News 2011 Triumph Sprint GT | Preview

2011 Triumph Sprint GT | Preview

2011 Sprint GT

New for the 2011 model year, the Triumph Sprint GT offers a unique blend of sporting ability with motorcycle touring practicality.

With up to 117 liters of hard luggage capacity, a 200+ mile fuel range, on-the-fly electrical charging and anti-lock brakes as standard, this practicality is the key to the Sprint GT success.

Powering the Sprint GT is a 130hp version of the Triumph 1050cc three-cylinder engine, with 108Nm of torque for effortless overtaking.

The chassis, developed from the Sprint ST, features a stylish aluminum frame with single sided swingarm. The GT shock absorber is easily adjusted for solo and two-up riding using the hand adjuster located just behind the motorcycle rider’s leg.

The four-piston caliper brakes are developments of Triumph, with ABS fitted as standard. Ready to ride, the Sprint GT weighs in at just 265kg (584 lbs.), including the panniers and a full tank of fuel.

High quality color coded panniers come as standard on Sprint GT and are operated with the ignition key. These each hold 31 liters of luggage and have been designed to hold a large full-faced motorcycle helmet.

For motorcycle riders looking for even more capacity, a massive 55 liter top box is available as an official Triumph motorcycle accessory.

Not only can the top box hold two full-face helmets, it also has a built in power socket for charging of electrical items such as mobile phones and computers while on the move.

Further luggage space can be found on the right hand side of the cockpit and under the seat, where there is sufficient space to store the Triumph motorcycle accessory U-lock. Further soft luggage options are also available in the form of tail packs and tank bags.

Rider and pillion comfort was at the forefront of the Sprint GT design brief and the dual seat is both roomy and generously padded.

A large grab rail is also fitted as standard and doubles as a luggage rack. New reflector type headlights have been developed to ensure safe and assured through-the-night riding.

The Sprint GT specifications also includes an onboard computer as part of the three-dial cockpit layout, featuring a clock, fuel consumption, journey time, range-to-empty and average speed readouts.

Two classy color options are available for the 2011 Triumph Sprint GT: Aluminum Silver and Pacific Blue.

2011 Triumph Sprint GT | Motorcycle Highlights

  • New for 2011 model year
  • Up to 117 liters of hard luggage capacity
  • 200 mile fuel range for long-distance touring
  • Equipped with anti-lock braking system as standard
  • 130hp version of Triumph’s iconic 1050cc three-cylinder engine
  • Built in electrical sockets for charging
  • Two year, unlimited mileage warranty as standard

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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