Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC, started production in 1994 and has since built nearly 25,000 motorcycles, becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of custom motorcycles. The company’s entire line of five motorcycles uses a V-twin 117 cubic inch engine (either carbureted or fuel injected), 6-speed transmission, stretch one-piece steel tank, right side drive, super fat tires, chrome components, steel fenders, and an extensive variety of custom paint colors and graphics.
Big Dog Motorcycles started in 1994 with one person customizing one bike (known as Old Smokey) in one residential garage. For a few years company slowly increased. In 1998 model Pitbull appeared, and it was newly engineered. Sales at that year were $6 million already.
New jump was in 2000, when 6 new bikes appeared, including Wolf and Husky. They had more performance, most of them were with hidden shock.
In 2001 8 new models appeared, including Mastiff. Super Fats Series were shown in 2002. Chopper from 2003 became later the most popular between all other Big Dog bikes.
In 2005 Innovation Award was won for 6-Speed BDM Balance Drive, as well as V-Twin Bike of the Year award for Bulldog. K-9 was named the V-Twin Bike of the Year in 2006, making Big Dog Motorcycles the first manufacturer to earn that award two years in a row. The all-new Pitbull was named the V-Twin Bike of the Year and The Best Cruiser by Robb Report magazine in 2008.
Mon, 18 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700
SKIL Power Tools is giving you a chance to win a custom Big Dog K-9 chopper if you submit a story about how you managed to overcome a challenging construction project with your Worm Drive SKILSAW. You can enter the contest at the SKIL contest site, entries will be judged on difficulty, creativity and overall success of the project that you tackled. There is one grand-prize winner who will win the SKILSAW-themed Big Dog chopper plus an all-expenses paid trip to Charlotte, N.C.
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0800
A new tool from Motorcycle.com has launched that wants to help you find a motorcycle dealer near you! The new Dealer Locater helps you find motorcycle dealerships that sell the bike you want to buy. Wondering where to nab one of those feisty Big Dog Choppers?
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0800
Each week I’ll be cracking open the galleries of Motorcycle.com and ripping out the best high-quality images of motorcycles. POW! or Picture Of the Week will bring the best photography of Motorcycle.com to you in exclusive desktop wallpapers available only through The Sidecar.