2011 Harley-Davidson MotorcycleYou won’t find the Heritage Softail Classic in the Harley-Davidson Touring lineup, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fine bagger.
The Softail machine appeals to riders who like the vintage appeal of the 1940s-style leather saddlebags, full-size front fender, laced 16-inch wheels, and chrome front hub cover.New for 2011 are fewer wires around the hand controls, an odometer trip switch (perfect for touring), a larger odometer readout with gear and rpm display, plus a single button to activate the hazard lights. Rigid-mounted, the 96 cubic inch motor is balanced.2011 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 3.75″ x 4.38″
RAKE: 31 degrees
WHEELBASE: 64.5 inches
SEAT HEIGHT: 27.1 inches
CURB WEIGHT: 761 pounds
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Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.