Triumph Sprint ST 955i Review from United States of America

1999 Triumph Sprint ST 955i

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles


The bike is pure enjoyment, and is ready to eat up the miles


Not a thing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This is actually my second Sprint ST. The first one was a 2001 model, which I sold when it had around 40000 miles in fear that it was going to turn into a money pit... man was I wrong. Shortly after I sold her, I purchased a 2005 model Triumph Speedmaster, which by the way is another great bike. I just really wanted another sportbike due to the ergonomics.

I purchased my 99 with around 30000 miles from the original owner. I was so glad to be reunited with an old friend. The longest I've ridden was about 400 miles, and did get a bit sore due to the stock seat. This bike gets better every time I jump on and ride it. I average 40-45 MPG if I'm easy on the throttle.

Acceleration is great. It's not the fastest bike out there, but it will lift the front wheel if you're not careful. The brakes also perform well, but you will notice a bit of fork dive during hard stops.

The panniers provide plenty of room for luggage, and I have never had an issue with them.

The grab bar is nice to strap things to, such as extra bags, tents, etc. If you are looking for a bike that will be cheap to insure with easy maintenance, these older 955 fuel injected triples are sure worth a look. I hope to get another 60k worth of enjoyment out of this amazing machine.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2013

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review