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Old 05-17-2010, 09:10 AM   #1
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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Good cameraman, Triumph uses - he managed to time the shot to get the bike at a 45-degree-angle after they pushed it over, and before it hit the floor!
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:45 AM   #3
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Good on Triumph not joining the Borg Collective and instead keeping the bike on the light side compared to the 600+ lb pigs.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:46 AM   #4
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Looks a lot like my old 96 Trophy 900 (gasp). The obvious competition will be the FJR at roughly the same (or lower) price. I hope the new Triumph will be worth giving up 20-25 horsepower over the Yamaha.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #5
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I am liking Triumph More and More. This might be the touring ticket I have been looking for.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:55 PM   #6
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Not to pick nits, guys, but you edited out a teeny detail.

The Sprint ST has been around since 1999. The 1050cc engine was introduced in the '05 model year.

Clay, even with the added wheelbase of this new 'GT,' it is still a bunch smaller than the FJR. If you do an A-B ride comparison (with the older ST), there is very little in common between the two.

I'm hoping they added some grunt to the springs...
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Looks a lot like my old 96 Trophy 900 (gasp). The obvious competition will be the FJR at roughly the same (or lower) price. I hope the new Triumph will be worth giving up 20-25 horsepower over the Yamaha.
The question should be, "Is twenty more HP worth adding 50 pounds?"
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #8
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Hmmm. Doesn't look to different than the existing ST. Why not just upgrade the ST and call it an upgraded ST? I also wonder how this bike would stack up against the new Ducati Multi 1200 in the sport touring venue.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:17 PM   #9
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Dr Sprocket, I have an '06 Sprint ST and just last week rode the new Ducati Multi 1200. Entirely different bikes. I didn't particularly care for the new Multi, especially the stupid center stand that interferes so much with the back of your left foot that you can't even put the ball of your foot on the peg.

The new Sprint GT has addressed all of the complaints the 05+ ST owners have voiced over the years. I truly hope the new reflector headlights are better than the projector headlights I have. I'm not too keen on the 60.5" wheelbase and the extra 60 pounds, but I'll reserve final judgement until I can take one for a thorough test ride.

This leaves a nice space open in the Triumph line up for a litre class sport bike. I see good things happening at Triumph.
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I also wonder how this bike would stack up against the new Ducati Multi 1200 in the sport touring venue.
By the specifications: not at all. The Multi has 30% more power, adjustable electronic suspension linked to the fuel control system for multiple riding modes, and a 90 degree twin versus a bizzare triple cylinder engine layout. Not that there's anything wrong with a triple, it's just weird.
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