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2011 Triumph Sprint GT
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Triumph Sprint GT
"Touring Sports" vs. "Sports Touring" of the
May 17, 2010 (Triumph Press Release) -- Five years
after Triumph introduced the popular 1050cc Sprint ST
sports touring bike, the British marque has introduced a
new model with greater practicality and more emphasis on
the touring aspect of Sports Touring: the Triumph
As you would expect from a British machine wearing
the famous Grand Tourer tag, the Sprint GT delivers
outstanding real world performance in a practical and
Sprint GT Features
▪ New touring
31 liter saddlebags standard
Optional top box fits on std. rack
New HP and torque curves
12V accessory outlets
Flatter seat with gel option
But this should not be construed that the Sprint GT
has lost the sporting edge that made the Sprint ST one
of the most popular and enduring bikes in the Triumph
"The motorcycle market continues to become more
refined, which calls for manufacturers to evolve our
product lines to provide what customers are demanding"
said Jim Callahan, North American Marketing Manager for
"The Sprint GT blends all of the great performance
and style of the Sprint ST with some additional comfort
and storage space that sport touring riders are looking
The 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
Performance is handled by an updated version of
Triumph’s legendary 1050 cc triple. First
introduced in the 2005 Sprint ST, the latest incarnation
of this great engine has been updated to deliver
increased power, torque and usability.
With 130 HP on hand, the Sprint GT offers excellent
real world performance, with development focused on
power delivery in the mid-range rather than chasing peak
Of course, practicality is the GT’s hallmark.
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
The result is a motorcycle with a different feel to
the Sprint ST, biased more towards the touring side of
sports touring than the Sprint ST; a composed machine
with precise and intuitive handling to keep up with
sports bikes on demanding roads, but equally delivering
the comfort required for a long two-up ride
Priced at $13,199, the Sprint GT will be available in
US dealerships this fall as early release 2011 models.
Triumph also announced a full range of accessories
that includes a host of options designed to further
increase the practicality of the Sprint GT and allow
riders to personalize the motorcycle to their specific
These include heated handlebar grips, a taller aero
screen, optional gel comfort seat and high quality
magnetic tank bags which can increase the Sprint GT’s
luggage capacity another 30 liters.
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