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Triumph Sprint GT (2011-2018) Maintenance Schedule

2013 Triumph Sprint GT

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Sprint GT, which replaced the Triumph Sprint ST. Triumph made the Triumph Sprint GT from 2010 to 2017, for the 2011-2018 model years.

The main updates to the Triumph Sprint GT over the ST were

  • Same engine, but revised for more power and torque (though peak torque is at higher revs), through an upgraded ECU, change from under-seat exhaust to a side-mounted exhaust, and revised throttle body
  • Longer wheelbase (nearly 15 cm) and more pillion provisions
  • Stiffer front forks to cope with the extra weight
  • Standard ABS (were optional on the ST 1050)

Triumph stopped marketing the Triumph Sprint GT outside the UK after 2014, but it was still available in its home market. These days, Triumph has stopped making sport-tourers, focusing on adventure sport-tourers like the Triumph Tiger 900 range instead.

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What you need to service the Triumph Sprint GT

ItemTriumph Sprint GT spec
Engine oilSemi/full synthetic 10W-40 or 15W-50 oil that meets API SH or JASO MA. E.g. Motul 7100 15W-50, a high-end full synthetic.
Oil filterHiflofiltro part HF204RC.
CoolantTriumph HD4X Hybrid OAT coolant or an HD4X equivalent, like PEAK OET European Vehicles Blue. See our analysis of equivalents to Triumph HD4X.
Brake and clutch fluidMobil DOT 4 brake fluid or a high-quality alternative like Castrol DOT 4.
Air filterK&N part TB-1005.
Spark plugNGK CR9EK.
Chain lubricantMotul chain paste.
Triumph Sprint GT maintenance parts

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Sprint GT

Like many maintenance schedules for Triumph motorcycles, the original maintenance schedule includes daily checks as well as periodic ones.

Daily checks

Below is a list of maintenance items to do on the Triumph Sprint GT every day.

Do these with the annual checks, too.

Triumph Sprint GT — Daily checks
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks
Throttle cables – check/adjust
Cooling system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Coolant level – check/adjust
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check
Steering – check for free operation
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation
Brake fluid levels – check
Brake pads – check wear levels
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
Wheels – inspect for damage
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check
Tyre pressures – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check/adjust
Stand – check operation
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Triumph Sprint GT maintenance schedule

Periodic maintenance for the Triumph Sprint GT

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

Later Triumph manuals had fewer requirements for annual service. But the below table is faithful to the original schedule.

Notes:

  • Include the daily checks in the regular service
  • Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.
  • Items marked [T] need Triumph factory service equipment.
  • The break-in service is omitted as this bike is no longer in production.
mi x 10006121824
km x 100010203040
Years1234Every
Engine oil – renew (Motul 7100 15W-50)
Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Air cleaner – renew (TB-1005)
[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool
[T] Engine ECM – check for stored DTCs
[T] ABS ECM – check for stored DTCs
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew (CR9EK)
Throttle bodies – balance
Coolant – renew (PEAK OET European Vehicles Blue)
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Fork oil – renew
Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)200 mi (300 km)
Drive chain – wear check500 mi (800 km)
Drive rubbing strip – check
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Rear wheel bearing – lubricate
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Secondary exhaust to header clamp bolt – check/adjust
Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation
Fuel and evaporative loss hoses (if fitted) – renew
Triumph Sprint GT maintenance schedule

General information about the Triumph Sprint GT

Triumph Sprint GT SE with full luggage

The Triumph Sprint GT was the last sport-tourer that Triumph made before they decided to focus on other more popular classes of motorcycles, like adventure sport-tourers, and their retro range.

The Triumph Sprint GT is an updated revision of the Triumph Sprint ST 1050, with much the same engine but tuned with better intake, exhaust, and ECU for more power.

So the Sprint GT packs a 1050 triple-cylinder engine, like its predecessor. You might recognise that engine displacement from other motorcycles in Triumph’s range, like the Speed Triple. But of course, being in a larger, more long-distance-oriented motorcycle, the 1050 in the Sprint GT has power tuned a little differently.

The engine makes a healthy 95 kW/128hp at 9,200 rpm at the crank, and peak torque comes on at 6,300 rpm. Power goes down through a chain, unlike other high-end sport tourers who opt for lower maintenance shaft drives. But the chain is sportier (with lower unsprung mass), so it suits the Sprints revvy character more. Besides, if you need to lube the chain, the Sprint has a centre stand.

But gone is the under-seat exhaust that made the Sprint ST look so cool. At least there’s still a nicely exposed single-sided swing-arm!

Key features of the Triumph Sprint GT include

  • Retuned motor, making 95 kW (128hp) at the crank
  • Up to 117 litres of hard luggage capacity
  • 200+ mile fuel range
  • ABS as standard
  • Advanced display, with fuel consumption, range to empty, and average speed readouts

The Sprint GT’s Showa suspension and Nissin four-piston calipers on 320mm discs do a great job of keeping the motorcycle balanced on a variety of roads, at low and high speeds.

Overall, the Sprint GT retains its character as a long-range sport touring motorcycle. But the longer wheelbase, higher power, added pillion support, and higher tech display add to its ability to cover long distances in comfort.

It makes me long for the earlier days of the sport touring motorcycles.

The Sprint GT was effectively replaced by the high-end 1050 or 1200cc adventure sport touring bikes from Triumph, like the Triumph Tiger Sport.

Manual for the Triumph Sprint GT

Triumph Sprint GT Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Sprint GT, which is available on the Triumph web site.

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