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Triumph Sprint 1050 GT (2011 - present) review

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Manufacturer:
Triumph
Category:
Tourers
Price:
£ 9499
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
a hell of a sports touring package for under ten grand
Value for money; comfortable; spacious; stable
Could do with another 200cc; tendency to tramline; ABS could be slicker

Just ridden the brand new £9,499 Triumph Sprint GT for an hour through the Scottish highlands and have just stopped at a petrol station to check the tyre pressure, all was as it should be.

The steering is incredibly heavy and lifeless, perhaps an attribute of the extended wheelbase courtesy of a longer swingarm.

On an upside is the amazing high speed stability of the Sprint GT but it may take the rest of the afternoon to understand if Triumph have gone a tad too far in the wrong direction in the geometry stakes. At least the afternoon’s ride to Skye will be comfy…

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/first-impressions-2011-triumph-sprint-gt/11511.html#ixzz2DWxC4mJ6

Just ridden the brand new £9,499 Triumph Sprint GT for an hour through the Scottish highlands and have just stopped at a petrol station to check the tyre pressure, all was as it should be.

The steering is incredibly heavy and lifeless, perhaps an attribute of the extended wheelbase courtesy of a longer swingarm.

On an upside is the amazing high speed stability of the Sprint GT but it may take the rest of the afternoon to understand if Triumph have gone a tad too far in the wrong direction in the geometry stakes. At least the afternoon’s ride to Skye will be comfy…

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/first-impressions-2011-triumph-sprint-gt/11511.html#ixzz2DWxC4mJ6

Value for money; comfortable; spacious; stable
Could do with another 200cc; tendency to tramline; ABS could be slicker

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