Motorcycle Insurance Bargains: Triumph Sprint ST

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Triumph Sprint ST.         

Insurance group: 15
New price: £7,999
Engine: 12v in-line triple, 6 gears
Power: 123bhp
Top speed: 160mph
Weight: 210kg     

Believe it or not the Triumph Sprint ST is one of the cheapest to insure sports tourers on the market at group 15. When you consider the fact that it's also one of the best, that makes it a huge bargain. In comparison the BMW K1300S is group 16 and the Kawasaki ZZR1400 is 17.  

The Sprint ST's 1050cc inline triple is a masterpiece. It howls when thrashed and pushes the Sprint up to to 160mph. It's 123bhp is enough to leave your VFR-riding mate trailing behind. At the same time its vibe-free (crucial for a tourer) and the fuel-injection is flawless.

Handling leans more towards stable than responsive, but it's still a satisfyingly sporty sports-tourer that turns better than anything in its class. It still performs with a pillion and the suspension can handle anything you throw at it. The same goes for the superb four-piston front brakes.

If you need a motorcycle capable of muching miles in serenity but you don't want to loose the excitement of a sports bike, the Sprint ST is well worth a look.

MCN verdict

Handling

5/5

Engine

5/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

5/5

 

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