2011 Harley-Davidson TrikeReactions to trikes are a very personal thing. Some people love them, while others abhor the additional rear wheel.
One way to combat the prejudice of the latter group is some groundbreaking styling. Tapping into the hot rod pallet, the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Trike has attitude to spare, spitting in the eye of elitist two-wheel fans.It’s all about the trunk, really, which gives the Street Glide Trike an attractive (and functional) booty, plus a sleeker profile than Harley-Davidson’s touring three-wheeler.2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Trike Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 3.875″ x 4.375″
COMP. RATIO: 9.6:1
WHEELBASE: 66.6 inches
RAKE: 26 degrees
CURB WEIGHT: 1124 pounds
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!