Motorcycle Industry News
After 17 years in business, Big Dog Motorcycles was forced to shut down after its bank, Intrust Bank, foreclosed on the manufacturer and seized its assets.
The Wichita, Ks., custom chopper shop built 25,000 motorcycles during its run, but was forced to close due to the dire state of the economy.
One more custom motorcycle shop is about to close due to the dire economy, according to reports. Big Dog Motorcycles in Wichita, Kansas, is about to close and convert into a parts manufacturer and distributor, local news outlets reported.
Big Dog Motorcycles, America’s leading manufacturer of high performance, high style motorcycles, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate which recognizes U.S. businesses that have benefitted from the export services of the Department’s Commercial Services to make their first export sale or enter new foreign markets.
The recognition comes just two months after the company shipped its first motorcycles to Canada and was presented by U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) at the company’s headquarters in Wichita.
Vicious V-Twin Motorcycle
Ever try to put lipstick on a Pitbull? It’s a hazardous enterprise. Blood is spilled. Fingers vanish. Michael Vick leaves nasty messages on your voicemail. Ignoring the obvious peril, the brave souls at Big Dog Motorcycles have given their vicious, 10-year-old Pitbull a complete makeover for 2008. Admirers of the ill-tempered street dog need not fear—this is no Queer Eye, metrosexual de-fanging.
American V-Twin Chopper
The chopper brings out the animal in us. No matter how self-effacing or demure we may claim to be, the presence and defiance of these motorcycles stirs the renegade within. With the bikes elongated crouches, they are like Dobermans ready to pounce, packages of barely controlled violence balanced on the edge of beauty and lethality. Baring their teeth, their engines growl the challenge to us: command them, or live forever in fear of them.