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– 2003 Triumph Sprint ST
A basic design concept that was right first time and a series of thoughtful touches that elevate this machine from the ordinary ensure that the Sprint ST remains one of the most well-rounded and adaptable machines in its class.
The ST’s class-leading power and torque figures are only two of the elements that separate it from the herd. The twin-spar aluminium chassis and single-sided swing-arm not only give the machine handling that’s responsive and stable, but lend it the distinctive looks that are so much part of the Triumph range.
At its heart lies the 955cc three-cylinder engine that churns out as much character as it does power and torque. The effortless drive from the distinctive power unit is a huge part of the Sprint ST’s charm. Coupled with powerful brakes and finely-tuned, adjustable suspension that can accommodate the rigours of two-up trips as well as the different demands of solo sprints, this is a bike that can cope with it all. For thoughtful design, there’s nothing to touch the ST.
The two-position exhaust can be either fixed high, for extra cornering clearance, or positioned on its lower setting to allow room for fitted luggage. And the optional hard luggage, designed especially for the ST and fully stability-tested, is available colour co-ordinated off-the-shelf and can be fitted by any Triumph dealer.
And luggage isn’t the only accessory available. There are heated grips, a higher screen, an integrated alarm and even a performance exhaust (strictly for off-road use in many markets though).
With three new colour options for 2003, this is a bike that looks better and better as its reputation grows by the year.
Carbon Silencer (for off-road use only)
Stainless Steel Silencer (for off-road use only)
Alarm/Immobiliser (Thatcham Category MC1 compliant)
Colour Co-ordinated Panniers
Colour Co-ordinated Top Box
Top Box Back Rest
Pannier Inner Bags
Colour Co-ordinated Seat Cowl
Carbon Fibre Tank Pad
Front Mudguard Extension
Rear Mudguard Extension
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
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 and 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 (Handlebars) 735mm (28.9in)
Height 1220mm (48.0in)
Seat Height 805mm (31.7in)
Wheelbase 1475mm (58.1in)
Dry Weight 207kg (456lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 19.5 litres (5.1 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 120PS (118bhp) at 9,100rpm
Maximum Torque 100Nm (74ft.lbf) at 5,100rpm
Warranty 2 years, unlimited mileage
Service Intervals 6000 miles or one year, whichever comes first