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2013 Big Bear Choppers Sled Chopper

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The Big Bear Chopper Sled Chopper is a modern motorcycle built for those who are searching for a chopper style motorcycle with at a reasonable price tag.

The bike features a cutting edge drop seat a massive 300 mm rear tire and a tear-drop fuel tank. You also get a 6” stretched radius dual downtubes with a low rider rear end which underlines the classic look of the motorcycle. Talking about the frame BBC used a 0.250 wall, 1.5” tube steel for the backbone and 0.160 wall, 1.125” tube for the rest of the frame. Needless to say that the frame is 100% TIG welded for a clean, strong and precise fusion.

Power comes from BBC’s proprietary low vibration V111 polished engine which is mated on a Baker 6-speed overdrive transmission. The engine cranks out 97 bhp and 113 lb/ft of torque and needs to deal with a total weight of 700 lbs. so you can expect to pretty agile performances.

Hit the jump for more information on the Big Bear Choppers Sled Chopper.

Overview

Big Bear Choppers Sled Chopper

Our Sled Chopper is the new generation of an American chopper with its cutting edge drop seat stretched frame, huge 300mm rear tire and an innovative fuel tank. We designed this scooter for the customer that wants a chopper style motorcycle with creative, smooth lines at a reasonable price tag. A 6” stretched radius dual downtubes with a low rider rear end gives her a dramatic sinking and flowing profile. Standard components include the proprietary low vibration V111™ polished engine in front of a Baker 6-speed overdrive transMision, exclusive primary drive, chrome frontend and controls, and so on. Our Sled Chopper handles remarkably well considering its wheelbase. After you’ve clocked 500 miles for the day from the highways, weaving through traffic and maneuvering in parking lots, you’ll forget you just got off a nine and a half foot long motorcycle. Take a seat, start the engine and feel the excitement course through your veins.

Design Features

Big Bear Choppers Sled Chopper
  • Proprietary patented mid-section stretch in the frame for better weight distribution and handling
  • Impressive Chopper style tall neck height with an obtainable yet appealing 40° rake
  • Slammed seat height of 20” that enhances the riding senses and enables low speed confidence
  • Unique radius dual downtubes and stretched backbone for an excellent chopper style geometry
  • Creative and patented fuel tank that meets seamlessly into the seat
  • Patented oil tank holds 5 quarts of oil for engine optimization
  • Dramatic rolling fenders that finish off with a point
  • Famous and patented Venom™ swingarm
  • Comfortable handlebar design

Component Features

Big Bear Choppers Sled Chopper
  • V111™ Low Vibration Polished Engine at 122.8 lbs. of Torque
  • 6-Speed Right-Side Drive Polished Transmission
  • Billet Enclosed Primary Drive
  • Forged Billet Wheel Choice with 21” Front and 300mm Rear Tire
  • 4-Piston Brakes with Rear Belt Drive-Side™ Brake System
  • Chrome Frontend with Hidden Axle Design
  • Chrome Foot and Hand Controls
  • Chrome Digital Dash
  • Chrome Radius Tuned Exhaust

Factory Options

Big Bear Choppers Sled Chopper
  • Optional Redemption Tank
  • Electronic Fuel Injected System
  • 117" X-Wedge™ EFI Engine
  • Springer Frontend
  • BDL Open Belt Drive
  • Wheel Design Choice
  • Chrome Wheels and Brake Calipers
  • Standard or Custom Paint Scheme

Specifications

Big Bear Choppers Sled Chopper

Option #1 BBC-S&S V111™ Carb Evolution

Reliability, power and comfort... the best of all worlds. And when we say reliability, we not only mean the life of the engine, but the life of motorcycle and everything that’s bolted to it. Branded as V111™,’ this internally reformed 111 cubic inch engine boasts a healthy 122.8 lbs. of torque at the crank. With a configuration of a 4 1/8” bore and 4 1/8” stroke, proprietary compression ratios, redesigned cam timing, and reciprocating weights all result in an incredibly smooth running engine while meeting all the strict legal requirements. While looking like any other S&S Super Sidewinder engine from the outside, the essence of this new engine is the low vibration. High engine vibration is an enemy to both the rider and the motorcycle. The effects of high engine vibration may cause premature rider fatigue as well. Eliminate engine vibration and you will eliminate potential problems.

FinishPolished Case & Chrome Covers
Displacement111"
Bore X Stoke4 1/8" X 4 1/8"
Horsepower115.8 bhp
Torque122.8 lb/ft
InductionS&S Super E Carburetor
Air CleanerS&S Tear Drop
Oil PumpS&S High Volume
Warranty2 Year / 20,000 Mile

Option #2 BBC-S&S V111™ EFI Evolution

Between the EFI and the carbureted V111™, there isn’t going to be much of a difference in performance, provided you maintain constant ambient conditions (humidity, temperature, elevation, etc.). This is where the beauty of the closed-loop EFI system comes into play. The system is continuously monitoring the engine, and tuning itself to optimize performance for that given scenario or environment. So, while you might not be able to notice power difference between the EFI and a carbureted engine, once you take that bike up the mountain, or get a day that’s significantly hotter than the day it was tuned, that EFI engine will easily outperform the carbureted engine (unless you want to take a supply of different jets with you on the ride).

