[QUOTE=CA_NJ_USA;2383545]I guess I will point out the obvious then lol
the front fork and wheel are different on the two. Both are "chunkier" on the America
and just an update the 2011-12 speedmasters have single disk up front. I was a little bummed on that. like why go from 2 disks to 1?
But you know I find the braking suffficient for this bike and the riding I do.
I bought a brand new 2011 Speedmaster and put the short, lockable and removable windscreen on it. The low quality and poorly designed Triumph saddle bags were panned in favor of a set from Spider Den, Very stiff high quality leather bags that I customized to my taste. I bought the instant lockable on and off combination lock unit that they also sell. I put a Triumph center stand so that I could change oil easily. I put a set of Triumph's own brand of off-road pipes on it and immediately gained some high end grunt. I also changed the stock air cleaner to a K&N using the stock intake bellmouth. The custom bellmouth does not fit with the K & N on my 2011 Speedmaster. I tried a rack but it did not look right and did not fit. The bike has been great at everything I have asked it to do and I get many more compliments on the bike than I ever did with a Sportster. I still get great fuel economy and there is great power with the bike set up in this fashion and tremendous cornering and reliability as well. The two total disc brakes are plenty to stop the bike and the alloy rims are the best looking stock rims in the business. The Speedmaster provides a little bit of everything while doing many things well and some of them outstanding. The risers are plenty for me as my riding position is perfect, "stock."