2009 Big Dog K9 vs. 2010 Honda Fury - Uneasy Riders

A Tale Of Two Choppers, Four Decades After The Movie That Made Them Famous

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Kevin Wing

2009 Big Dog K9 | Price: $35,500

Tech Spec
Engine type: a-c 45-deg. V-twinRear suspension: Twin Works Performance shocks with adjustable ride heightMeasured horsepower: 97.7 bhp @ 5750 rpm
Valve train: OHV, 4vFront brake: Performance Machine four-piston caliper, 292mm discMeasured torque: 104.3 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Displacement: 1917ccRear brake: Performance Machine four-piston caliper, 292mm discCorrected 1/4-mile: 12.25 sec. @ 107.80 mph
Bore x stroke: 104.8 x 111.1mmFront tire: MH90-21 Avon CobraTop-gear roll-on: 5.09 sec.
Compression: 9.6:1Rear tire: 300/35-R18 Avon CobraFuel mileage (high/low/avg.): 47/37/43 mpg
Fuel system: EFIRake/trail: 42.0 deg. /4.4 in.Colors: Black Cherry Candy
Clutch: Wet, multi-plateSeat height: 24.3 in.Availability: Now
Transmission: 6-speedWheelbase: 82.0 in.Warranty: 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Frame: Steel double-cradleFuel capacity: 4.1 gal.Contact:
Big Dog Motorcycles, Inc.
1520 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67214
Front suspension: "Showa-like" 41mm telescopic forkWeight (tank full/empty): 749/724 lbs.

S&S's 117-cubic-inch, long-stroke twin is a torque monster, maintaining 90 lb.-ft. across the board. With peak torque at 4000 rpm, short-shifting is the best way to ride that big swell of power.

Ape-hangers and highway pegs focus the road's rage on the rider's lumbar, straining muscles and squishing discs. This extreme seating position is mainly good for funding your chiropractor's retirement.

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