2011 Ducati MotorcycleThe top of the air-cooled Monster line, the 1100 EVO takes large technical strides forward.
Equipped with the Ducati Safety Pack-ABS and traction control-makes the Monster 1100 EVO safer than ever, as well as a higher performer. Pumping out 100 horsepower, this is the most powerful two- valve Ducati ever.New low-slung dual exhausts on the right side give the big Monster a modern look, as do 10-spoke wheels inspired by the Streetfighter and 1198 Superbike.Marzocchi forks and a Sachs shock take care of the suspension, and Brembo brakes slow the 1100 EVO down.2011 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: Desmodromic L-twin
BORE x STROKE: 98mm x 71.5mm
COMP. RATIO: 11.3:1
WHEELBASE: 57.1 inches
RAKE: 57.1 inches
DRY WEIGHT: 373 pound
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!