Today Triumph revealed their all-new Sprint GT motorcycle as a slightly torqueier, more powerful and – why not – more elegant version of the Sprint ST. Developing 130bhp at 9200rpm and 80lb.ft at 6300rpm, the Grand Tourer is now 5bhp and 5lb.ft of torque more capable than the Sport Touring model it arrives to back up and it is all achieved through ECU and exhaust changes. This means less investment for Triumph, which translates into a £9499 ($14K) starting price.
Starting from the idea that they have to “improve the Sprint ST’s practicality without transcending into pure tourer territory,” designers redesigned Sprint GT’s headlights and then added standard 31-liter panniers and an optional topcase. The underseat exhaust is now replaced by a single right-side one, while the 43mm forks have been revised and the rear shock is now remote preload adjustable. As expected, ABS is now standard.
Overall, the 2010 Triumph Sprint GT looks like a potent and much cheaper VFR1200F competitor and yet still retains that British look and feel of the original Triumph Sprint ST from five years ago. make sure you see the official video after the jump.