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Triumph Sprint ST 1050
Triumph Sprint ST 1050

Triumph Sprint ST 1050 — present)

Triumph has the Sprint a work-over. The look is chassis updated for a more performance and the engine, while the triple format, has been re-worked with a smoother as well as a 95cc hike to which equates to a claimed increase of 3bhp to 123bhp torque up

to 77lb.ft.

But it isn’t the that has caused this of pre-orders, it’s the new look. to Triumph the theme of the new Sprint is A triple engine, three three clocks and three outlets, but thankfully only two

And it looks good, really Triumph’s had a bit of a design shake-up in years and keeps on getting and stronger. Think Daytona Rocket III, Speed and Sprint ST, all really good-looking from the Hinckley stable.

The even has one of those funky pipes that are all the rage Which is a blessing and a curse.

not often that you get the chance to a bike in South Africa so I my camera with me to take snaps. Not a problem, I thought, as the new has a little cubby hole in the hand fairing panel to it in. Unfortunately on opening the lockable I discovered the tool kit was taking up of the space, and what was remaining was just big enough to fit a camera and a phone at a squeeze.

That’s the problem with pipes, you can’t fit anything the seat. Jettison the tool kit and you can fit a wallet and mobile phone and of fags but any loose change fall to the bottom, which it hard to get at. Nice idea, not very well though

It’s a silly little and to be truthful this, and the fact the mirrors vibrate in the wind meaning that you only get an of what is behind rather an actual image, were the real complaints I could up with about the sprint ST two days of riding it. As a package the really is that good.

Fire it up and the Sprint has a nice sound about it. It’s more pleasant than sewing machine sound so often accompanies Japanese and what makes it even is the snarl and pop on over-run that has left in. It’s not a back-fire, of a burble when the throttle is and is something that the Japanese never consider leaving in.

the old ST the new one is extremely comfortable to ride. The is padded to perfection and the peg/bars seems ideal for all-day The screen is probably a tad low, but is normal for sports tourers and a screen is available as an extra, but it’s just about and easily comfortable enough to see off the 200 tank range.

During its Triumph enlisted the help of 100 German sports tourer and asked them what felt was important in a touring Apart from enough space to carry their a quick-release beach towel and nothing that resembles this focus group the need for a decent instrument Which Triumph took on and the ST now comes with the clearest display of any bike I can think of.

The far right clock of the triple has a clock, two trips, a fuel temperature gauge, miles in tank, average mpg, top and current mpg all clearly displayed on a big LCD Excellent.

So it looks good and has great features (including a stand, pillion grab as standard and adjustable span and clutch levers), but this really mean much it goes well.

Which it Triumph has an uncanny knack of road suspension virtually on, and the Sprint ST, in my opinion, is the best It’s sprung softly to make the ride pleasant and bumps while still enough stiffness to complement the chassis.

We tested the Sprint ST some roads with 100mph-plus bends as well as knee-down second and third bends on smooth and bumpy and it was excellent on everything.

Despite the comfortable riding ground clearance isn’t an and it has a very neutral and balanced while still being sportier than the old model. aren’t going to jump on it and ‘wow this is much than a supersport bike’ but it quickly and holds its poise I would say as well as the VFR800, is definitely a sportier package the old ST.

Triumph Sprint ST 1050
Triumph Sprint ST 1050

And it’s got the legs on the VFR when it to power. The new triple engine may have a small power and in truth doesn’t feel different to the old model, but it is a very engine to use. Top gear pull smoothly from on a slight incline all the way up to the 161mph top something I tested. Although to be I only managed a paltry on the accurate GPS, despite the clock showing an optimistic

And the improvements to the gearbox were very noticeable, gone is the old clunk, replaced by a smoother change.

Considering the high of Triumph riders who have brand loyalty the big question the Sprint ST is ‘is it worth my old bike for?’ And the simple is ‘yes’. The new Sprint ST is simply a machine than the old model. The isn’t hugely different but the is much better as are the handling, and features.

Is it worth buying if you never had a Triumph before? yes. The Sprint ST is a great of a sportsbike and a tourer that good, handles well and has of character.

It also costs than the competition at £7799

If you are not convinced then try one for yourself. Triumph dealer will a Sprint ST as a demo bike, so it a shot. For the first few months the ST will only come conventional brakes but in a few months an ABS will be added to the range, that dedicated tourers ask for.

It should cost in the region of and will come in an extra red, as well as the standard and blue.

It may sound like on Triumph’s payroll as I’ve so positive about the bike, but I did struggle to criticise it. Yes, the vibrate and the cubby-hole is poorly out, but that’s about all I fault it for. Which annoys me, because I feel I haven’t done my job properly.

it a try yourself and let me know if you can come up anything I’ve missed.

Triumph Sprint ST 1050
Triumph Sprint ST 1050
Triumph Sprint ST 1050
Triumph Sprint ST 1050


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