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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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Maintenance Schedule 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.

Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.

Some items need to be done by a Triumph dealer as they need factory service equipment.

Operation DescriptionEvery mi (km), month500
(800)
1 month
6,000
(10,000)
1 year
12,000
(20,000)
2 years
18,000
(30,000)
3 years
24,000
(40,000)
4 years
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaksDay
Engine oil – renew
Engine oil filter – renew
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Air cleaner – renew
[Dealers] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool
[Dealers] Engine ECM – check for stored DTCs
[Dealers] ABS ECM – check for stored DTCs
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew
Throttle bodies – balance
Throttle cables – check/adjustDay
Cooling system – check for leaks, chafing etc.Day
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – renew
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.Day
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering – check for free operationDay
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – renew
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)Every 2 years
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)Every 200 miles (300 kms)
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 500 miles (800 kms)
Drive chain slack – check/adjustDay
Drive rubbing strip – check
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Rear wheel bearing – lubricate
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
Clutch cable – check/adjustDay
Stand – check operationDay
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Secondary exhaust to header clamp bolt – check/adjust
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation
Fuel and evaporative loss* hoses – renew
Triumph Sprint GT maintenance schedule

General information about the Triumph Sprint GT

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 right before it, 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, much 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, that have all but been replaced with either hypersports like the Hayabusa, naked motorcycles with luggage like the MT-10 GT, or adventure touring bikes like the Tracer 900.

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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