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– 2001 Triumph Sprint RS
The lively, hard-accelerating Sprint RS combines high performance and excellent handling with versatility and presents it in a lean, half-faired style that is very much its own.
Like the Sprint ST and Speed Triple, the Sprint RS is powered by a fuel-injected, 12-valve triple engine tuned to give huge reserves of midrange torque plus a peak power output of 110PS (108bhp) at 9200rpm. Peak torque is 97Nm (72ft.lb), produced at just 6200rpm.
The motor, finished in silver and graphite grey, is on display beneath a sleek half-fairing that holds Triumph’s trademark twin elliptical headlamps. The frame is a twin-spar aluminium construction, finished in contrasting matt black, which provides high rigidity and anchors the light, stiff twin-sided swing-arm that was especially designed for this bike. The lean look is further underlined by the RS’s sporty yet comfortable riding position, while generous ground clearance, powerful brakes and efficient suspension complete this versatile machine. Despite its visual simplicity the Sprint RS is well equipped, with thoughtful details including the all-electronic instrument console (featuring digital speedometer and clock, two digital trip meters and an analogue tachometer) plus the removable rear seat cowl. It comes in a choice of three eye-catching colours, including a new Jet Black option.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2001
Jet Black colour option
Lightweight, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves, tuned for a huge spread of torque across the rev range.
Lotus-designed cylinder head ports for optimum efficiency.
Oil cooler for engine temperature control.
Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance.
Magnesium cam, clutch, water pump and outlet covers for light weight.
Lightweight polymer sprocket cover.
Cable operated clutch for additional weight saving.
Sagem MC1000 electronic engine management, with automatic cold start compensation and self diagnostic capability.
Reprogrammable injection mapping to match accessory performance silencer.
Closed loop catalytic converter in some markets.
Individual plug top coils for stronger sparks and reduced weight.
Precise 6-speed transmission.
Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with balancer designed to boost mid-range power.
Lightweight aluminium perimeter beam frame, using engine as a structural member.
Double-sided aluminium alloy swing-arm.
Showa rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote hydraulic preload adjustment and adjustable rebound damping.
Showa 43mm inverted telescopic forks with dual rate springs and preload adjustment.
Low profile radial tyres mounted on lightweight 3-spoke cast aluminium wheels.
4-way adjustable front brake lever.
Stainless steel braided front brake lines.
Dual seat with strap and detachable cowl.
Sleek half fairing with twin headlights and separate single parking light, designed to expose engine for a sporting look.
Clear, stylish all electronic instrumentation including: digital speedometer and clock, two digital trip meters, analogue tachometer with digital temperature gauge plus warning LED’s for low fuel, main beam, turn signals, engine management, oil pressure and neutral gear position.
Large capacity 21 litre (4.6 gal Imp., 5.6 gal US) polymer fuel tank.
2001 Triumph Sprint RS Specifications:
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital –inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Aluminium beam perimeter
Swingarm Twin sided, aluminium alloy
Wheels Front Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 5.5in
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR 17
Rear 180/55 ZR 17
Suspension Front 43mm forks with dual rate springs with adjustable preload
Rear Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2120mm (83.5in)
Width 735mm (28.9in)
Height 1170mm (46.1in)
Seat Height 805mm (31.7in)
Wheelbase 1470mm (57.9in)
Rake / Trail 24.5º / 89mm
Weight (Dry) 199kg (438lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres (5.6 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (measured to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 110PS (108bhp) at 9,200 rpm
Maximum Torque 97Nm (72ft-lbf) at 6,200 rpm
Service intervals 6000 miles
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Riders Association Triumph membership included
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.