Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Triumph Sprint GT Sports Tourer launched

Yesterday Triumph announced the launch of the Triumph Sprint GT Sports Tourer. Based on the highly successful Triumph Sprint , Triumph have made a host of changes to make this model more touring orientated resulting in a new version, the Sprint GT.
The changes include:-
  • the GT features newly-styled and better performing reflector headlights, offering improved distribution of light
  • while a new internal mounting system for the mirrors gives a clearer view at speed
  • the cockpit itself has been restyled to give a sharper and more contemporary look and is equipped with a comprehensive three dial instrument panel
  • the onboard computer allows the rider to scroll through fuel consumption, range-to-empty, journey time, average speed and clock functions
  • the ST’s underseat exhaust has been replaced by a side mounted, triangular system, which not only releases more horsepower but also frees up underseat storage space
  • the new seat sits the pillion lower than on the Sprint ST with comfort further aided by lower footpegs
  • the built in luggage rack comes with generous grab handles as standard
  • a new, lighter weight rear wheel, shod with Bridgestone’s dual compound BT021 tyre combines with the GT’s longer wheelbase to maintain excellent stability even when fully laden
  • front and rear suspension has also been updated for excellent compliance and control
  • brakes have been revised with lighter discs, more rigidly mounted for greater durability, and a new brake pad formulation providing greater feel and approximately 10% increase in braking performance
  • 1050cc triple has also 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
  • the engine has been tuned for even stronger mid range, with peak torque increased by 5Nm to 108Nm (80 Ft.lb) and delivered 1,200rpm lower in the rev range for effortless acceleration and even easier overtaking
  • 20 litre fuel tank ensures the Sprint GT can comfortably cover 200 miles between fuel stops
  • 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
  • new 31 litre panniers and ABS brakes as standard
  • optional top box capable of swallowing two full sized helmets and offering a 12 volt power supply to allow ‘on the go’ charging of electrical items
Wow what a list of changes!
The new bike will be available in Triumph dealers by the end of the month in a choice of two colours, Aluminium Silver and Pacific Blue.

The price apparently will be £9,499 on the road.

Ride safe

Jon Booth
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