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Triumph Sprint 1050 GT

At last.

New job notwithstanding – I’ve finally managed to get a decent ride on the GT.

As I’m riding a Bandit at the moment and was to lead the Bulldog RAT ride-out to Newlands Corner, Box-Hill and Loomies today, I borrowed the GT for the day…

What a bike!

145 mile test ride:

Good bits:

  • Felt instantly at home (see my review of K1300S for similar comment)
  • Very comfy
  • No wind buffeting
  • Feels faster than the ST (?)
  • Like the black bars and yoke (makes a change from alloy)

“Maybe” bits:

  • Needs a can – you can hear the engine whistling but not the exhaust
  • Speedo is a bit small and difficult to read at a glance
  • Seat a bit suspect after 145 miles

If I had £9k would I buy one?