2011 Triumph MotorcycleUsability is definitely the watchword for Triumph’s Tiger, powered by the bulletproof 1050cc inline three-cylinder engine found in both the Sprint GT and Speed Triple.
Previous revisions to the fuel mapping have cured it of its mild hesitation and owners now enjoy superb low-down torque and tons of smooth power.Despite the tall stance, any off-road pretensions are gone, and the 17-inch wheels with sport tires, firm male-slider forks and rear shock,and highly capable radial brakes, confirm the Tiger’s role either as an agile commuter or capable long-distance tourer.The SE comes with ABS brakes and hard bags.2011 Triumph Tiger 1050 SE Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-3
BORE x STROKE: 79mm x 71.4mm
COMP. RATIO: 12.0:1
WHEELBASE: 59.4 inches
RAKE: 23.2 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 502 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.