Motorcycle Daily got four different riders/writers to asses the 2011 Triumph Sprint GT, the longer, fatter, heavier American version of the Sprint ST–which is still available in Europe–and write down their impressions.
Essentially, the four different motojournalists seemed to say, “Nice, but too heavy with too long a wheelbase.” Which is pretty much what I thought when the initial specs came out.
I guess we’re just in the middle of a trend to larger and heavier motorcycles right now. Unless you buy a crotch rocket, and can live with the scrunched up riding position. Cruisers are sporting 1800cc mills now, the sport tourers are up to 13oocc+, all with heavier engines, frames, etc.
It’s beginning to look every bike will soon be a Gold Wing.