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2009 Big Dog Motorcycles First Ride Photo Gallery
The 2009 Bulldog is Big Dog's first production bagger. It comes with a small front fairing, fiberglass saddlebags,a windscreen and floorboards for both rider and passenger.
Big Dog Motorcycles launches its biggest lineup yet in 2009, including the X-Wedge powered Wolf and the company's first bagger. Read MotorcycleUSA's First Ride article as we tool around Orange County on the factory-custom cruisers.
Big Dog's Sheldon Coleman provided a little insight on BDM's future while we lunched at Cook's Corner.
The X-Wedge is S&S Cycles air-cooled pushrod 56.25-degree V-Twin with an emissions-legal fuel-injection system.
There's a certain symmetry to rows of stretched-out forks and tall chrome wheels that I admire.
The 2009 Wolf
Big Dog's Orange County store is the only factory-owned dealership outside of the one located at their HQ in Wichita, Kansas.
With six '09 models to choose from, it was hard to decide which bike to ride first.
The 2009 Coyote is powered by a 117 cubic-inch S&S V-Twin connected to a Baker 6-speed tranny and BDM's proprietary Balance Drive System.
The 2009 Wolf is a real beauty from every angle.
Long, low, killer paint, tons of chrome with a monster V-Twin and better-than-expected handling - the 2009 Wolf is an awesome pro-streeter.
The 2009 Big Dog Bulldog is set to launch in December. It will be powered by a 117 c.i. S&S engine, use gas shocks and run on a 250mm rear tire.
The 121 cubic-inch X-Wedge is a tri-cam, square-bored V-Twin that provides 1976cc of power.
The Coyote is the lightest, most agile of the 2009 Big Dog lineup.
You can't help but feel like a rock star when your pimpin' around on a stylin' scoot like Big Dog's Coyote.
The front wheel on the Wolf is a whopping 23-inches tall.
Prowling the streets of Orange County on an apex predator, the 2009 Big Dog Wolf.
The Coyote has all the styling chops Big Dog is famous for and rings in at a cool $1K-less than last year's Mutt (the motorcycle it replaces).
Big Dog continues to be 'The World's Largest Manufacturer of Custom Bikes' and celebrated by rolling its 25,000th motorcycle off the production line.
Big Dog tweaked the suspension on the Coyote's A-frame swingarm for a softer ride and gave it a plusher seat to further smooth it out for riders.
Two big, bad Wolves, ready to roll.
Another great day of riding comes to an end.
Rock on, my brothers!
With Big Dog's 9.5-foot long Wolf, you'll definitely be the leader of the pack.
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