Reliability, power and comfort... the best of all worlds. And when we say reliability, we not only mean the life of the engine, but the life of motorcycle and everything that’s bolted to it. Branded as V111™,’ this internally reformed 111 cubic inch engine boasts a healthy 122.8 lbs. of torque at the crank. With a configuration of a 4 1/8” bore and 4 1/8” stroke, proprietary compression ratios, redesigned cam timing, and reciprocating weights all result in an incredibly smooth running engine while meeting all the strict legal requirements. While looking like any other S&S Super Sidewinder engine from the outside, the essence of this new engine is the low vibration. High engine vibration is an enemy to both the rider and the motorcycle. The effects of high engine vibration may cause premature rider fatigue as well. Eliminate engine vibration and you will eliminate potential problems.

FinishPolished Case & Chrome Covers
Displacement111"
Bore X Stoke4 1/8" X 4 1/8"
Horsepower115.8 bhp
Torque122.8 lb/ft
InductionS&S Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerS&S Tear Drop
Oil PumpS&S High Volume
Warranty2 Year / 20,000 Mile

Option #3 BBC-S&S 117 SMOOTH™ EFI X-Wedge

Starting with a clean sheet of paper, the S&S Product Development team went to work building an engine that will conform to 2010 EPA standards and still deliver the power you expect from a v-twin. The BBC exclusive and proprietary 117ci is delivering just shy of 100 horsepower and 113ft/lbs of torque at the crank. This brand-new engine features three belt driven cams for quieter operation, a 56-degree v-angle for smoother running and no notched pistons, a crossflow head that is fit with direct injectors, side-by-side rods and a solid, one-piece crank. The new X-Wedge is technically advanced and the key to keeping you riding air-cooled, pushrod v-twins as the eMisions laws tighten up forcing water-cooling on some other engines.

Branded as ’117 X-Wedge SMOOTH™,’ and while looking like any other S&S X-Wedge engine from the outside, the essence of this new proprietary exclusive engine is the low vibration, due to it being internally reformed. High engine vibration is an enemy to both the rider and the motorcycle. The effects of high engine vibration may cause premature rider fatigue as well. Eliminate engine vibration and you will eliminate potential problems on the motorcycle.

FinishPolished Case & Chrome Covers
Displacement117"
Bore X Stoke4.125" X 4.25"
Horsepower97 bhp (at the crank)
Torque113 lb/ft (at the crank)
InductionS&S Closed-Loop Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerS&S Tear Drop
Oil PumpS&S Dual Gerotor Pump
Warranty3 Years with Knock Sensor and Break-In Rev-Limiter

Transmission

This is the original 6-speed design that revolutionized the American V-Twin industry. Yet, it’s still the best overdrive 6-speed built to this day ...hands down. This Detroit built tranny is designed and manufactured to comfortably handle the power from our engines while looking good behind it.

BrandBaker
FinishPolished Case & Chrome Covers
DriveRight Side
Gears6-Speed Overdrive
Warranty2 Year/24,000 Miles

Drivetrain

Keeping with the mindset of making form and function coexisting, this newly designed proprietary primary is built tough and reliable along with a very sleek, new generation styled aesthetics with a cool BBC branded inspection cover. This primary drive is approximately 200% stronger than most other manufacturer’s primaries with its machined forged aluminum inner and outer cases. The dense aluminum material makes for a unit that does not flex under heavy torque, and absorbs most engine vibration. Another great attribute that sets this primary drive ahead of the curve is the triple seal design on the main shaft, as opposed to an industry standard single seal, insuring virtually no leaks. The starter motor shaft accessory plate is removable for an easy starter change-out. The internals utilize an easy-to-replace standard type clutch basket and a compensating sprocket for a smooth power transfer.

Primary DriveBBC Enclosed Primary
FinishPolished
Final DriveRSD Belt

Electrical

We teamed up with Wire-Plus, the industry’s leader in motorcycle electronics, to design a wiring harness with no compromises. Combine this harness with the high-end brand name electrical components like the Cycle Electric charging system and the Dynatech ignition, and we’re sure your seat time will be long. You won’t be on the side of the road kicking rocks.

