Art of the Bike: Honda BULLDOG

One might think that a concept motorcycle named the “BULLDOG” would have had as its design theme something along the lines of “Tough and tenacious.” Yet as is often the case with design programs, the development theme was rather, um, non-tough-and-tenacious.

One might think that a concept motorcycle named the “BULLDOG” would have had as its design theme something along the lines of “Tough and tenacious.”

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Yet as is often the case with design programs, the development theme was rather, um, non-tough-and-tenacious.

It was: “Lovable Touring Partner.”

Well, yes.

The BULLDOG has a liquid-cooled DOHC inline two-cylinder 400-cc engine and a six-speed transmission.

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The tires are just 15-inches in diameter and the seat height is a comparatively low 28.7 inches, so the bike has a low center of gravity.

The BULLDOG is fitted with a carrier for camping equipment, and there are storage areas on the sides of the gas tank for other outdoors gear.