2011 Triumph MotorcycleIt may have only one letter changed from the Sprint ST it replaces, but the 2011 Triumph Sprint GT is a very different machine.
Carrying over the frame and engine, there are notable similarities, but reworked suspension, a longer swingarm, slightly tucked in front end, new bodywork (with improved heat management), a new seat, and larger saddlebags, give the GT a personality all its own-and, it is a winning persona.The GT is stable in corners and at double the speed limit on interstates, making it an ideal sport-touring mount.2011 Triumph Sprint GT Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-3
BORE x STROKE: 79mm x 71.4mm
COMP. RATIO: 12.0:1
WHEELBASE: 60.5 inches
RAKE: 23.5 degrees
WET WEIGHT: 590 pounds
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