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2011 Triumph Sprint GT Comparison Photo Gallery

See Triumph Sprint GT photos in the 2011 Triumph Sprint GT Comparison photo gallery then read our 2010 Sport-Touring Shootout.

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2011 Triumph Sprint GT Sport-Touring Shootout Dyno
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The Triumph Sprint GT is still a quick turner but offering a little more stability from the stretched wheelbase
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2010 Sport-Touring Shootout Torque Chart
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2010 Sport-Touring Horsepower
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Triumph’s ABS, which now comes standard on the Sprint, proved effective but delivered the jumpiest lever pulse during our comparison.
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Triumph's 1050cc Inline Triple gets a revised engine map to further smooth an already linear power delivery.
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The Showa suspension does a fine job, with the set-up on the firm side but transmitting supple feedback. The 43mm fork offers only preload adjustment, and the rear shock adjustment for rebound and preload (the latter via convenient remote twist knob).
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Fit and finish saw the Triumph struggle to compete with the more expensive Japanese entries. The switchgear felt less polished, with the control panel’s small analog speedo deemed difficult to read.
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Revised steering geometry from the new swingarm alters the Sprint's handling characteristics.
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The Spring GT improves its touring abilities with spacious 31-liter saddlebags.
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Updates to the Sprint chassis are substantial and improve an already solid design.
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The Sprint GT still retains a riding position that leans on the sporty side, with a forward pitch and high footpeg placement.
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GT riders can enjoy the comfy saddle for long stints, as the GT delivered the best range during our testing.
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The low $13,199 MSRP makes the new GT a quite attractive option, only a $400 increase over the ABS-equipped ST model.