1995 Triumph Sprint 900

Summary:

Solid, fast and inexpensive

Faults:

Sprag clutch replaced at 27000 miles.

Ignition coils replaced.

General Comments:

I find this bike fun, fast, and comfortable. I am just under 6 foot and 230 lbs., so the bike's size fits me well.

When I bought the bike from the original owner, it already had some chassis mods.

A Racetech modified front fork, and Daytona Super 3 front brake calipers were already in place.

I have added Micron slip-ons, jetted the carbs to 137.5's and removed most of the air induction plumbing.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2014

1996 Triumph Sprint 900

Summary:

A big comfortable all purpose road bike with a great motor

Faults:

Oil leak when new. Seal replaced under warranty.

Head light bulbs and instrument bulbs have been replaced.

Carburetors plugged up once, my own fault; left it parked all winter.

General Comments:

I should probably want a new motorcycle, but I don't. I have so much fun on this thing every time I ride it.

I had a DynoJet carburetor kit and some Micron slip-ons installed a few years ago with impressive results. The motor has a great personality, the power is easily accessible with no four cylinder buzz.

Everyone says these bikes are top heavy, it's only noticeable when not moving or at extremely slow speeds, I don't consider it a problem.

Very stable at high speeds. Big sweeping curves are lots of fun. Even though it's not considered a real sport bike, it does pretty well against the repli-racers on a curvy road.

I could get a serious sport bike, but then I'd have to give up some comfort and I'm not old enough for a cruiser, so, I think I'll keep it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2008

1995 Triumph Sprint 900

Summary:

A delightful bike; sturdy for daily riding, and fun for fair weather friends

Faults:

There are only three items that come to mind when I think of what is 'wrong' about my '95 Sprint. None of them affects the bike in motion so they are more annoyances than systemic problems.

One: I have reached that mile stone of many fellow Sprint riders my ignition system failed. Prior to the failure, the only start up problem I had was a drained battery from long winter rests. The blessing of ignition failure is that the bike is not in motion when the problem arises, except if you stall from user error (as I did), and the system decides to quit on a trip, you're walking or waiting for help.

Two: If I leave the Sprint in the hot sun, no shade and high humidity with a half or less tank of fuel, the choke doesn't work properly because a vacuum seem to be created. If the vent on the tank is whistling like a banshee, I now open the fuel lid to release the pressure. The back pressure created stalls the bike within 200 feet of the starting point. Open the fuel lid, wait a couple minutes, and you're good to go with no more stalls.

Three: The kick stand switch gets stuck. When the stand is put up, the switch doesn't completely extend this, then shuts the bike off as it is put into first gear and the clutch is released. On dryer days, here in Virginia, the switch is less sticky. I have a habit now to check its extension and pull it out, if need be, prior to engaging the clutch / gear sequence.

General Comments:

This is the second motorcycle I have owned, and I did a fair amount of research prior to the purchase. I find it to be a comfortable bike due to its height (I am 6'-1"), seat and handle bar height, but on a long ride, 250 miles or more, both become more noticeable.

If I was to buy another motorcycle tomorrow, I would definitely stick with the Triumph Sprint; it is engineered well, and designed to please the everyday rider.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2007