Triumph Sprint 900 Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1998 Triumph Sprint 900 from Australia

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance116000 kilometres

Faults:

Clutch pushrod seal leaked at about 16000km.

Replaced electronic sender unit at about 90000km.

Alternator stud bolt has been replaced about 3 times.

General Comments:

This is a very well built motorcycle; it's over engineered and built to last; they were Triumph's come back after all.

The Sprint handles well. It's no sports bike, but loaded up with panniers, it's rock solid at high speed.

I have a Corbin seat fitted; very comfortable, and three into one exhaust system for a bit of extra power; sounds great too.

I have ridden the latest Sprint GT; it's a nice bike that does everything great, but it has no character, it's boring; you could be riding a Honda Blackbird for example.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2011

1994 Triumph Sprint 900 from Canada

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance8000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleTriumph KZ 650

Summary:

I thought my first Triumph would be a classic 60-70, but cannot describe my test ride on this Sprint

Faults:

I had to replace the fuel assembly after ten years it leaked on reserve.

Replaced two tires after 12 years cracking - weathered.

General Comments:

The Triumph is a little high for my height of 5'-9". But a Corbin seat fixed that.

It is fast and very comfortable compared to my previous ride. I say very stable at speed.

No uncomfortable vibrations at speed.

Comfortable riding position.

Little heavy for me, but I am small in stature.

Beautiful paint finish.

More tour/cruise than sport oriented.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2010

1994 Triumph Sprint 900 from New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres

Summary:

Good all round strong styli bike with punch

Faults:

Not much, although the neutral light goes off every now and then. Also the blinkers don't work once in a blue moon.

The bike seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to the electrical system, but these things don't happen often and seem to come and go.

General Comments:

This bike has power to boot up hills as much as down hills. It doesn't what gear you're in, it's smooth all the way.

The seat could be more comfortable on a long trip.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2008

1994 Triumph Sprint 900 from New Zealand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance111000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleNorton Commando 850 Mk2

Summary:

Fantastic!! Triples rule

Faults:

I have had not one ounce of trouble with this motorcycle!

General Comments:

Comfortable, fast, awesome handling, all round fantastic motorcycle.

Highly recommend. Buy one, you will not regret it...

As for low speed handling problems!! I'm 5ft 10 and don't know what the problem is!!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2008

1996 Triumph Sprint 900 from United States of America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB650 Nighthawk

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 from United States of America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired12200 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CX500

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

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews