Riding Impression: 2009 Big Dog Wolf: Stunning style and a 121-cubic-inch…

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Riding Impression: 2009 Big Dog Stunning style and a 121-cubic-inch SS

Photography By Brian Blades

The landscape has changed a lot since Big Dog opened its doors in 1994. then, it was almost impossible to get a without your name being at the end of a long list at the dealer, and so there were so-called “clone” makers popped up to help fill the

Big Dog was to some extent one of these but with the help and enthusiasm of and rider Sheldon Coleman family of camping-gear fame), Big Dog has into a genuine Original Manufacturer while most small “custom” makers failed.

Certainly the product blueprint is Milwaukee for many of BDM’s V-Twin bikes, but the latest on aesthetics alone—are like other in production. And, in with the Wolf shown power comes from the SS EPA- and CARB-legal like all of Big engines.

Despite our technical in this Wisconsin-designed-and-built, 56-degree it is tempting to talk only the styling and finish of the Wolf. do not do this motorcycle justice. The of the paint and chrome is amazing, the fit and equally stunning, and the overall and presentation—thanks to the contoured swingarm, (23-inch front and 20-inch wheels and flowing bodywork—is of a show bike.

Yet the base price is $35,900; or for the one we rode, which included in optional paint, plus a California emissions kit.

No this is a Large Sum of Money, but if you are this kind of thing, really aren’t any cheaper And you are highly unlikely to get as refined a experience from a similar exercise built up of aftermarket from a custom builder.

Riding the Wolf was perhaps the surprise of all. We’ve a number of Big Dogs over the and the Wichita-based bike-builder’s products always gotten praise for above average in their niche, the machines feeling “real” motorcycles rather cobbled-together parts bikes.

So the time you hit the starter button, the 121-cubic-inch engine fires up and settles into a nice ready to ride after a warm-up. The stock exhaust is and quiet. Pull in the medium-effort click into gear and away.

It all feels of-a-piece and the bike’s work together nicely. is stout (the Wolf was too for our dyno!), but you get the feeling that are plenty of ponies to be unleashed the freer-flowing exhaust pipes and pieces available from the catalog.

The visual impact of 770-pound-dry machine and its eighty-freakin’-three-and-a-half-inch is B-I-G. The huge wheels this impression, and the 45-degree (40 in the frame, 5 in the triple-clamps) seals the resulting in a 9-foot-4-inch-long super-shiny

Which is what makes the road manners so surprising. The really steers nicely, and feet-up U-turns on wider aren’t much trouble, you’ll never forget the length! Cruising isn’t fun above 75 mph or so, simply because of the position and the effects of wind.

vibration at higher revs the pegs tingle a bit. it down and the X-Wedge is a very soulful engine with vibration levels and much mechanical noise than of the early engine we rode for our the Wedge,” exclusive ( CW . September,

After our time spent on the Big Dog’s survival doesn’t that surprising. It’s to go wrong with show-bike and a production-bike riding experience.


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