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By Cycle Canada

May 17, 2010

Triumph Announces the 2011 Sprint GT

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Five years after introducing the 1050cc Sprint ST sport tourer, Triumph is launching the Sprint GT, a new variation designed for more touring and less sport, according to the UK manufacturer.

Powered by an upgraded liquid cooled, 1050cc 3-cylinder engine now claiming 128hp and 80 ft.lbs of torque, the Sprint GT is built on the ST's twin-spar aluminium beam frame but features a newly designed fairing, 31 litre panniers as standard and an optional topbox, big enough for two full-face helmets, that comes with built in 12 volt power socket for recharging electrical gadgets while riding. Suspension has been revised for improved touring performance says Triumph and ABS is standard.

The Sprint GT is priced at $14,399 CAD and will be available in Canada this fall as a 2011 model.

Cycle Canada assistant editor Uwe Wachtendorf will be riding the Sprint GT from Scotland to Triumph's Hinckley plant in Leicestershire, England next week. We'll have more details and his first ride impressions for you then, so stay tuned.

2011 Triumph Sprint GT Specifications

Engine

Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity 1050cc

Bore/Stroke 79 x 71.4mm

Compression Ratio 12.0:1

Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI

Transmission

Final Drive X ring chain

Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox 6-speed

Cycle Parts

Frame Aluminium beam perimeter

Swingarm Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster

Front Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in

Rear Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5in

Front Tire 120/70 ZR 17 

Rear Tire 180/55 ZR 17

Front Suspension Showa 43mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, 127mm travel

Rear Suspension Showa monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping, 152mm rear wheel travel

Front Brakes Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS

Dimensions

Length 2260mm

Width (Handlebars) 760mm

Height 1210mm

Seat Height 815mm

Wheelbase 1537mm

Rake/Trail 23.5°/84mm

Wet Weight 268kg 

Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power EC 130PS/128bhp @ 9,200 rpm

Maximum Torque EC 108Nm/80 ft.lbs @ 6,300 rpm

Colours Pacific Blue, Aluminium Silver