News 2011 Triumph Sprint GT | Video

2011 Triumph Sprint GT | Video

Motorcycle Preview

Click video to check out the amazing new 2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050. This introduction follows the popular 1050cc Sprint ST sports tourer that is now a bit long in the tooth.

The new GT motorcycle brings greater practicality with more features and functionally aimed to enhance the ‘touring’ aspect of sport touring. The bike seems to be positioned-well to offer a well-rounded and unique proposition of motorcycling performance and practicality.

Triumph’s renowned 1050cc triple has been updated for the Sprint GT, offering even better drivability than in previous incarnations.

A new exhaust system and revised ECU lifts peak power by 5bhp to 130bhp (@9,200rpm) over the Sprint ST. Most significantly, the engine has been tuned for even stronger mid-range; with peak torque increased by 5Nm to 108Nm (80 ft lbs) and delivered 1,200rpm lower in the rev range for effortless acceleration and even easier overtaking.

Because the Sprint GT has been designed to cover long distances and take riders to far-flung places, fuel range is just as important as rider comfort. The 20-liter fuel tank ensures the Sprint GT can comfortably cover 200 miles between fuel stops.

Triumph’s latest generation engine management system not only helps deliver more power and torque, it also gives a small improvement to fuel consumption and ensures that the Sprint GT delivers the smoothest throttle response of any 1050 yet.

Sixth gear on the Sprint GT is 7% taller than on the ST, delivering more relaxed motorway riding and improved touring economy.

The additional GT features included 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.

The result is a motorcycle with a different feel to 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 cross-country.

Priced at $13,199, the Sprint GT will be available in US dealerships this fall as early release 2011 models.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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