The New 2010 Triumph Sprint GT

Well, after a number of recent spy shots we knew this was coming.

Triumph has just released a few details of its new Sprint GT an update of the successful Sprint ST which has been one of the best sports-tourers of recent years.  Fairing changes, a side mounted exhaust replacing the under seat one of the previous model, engine tweaks to produce more bhp (130) and more torque, and with  new style panniers and ABS as standard, it would appear the new Sprint is good competition for the Honda VFR1200.  The Sprint while a success and highly regarded amongst its users, has been almost a well kept secret for the 5 years it’s been on the market.  Hopefully the surge in interest for tourers will shine a spotlight on Triumphs excellent machine. The new Sprint GT is priced at £9499, which at more than £2500 less than the Honda VFR1200, makes it all the more attractive.

Triumph’s press release is below –

Five years after the introduction of the popular 1050cc Sprint ST sports tourer, along comes a new model with greater practicality and more emphasis on the ‘touring’ aspect of ‘sports touring’: the Triumph Sprint GT.

That is not to say the Sprint GT has lost the sporting edge that made the Sprint ST one of the most popular and enduring bikes in the Triumph range. 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 stylish package.

Performance is taken care of by an updated version of Triumph’s legendary 1050cc 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 130bhp on hand, the Sprint GT offers excellent real world performance, with development focused on power delivery in the mid-range rather than chasing peak power.

Practicality is the GT’s byword with new 31 litre panniers, ABS brakes as standard, underseat storage, built in rack with well appointed grab rail, 200 mile fuel range and an 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 such as laptops and mobile phones. And price? At £9,499 on the road, the Sprint GT offers real-world performance at a price other sports tourers can’t come close to.

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  1. […] Triumph unveiled its new Sprint GT a more touring biased upgrade of its hugely popular Sprint ST (details here).  However luggage accessories that come as standard with the Triumph were optional on […]

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