2011 Triumph Sprint GT Review- Triumph Sprint GT First Ride Test

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Triumph Sprint GT

First Ride: 2011 Sprint GT A revised sport-tourer better at both ‘touring’ and

If you’ve been jonesing for a new you might want to chill for a Like maybe until time in September. That’s Triumph will release its new GT here in the U.S. and it’s a worth a serious look you write a check or float a for another bike in the category.

spent four straight carving up the beautiful twisty in the Scottish Highlands and down the British Midlands on a new GT as part of global launch of the bike, and it has me thoroughly impressed. Our U.S. and contingent of moto-scribes wound up our at the Triumph factory in Hinckley, we not only learned valuable about the planning and development of the GT but got a thorough tour of a very manufacturing operation.

Triumph management was quite with the GT’s predecessor, ST, but wanted to shift the bike’s performance just a wee bit farther the “touring” side of the category. So, than undertaking a complete of the ST, the designers made a number of changes to the existing package and it GT.

Internally, the inline-Three engine the same 1050cc powerplant as but pumps out 5 more claimed horsepower (130) along 5 more ft.-lb. of torque delivered 1200 rpm lower in the rev Both increases are solely the of improved engine-management and fuel-mapping and the switch from an underseat to a more conventional and efficient right-side muffler.

Chassis-wise, everything from the of the gas tank rearward is completely while everything forward is the same, save for a few improvements include a redesigned upper and headlight array, and revised in the conventional right-side-up fork to front-end dive when Also, ABS is now standard, working lighter brake rotors by reformulated pads.

At the back end, a longer swingarm increases stability by the wheelbase more than 3 from 57.4 to 60.5, and it an all-new shock that a remote spring-preload adjuster turned by hand. The rear is 2.2 pounds lighter than the and both wheels are fitted Bridgestone BT-021 dual-compound The quick-detachable saddlebags now have a capacity (enough to swallow any XXL helmet), 9 more than the GT, and a luggage rack is standard.

Triumph Sprint GT

Out on the all these changes prove mettle in convincing fashion. The redesigned seat proved comfortable, both on the mixed of Scotland’s endless two-lane as well as on the smooth, fast in England, and the ride is just enough to keep the chassis under control at all times.

Though the bike is heavier had no official figure but one representative the GT only weighs “about 11 more than the ST) and longer, it its predecessor, thanks to its better tires and weight distribution. And the output is especially impressive, a seamless, linear delivery of that pulls hard and from as low as 2000 rpm.

Though Triumph will a wide range of accessories for machine, including heated and a 55-liter top box that even has a 12-volt power socket, the GT is a no-frills sport-tourer (no adjustable GPS option, tire-pressure monitor, And even though Triumph has shifted the bike a little toward the touring end of the category increased comfort, stability and capacity, the GT is still a very motorcycle that generates rider confidence while up a twisty ribbon of road a raging, asphalt-devouring monster.

A road test comparing bike to its competition will be to accurately position the GT against its competition; but for now, know even though the Sprint GT is not this $13,199 motorcycle is a super-serious player in the sport-touring

Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT
Triumph Sprint GT

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