Big Dog Pitbull Review from United States of America

2004 Big Dog Pitbull

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired38 miles
Most recent distance4700 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Road King FLHRI

Summary:

Sexy, fast, abusive, rigid beast

Faults:

Recall on the kickstand.

General Comments:

I love this bike!!

The Pitbull is a rigid monster. It is fast, sexy, abusive and aggressive.

The bike gets admirers over to look at it every-time I stop. Even if it's just for the traffic light, people roll down their windows to tell me how nice it is. At the gas station people come over to talk to me like they know me (gets kinda old after awhile, or if I'm in a hurry, still I try to be cool).

I added the Davinci Firepower Carb, Martin Bros Medusta exhaust and threw it on the Dyno. It is an S&S 107 cu, producing 105 horses and 108 ft/lbs of torque, all at 4900 feet in elevation.

This beast is definitely hard on the back and kidneys though. Watch those bumps!

My bike is a 2004 and has the 250 rear tire, the 05 and up, all sport the 300. I have ridden the 05 with the 300, if anyone tells you that it sucks up bumps better with the extra meat on the back, don't buy what they're selling.

This things is great and I love my bike, but you hit bumps hard enough on this rigid frame that wrecking the sucker is entirely within the realm of possibility. Especially if the hole is big enough.

Even with that rough ride, the bike makes me glad I bought it every time I ride it! If I didn't already own it, I would be out looking for the same bike right now.

If you're considering..., Do it! You will not regret it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2006

14th Jun 2006, 22:39

Interesting review. I am curious to know the mileage that you have on the bike now?

In reality, if someone wants a good looking reliable, rideable motorcycle that doesn't beat them up, then they should invest in the bike that other manufacturers like to rip off and copy, and buy a Harley Davidson.

20th Aug 2006, 05:45

I have 7,500 miles on the bike as of August 2006.

I still love this bike. I took it to Sturgis, and even with all the thousands of bikes there, I received compliments on the bike everywhere I went.

It is not as comfortable as a Harley. I have a Harley bagger also, and I take it when the trip is going to be long or when my wife goes with me. I have different bikes for different situations.

The Pitbull is perfect for when I want to show off around town. There is nothing like twisting the throttle on this hot-rod. Everybody looks, and this thing hauls ***.

1st Oct 2006, 19:29

I bought my 2004 pitbull 2 months ago with 1700 miles, and it has been in the shop for 3 weeks now wating on a EHC module.

I also found out that it has already been replaced once. I have 5300 miles on it now. The belt is also needing replaced and the front end is poping. I've called Big Dog three times with no answer yet. Does anyone have any help with the EHC modules?

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review