Wiring HarnessBBC-WirePlus
Charging SystemBBC 40 Amp
IgnitionS&S
Coil80,000 Volt Mini
StarterPolished Case & Chrome Covers
BatteryExtreme Magna Power AGM

Frame

The Sled design is unique in that it has an extra stretch in the mid section of the frame behind the transMision. This allows for a low seat height from the oil tank being located behind the tranny as opposed to hanging on top of it. This ingenious drop seat makes for a motorcycle that feels and handles unbelievably balanced and a blast to ride. The sunken seat allows the rider to be positioned inside the chassis, boasting more control and adding to the unique sensation of riding low to the ground. And our design patent on this frame helps us keep the Sled motorcycle unique from manufactured copy cats.

The frame is the foundation of the motorcycle’s aesthetics and reliability. All our frames are designed and manufactured in house in our San Bernardino facility. Every frame component (e.g. neck, side plates, tank mounts, tranny plate, axle adjusters, etc) are CNC manufactured with precision. Utilizing a 0.250 wall, 1.5” tube steel for the backbone and 0.160 wall, 1.125” tube for the rest of the frame, BBC uses the best steel possible for our frames. All frames are 100% TIG welded for a clean, strong and precise fusion. We think we make a statement about our confidence with a lifetime warranty on the frames we make.

BrandBBC Sled Chopper (Pat. #D517451)
TypeSoftail
Frame Tube0.160" Wall DOM Seamless
SwingarmBBC Venom (Pat. #D503363)
BackboneThick 0.250" Wall 3" Stretch
Downtube0.160" Wall, 3" Under Stock
Mid Section4" Stretch
Neck Rake40°
Seat Height20" from ground
Wheel Base88" axle to axle
Overall Length115" end to end
Weight700 lbs approx.
WarrantyLifetime of Original Owner

Sheetmetal

One of the most unique features of the Sled Series motorcycles has to be the fuel tank, and even patented it so the other guys will not be able to copy it, which helps you’re Sled to stay unique. Both front and rear fenders finish at exaggerated points and helps complete the flowing lines of the motorcycle’s metal.

Like our frames, our tanks and fenders are designed and manufactured in-house. We produce the sheetmetal with the frame as a unit, then gets ’mock-up’ before we hand it over to our painters or ship it out to the unassembled kit customers. We use heavy duty 12 gauge steel for our fenders and 14 gauge steel for the tanks. All tanks are pressure tested and the fenders are computer cut. We guarantee and warranty any leaks from the tanks and cracks in the fenders for your lifetime.

Fuel TankBBC Sled (Pat. # D514498). 4.0 Gallons Carb, 3.875 Gallons EFI
Gas CapBBC Flush Mount Pop-Up
Oil TankBBC Sled (Pat. # D512677)
Rear FenderBBC Sled Pointed 12 Gauge Steel
Front FenderBBC Sled Pointed 12 Gauge Steel
WarrantyLifetime of Original Owner

Suspension

Designed and manufactured in-house, our fully chrome frontend is exclusively made for our motorcycles to be aesthetically cool and functionally bomb proof. The BBC logo branded 6° triple trees have what we call a ’smooth mount’ design - you don’t see the tube and axle nuts on top. And what we mean with the ’hidden axle’ - it’s a nutless type axle, making the finish smooth. With all our calculations with the frame and frontend, we’ve landed the front wheel in the sweet spot of the final trail measurement. This allows for a motorcycle with no frontend flop and high speed wobble.

And at the back, there’s no better American Made shock to use than the industry’s premier shock absorber, Progressive Suspension. The chrome pair of oil dampened shocks produce a good ride, which is just one more reason why our motorcycles out handle and beat the comfort of the other guys bikes.

FrontendBBC Smooth Mount Hidden Axle
FinishChrome
Triple Tree Rake
Trail Length3.75"
Tube Length12" Over Stock
RearProgressive Suspension
FinishChrome
Travel3"

Wheels and Brakes

WheelsRC Components
TypeForged Aluminum
FinishPolished
Front Rim21" x 2.125"
Rear Rim18" x 10.5"
Front TireAvon Cobra 90mm
Rear TireAvon Cobra 300mm
Front BrakeP.M. 4-Piston Caliper
Rear BrakeBBC-P.M. 4-Piston Caliper

Accessories

This is where a lot of manufacturers cut corners to cut costs. Well, we don’t. In fact, we march though every corner of the motorcycle’s manufacturing, assembly and component selection without a doubt that we are providing to you the best possible bike for your money.

PipesBBC Chrome Baffled Radius Design
BarsBBC Sled Chopper
Hand ControlsChrome OEM Style
DashBBC-WirePlus Chrome Round Digital
GripsBBC Chrome with Black Rubber
Foot ControlsBBC Chrome
HeadlightBBC Chrome
SignalsChrome DOT Approved
MirrorsChrome DOT Approved
SeatBBC Leather/Vinyl
KickstandBBC Mid-Mount
CablesGoodridge Stainless Steel Clear Coated
Warranty1 year from the Factory. 2 years in Europe.


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