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Triumph Sprint GT

Triumph Sprint GT 2011

Following a design path not many other products to perceived demands for increased and comfort, Triumph has enlarged the of its Sprint 1050cc Triple for

The formerly designated Sprint ST Tourer) has now evolved into the Sprint GT (Grand Tourer). In so, it delivers more cargo and a plusher ride, while not much of its edge as a respectable carver with bags.

The aggrandized model achieves its in part by a 3.2-inch longer (60.5-inches compared to a previous inches), while offering styling to modernize the ST’s design. The penalty for the new Sprint’s and aesthetic sharpening is an additional 60 lbs – a than 10% curb weight over its predecessor, now at 591 lbs full of

Triumph says the retuned of the same fuel-injected three-cylinder that powered the ST now makes 5 hp (128 hp vs. 123 hp). Claimed is increased by just under 4 to 79.7 ft-lbs, and now comes in at rpm — 1200 rpm sooner on the ST.

Tidy details abound. The cast bits, and polished complement the single-sided swingarm. The key detaches the one-piece saddle.

says it has tipped the balance toward “touring” in the sport-touring Although we’re not overawed by the bulk with only extra muscle to push it, still say that the bike very well as the sporting it’s intended to be, and we really it.

Improvements include a stainless side-mounted muffler, instead of the three-pipe underseat exhaust while stylish, caught by some for cooking the rider.

The GT’s wide, mildly saddle provides all-day and accommodates a variety of riders, its claimed 32.1-inch height is “My inseam measures about 32 says Duke, “and no way I can flat-foot the Sprint at a stop.” with a sufficiently broad and fairing, this still-potent is a mile eater.

A Sprint has a greater reach for the bars its larger sport-touring rivals the Yamaha FJR1300 and Kawi 14, but ergos are nonetheless reasonably The relatively tall seat allows a comfortable amount of despite the moderately rear-set, footpegs.

The alloy perimeter – tastefully finished in black and nicely against black and other black pieces – rock steady, and is coupled a conventional Showa 43mm fork. Canted at a steep rake and providing 84mm the preload-adjustable fork has dual-rate and, while simple, it is

Out back is a monoshock that’s adjusted for preload by a large, knob. The overall ride is plush on the freeway, and the fairing deflects wind to shoulder

The single-sided cast alloy with eccentric chain plus other castings, bits, hardware, and overall fit and are a pleasing sight to those who attention to detail.

This adjusts the rear spring

Triumph Sprint GT

Front Nissin four-pot clamping 320mm rotors, and dual-piston rear caliper the squeeze to a 255mm rotor, are and reliable. Braided brake provide good feedback. The system has a fairly high up front, but intervention comes up from the rear.

One nitpick in this department is the long reach to the front lever. Both the front and clutch lever are adjustable to positions, but there is a significant in reach between the two. large hands have a reach to the brake lever set to the shortest position.

Less to criticize, but also not utopian, is the fuel tank. Triumph about 200 miles per tank-full. Our confirmed this could be but aggressive solo riding tip this to closer to 170 miles or This is not so bad, and a lot of riders be satisfied with this.

so, we’d have liked to seen a 6-gallon tank on a with this long-legged potential. However with its weight already knocking on the door of 600 lbs, and perhaps design considerations, the fuel is what it is.

Another issue we’d is with the headlights. The Sprint ST was to have only so-so Triumph says the Sprint halogens replacing the projector on the previous model are better, and we However, they are only The twin low beams on either leave dim spots in the beam and have only adequate coverage (for cornering or to animals crossing the road,

The cycloptic center-mounted high gives good illumination of and overhead signs on the highway, but little to fill in the voids by the low beams or add to the side view. We one high-beam bulb for two low beams is for a high-speed tourer, and believe lighting might have had by better engineered use of reflector and other lighting technology now

Cockpit view: Instruments are Polished handlebar weights freely when twisted. the red right-side kill button off the electricity to the instruments but leaves on.

Note lockable right compartment in fairing. Very

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Triumph Sprint GT
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