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– 2001 Triumph Sprint ST
The Sprint ST’s combination of sporting performance and all-round ability has firmly established it as one of motorcycling’s very best sports-tourers. Its pace and agility are matched by long-distance comfort and versatility, resulting in a bike that shines in every roadgoing situation.
Performance is provided by a 955cc three-cylinder motor that is tuned to give a maximum of 110PS (108bhp) with a broad spread of torque. The fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 12-valve motor produces peak torque at just over 6000rpm, making for effortless low-rev acceleration as well as a sharp turn of speed when revved harder.
Handling is exemplary, thanks partly to a twin-spar aluminium frame that is both light and supremely rigid. In conjunction with top-quality suspension and well-chosen geometry, this gives the ST light, easy steering yet also maintains exceptional high-speed stability even when the bike is heavily loaded.
As well as giving a stylish look, the Sprint’s light and rigid single-sided swing-arm allows the pannier system to be tucked in tight to the rear wheel, minimising width. Triumph’s purpose-built luggage system was designed to fit the ST from the outset, and thus could be made capacious
while also blending in with the bike’s styling.
Ergonomic layout is sporty yet practical, providing a large degree of comfort and protection for rider and pillion while also facilitating high-speed control. The sports-tourer’s braking ability is also of the highest order, thanks to twin 320mm front discs plus four-piston calipers that deliver huge power with excellent feel at the lever.
It all adds up to a bike that provides a remarkable blend of abilities, reinforcing Triumph’s status as a manufacturer of high-class sports-touring machinery.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2001
British Racing Green 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 improved 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.
Circular section silencer, height-adjustable to suit accessory luggage fitment.
Lightweight aluminium perimeter beam frame, using engine as a structural member.
Single-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 Brembo 3-spoke cast aluminium wheels.
4-way adjustable front brake lever.
Stainless steel braided front brake lines.
Centre stand as standard.
Cast aluminium grabrail as standard.
Sleek full fairing with twin headlights and separate single parking light, designed to combine sporting style with touring ergonomics.
Clear, stylish instrumentation including: digital speedometer, digital clock, odometer, trip meter, temperature and fuel gauges, warning lights for turn signals, engine management, main beam, oil pressure, fuel gauge and neutral gear position.
Large capacity 21 litre (4.6 gal Imp, 5.6 gal US) polymer fuel tank.
British Racing Green
2001 Triumph Sprint ST 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 Single sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheels Front Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 6.0in
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 2160mm (85.0in)
Width 735mm (28.9in)
Height 1220mm (48.0in)
Seat Height 800mm (31.5in)
Wheelbase 1470mm (57.9in)
Rake / Trail 25º / 92mm
Weight (Dry) 207kg (456lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres (5.6 gal US)
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.