At first glance one would think that the Big Dog Mastiff-or any of the bikes in the Big Dog Motorcycles (BDM) lineup, for that matter-are only good for one thing: turning heads at the local bike night or popular lunch spot. When it comes to heading out on a weekend trip with your favorite female companion, touring on a Big Dog isn't the first thing that comes mind. However, the R&D; department over at the BDM kennels has been running ragged developing a P&A; line to make all of the Big Dog models more than just one-trick pups.
We've been cruising our '06 Big Dog Mastiff for the past year in its stock solo configuration and were ready to let the dog loose on a weekend trip. After checking out the BDM website, we found a plethora of products to help turn our test bike into a short-term touring bike.