WICHITA, KS (September 16, 2010) – Big Dog Motorcycles' 2010 Bulldog® has a very high pedigree, having been groomed for the highest style and riding comfort from its inception. But the Bulldog recently proved that its beauty is more than skin deep. At this year’s Bonneville Salt Flats land speed races, the Big Dog Bulldog, with its wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics, set a new world speed record.
Each year the Southern California Timing Association hosts the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week, where man and woman come to test the prowess of their machines. This year, OKC Thunder Cycle’s Sam Wills raced a Big Dog Bulldog, setting a land speed record of 158.766 mph in the 3000/MPS-PBG class. Thunder Cycle is Big Dog’s Oklahoma City dealer as well as an award-winning bike builder.
The 2010 Bulldog ships standard from the Big Dog factory with a hefty amount of torque and horse power: a 111c.i., fuel-injected, 45 degree S&S® V-Twin engine, coupled with a right-side drive, six-speed Baker® transmission, all cradled in a rubber-mount chassis for the smooth ride you expect from a bike of this caliber. Sam Wills set out to reach the pinnacle of speed on a bagger by building his Bonneville Bulldog with a 132 cubic inch, turbocharged S&S® X-Wedge engine, Michelin® racing tires and a low slung 22” seat height.
“It’s a spectacular effort by Sam Wills, one of our most outstanding and knowledgeable dealers”, commented Sheldon Coleman, founder and CEO of Big Dog Motorcycles. “We applaud the confidence and vision that Sam has shown by taking our exceptionally well engineered Bulldog into a new arena of performance.”
About Big Dog Motorcycles®
Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC, started production in 1994 and is the leading manufacturer of premium, high style, high performance motorcycles. The company’s 2011 line-up offers eight models in three classes: pro-street, chopper-style and touring. Each Big Dog motorcycle is designed, assembled and hand-painted at the company’s 150,000 square foot facility located in Wichita, KS. Now celebrating 17 years in business, Big Dog Motorcycles has built more than 25,000 motorcycles. Big Dog Motorcycles has approximately 70 dealers in the United States, as well as new distributors in Canada, the European Union and the Middle East. Big Dog supports the motorcycling culture and lifestyle with a proprietary line of accessories and apparel. For more information visit www.bigdogmotorcycles.com.