Big Dog Howls With Limited Edition K-9

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Big Dog Motorcycles is celebrating the success of its K-9 chopper by closing 2007, the company's 13th model year, with 100 Limited Edition versions of the bike.

Limited Edition graphics feature individually hand-painted red and silver pinstripes over gloss black sheet metal. The 117 cubic inch V-twin centerpiece is powder-coated black and sports Diamond Heads diamond-cut heads and cylinders. Handlebars, headlight, and PM vintage mag-style spoke wheels are also black powder coated.

"The Limited Edition K-9 is a menacing blend of form and function," says Big Dog President Nick Messer. "It's especially appropriate to debut this edition at the close of another solid year for the K-9. It has been an award winner, attention getter, and a consistent top seller."

The Limited Edition K-9 shares key characteristics of the standard model: an ultra-fat 300 rear tire in an A-frame swingarm hidden shock suspension. It has a 39-degree frame rake and weighs 690-pounds. A Super G carburetor feeds the 1,916cc engine; a Baker 6-speed transmission powers acceleration for smooth highway cruising; and the standard BDM Balance Drive System amplifies agility and cornering capabilities, even for wide-tire motorcycles, according to Big Dog.

"The K-9 is a well-balanced, well-designed machine," Messer says. "It shows that with each new generation of motorcycles, we set even higher standards."

Available aftermarket accessories include integrated air ride suspension, giving the bike a lower rear fender for a more custom look or aired higher for optimal suspension; Big Radius or Mean Mother exhaust systems with a variety of tips; sissy bar and passenger seating; and made-to-order custom seats handcrafted with top-quality hides.