I am thoroughly impressed with how much suction power comes from this tiny cordless vacuum. I own a dog who sheds pretty badly and live in an apartment and this thing keeps both my hardwood floors and my carpeting clean and spotless. I highly recommend this vacuum to anyone who is new to Dyson and also owns animal(s).
by CoolmoeD
It is really light & picks up all the dust!!! Works really well on our laminate floors!!
It is really light & picks up all the dust!!! Works really well on our laminate floors!!
by hkka
The best purchase decision I’ve ever made in my adult life was buying a Dyson. The suction on this cordless vacuum is unbelievable. I’ve owned bissell’s, Eureka’s and sharks, but none of them can compare to the dyson v8. Easy to use, easy to clean, & with 45 minute battery life I can vacuum every surface in my house in one shot. My next purchase is the Dyson ball! I’m a customer for life.
by RoZe
1 person found this helpful
Great product! Total game changer. It’s so easy now to quickly suck up the mess my toddler leaves...
Great product! Total game changer. It’s so easy now to quickly suck up the mess my toddler leaves after eating. Worked really well on my stairs too with the handheld. Saves so much time and energy! (My toddler thinks he’s helping with his leaf blower) Also, I did pick up at store and even through all this COVID stuff they quickly brought it to my car.
by Ash17
3 people found this helpful
Got this one for my garage, we liked the one...
Got this one for my garage, we liked the one we got for the house so much that we were always looking for it, as it would mysteriously keep migrating itself to the garage? don't ask me how that would happen. Problem solved got one exclusively for the garage.
1 person found this helpful
Sucked up 10 OZ of glitter from NYE
For New Year's Eve this year, I sprinkled 20 oz of glitter in my living room on the floor...needless to say, it was ALL over the entire house by the end of the night (which I don't hate for NYE, but for normal life is super annoying). This puppy sucked up 99% of all the glitter. All the tools were SO helpful and useful. I will never use another vacuum ever again, and I recommend this to everyone I know! We also have a golden retriever and it has been the bane of my existence to lint roll his hair off our couches continuously. With the mini-motorized tool, I never have to use another lint roller again! I think I will actually save money with this vacuum. THANKS DYSON! You're the best.
The V8 Animal really is a magnificent animal!
In 45 years of owning both furry cats and vacuum cleaners, the V8 Animal is the first machine that really, really works. I was AMAZED at the amount of fur it picked up the first time we used it. The V8 is light and easy to handle. Unlike bulky canister vacuums with long tubes, it's compact to store and convenient to pull out in an instant. The cordless feature--and the fact that it converts to a handheld vac--means that we can de-fur both floor and furniture quickly and easily. We'll never go back to an ordinary vacuum cleaner!
by JoyceG
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