2008 Big Bear Choppers G.T.X. Motorcycle Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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With such as impending recession and crisis in heavy rotation days, you would be forgiven for 2008 to be a year of conservative in the luxury-touring market. Overall, the industry saw sales flatten in after years of steady Upon seeing the audaciously expanse of Big Bear Choppers’ new

ProStreet bagger for the first you may wonder if Kevin Alsop, the Australian-born founder, has allowed his Street Journal subscription to

Despite generally morbid news, there appears to be a afoot in the bagger business, in the luxe-touring class, where custom-influenced styling is making strides.

In 2008, the cutting edge has in the form of a wedge—specifically, BBC’s Touring X-Wedge. The new G.T.X. is an stretched ProStreet/touring hybrid draws incredulous scrutiny roaring down the highway or at a stoplight. Spanning 111 inches and in at 850 lbs, the G.T.X. is a remarkable with aqueous sculpted framing its immense proportions.

by BBC as a weekend getaway vehicle, the features an innovative configuration centralizes weight by stretching the 12 inches behind the transmission, the passenger in front of, rather over, the rear wheel. The improves two-up handling by weight forward and lowering the center of gravity.

The elongated frame also placement of the downswept fiberglass compartments, which are an integral of the G.T.X.’s design. The sweeping, bags are a graceful continuum of the three-dimensional lines.

By kicking the tire back, BBC also room for a two-gallon auxiliary tank mounted under the boosting fuel capacity to 5.1 The cavity also houses a capacity BBC oil tank and dual from Progressive Suspension, all from view.

The heart of the is a BBC SS 100 SMOOTH EFI Evo-style powerplant. The is designed to deliver a polished, ride, while reducing on the rider as well the motorcycle. For looking for a more potent BBC offers the all-new SS 114 cu in X-Wedge EFI as an option.

Adhering to 2010 EPA standards, the V-Twin provides more while maintaining glossy, performance.

Power is transferred to the wheel via the venerable Detroit-made right-side drive, six-speed a BBC wet chain primary and a final drive, which BBC describes as

Climbing aboard the G.T.X. and it off the side stand reveals it to be well balanced and manageable. The seat height is comfortable and you within the bike, feet and arms slightly dropped to the two-piece handlebars. The chunky may require time for acclimation.

The Baker gearbox drops first with a feathery riders accustomed to the Harley will find themselves at the steering head mounted for visual confirmation that are ready for take off. the G.T.X.’s 85-inch wheelbase for a predictably stable ride, there is a learning curve, curves are concerned.

Big Bear Choppers Venom 100 Smooth EFI

Initially, leaning the Goliath over, you as though someone is tugging on belt loops. The wheelbase and rear tire present a resistance. Imagine surfing on and you’ll get the idea. After a few you become accustomed to the bike’s dimensions and your riding naturally adjusts.

With a combined neck and tree rake of 46-degrees, BBC to have found an optimal configuration. The ProStreet stance for responsive steering. At highway the bike feels solidly to the road. ( Click image to )

In just a decade, Big Bear has evolved from a tiny repair shop in a small San Mountains resort town, a full-scale production facility an international network of dealers. same tenacious ambition has itself in a revolutionary new touring that looks to reconstruct the segment from the pavement up.

Big Bear Chopper GTX


BBC-SS 100 SMOOTH EFI Evolution; 114 SMOOTH EFI X-Wedge

TRANSMISSION Right Side 6-Speed

WEIGHT 850 lbs

Big Bear Choppers Venom 100 Smooth EFI
Big Bear Choppers Venom 100 Smooth EFI

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