The Big Dog Pitbull, one of the cruisers from now-defunct United States manufacturer Big Dog Motorcycles, was released in 2005 as one model. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the motorcycle was $25,500. Promoted as a ""pro street style bike,"" the 2005 Pitbull is actually similar to many of the other entries in the Big Dog line-up from that model year.
Powering each 2005 Big Dog Pitbull is a four-stroke, air-cooled, S&S engine that displaces at a hefty 1,916 cubic centimeters. It has a V-twin design, meaning that its two cylinders are shaped like the letter ""V."" It has a bore and stroke of 4.13 x 4.38 inches (104.8 x 111.1 millimeters) and a compression ratio of 9.6 to 1. Eight intake valves in total go on the engine, with each cylinder receiving four.
Fueling the 2005 Big Dog Pitbull engine is a Super G carburetor; like the engine itself, the throttle body is from S&S Cycle. The bike has an electric starter for igniting it. Paired with the engine is a six-speed manual transmission. Fuel capacity on each 2005 Pitbull is measured at 4.5 gallons (17 liters), with a 0.5-gallon (1.9-liter) reserve.
For stopping power, the 2005 Big Dog Pitbull relies on disc brakes: both at the front and the rear. It provides more responsive or effective stopping than front-disc-brake rear-disc-brake or all-wheel drum layouts. A front 1.6-inch (41-mm) telescopic fork and rear rigid suspension provides a smooth and comfortable ride. Each 2005 Pitbull has front 21-inch and rear 18-inch aluminum wheels, both wrapped in tubeless tires.
The 2005 Big Dog Pitbull is made of solid steel for its firm build and look. The cruiser is available in a variety of color choices, which include Bahama Blue, Black Cherry Candy, Misty Purple, Silver Bullet, and Frost Yellow. A belt guard, side covers, and fenders dress up the bike. At the upper front of the bike is a dashboard that contains a speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, and trip computer. On the cruiser is a one-piece leather seat for the driver. Halogen lighting and rearview mirrors are in place for enhanced visual perception when driving.
The 2005 Big Dog Pitbull measures 100 inches (2,539 mm) in length, and it has a wheelbase of 73 inches (1,854.2 mm). Its ground clearance and seat height are measured at 4.3 inches (108 mm) and 24 inches (609.6 mm), respectively. With a dry weight of 633 lbs. (287.1 kilograms), the 2005 Pitbull has a gross vehicle weight rating of 1,085 lbs. (492.2 kg).
The 2005 Big Dog Pitbull is massive and powerful, yet also built for a rather comfortable ride. Less experienced riders may be a bit intimidated, but cruisers like the 2005 Pitbull have never really been for the faint-hearted.