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Triumph Sprint ST

Triumph Sprint ST for 2005

 

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Triumph Motorcycles Sprint ST for 2005
Refined, larger capacity (1050cc) engine.  New chassis including revised suspension, redesigned swingarm, five-spoke wheels, underseat exhausts and new instruments.  Available in Caspian Blue and Aluminium Silver paint schemes.

The Sprint ST has never made compromises its defied them. Its a sports bike that covers distance, a touring bike that carves corners. It possesses a truly usable mix of poise, power and all-round practicality.

And this sheer competence is no mere chance Triumph, over the years, has arrived at the winning formula for creating well-balanced motorcycles and the Sprint ST has proved an immensely satisfying machine for the army of riders that enjoy its abilities.

And for 2005 the Sprint ST has been redesigned from the wheels up. Its been through a major evolutionary process, every part examined, improved and refined.

Its 1050cc, fuel-injected, three-cylinder motor has more of everything that makes it so usable more torque, for effortless drive in any gear and more horsepower for when its needed. Peak power is an impressive 125PS @ 9,250rpm while peak torque of 104Nm arrives at 5,000rpm.

Further enhancing the engine is a revised six-speed gearbox with remote gear change linkage and clutch fitted with an anti-backlash gear. The character of the three-cylinder layout remains unfettered but the engine has a seamless polish that provides a perfect counterpoint to the lusty power delivery. The Sprint ST has an engine to revel in, to explore and, most of all, to use to the full.

Matching the Sprint STs sublime engine is a superb chassis. A redesigned beam frame, featuring a shorter wheelbase of 1454mm, makes for a fabulously composed yet fast-steering motorcycle, with an even greater scope of ability.

High quality, 43mm cartridge-style telescopic forks, adjustable for spring preload, are used for fine control while the rear shock is remotely adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping. A pair of powerful, four-piston brake calipers mated to 320mm floating discs provide superb stopping power, a two-piston caliper and 255mm disc slow the rear wheel.

The Sprint STs sleek look is both functional and stunning and everywhere neat touches, like the chrome infill bars and front indicators set in the mirrors, add class. Styling cues, such as the triple front headlights and triple exit exhausts, LED rear light, complement each other fluidly and the Sprint ST has a cohesive air of a machine that mixes function and form perfectly.

New instrumentation includes an LCD trip computer with average MPG and speed functions, amongst others. Fuel capacity is a useful 21 litres (5.5 gal US).

Further expanding the Sprint STs role is the colour-matched factory-designed hard luggage (available as an optional extra), which has been specifically designed for the ST. A host of other accessory items are also available.

With two colour options Caspian Blue and Aluminium Silver the Sprint ST remains the shrewd choice of any rider looking for a versatile, all-round motorcycle in 2005. And tailoring an almost perfect package to suit that little bit better couldnt be simpler.

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Specifications

ENGINE

Type

 

Liquid-cooled, 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

Ignition

 

Digital inductive type via electronic engine management system

TRANSMISSION

Primary Drive

 

Gear

Final Drive

 

X ring chain

Clutch

 

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox

 

6-speed

CYCLE PARTS

Frame

 

Tubular, fabricated aluminium alloy perimeter

Swingarm

 

Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster

Wheels

Front

Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in

 

Rear

Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 5.5in

Tires

Front

120/70 ZR 17

 

Rear

180/55 ZR 17

Suspension

Front

45mm USD forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping

 

Rear

Monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping

Brakes

Front

Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston radial calipers

 

Rear

Single 220mm disc, 2 piston caliper

DIMENSIONS

Length

 

2115mm (83.3in)

Width (Handlebars)

 

780mm (30.7in)

Height

 

1250mm (49.2in)

Seat Height

 

815mm (32.1in)

Wheelbase

 

1429mm (56.2in)

Rake/Trail

 

23.5/84mm

Weight (Dry)

 

Approx. 210 kg (463lbs)

Fuel Tank Capacity

 

18 litres (4.7 gal US)

PERFORMANCE

(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)

Maximum Power

 

130PS (128bhp) at 9,100 rpm

Maximum Torque

 

105Nm (78ft.lbf) at 5,100 rpm

COLOURS

 

Jet Black, Neon Blue, Scorched Yellow

 

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