Big Dog Mutt

 

 

 

Make Model.

Big Dog Mutt

Year

2008

Engine

Four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.

Capacity

1916 cc / 117 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 104.8 x 111.1 mm / 4 x 4 ⅜"
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Exhaust Two-into-one, chrome

Induction

EFI or Super G carburetor

Ignition

Electronic single fire

Starting

Electric

Transmission

6 Speed

Final Drive

Belt
Frame Standard downtube , 4" Backbone
Rake 37°

Front Suspension

Ĝ41 mm Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Hidden shocks

Front Brakes

Single disc PM, 4 piston caliper, differential bore

Rear Brakes

Single disc PM, 4 piston caliper

Front Tyre

90-21

Rear Tyre

250-18
Seat Height 622.3 mm  /  24.2 in
Ground Clearance 114 mm / 4.5 in

Dry Weight

315 kg  /  695 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

14.4 L / 3.8 US gal

BDM hopes its newest bike, the 2008 Mutt, will expand its target audience with more emphasis on handling and agility to go along with a price tag under $25K.It's called the Mutt because the motorcycle appears to be a little bit of this and that from prior Big Dog bikes. The slender 3.8 gallon gas tank looks like a carryover from the Chopper, and the frame is similar to one BDM put out a couple of years ago. But like mutts, the 2008 motorcycle has a personality all its own. Its has the smallest rear tire of the lot at 250mm. Team the rear with a skinny 90mm front on tall 21-inch tires and you have the narrowest motorcycle in Big Dog's '08 contingency. Trick 80 spoke tires add a touch of old-school styling and have a slimmer appearance than the custom aluminum wheels on its other bikes. Add on a slightly tighter 37-degree rake angle on a 2-inch over-standard 41mm telescopic chrome front fork and you have the dimensions of what Big Dog claims is the most agile of its bikes. A low 24.25-inch seat height and 4.5 inches of ground clearance should contribute to giving rider's confidence and control in the saddle.

This will come in handy as Big Dog generously claims that the Mutt is a novice-level motorcycle. And though buying a Pro Street bike with a burly 117 cubic-inch engine and 250 rear is a stretch for the inexperienced rider, the Mutt has been toned down a bit from its customary offerings in order to attract a larger segment of the consumer base. The attraction could be facilitated by the Mutt's MSRP under $25K, the first bike the company has offered recently within that price range.

"It's closely aligned with every Big Dog motorcycle in terms of style and performance, yet it stands on its own as being able to fit many rider's needs and riding demands," said Nick Messer, Executive Vice-President of Sales and New Product Development.