2013 Big Bear Choppers Merc Rigid
With its aggressive style, powerful engine and bullet proof built quality, the Big Bear Choppers Merc Rigid is ready to reward you with a pretty unique riding experience every time you jump in its saddle.
The guys from Big Bear have carefully tweaked the frame’s geometry so the bike feels and handles extremely well considering the long wheelbase.
The most notable features of the bike include a 48 degree neck rake, spoke wheels, swooping rear frame section, unparalleled curvaceous fuel tank and a long reaching springer. You also get a set of old school, minimalist fenders and a chromed headlight.
The motorcycle’s center piece is a capable 111 cubic inch engine with polished case and chrome covers which puts out 115.8 bhp and 122.8 lb/ft of torque. All this power is sent to ground by means of a five speed transmission.
Hit the jump for more information on the Big Bear Choppers Merc Rigid.
2013 Big Bear Choppers Merc Rigid
Engine:BBC-S&S V111™ EFI Evolution
Transmission:6 Speed Manual
Horsepower @ RPM:115
Torque @ RPM:122
Energy:S&S Electronic Fuel Injection
Displacement:111 cubic inches
This bike is our most aggressive and in your face design, packed with a hard core attitude. Don’t be concerned about that 20” over stock springer frontend, we’ve dialed in the frame and springer geometry so it feels and handles extremely well considering the wheelbase. You and everybody else will be surprised how well this bike takes the corners and its low speed maneuvering. With her radius dual downtube, a bold 48 degree neck rake, spoke wheels, swooping rear frame section, unparalleled curvaceous fuel tank and the long reaching springer, this vintage inspired rigid chopper rolls with new school technology. The Merc Rigid is perfect for the rider that wants to make a statement on the road that doesn’t mind the rigid ride. State-of-the-art technologies and pioneering design have united to create the most powerful vehicle today. Experience the ride of a born leader. Your Merc Rigid will never be forgotten.
- Tall Chopper style neck height with an aggressive 48° rake for the ultimate statement on the road
- Low seat of 23.5” that enables low speed confidence and maneuverability
- Radius dual downtube and stretched backbone to achieve the chopper stance
- Impressive extended Merc™ springer frontend
- Retro inspired round oil tank
- Patented distinctive fuel tank
- V111™ Low Vibration Engine at 122.8 lbs.
- 5-Speed Left-Side Drive Polished Transmission
- BDL Open Belt Drive
- 60 Spoke Stainless Steel Wheels with 21” Front
and 250mm Rear Tire
- 4-Piston Caliper Brakes
- Long 20” Over Stock Springer Frontend
- Chrome Digital Dash
- Chrome Tuned Exhaust
- Polished Engine
- 6-Speed Transmission
- Billet Wheels
- Red Rims and Hubs for Spoke Wheels
- Standard or Custom Paint Scheme
Option #1 BBC-S&S V111™ EFI 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.
|Finish||Polished Case & Chrome Covers|
|Bore X Stoke||4 1/8" X 4 1/8"|
|Induction||S&S Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||S&S Tear Drop|
|Oil Pump||S&S High Volume|
|Warranty||2 Year / 20,000 Mile|
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 Spyke charging system and the Crane ignition, and we’re sure your seat time will be long. You won’t be on the side of the road kicking rocks.
|Charging System||BBC 40 Amp|
|Coil||80,000 Volt Mini|
|Starter||Polished Case & Chrome Covers|
|Battery||Extreme Magna Power AGM|
The Merc Series motorcycles are our most aggressive chopper in our fleet with a 48° raked neck and style to kill. The double barrel shotgun type radius downtube is a very unique element in the frame design.
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.
|Brand||BBC Merc Rigid|
|Frame Tube||0.160" Wall DOM Seamless|
|Backbone||Thick 0.250" Wall, 3" Stretch|
|Downtube||0.160" Wall, 6" Stretch|
|Seat Height||23" from ground|
|Wheel Base||88" axle to axle|
|Overall Length||116" end to end|
|Weight||650 lbs approx.|
|Warranty||Lifetime of Original Owner|
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 Tank||BBC Merc (Pat. #512951). 3.875 Gallons|
|Gas Cap||BBC Flush Mount Pop-Up|
|Oil Tank||BBC Merc 14 Gauge Steel|
|Rear Fender||BBC Standard 12 Gauge Steel|
|Front Fender||BBC Standard 12 Gauge Steel|
|Warranty||Lifetime of Original Owner|
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.
|Frontend||BBC Merc Springer|
|Finish||Raw for Kits, Painted/Chrome for Builds|
|Triple Tree Rake||2°|
|Lengh Length||18" Over Stock|
Wheels and Brakes
|Type||Stainless Steel Spokes, Chrome Rim & Hub|
|Front Rim||21" x 3.5"|
|Rear Rim||18" x 8.5"|
|Front Tire||Avon Cobra 120mm|
|Rear Tire||Avon Cobra 300mm|
|Front Brake||Dual Disc with P.M. 4-Piston Calipers|
|Rear Brake||P.M. 4-Piston Caliper|
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.
|Pipes|Chrome 2 into 1 Baffled EPA Approved|
|Hand Controls|Chrome OEM Style|
|Dash|Dakota Digital 5011|
|Grips|Chrome with Black Rubber|
|Foot Controls|BBC Chrome|
|Signals|Chrome DOT Approved|
|Mirrors|Chrome DOT Approved|
|Cables|Goodridge Stainless Steel Clear Coated|
|Warranty 1 year from the Factory. 2 years in Europe.