2011 Triumph Sprint GT — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT

What James Bond ride

They say: emphasis on the ‘touring’ aspect of touring.’

We say: Despite new still the sportiest tourer in the

They say: More on the ‘touring’ aspect of ‘sports We say: Despit

Triumph has its share of outrageous motorcycles-the Red Speed Triple jumps to as does the Rocket III in any color. The GT is not one of those bikes. This revised Grand Touring of the old Sprint ST is more like Bond’s Aston Martin-a machine that conceals its performance behind a cloak of elegance.

The Sprint is an important for Triumph, with more 48,000 examples sold its 1993 debut. The company current Sprint owners and that most valued above all else, so the Sprint GT was with a greater emphasis on and touring performance. Though it similar to the old ST, the GT is new from the fuel back, and significantly revised else.

The result is a bike that the sporting aptitude of the ST, with passenger accommodations, increased capacity and improved performance all

A conventional side-mount muffler the ST’s underseat exhaust, room for a longer, lower to improve passenger comfort and underseat storage capacity. new subframe carries standard-equipment now expanded from 22 to 31 liters and big to hold even the largest The cast-aluminum rack is also and pre-wired to accept an optional top box that features a built-in power socket to charge on the fly.

Redesigned bodywork the same overall shape as the old ST, and is best described as stately, not GT suffix stands for Grand and it fits. This Brit-bike can a lot of ground fast!

Redesigned bodywork retains the overall shape as the old Sprint ST, and is descr

We had ample opportunity to the Sprint GT’s newfound and perform-ance during a four-day, ride across Scotland and ending at the Triumph factory in Day one began in the village of Inveraray on Fyne, and climbed to the Scottish Fast, wide-open sweepers the rock gardens surrounding revealed a stronger version of signature, turbine-like 1050cc

The new exhaust system and revised ECU produce an increase in max torque to 80 now arriving 1200 rpm sooner. more relaxing, midrange-biased delivery is better suited for yet still retains enough of a rush to reward occasional to redline.

We noted the suspension improvements the road tightened up on the climb to The old, right-side-up cartridge remains, but damping rates been increased to effectively the previous version’s excessive under braking. The single-sided is 3.1 inches longer to increase under a heavy load, and a shock now offers 30 clicks of preload adjustment to easily solo or two-up rides.

The isn’t especially sophisticated, but is spot-on; plush enough for touring but responsive enough for high-speed sport riding,

Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT

The braking system-another weak on the ST-has likewise been ABS is standard, and provided added of mind in Scotland’s frequently wet Re-calibrated software sets the of activation acceptably high, and we felt the ABS intrude when we expect-or want-it. A new pad composition a claimed 10 percent increase in power, though performance only adequate; we’d more stopping strength for one-finger braking.

The lack of radial-mount brakes is one decision that costs on this 600-plus-pound machine.

overnighting on the Isle of Skye, day two dark and stormy. The GT’s bigger fairing provided weather protection, pushing and rain smoothly over the shoulders without buffeting. A new headlight replaces the previous unit, and casts a brighter, beam that better cut the thick fog rolling in from the Sea of the

New mirror mounts provided a rearward view, and the gauge is very thorough-though we’d a bar-mounted switch to toggle the digital trip computer’s functions without having to one hand off the bar.

On day three we reluctantly left the and traced Scotland’s Borders Tourist Route south Edinburgh back into This route served up a mix of M roads and winding country in the sprawling, 683-square-mile Yorkshire National Park. With a taller sixth gear the Sprint GT consistently delivered of 50 mpg according to its digital readout.

legroom and a reshaped, firmer make it possible to drain the 5.3-gallon tank in a single, sitting.

With the disappearance of STs and the increasing popularity of bigger, sport-tourers like the BMW K1300GT, Concours14 and Yamaha FJR1300, the GT is essentially in a class of one. slimmer, sleeker and sportier any of the above, yet still capable of out an Iron Butt if the mood And there’s no denying that an incredible value.

At just $13,199 including hard bags, a centerstand and usually optional equipment would add thousands to already-more-expensive Triumph’s Sprint GT is Bond’s at a bricklayer’s price.

Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT


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