Triumph Sprint GT 1050 Bike Overview
The Triumph Sprint GT (Grand Touring) is a pillion friendly bike with a longer swingarm and steel subframe. This makes is far more stable than previous models. It also has lower seat height as well as a more comfortable pillion seat.
Triumph claims that you get 200 miles between fuel stops with this bike. We tend to agree although the engine is a little grunty at times. This bike is great for weekend trips with lots of baggage. It’s also comfortable which makes a real difference.
The suspension on this bike is softly damped and steering is agile enough. The new fuel injection on this bike as well as new ignition settings make the bike manageable when fully loaded. You’ll feel confident and stable on this machine.
The ABS works well on this machine and the cockpit is functional as well as modern. You won’t find any fancy power mode settings or traction control, which might disappoint some.
The Triumph name harks reliability with this bike. You won’t be disappointed with this machine or the re-sale value, either.
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Triumph Sprint GT 1050 Bike Spec
- Top speed160mph
- Average fuel consumption48mpg
- Seat height815mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, DOHC, four stroke
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Does its job very well. Sports tourers are a dying breed, with everybody going for adventure bikes instead. But being able to load up, do a comfortable 500 mile day and then enjoy the bike once you've unloaded is great.
The stock exhaust is horrible. Get it changed ASAP.
Big comfy gel seat with plenty of room to move around on. Riding position is quite relaxed and the screen does a good job of deflecting wind over your helmet (at 5'10")
I keep it outside in all weather and its holding up very well. The silver trims have both fallen off but I've replaced them with ones I made and they're holding up.
ABS is good, back is a bit keen. Only had the front kick in a couple of times in very wet weather. Brakes aren't the best feeling but they stop it quickly when they need to. I'll be trying some different discs and pads next and see if that improves anything. Not bad but not great.
Rides very well for a big sports tourer. Plenty of power, corners confidently. Never going to feel like a super sports but it holds its own. Stable at all speeds, only feels heavy when you're pushing it about.
Plenty of torque, enough power to ride 2 up with a load of kit and have enough left for overtaking and having some fun. Could have a bit more power, always, but at 120+bhp it's plenty.
Triumphs aren't cheap to own, so I've learnt. Maintenance costs if you do it yourself are comparable, but servicing is double or more the price of Honda and the like.
Everything on it feels really well made and put together. It is a joy to ride
I do wish the clutch was lighter.
Comfy seat, nice handlebar placement, wish it was slightly more sit up rather than lean forward sometimes. Clutch is HEAVY. Not a problem on the move, but noticeable around town.
Everything still looks brand new on it
Brakes are great. Abs has come on once or twice in a situation.
Smooth as milk. It feels heavy when crawling but light on the move. Excellent suspension.
Torque for absolute days and days and days. Always has more to give, but not in a violent sudden way.
Insurance and tax and petrol are a bit more than my previous bike, but I didn't buy a 1050cc to save money.
Comfort and ride enjoyment
Wing mirrors and lights
Good ride not sure about pillion, has I ride on my own
Pretty solid with a 3 cylinder reliable engine, near needs lots of service though.
Slightly spungy back brake front one is fine
Good around corners just a little top heavy
More than Enough power for my needs
Does around 45mpg not bad for a 1050
Riding comfort and power torque plenty of luggage room
start making it again
Its very good for touring comfortable loads of torque 150 miles before your bum needs some exercise
Build quality very good never broken down and never had any issues with the bike
Brakes are great stops as and when you want it to
Rides very well for a big bike very smooth quite heavy but you dont feel this once you are riding corners well for a big bike never had any issues
Engine is great loads of torque just open it up down have to change down and it goes
Don't really keep running costs does 150 miles on a tank of fuel about 38mpg at at the speed limits
Can't fault it at the price paid -£9000 Considered the Tiger 1050 and this would have been £1800 dearer with same kit spec
I have no complaints
I find steering & ride fine, though other folk moan about the extended swing arm
It's a triple - love it
I have no complaints
The usual screw threads seizing up - the mirror glass screws and front mudguard fixings
Very rarely get the rear ABS activating, never been able to get the front wheel ABS to kick in (yet). Occasionally in heavy rain, the ABS light comes on, but spray the sensors with brake cleaner and solves the problem.
Engine and looks, great all day bike enough power to have fun and when loaded with panniers and box great to go touring.
Adjustable pegs and bars to fine tune riding position.
Smooth and stable , can be a little top heavy at slow speeds and cornering a definite movement required to make it drop in , quite a long bike so very stable in a straight line a little slow into corners.
Just awesome very flexible at low speed then really kicks in at 6k , loverly crackle on the exhaust on the over run , I have a carbon Trident exhaust, very nice.
Great on fuel 230 – 250 miles out of a tank. Insurance was good.
Mine is still like new, paint is great, no rattling from any fairings.
Quite powerful, not used the ABS yet , rear is good and strong.