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.