Jun. 14, 2010 – Motorcycle Digest
June 14, 2010
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Triumph Introduces the 2011 Sprint GT
Five years after Triumph introduced the popular 1050cc Sprint ST sports touring bike, the British OEM has introduced a new model with more emphasis on the touring: the Triumph Sprint GT.
“The motorcycle market continues to become more refined, which calls for manufacturers to evolve our product lines to provide what customers are demanding,” said Jim Callahan, North American marketing manager for Triumph Motorcycles. “The Sprint GT blends all of the great performance and style of the Sprint ST with some additional comfort and storage space that sport touring riders are looking for.”
The GT features a newly styled and better performing front fairing, which has been restyled to give a sharper and more contemporary look while retaining the distinctive three-light Sprint design. In the cockpit, riders will find a comprehensive three dial instrument panel with a large, traditional analogue speedometer and tachometer while the third dial hosts the readout for the onboard computer where the rider can scroll through fuel consumption, range-to-empty, journey time, average speed and clock functions.
Performance is handled by an updated version of Triumph’s 1050cc triple. First introduced in the 2005 Sprint ST, the latest incarnation has been updated to deliver increased power, torque and usability.
Priced at $13,199, the Sprint GT will be available in U.S. dealerships this fall as early release 2011 models.
The Cimarron Now Available from Lehman Trikes
Lehman Trikes has announced its new “Cimarron,” featuring custom, two-tone paint uniquely styled to complement the lines of the CrossBow powered by the Victory Vision.
The “Cimarron” comes standard with reverse and John Lehman Signature billet wheels and is now available at Lehman Trikes dealers.
For more information on Lehman Trikes, visit www.lehmantrikes.com or call 888-3WHEELS.
Kawasaki Offers Custom Concours Police Bikes
Kawasaki Motors Corp. is offering the Concours 14 ABS Police motorcycle to U.S. law enforcement agencies, according to a release from the company.
The units are delivered with a tighter turning radius and custom law enforcement equipment including an adjustable speedometer, a second wiring harness with 12 fused circuits, and a separate battery dedicated to add-on electronics installed by Beaudry Motors Inc. A selection of emergency equipment is available to satisfy agency requirements.
Kawasaki will provide post-sale warranty support as well as law enforcement maintenance personnel training. Police unit preparation will be handled through a partnership with Beaudry Motors.
Retail costs vary from $16,000-$22,000 per unit, depending on model year and level of equipment options ordered. Complete sales and support services are available through the company’s network of more than 1,100 U.S. motorcycle dealers. psb