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 Description||Every mi (km), month||500|
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|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/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•|
|Coolant – renew||–||•||•|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering – check for free operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||–||•||•|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fork oil – renew||–||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)||Every 2 years|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|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 check||Every 500 miles (800 kms)|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive rubbing strip – check||–||•||•||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||•||•|
|Rear wheel bearing – lubricate||–||•||•|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch cable – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Stand – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Secondary air injection system – check/clean||–||•||•|
|Secondary exhaust to header clamp bolt – check/adjust||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel and evaporative loss* hoses – renew||–||•|
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
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Sprint GT, which is available on the Triumph web site.