Today was my first real outing on this Sport-Tourer out and about in Northern Boston and into Southern New Hampshire.
There is a feeling of stability with this bike; it pitches perfectly into the corners with no twitchiness on the front end under trail braking. It flicks very easily from side to side and the suspension swallows all of the New England bumps up with ease.
Loads of capacity in the luggage boxes for a weekend away. Early impressions are that the riding position is really very comfortable, with a stock screen there is virtually zero buffeting at any speed.
Stationary she is a little top heavy and at 583lbs you can feel the weight when moving slowly, you need to be careful when maneuvering slow car park like maneuvers especially with a pillion.
The 1050cc engine is solid, loads of low down torque pulling up to the top red line and through the gears with this DOHC in-line 3-cylinder engine. Have not had her fully loaded yet that’s going to be a real test for this engine with the extra weight.
Good looking machine typical Triumph. When I realized the fuel gauge didn’t work and I ran out of petrol people kept commenting when they pulled over to help about how pretty the bike is. William a local of Essex MA on his BMW came to my rescue with half a gallon of gas, and even when I filled her up the fuel gauge didn’t move, a little electronic glitch on this first outing.
Theoretically this bike will get over 200 miles per tank, now that I have to monitor it due to no fuel gauge we will find out if it’s true.
More to come on the Triumph Sprint GT 1050 as we ride it over the summer and the full article in the next issue of AllAboutBIkes print publication out very soon.