Sam Wills Races A Big Dog Motorcycles Bulldog To A New World Land Speed Record Of 158.766 MPH

During the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week, Oklahoma City based Thunder Cycle’s Sam Wills raced a Big Dog Bulldog Model, setting a land speed record of 158.766 mph in the 3000/MPS-PBG class. Thunder Cycle is Big Dog’s OKC dealer as well as an award-winning bike builder.

Sam Wills set out to reach the pinnacle of speed on a bagger by building his Bonneville Bulldog with a 132 cubic inch, turbocharged S&S® X-Wedge engine, Michelin® racing tires and a low slung 22” seat height.

The 2010 factory Bulldog ships standard with a hefty amount of torque and horse power: a 111c.i., fuel-injected, 45 degree S&S® V-Twin engine, coupled with a right-side drive, six-speed Baker® transmission, all cradled in a rubber-mount chassis for a smooth ride.  “It’s a spectacular effort by Sam Wills, one of our most outstanding and knowledgeable dealers”, commented Sheldon Coleman, founder and CEO of Big Dog Motorcycles. “We applaud the confidence and vision that Sam has shown by taking our exceptionally well engineered Bulldog into a new arena of performance.” Big Dog Motorcycles 

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7 Responses to “Sam Wills Races A Big Dog Motorcycles Bulldog To A New World Land Speed Record Of 158.766 MPH”


  1. 1 Scott Sjovall Sep 17th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Congratulations Sam! Good luck at the next event – We know there is a lot more in that bike that I’m sure you’ll tap into.

  2. 2 jeffrey najar Sep 17th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Job well done, Ithink this is just the first of many Salt records we will see from Sam.

  3. 3 raycwheeler Sep 17th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    good job Sam.

  4. 4 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers Sep 17th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Way to go Sam. Congrats on another record. What is that Sam, over 40 records and counting? For those who don’t know, Sam is also a former 3 time top fuel World Champion and the first guy to ever go 200mph in the quarter mile.

  5. 5 Don Sep 20th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    A bagger no less. Way to go Sam

  6. 6 Andy Lindstrom Sep 20th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Very well done Sam! Congrats!!!

  7. 7 VICO Oct 28th, 2010 at 6:28 am

    congratulations , un beautifull bike, a verry good engine, and a driver serously bollocked

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