2011 Triumph MotorcycleTriumph’s iconic SpeedTriple received a face-lift for 2011,and the changes weren’t all cosmetic.
Yes, there’s new plastic and headlights, but the chassis is completely new,and the 1050cc motor has been powered up.Also,ABS is now available as an option.Lighter wheels, a narrower frame, and a move forward for the three-cylinder motor improve handling, while an 8-percent bump in torque to 82 ft/lbs and a five-horse increase to 133 horsepower means improved performance all around.To keep the Speed Triple in your possession,Triumph has equipped the bike with a key- coded immobilizer.2011 Triumph Speed Triple Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: 4vpc inline-3
BORE x STROKE: 79.0mm x 71.4mm
WHEELBASE: 56.5 inches
RAKE: 22.8 degrees
CURB WEIGHT: 471 pounds
PRICE: $11,799 – $12,599
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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!