BIG BEAR MOTORCYCLE

 

one of the Big Bear Athena ProStreet series - made in America, living in South Africa

 

from the left - long, low and bad-arse

the S&S mill & Vance and Hinds pipes

long, wide, front suspension

 gorgeous front mag-wheel

rear view with wide rubber

 

ENGINE

BBC-S&S 100" (or 114" EFI X-Wedge) SMOOTH™ Carb Evolution

Finish

Polished Case & Chrome Covers

Displacement

100"

Bore X Stoke

4.00" X 4.00" (Square)

Horsepower

95 bhp (114" - 97 bhp (at the crank))

Torque

110 lb/ft (114" - 113 lb/ft (at the crank))

Induction

S&S Super E Carburetor (114" EFI - Closed-Loop Electronic Fuel Injection)

Air Cleaner

S&S Tear Drop

Oil Pump

S&S High Volume

Warranty

2 Year / 20,000 Miles

TRANSMISSION

Baker

Drive

Right Side

Gears

6-Speed Overdrive

FRAME BBC Athena ProStreet
Type Softail
Frame Tube 0.160" Wall DOM Seamless
Swingarm BBC Devil's Tail (Pat. #D542191)
Backbone Thick 0.250" Wall, 3" Stretch
Downtube 0.160" Wall, 3" Under Stock
Mid Section 4" Stretch
Neck Rake 44°
Seat Height 20" from ground
Wheel Base 86" axle to axle
Overall Length 113" end to end
Weight 700 lbs approx.
Warranty Lifetime of Original Owner

Price

$38,000 (South African Rand 268,800)

Overview

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 '100 SMOOTH™,' this internally reformed 100 cubic inch engine boasts a healthy 110 lbs. of torque. With a square configuration of a 4.00” bore and 4.00” 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.

 

Words and photos by Kenn Slater