2011 Triumph MotorcycleRecent trends have brought the café racer style into the consciousness of hipster motorcyclists. With the loss of the Ducati SportClassic line, the Triumph Thruxton owns that category.
Reworked recently for a bit more comfort, the Thruxton sports laced wheels and a 320mm floating disc brake in the front.A seat cowling gives the bike a solo look, while the racing stripe (white on the red version, yellow on the black), reverse megaphone exhaust, rearset pegs, dual shocks, cropped front fender, and bar-end mirrors complete an authentic look and feel.2011 Triumph Thruxton Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
BORE x STROKE: 90mm x 68mm
COMP. RATIO: 9.9:1
WHEELBASE: 56.7 inches
RAKE: 27 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 506 pounds
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.