2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE Review

2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE

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2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE: 

So much more than just a traditional sports tourer, the Sprint GT SE is powered by our proven, capable and punchy 1050cc triple, comes with sleek, attractive and original styling and offers sports bike performance with the comfort of a touring bike.

It really is a do-anything motorcycle, so you’re as comfortable slipping through snarled up city traffic as you are crossing continents. The Sprint GT SE is also outstanding value for money, and not just because it’s a one-litre bike at a middleweight price, but because of the amount of equipment we put on it, including the capacious, purpose-built three box pannier system you get standard and the comprehensive onboard computer. Heated Grips, Touring Screen and Gel Seat allow you to tour in comfort – whatever the weather. Put it all together, the Sprint GT SE is all the motorcycle you’ll ever need.

It’s your ride, it’s your journey, and it’s your planet to explore. So whether you choose motorways or mud tracks, twisty tarmac or bumpy town streets, Triumph’s range of adventure and touring motorcycles all share your passion for travel and discovery.


2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Back rest pad
•Heated Grips
•Touring screen


2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Compromise is not an option. When you need to cover big miles with ease, two-up with luggage, but you also demand the pace to run at the front in the twisty stuff, then you need a Triumph Sprint GT SE. Loaded with luxury but sporty at heart, the Triumph Sprint GT SE gets you where you need to be. With no compromises.



With a proud history of top-class tourers and cutting-edge sports bikes powered by Triumph’s iconic three-cylinder engines, no-one is better placed to build the perfect combination of both, in one bike. The Triumph Sprint GT SE adds to this long lineage with a gutsy 1050cc inline triple at the heart of a taut, capable chassis. With sleek, aerodynamic styling and all the comforts and practicalities of a long distance tourer, there’s only one Triumph Sprint GT SE. Because it’s all the bike you need.



The Triumph Sprint GT SE’s 1050cc three-cylinder engine is a naturally smooth, refined and balanced motor. Pumping out a potent 130PS peak power and peak torque of 108Nm at just 6300 rpm, spread over a linear power curve. This means instant throttle response and copious grunt on tap at any time, in any gear, at any revs, so the Triumph Sprint GT SE accelerates hard without having to first go down through the gears. It’s the perfect blend of sporty performance with real-world rideability to satisfy fast, all-day riding demands.





The Triumph Sprint GT SE features ABS fitted as standard. Completely unnoticeable in normal riding conditions, the ABS modulator works behind the scenes making over 100 calculations per second to make sure it’s there when you need it.


The Triumph Sprint GT SE’s three-dial dash features a classy combination of analogue and digital readouts, with a LCD clock, fuel consumption, journey time, remaining tank range and average speed, while a clear traditional, needle-on-dial speedo and tacho gives speed and revs.


Bespoke for the Sprint GT SE, the large, colour-coded, 31 litre panniers have slim, integrated, dynamic styling. Each big enough to hold a helmet, the system, including a colour-coded top box, gives a huge capacity of 117 litres. There’s also a built-in power socket to charge a phone or laptop while riding.





The Triumph Sprint GT SE’s 4-piston Nissin calipers on 320mm discs at the front and rear 2-piston sliding caliper and 255mm disc generate a surplus of stopping power, optimised for dynamic performance and feedback for all situations, from sporty solo riding to full-on, two-up touring.


Seat Height

The Triumph Sprint GT SE’s seat height is a user-friendly 815mm. But it feels lower, tapering towards the tank and making both feet flat on the floor even easier. Deeply padded and carefully contoured, the seat is ergonomically optimised to provide perfect rider and pillion comfort.


Riding Position

The Triumph Sprint GT SE’s has the perfect bar-seat-footrest relationship for all riding styles, with enough forward lean for control yet upright and spacious for long distance comfort. Pillions get as much attention as the rider, with a natural and a comfortable seating position.



The Triumph Sprint GT SE features a lightweight, twin spar aluminium frame for sporting capability. At the rear, a single-sided swingarm adds extra rigidity, but also suits the Triumph Sprint GT SE’s touring role where eccentric chain adjusters make life easy. A centre stand is fitted as standard.



Suspension is critical in delivering a sporty ride in corners and a plush ride on straights. The Triumph Sprint GT SE uses 43mm Showa cartridge forks with adjustable preload, matched to a Showa monoshock rear with 152mm of travel and remote preload and rebound damping adjustability for a controlled, comfortable feedback at all times.


Tank Range

The Triumph Sprint GT SE’s highly fuel-efficient inline triple, when combined with the capacity of a generous 20 litre tank, gives a full-to-reserve range of well over 200 miles at motorway cruising speeds.




With a sleek, aerodynamic profile and instantly recognisable triple headlamp arrangement, the Triumph Sprint GT SE’s signature fairing side vents also duct hot air away from the engine. Front indicators are moulded into the mirrors, and the rear indicators are also faired-in to reduce visual clutter. A single-sided swingarm adds Triumph’s signature touch of class.



A full range of accessories is available for the Triumph Sprint GT SE including a 20mm lower seat option, inner bags for the panniers and top box, machined alloy front brake and clutch levers with span adjusters, and a clear rear light assembly.




2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 





2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN





2018 Triumph Sprint GT SE – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type      Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity               1050cc

Bore Stroke        79.0 mm / 71.4 mm

Compression     12.0:1

Max Power EC   130 PS/128 BHP (96 kW) @ 9,200 rpm

Max Torque EC 108 Nm @ 6,300 rpm

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

Frame   Aluminium beam perimeter

Swingarm            Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster

Front Wheels    Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheels      Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5 in

Front Tyres         120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyres           180/55 ZR17

Front Suspension             Showa 43 mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, 127 mm travel

Rear Suspension              Showa monoshock with adjustable rebound damping and hydraulically adjustable preload, 152 mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front      Twin 320 mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, ABS

Brakes Rear        Single 255 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS

Instrument Display and Functions            Analogue speedometer, trip computer, clock and analogue tachometer

Width Handlebars           760 mm

Height Without Mirror 1295 mm

Seat Height        830 mm

Wheelbase         1565 mm

Rake      23.5 º

Trail       84 mm

Dry Weight         239 Kg

Tank Capacity    20 L

Constant Speed 56mph 90kph   70.3 MPG

Constant Speed 75mph 120kph                 56.8 MPG






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