Triumph Sprint ST 1050 Overview

The Triumph Sprint ST 1050 is considered one of the best sports-touring motorcycle of its generation. What’s great about this bike is that it is comfortable, stylish, smooth and easy to ride.

At first you may find that the Triumph Sprint ST’s turn-in is slow, but once the bike is up and running it feels much more secure. You get some great suspension with this bike, and it handles well on any road terrain, whatever speed you might be going. The brakes are also good. It’s a good all-rounder bike and it doesn’t disappoint.

The DOHC 1050cc motor on this bike really gurgles when you start off, then when you are out on the road the bike is fast and aerodynamic. You can reach 160mph easily on this bike, and the fuel-injection is flawless too.

There are a few things that might disappoint you with this bike. One major fault from Triumph bikes appears to be the risk of corrosion on some parts of the bike. Having said this, the Triumph dealer support is great and you won’t feel out on your own if you need a part for this model.

The re-sale value is also good on this bike if you are looking for a second hand model.

Triumph Sprint ST 1050 spec

Seat height805mm
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
Average fuel consumption41mpg
Top speed160mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:Tony AndersonReview Date: May 2017
Very good ergonomics with the higher bars
Ride Quality
Very smooth on UK roads, but suspension is basic. With upgraded forks and shock, the difference is amazing
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No problems with rust or poor paint
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Lovely torque filled engine. As used in the Speed Triple and Tiger.
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Reasonable feel from original pads. Many people upgrade to better spec to improve the feel
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Pros CommentsGreat engine, comfortable and reliable.
Cons CommentsTriumph should have kept the bike in their range and added a low exhaust,a better pillion seat, upside down forks and a better rear shock. Those improvements together with better headlights (they're useless) and a little less weight would have been a real winner!

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