The name of this bike is the perfect way to describe its all-world capabilities. When you need something that can drive up short - and long - distances at a drop of a hat, the Triumph Sprint GT is as good an option as you can find.

Offering a unique blend of sporting ability and touring practicality, the Sprint GT is the picture of versatility, whether its through the design, the performance credentials, or even its handling capabilities.

One of the most distinguished features of the Sprint GT are the high-quality color-coded saddlebags, all of which are standard on the Sprint GT and operated with the ignition key. Each saddlebag can hold up to 31 liters of luggage and have been designed to hold a large full-faced helmet. In addition to an impressive cargo space, the Sprint GT also makes a name for itself for being a comfortable ride for both the rider and the passenger. At the forefront of the Sprint GT is a dual seat that’s both roomy and generously padded. A large grab rail is also fitted as standard and doubles as a luggage rack. New reflector-type headlights have been developed to ensure safety and luminous lighting, especially during the nighttime. The Sprint GT’s high specification also includes an onboard computer as part of the three-dial cockpit layout, featuring a clock, fuel consumption, journey time, range-to-empty, and average speed readouts.

More than just the comprehensive design details, the Sprint GT does its name proud courtesy of a 1050cc three-cylinder engine that produces 128 brake horsepower and 80 lb/ft of torque. Likewise, the chassis, which was developed from the Sprint ST, features a stylish aluminum frame with single-sided swing arm while four-piston caliper brakes are developments of the Sprint ST’s items, with ABS fitted as standard.

Find out more about the Triumph Sprint GT after the jump.

  • 2012 Triumph Sprint GT
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    128 @ 9200
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    80 @ 6300
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI

Engine and Transmission

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Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 1050cc
Bore/Stroke 79 x 71.4mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Oil Capacity 3.5 liters (0.9 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

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Frame Aluminum beam perimeter
Swingarm Single-sided, aluminum alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Front Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5in
Front 120/70 ZR17
Rear 180/55 ZR17
Front Showa 43mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs and adjustable
preload, 127mm travel
Rear Showa monoshock with adjustable rebound damping and
hydraulically adjustable preload, 152mm rear wheel travel
Front Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS
Front Brake Master Nissin master cylinder, 16mm diameter
Instrument Display/
Analogue speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer
and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

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Length 2260mm (88.9in)
Width 760mm (29.9in)
Height without mirrors 1210mm (47.6in)
Seat Height 815mm (32.1in)
Wheelbase 1537mm (60.5in)
Rake/Trail 23.5º/84mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 liters (5.3 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 265kg (583lbs)

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

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Maximum Power 130PS / 128bhp / 96kW @ 9200rpm
Maximum Torque 108Nm / 80ft.lbs @ 6300rpm
City 40 MPG
Highway 59 MPG


Motorcycle USA----“The Triumph Sprint GT is for the riders that love the long-distance rides that take them wherever they want to go. With a massive 5.3 gallon tank, you can go for about 200 miles without the need to stop for fuel. The saddlebags have enough storage to carry enough for your long trip and the under seat storage can carry your electronics safely. The 1050cc engine has the power to take you away with a smile and no worries.”

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