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I thought it would be nice to have a place where we Sprint owners could always go back to when we want to have our ego's stroked concerning how we might have the greatest all-purpose on-road bike ever made..... :banana

so as you find articles post their links here.

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2008 Triumph Tiger, Sprint ST & Daytona

2008 Triumph Tiger, Sprint ST & Daytona - Triumph Street Bike Motorcycle Comparison Review - Motorcycle USA

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Leaning heavy on the sport side of the "sport-touring" scales, the Sprint is still the dexterous handler we remember. Showa suspension components make a solid, stable base - although the preload-adjustable 43mm fork contrasts the more adaptable units found on its 1050 siblings. But the stock settings on our machine suit our tastes and the curvy sections of 441 are a pleasant point and shoot affair, with the Sprint's able motor and deft handling making us long for a potential faceoff with the 2008 Super Sport-Touring winning Yamaha FJR...
 

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Sport-Tourer Comparison - Aprilia, Ducati, BMW, Honda, Triumph (955)

Sport-Tourer Comparison - The Flexible Five - Sport Rider Magazine

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With the votes tallied and the opinions in, it's the Aprilia that comes out on top here. The remaining bikes are let down by details that shouldn't even be an issue considering what each bike costs. The BMW has an excuse because it's definitely the touring bike of the group. Still, the brakes could be better sorted, and more steam wouldn't hurt. The Ducati, for all its top-notch equipment, should be an easy winner but is hampered by its brakes, unsorted handling and rattly, inconsistent clutch. The Honda needs more torque for serious sport-touring, and the Triumph needs better suspension and brakes.
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WebRide: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST ABS

Cycle World - WebRide: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST ABS

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They did a great job. It is nice luggage, easy to use, seals up tight and holds its shape. Well done. The floating dumbbell thing mounted to the bike under the tailsection that allows the bags to shift slightly side-to-side on their main attachment points remains, as Triumph says it has found this makes the bike more stable while cornering with a load.
 

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TRIUMPH SPRINT ST (955) by Ian Chadwick

Ian Chadwick's TRIUMPH SPRINT ST review
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To be fair, I only took the VFR800 out for less than an hour*. In my humble estimation, the ST is the superior bike. The ST is more solid, has better traction and low-end grunt, handles better in those country-road curves where shoals of sand and gravel accumulate as well as in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and has less vibration. The ST has more character - hard to define but it simply seems to ride better. And it has a better exhaust note (but this can be changed). That being said, the VFR800FI is hot, fast, handles well, has better brakes and costs several thousand dollars less than the ST.

In 2000, Triumph launched a new addition to its Sprint lineup:

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L.A. to Laguna - Triumph Sprint (2005)

L.A. to Laguna Triumph Sprint ST - Road Test & Review - Motorcyclist Online

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In terms of power delivery and handling, the Sprint feels much like a typical inline-four. Two details are notably different: First is vibration; not in a bothersome, high-frequency, finger-tingling sort of way, but rather a coarse buzz. And second, the distinctive exhaust note, which changes from a menacing rottweiler growl at low revs to a coyote howl near redline. So you could say it has the bark to go with its bite.
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2007 Triumph Sprint ST Bike Test

2007 Triumph Sprint ST Bike Test - Triumph Touring Motorcycle Review - Motorcycle USA
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Calling the Sprint's throttle abrupt may be a skosh harsh, but it could be smoother. The Sprint's choppy sensation continues on deceleration as well, but we couldn't get too upset at that fact, as one of the most lovable traits about the ST occurs when the throttle is let off and you can hear the burbling backbeat of the Triple.
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On top of its light feel, the Sprint's sporty nature is aided by a 57.4-inch wheelbase and 24-degree rake. Compared side-by-side, the Sprint's geometry reads closer to a superbike than larger sport-tourers like the Yamaha FJR1300 or BMW K1200GT.
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2009 Triumph Sprint ST Comparison

2009 Triumph Sprint ST Comparison - Triumph Touring Motorcycle Comparison Review - Motorcycle USA
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Twist the wrist and the Sprint’s heavy sportbike leanings manifest, literally, as one of the quickest and most aggressive corner carvers. No heavy input on the bars required, as the Triumph tips in without a second thought and changes directions lickety split. Credit the most assertive steering geometry, with a 2-degree steeper rake (24 degrees) and 2.6-inch shorter wheelbase (57.4 inches).
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The Sprint’s sportbike shortcomings build as the miles pile on. The sporty, forward pitch of the riding position aids in handling but places pressure on the wrists and lower back. Riders can still bear long-distance rides, particularly thanks to the cushy seat, but there’s no question the Sprint exhausts riders faster than its rivals.
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On a more positive note, the Triumph registered the best fuel efficiency at 45 mpg. Teamed with its 5.2-gallon tank, the Sprint gets a respectable 234-mile range. Not bad for a “sportbike with bags.”
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Adding things up, the Sprint may finish fourth, but it sits only three measly points adrift of second-place overall. The Triumph took its biggest hit in the touring categories on the scoresheet. Tweak the Sprint’s riding position, add an adjustable screen, a hair more protection from the fairing, maybe rethink the instrument console… Those slim points separating it from fourth to second-place overall look quite manageable.
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2009 Sport-Touring Shootout - Motorcycle Video - Motorcycle USA
 
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