2011 Triumph MotorcycleIt may have only one letter changed from the Sprint ST it replaces, but the 2011 Triumph Sprint GT is a very different machine.
Carrying over the frame and engine, there are notable similarities, but reworked suspension, a longer swingarm, slightly tucked in front end, new bodywork (with improved heat management), a new seat, and larger saddlebags, give the GT a personality all its own-and, it is a winning persona.The GT is stable in corners and at double the speed limit on interstates, making it an ideal sport-touring mount.2011 Triumph Sprint GT Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-3
BORE x STROKE: 79mm x 71.4mm
COMP. RATIO: 12.0:1
WHEELBASE: 60.5 inches
RAKE: 23.5 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 590 pounds
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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!