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Triumph Sprint RS

Vee-Fer Stalker

Lincolnshire, March 9, 2000 — pundits have been the forthcoming TT600 as Triumph’s important bike to date. To me, as a biker, this is missing a point. Yes, catching a and more sporting audience is to Triumph’s long term but just as important is looking their core following and more into that

Triumph sells on tradition, not in the way as Harley, who consistently ape the days of with even their up-to-date bikes, but by selling bikes with an old name, a that is carved into the of those 40-year-old bikers, be born-agains or not.

Triumph that this name be backed by the qualities that market demographic seeks in a It has to look good, it has to be easy to it has to be fast — but not too fast and it has to be dependable.

The Sprint RS has all these and just enough ingredients the sporting side to appeal to who are ever-more seduced by the sport groove. This bike is as important, if not more so, to Triumph’s in the salesrooms as any 600 Supersport bike will be. It needs to do it in the same way as the VFR has Honda’s reputation and image while the CBR600 ran off with the selling bike honors the over.

After collecting the bike Triumph’s factory in Hinckley in England, the first thing I was the build quality. This has a constant issue at Triumph as endeavour to extract ever standards from their and their own assembly lines. The RS right, the body panels fit nicely and the paint is thick and

The worst winter salt and failed to dull the shine, after two weeks of nasty and a night in a damp garage. The looks great, it looks and I loved the blue paintwork on my machine. The look was rich, — you know, like on VFR we already mentioned.

Triumph actually admit it but the Sprint including the full-faired ST, is built to the ground from the VFR.

OK, to expose the truth. There’s no that bikes like brilliant VFR are within the crosshairs of bike. Triumph won’t admit it but the Sprint line, the full-faired ST, is built to steal the from the VFR.

It even a little like it. Triumph is aiming to match Honda’s for reliability and so far I haven’t experienced of long-term reliability problems on the version of Triumph’s triple-cylinder The evidence is there to see regarding quality so the next question is is it like to ride.

My best answer to that is a huge smile.

Riding from Hinckley to my base in is a journey that can be accomplished two distinct routes. One involves 125 of crowded British motorway readers will call it a governed by a 70 mph speed limit and of all but the gentlest of corners. The other is 125 of flat out A roads that off arrow straight.

Many trunk roads still the Roman roads built years ago) but finish in Lincolnshire style, empty, and exciting. So you can guess which I took, huh? Right! The RS is no bike.

It’s surprisingly half-fairing and relaxed riding makes motorway riding a but the engine and chassis combine to cry out for that have a higher fun The first stretch allowed me to the riding position, which, being a lanky six-footer, was The bars are set high enough to a posture that won’t your back into yet is racy enough to allow a riding stance when the begin to flow.

The saddle is firm but didn’t any discomfort over the 125 mile journey.

The engine is a peach. And is the part that brings me to my opening paragraph. Most riders are too old, or too inexperienced, to use a race-replica-type bike to its full

What they really or need, is a bike with an that produces plenty of at all revs. The lightweight, liquid-cooled, 955cc three-cylinder motor is on the Daytona 955i’s unit, but to produce a claimed 108bhp at rpm and 72 lbs/ft at 6,200 rpm. were at the crank, with a spread of torque across the rev

This is the bike’s ace card a powerful yet extremely flexible What’s more is that a motor that helps to that all-too-elusive element so important in a motorcycle — The engine makes you play and you’ll find yourself letting the revs drop so you can ride the wave of power almost nothing, feeling the fat bulging through the middle and building to an impressive rush of power as the redline draws

This is a rider’s bike in my opinion, has more character the Honda VFR800.

Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS

The RS has its three-cylinder wrapped in a black-painted aluminium perimeter frame, abandoning the that cradle the engine on the Daytona. This frame with the suspension, Showa and rear, to produce a ride is firm and dependable. The longish helps with a stable but on-the-edge canyon carvers dislike the slightly slower response this produces.

To be honest, while I am a committed fan of the bike, I prefer a bike this on the road.

Race-rep are great on a track but who needs razor sharp stuff rising on cold English

The RS did everything I asked of it, although freely admit I am sensible not to ask too much when riding a on a road with street cars and trees awaiting my serious mistake! The brakes? On the VFR are excellent but they’ve been to help the inexperienced stop tying the bike in knots, or likely, losing grip at the due to manhandling the lever in emergencies.

rather Honda provide a so the more experienced rider turn off the damn thing. If I my front brake then pull the lever. If I want my brake I’ll press the

The last thing I want gently stroking the rear pedal in foul conditions is for monkey-machine actuating a front For me, at least, that stuff in soft-seated cars, not on motorcycles.

The Triumph’s braking doesn’t such intrusions. But it does a pair of extremely powerful discs, gripped by four callipers and loads of feel just as important in my book as LBS The rear brake is just as and has loads of feel too, a change from some of the rear brakes fitted to the Triumphs and the deadwood one’s to some more recent

Like any bike, their are where you can pick faults, but most modern motorcycles the must be really picky to them. The rather loud up of the fuel injection system is the only fault I could on this bike, but it quietens once the engine is primed and

The engine is still a little at tickover, typically Triumph but a improvement on the diesel-like rattling of Triumph Triples. That’s it, the niggle list. Just how and insignificant is that list is a to how good motorcycles are today.

The RS is to be a multi-purpose all-rounder. For this Triumph has equipped the bike a flexible engine, a competent excellent brakes and a comfortable They’ve also added an package that includes luggage in case you want to the bike’s undoubted long-distance credentials.

Triumph has worked hard on the incorporating lessons learned on model ranges, and it’s a of their success that in a few years the new factory has come up a line that can be counted as a contender to the Honda VFR800, a competent and very successful Only time will if the RS has the legs of the Honda, both in the and sales stakes.

Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS
Triumph Sprint RS


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