2011 Triumph MotorcycleHod-rodders and bobbers are ’50s icons, and the new 2011 Triumph Speedmaster taps into that powerful waive of nostalgia.
Using the same motor as the Scrambler, this bike gets a new look for 2011, thanks to shorter fenders, larger wheels, and lots of black paint.The wheels change the ride, so it’s sportier than the cruiser-focused Speedmaster it replaces. Still, it has plenty of cruiser attributes, with pulled back bars, a large dished seat and slightly forward foot controls.The lightly tapered exhaust has a straight-pipe look, without the racket.2011 Triumph Speedmaster Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
BORE x STROKE: 90mm x 68mm
COMP. RATIO: 9.2:1
WHEELBASE: 62.9 inches
RAKE: 33.4 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 550 pounds
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