Five years after Triumph introduced the popular 1050cc Sprint ST sports touring bike, the British marque, Triumph Sprint GT in US.
According to Triumph, Sprint GT delivers outstanding real world performance in a practical and stylish package. However this does not means that Sprint GT has lost the sporting edge, which was omnipresent in the Sprint ST.
2011 Sprint GT features a newly-styled and better performing front fairing which has been restyled to give a sharper and more contemporary look while retaining the distinctive three-light Sprint design. In the cockpit, riders will find a comprehensive three dial instrument panel with a large, traditional analogue speedometer and tachometer while the third dial hosts the readout for the onboard computer where the rider can scroll through fuel consumption, range-to-empty, journey time, average speed and clock functions.
An updated version of Triumph’s 1050cc triple cylinder engine does duty on the Sprint GT, which was first introduced in the 2005 Sprint ST. In the latest incarnation, engine has been updated to deliver increased power, torque and usability and produces 130hp (5 more than the ST).
The bike also features new 31 liter saddlebags, standard ABS brakes, a 200-mile fuel range, an optional top box that is capable of accommodating two full-sized helmets, and a 12 volt power supply that allows on the go charging of electrical items such as laptops and mobile phones.
Triumph Sprint GT would soon go on sale in US with a price tag of US$ 13,199.
2011 Triumph Sprint GT Specifications
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, Triple
Bore/Stroke: 79 x 71.4mm
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Fuel System: Multipoint sequential EFI with SAI
Final Drive: X-ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Frame: Aluminum beam perimeter
Swingarm: Single-sided, aluminum
Front Wheel: Cast aluminum 5 -spoke, 17 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheel: Cast aluminum 5 – spoke, 17 x 5.5 in
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR 17
Front Suspension: Showa 43mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, 5 in travel
Rear Suspension: Showa monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping, 6 in travel
Front Brakes: Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, ABS standard
Rear Brakes: Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS standard
L x W x H: 88.6 x 29.9 x 47.6 in
Seat Height: 32.1 in
Wheelbase: 60.5 in
Rake/Trail: 23.5 degree / 84 mm
Wet Weight: 590 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 31 liter
Colors: Pacific Blue, Aluminum Silver