Triumph Sprint ST

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Triumph Sprint Executive

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NB this is not a review of the current Sprint but of the older 900cc.

I bought my Triumph Sprint in April 2008, 10 years it’s 1st date of registration on an ‘R’ plate) and with miles on the clock and it was a classic off the purchase.

At the time I was suffering Harley Davison blues spent 18 months or so knocking on a chopped up Night Train. did that bike look bad apes, all black and chrome, Fat Boy end, no front mud guard and you could hear in the Southern Problem was, it was an absolute pig to and required serious, I mean devotion to … to cover over 100 miles in a single

And Lord forbid if it rained, no front guard it was more Island log flume than 66.

Anyway, I’d walked the local dealers for a browse I spotted what looked to be a new tourer with retro It sat there with a top box, a of huge panniers, a half leather tank cover and a badge, what the hell it be? It was, and is, the old 900 (actually 885cc) Sprint Executive and the condition of the was such a credit to the previous even on close up nose inspection I could find not a or a scape.

And then I caught of the price tag £2,100.

Ten minutes I was the proud owner with a balance £1,800 lighter – and it with full service all past MOT’s and even written notes from the owner detailing what done and when he’d it. A great deal, if I say so myself.

Well, it’s one year on and the verdict? First off, I to say, this bike has the smile back to my face the pig of a Harley had turned into a I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the year.

The naff ‘Executive’ tag was to Sprints made during the 97 and 98. What set them apart normal Sprints was that came fully kitted out colour coded top box and two huge, side panniers all nicely set off a half Rickman style

Throw a leg over and the ride is that midway point a sports bike and a tourer – not upright but not belly flopping the tank either. In use I’ve impressed with the overall levels but after about 200 on the standard seat it’s for a little arse rearranging and leg – I’m 6ft 2in and 16st 6lb, so a fair weight on the backside and legs to contend with. currently looking into an after market seat for a bit long distance comfort.

Sticking with comfort, I the standard screen pretty and changed to a 4in higher model from Sprint Engineering at a of £49. It’s made a big but still not great, though a rider would be fine. All the I’ve had along have hugely impressed with the out back.

Triumph Sprint Executive

The engine, oh the engine; the cylinder 885 starts off a choke, and fired up first time time, mind you it also more like a clanking when at idle, so much so it can be a disconcerting at first. But then it some air and the word smooth is an it’s super silk, and the is mighty. The spec is as follows; 12v motor with three flat-slide Keihin carbs.

The smoothness of this engine is impressed me the most with the It’ll pull like a from just below 2k on the rev without a hiccup. And this is no slouch either, kicking out with a top speed of 140MPH you need it. But it’s the grunt and power delivery from the chunk of metal known as the Triple that’ll have smile growing wider and

Fully loaded and with a on board, you’ll hardly any difference either, think overtaking the car in front and it’s without hesitation.

Motorway cruising at 100mph is free apart from wind blast, though as pointed out a shorter rider be far better protected behind the after market screen. it’s top heavy styling not been able to fault the and have had more man and machine in moments on twisty A roads I’ve had on some bikes have been hailed for handling performance. All in all it’s a combination of comfort and performance.

this being a fast, bike I reckon I’m around 45MPG, and getting 240 out of a full tank, and I’m with that. The size of the panniers and top box mean that plenty of room for all your gear. And I have to say, the of the Triumph box and panniers is excellent, far than most I’ve across.

I still see the occasional Triumph Executive 900 up for sale and the prices are competitive. If you can find a well machine, then you’ll found yourself a reliable, solid, sports tourer keep up the pack no problems. And I mentioned the engine.

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