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
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 79 x 71.4mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
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
Width (Handlebars) 760mm
Seat Height 815mm
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