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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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2009 Triumph Sprint ST Review

2009 Triumph Sprint ST Review

The ol' man's still got it!



We’re spoiled rotten ‘round here, riding only the latest two wheelers to come down the pipe. With so many new bikes to choose from all the time it’s easy to get jaded.

“Bah! I’m tired of the color of this one. Bring a new motorcycle!”
And when we’re talking about highly competitive market segments like sportbikes or sport-touring sleds, the need to feed the new bike addiction only gets worse.
With traction control and advanced linked ABS (and various other touring amenities) now making their way to bikes like the new 2010 Kawasaki Concours, our appetites seemingly become more difficult to satiate each new model year.


2009 Triumph Sprint ST. Despite no sweeping updates for the past five model years, this bike still matters today.

That’s too bad, as there’s often a bike or two that doesn’t shift with the winds of change quite as fast as it competitors but is nevertheless still an excellent option.
One such bike is Triumph’s Sprint ST.
Although the ST doesn’t offer a bunch of techy options like some type of traction control or rider-selectable ABS, it has seen a number of minor but important running updates following its 2005 major revamp.
During that year, one of the most significant updates was the big in-line Triple getting even bigger, graduating from 955cc to the current 1,050cc by way of increased stroke. Also key to the overhaul in ’05 was optional ABS.




Here’s a brief look at the updates, not including the big changes in 2005
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That’s too bad, as there’s often a bike or two that doesn’t shift with the winds of change quite as fast as it competitors but is nevertheless still an excellent option.
One such bike is Triumph’s Sprint ST.
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I hope your right but look what the good old Thunderbird 900 morphed into. 2nd quantum leap but just a name.

I would have liked to see developement of 1200cc triple retro cruiser.
Good to see a survivor however.

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Well I'm only posting this review, I didn't write it !

...but yes, I think all the Thunderbird Triple 900 owners would have liked to see an updated 1200, but not many us will be parting with our 900's, there not easy to find anymore.


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