Big Dog Motorcycles’ 2008 Pitbull Bends All The Design Rules

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Here’s a strange one. revised Big Dog was added to the line-up year. I saw one for the first time in

It’s a good-looking motorcycle and it of a marketing nightmare, the … in boardrooms grapple with

We gotta build a touring Mr. Knife hollers across the oak table. Bikers are getting

A mechanic, Ace, in the corner of the ’cause he’s not allowed to sit at the table while he rebuilds a carburetor, pipes up, under his You’re too old to ride a touring Take a bus.

Mr. Knife to the CEO, Mr. Sheldon Coleman, for Sheldon was tuning a kerosene

Maybe he’s right, how the young guns? What do want?

I could have fun with this conversation, but at the top of most MC companies are constantly testing the waters, questioning decisions and praying that next model will be a It would be interesting to take the issue of American Iron, Hot and Easyriders from every since each magazine and analyze the bikes featured.

We do that just to see if long ever went away, bobbers died and returned, how the Chopper evolved over the and what’s happened in the world of the Somebody is always getting old and new is always discovering motorcycling as a

So where does the new Pitbull It’s the Big Dog bobber with seriously classic styling. The smacks of a VL and vintage frames the ’30s.

Big Dog is the master of details and refinements that set it ahead of the of custom production bikes. add the final touches.

If 15 years Dave Perewitz pulled bike out of the back of his truck and if I would feature it, the answer have been a resounding, except where’s the engraving,

At one time, in the vast Perewitz Dave engraved all his customs gunsmith filigree. When Messer asked me what I about the Pitbull I asked for a rear tire.

Ya wimp, he said and hung up.

My contention is if you’re going to build a more agile bike, the beach ball tire and the retro styling (hell, already did it with the wheel rim while improving the handling. was my take. I like so much the Pitbull, the tank is retro the front end could have a springer, but that glide is as a whistle and the wheels classic with the fenders. I’m

I can’t leave anything including my toaster. It’s so I would change the bars for more retro looking. got to hand it to the Big Dog team. They’ve a rigid with classic a sprung seat, forward ergonomics and enough detail and to win shows.

Since I don’t one to road test right minute, below are the specs and info to fill in the blanks.

Big Dog the world’s largest manufacturer of bikes, has completely redesigned its for the 2008 model year. The brings a fresh, pro-street to the custom motorcycle landscape and is a departure from its predecessors.

Pitbull is a great design We started with a clean of paper with no carry-overs in the areas of chassis, frame and other primary components. The end is a fresh, new motorcycle with its own look and a very dynamic explained Nick Messer, Vice President, Sales New Development.

“The bike a definite new direction in our designs and Messer added. “The together with the return of our Mastiff and the introduction of the all-new shows we are getting even serious about the pro-street market and determined to bring new models to this segment.”

Cool And Retro

Building on its already impressive of style combined with rideability, Big Dog Motorcycles shows its for a ground-breaking pro-street cruiser in the Pitbull. Its distinguishing lines and are seen on no other motorcycle in the line-up, or in the custom industry.

The of the Pitbull’s new chassis is an all-new seat, stretched one-piece tank, and a new, taller combination.

Contoured and sweeping, the 4.6 tank enhances the motorcycle’s and brings prominence to the boulevard Big Dog Motorcycles designers then the rules of traditional frame with an all-new radical frame that cradles the fat 280 rear tire and stunning 20” x polished billet rear

With a traditional stretch of 6” standard backbone and 1” over down tube, the new frame, with the spring seat, the motorcycle’s retro design. The also adds to the rider’s

The front features a 23” x 3½” wheel, the Pitbull’s front/rear wheel the first of its kind in the high- custom manufacturing industry it a major design element on fresh, new model. A pleasing rake provides excellent maneuvering, high-speed handling, and turning performance.

Standard and Handling Features

Like all Big Dog in the 2008 line-up, the Pitbull’s is born from a heart-pounding 117 inch engine (1,916cc). tremendous power and torque, the American V-twin power is effortlessly brought up to speed the company’s trademark 6-speed BDM Drive, the award-winning system for better balance, cornering, and

The clutch has been dramatically for 2008, significantly reducing effort and allowing for even engagement.

“With these performance features and designs enhance rideability and handling, is no doubt our bikes are designed for enthusiasts and real riders – over long distances,” said.

Other standard include 4-piston billet brakes (front and rear) and rotors for confident stopping; with integrated LED tachometer; 1 exhaust; durable steel and gleaming chrome and polished components throughout.

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Riders can their 2008 Pitbull over seventy graphic and a selection of vibrant base Diamond Heads diamond-cut and cylinders, and an extensive line of accessories. These include: Big or Mean Mother™ exhaust made-to-order custom seats, bar and passenger seating; and touring

The Pitbull – Always On The Cutting

The Pitbull has made bold statements since the model’s ten years ago. In 1998, it was the first rigid frame In 2002, the model was the inaugural fat bike, with a then of 250 rear tire.

Now, in its tenth year, the is unleashed again with features that will to challenge the rivals and attract new

“In an industry that worships performance, and handling in its motorcycles, the will tantalize all enthusiasts, they are behind the handlebars the car on the street, on the sidelines hearing it by, or just seeing it parked,” described.

From The Board To The Winner’s Circle: Big Dog Motorcycles’All-New Named 2008 V-Twin Of The Year— The award marks the time in four years the has received top honors for motorcycle WICHITA, Kansas (February 6, – Big Dog Motorcycles is pleased to announce its completely redesigned Pitbull the 2008 V-Twin Bike of the award by Paisano Publications at the largest trade show – the Expo – held February 2-4 in Ohio.

This marks the time in four years the has received the magazine’s top award. In Big Dog Motorcycles was honored for its Bulldog and a later, the company’s K-9 chopper was the

The 2008 Pitbull has already lauded in the press. Robb Motorcycling magazine described it as, “A prostreet that has been into a sleek, board beast.” IronWork s magazine it a, “Winning formula for rigid-frame and ThunderPress magazine said, board track racer is a break with the status

It equally impressed the jurors at Publications with its distinct fresh design, and its stirring of nostalgia, performance, and styling.

Pitbull receiving The Bike of the Award is one of the greatest honors in our stated Sheldon Coleman, founder and CEO, who accepted the


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Pitbull Specs

Factory 2 Years

Dry Weight — 294 lbs

Dry Weight — Rear. 384 lbs

Dry — Total. 678 lbs

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