Triumph Sprint GT Launch at Cascade Moto Classics

October 8, 2010 7:00pm

Cascade Moto Classics, Triumph and Moto Guzzi dealer in Beaverton, OR held an evening Open House to launch Triumph’s revamped / remodeled Sprint sport touring motorcycle.

Original and earlier versions were known as the Sprint ST. Now, with the manufacturer’s emphasis moving more to the touring than the sport side, the latest model carries the suffix ‘GT’.

Among the big changes are the exhaust path. Pipes and mufflers that used to exit under the rear seat have moved further down the bike to the more conventional can-either-side position. The mufflers sit snugly under the expanded hard luggage. Whereas on some other machines in its class, one side has less capacity than the other, both panniers provide a healthy 31 liters, enough to fit a full face helmet in each. An optional top box holds two full-face helmets. There’s enough room for gas for 200 miles, ABS brakes are now standard and a 12 volt power takeoff eliminates the need for aftermarket fiddling with the electrics.

MSRP is $13,199. If you were budgeting $15K+ for another brand of sport tourer, that would leave enough change for next year’s two weeks in the saddle and then some.

More information ? Go to Triumph’s website

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