2011 Big Dog Wolf Base

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2011 Big Dog Wolf Base before buying this Cruiser bike. The 2011 Wolf Base is made in USA. Big Dog first introduced the Wolf model in 2009. With front Hydraulic Disc brakes that will securely stop ...     read more
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2011 Big Dog Wolf Base

Model Overview:

2011 Wolf Base

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2009
Displacement (cc) 1976
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2011 Big Dog Wolf Base


Unfortunately, Big Dog Motorcycles have closed their doors for business, and the 2011 Big Dog Wolf is one of the last bikes they made. The Big Dog Wolf was originally introduced in 2009, and the Wolf is a nine-foot street bike with a low curvy sweep to the backbone of the design. The bodywork then works over the rear fender in another sweep. The long tank holds up to 4.5 gallons, and the swing-arm is pointed like a fang. The position from the pavement is only four inches, making this an extremely low riding bike frame. On the front, the Wolf is simple with a Perse Performance telescopic fork with a 45-degree rake and 23-inch chrome wheels. The headlight appears extremely round and well placed on the long pullback handlebars. The cuspidate swingarm holds 20 inches of chrome on the rear end of the 2011 Big Dog Wolf. The tires aren't extremely large, but they do offer plenty of traction.

The paintjob is another area that deserves some applause for the Big Dog brand. With over 20 base color options and plenty of additional details, it makes it easy for the Wolf to stand out amongst a crowd. Additionally, the Wolf is equipped with the S&S X-Wedge, 1976-cc, V-Twin engine that produces 90 horsepower and 110 lb-ft of torque. Power comes from the rear wheel. The X-Wedge engine consists of a belt-driven, 56-degree pushrod V with two exhausts and one intake. The bore and stroke measures at 4.25 and 4.25.

Put to the test, the Wolf is full of power thanks to the X-Wedge and the innovative design. Despite its 700-pound weight, the acceleration is fairly responsive, and according to the manufacturer, it can go from zero to 60 in just four seconds flat. The transmission is a six-speed, and the Baker gearbox allows for easy shifts. The only problem that may arise is some false neutral action when downshifting. Road noise is reduced thanks to a compensator sprocket. The instrumentation allows for easy visibility both during the day and during the night. Additionally, the overall design of the 2011 Big Dog Wolf allows for plenty of stability without sacrificing handling and agility. The rear suspension helps smooth out the road. Overall, the Big Dog Wolf is a powerful, heavy bike in a market saturated with companies producing more practical and cost-efficient models. As such, the price point is probably going to scare many away.

New For 2011
  • The 2011 Big Dog Wolf is a rollover from the 2010 model, and it receives minimal changes.

2011 Big Dog Wolf Specs

  • Model: Big Dog Wolf
  • Engine Type: 1976-cc, V-Twin, two cylinders
  • Bore and Stroke: 4.25 inches and 4.25 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.9:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valve - pushrod
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Baker, six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): 1.6-inch, telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 83.5 inches
  • Rake: 45 degrees
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 25.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 770 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/60 R23 65V
  • Tires (Rear): 220/50 R20 83V


  • 14-inch, sport windshield available in either clear or tinted glass
  • 16-inch, sport windshield available in either clear or tinted glass
  • Covers are available for many parts of the 2011 Big Dog Wolf, which includes covers for the air cleaner, a bike cover with a small sissy bar pouch, a bike cover with a large sissy bar pouch, and a form fitted bike cover that leaves the elements away from the motorcycle.
  • Storage can be added in the form of luggage rack, sport pack trail bag, and a touring tailback with top roll
  • Alternative handgrips are available
  • Seating options include a two-person seat and a backrest pad for additional comfort. For the two-passenger seat, passenger footpegs can also be added to accommodate the second rider.
  • Rider footpegs are available for riders that prefer them
  • A sissy bar system can be added for a passenger's safety and comfort

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