2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX Bagger Standard

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX Bagger Standard before buying this Cruiser bike. The 2009 GTX Bagger Standard is made in USA. Big Bear Choppers first introduced the GTX Bagger model in 2008. With front ...     read more
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2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX Bagger Standard

Model Overview:

2009 GTX Bagger Standard

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2008
Displacement (cc) 1638.7
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX Bagger Standard

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2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX Bagger Specs

  • Model: GTX Bagger Standard; GTX Bagger Fairing
  • Engine Type: S&S 1638.7cc, air-cooled, V-twin four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 4 inches x 4 inches
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: OHV - pushrod
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.1 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Progressive twin-sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 85 inches li>
  • Rake: 36 degrees
  • Trail: 3.8 inches
  • Seat Height: 25.5 inches li>
  • Curb Weight: 850 pounds dry
  • Tires (Front): 130 R23
  • Tires (Rear): 280 R20

New For 2009

  • The GTX Bagger Fairing model was introduced this year, with wide fairing to protect riders from the wind and floorboards rather than foot pegs.


California-based Big Bear Choppers, which made custom bikes on a production line before falling victim to the recession in 2011, introduced the GTX, a bagger, in 2008. The GTX (which stands for Grand Touring X-Wedge) was one of two new bikes the company launched that year, just before the market for high-end custom machines collapsed, and this virtually all-new machine was definitely high-end. It was targeted specifically to the rider who wanted a big, comfortable touring motorcycle. Big Bear Choppers carried this model over for 2009 and added a second version, the GTX Bagger Fairing, which had broad fairing panels to protect the rider’s legs from the wind.

The 2009 GTX came with Big Bear Choppers’ EFI X-Wedge engine, which includes three belt-driven camshafts, a one-piece crankshaft, and an internal oil pump. It is a 1,638.7cc, air-cooled, V-twin four-stroke. The idea was that the EFI X-Wedge engine would meet tougher air-quality standards and simultaneously produce more torque. It has fuel injectors and an OHV pushrod valve configuration. The engine is paired with a Baker Drivetrain six-speed manual transmission installed on the right side for improved balance. The Performance Machine disc brakes have four-piston calipers in the front and rear. Like other Big Bear Choppers, the front suspension was provided by a telescopic fork—with a 36-degree neck rake—with a twin-sided swing arm in the rear.

NatUrally, a bagger needs bags. The GTX’s narrow bags are sculpted fiberglass and are part and parcel of the bike’s long, smooth, sleek lines. The 25.5-inch seat places the rider on the frame, rather than over the back tire, a position intended to improve handling of the 850-pound (dry weight) machine while also providing a comfortable riding position. The passenger seat, with a backrest, is also well forward of the back tire.

The GTX came in the same color options available for all Big Bear Choppers bikes: black cherry, candy-red metallic, charcoal metallic, electric blue, firecracker red, gloss red, orange pearl, satin black, gloss black, and silver metallic. A buyer ordered the color and graphic package of his choice.

A spectacular-looking bagger, the GTX generally received high marks from reviewers for its ride quality, but some considered the seat too hard to make it the ideal touring bike.

Available GTX Bagger Sub Models

2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX Bagger Fairing Buyer's Guide 2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX Bagger Fairing
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