Triumph Sprint ST

Triumph Sprint ST 1050 Review

What Is It?

The 2005 Triumph Sprint ST is a sport touring bike which was updated in 2007 with a better screen.

Engine: 1,050 cc Triple, 123 bhp

Economy: 45 mpg, 210 miles

Seat Height: 805 mm

Dry Weight: 210 kg

RRP: £7,800

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What Is It Like?

★★★★☆
Handling, comfort, dash, storage
× No gear position indicator, mirrors

Have to say the Sprint is a pretty good bike. On my second now. A 2006 with a Trident exhaust, free flow air filter and remap to suit. Really pulls well from nothing to the rev limiter. Also has an aftermarket seat which is an improvement on the standard and a higher touring screen, great for motorway miles.

Whilst it’s not a full on sports bike it’s a very usable bike in the real world with bags of torque and ample power for most people. Mine gives 47mpg on average and with the extras it’s got is a great motorway cruiser or sunny day twisties blaster.

The one minor fault if I’m being picky is the suspension is a bit budget, but only noticeable to me on the most technical of roads. Ideal world I would love to upgrade maybe with Maxton suspension which seems to get good feedback.

Problems wise the rectifier is a known weak point. Mine stranded me in the south of France, could be worse places I guess. Some people also upgrade the battery leads to aid starting. Other than that generally a solid reliable bike and I would have to say at the their current second hand prices they are a really good buy. Also worth getting the panniers in my opinion as many come with them. They’re a little small perhaps but useful all the same.

- Steve C, 2018

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2005 £2,950 £2,350 £2,050 22,100
2006 £3,350 £2,700 £2,350 21,000
2007 £3,700 £2,950 £2,600 19,800
2008 £3,900 £3,150 £2,750 18,500
2009 £4,000 £3,200 £2,800 17,100
2010 £4,000 £3,200 £2,800 15,600

How Does It Compare?

The Second Opinion

Triumph Sprint ST 1050 2010

I have a 2010 model Sprint, coming from a Thunderace. Suspension is a bit spongy but can be sorted. Removed all tourer crap including back pegs and centre stand. This loses 10kg.

Bike is a bit top heavy but you only notice at junctions. Best thing is that triple. Loads of flat line torque that goes on for ever and engine braking that is just right. Not the almost freewheeling of the inline 4 or the abrupt engine braking of the V-Twin.

This thing will devour corners like mad and will keep up with most litre sports bikes in the bends.

Try one. I did and I can't think of another bike I'd rather have. Done the inline 4s. This is sommat else. Big cheesy grin.

- Paul O, 2018

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The Sprint ST is still by far the best touring bike out there and with a small amount of work it's a flyer. Mine is a 2011 model.

I found it is on the tall side but not overly. It's got a fantastic triple rumble and there is no real need to change anything as the bike goes well. It really is a bike for someone who is lazy as you just get it into top gear and job done; pull out and pass cruise it needs no extra effort.

I myself did prefer the 955i - I had four of them and loved them kept selling and could not get anything to replace them.

- Joe, 2016