Big Dog Pitbull

 

 

 

Make Model.

Big Dog Pitbull

Year

2005

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

Induction

S&S carburetor

Battery

270 cca

Starting

Electric

Starting

Electric

Transmission

6 Speed

Final Drive

Belt
Frame 6" Over, standard downtube,  4" Backbone
Rake 33°

Front Suspension

Ĝ41 mm Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

None

Front Brakes

Single disc PM, 4 piston caliper, differential bore

Rear Brakes

Single disc PM, 4 piston caliper

Wheels

Aluminium

Front Tyre

MH120/70-21, Avon

Rear Tyre

300/35-18, Avon
Wheelbase 1854 mm / 73.0 in
Ground Clearance 108 mm / 4.25 in
Seat Height 622.3 mm  /  24.2 in

Dry Weight

287 kg  /  633 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16.7 L / 4.5 US gal

Oil Capacity 

3.3 L / 3.5 US qt

I have to be honest. Before I saddled a Big Dog Pitbull I was expecting this machine to tear out my kidneys.....and not being used to a rigid because all I ever rode before were Harley Softails and a Wide Glide, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. at first the take off was a little shaky....due to the rumble of that very powerful engine I had under my backside.....but as the speed increased, the rumble decreased and even on the bumps the bounce was not that bad. Anyone who is leery of this bike because it is a rigid need not worry....at all! Its a great ride! I would not let the word {rigid steer me away from this wonderful and very functional work of art.

Comments by a reader, Early Wynn Salter in Motorcycle.com