Triumph Sprint RS: history, specs, pictures

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Triumph Sprint RS
Production 2000 - 2004
Class Sport Bike
in-line three, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 78.7mm x 78.7mm
Compression ratio 12:1
Top Speed 143 mph (230 km/h)
Horsepower 120.02 HP (89.5 KW) @ 9100RPM
Torque 73.76 ft/lbs (100.0 Nm) @ 5100RPM
Fuel System injection
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9 '03
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS '03
Transmission Gear box: Gears

Final Drive: X-ring chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain: 530 `99-04[1]
Suspension Front: 43mm forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload
Rear: Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear: Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 57.91 inches (1471 mm)
Length 83.5 inches (2121 mm)
Width 28.9 inches (734 mm)
Height 46.06 inches (1170 mm)
Seat Height 31.69 inches (805 mm)
Weight 438.72 pounds (199.0 Kg) (dry), 199.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 5.15 Gallon (19.50 Liters)
Related Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Sprint ST
Manuals Service Manual

The Triumph Sprint RS was a in-line three, four-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Triumph between 2000 and 2004. It could reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). Max torque was 73.76 ft/lbs (100.0 Nm) @ 5100 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 120.02 HP (89.5 KW) @ 9100 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line three, four-stroke. A 78.7mm bore x 78.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 955.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a Gears transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers in the front and a Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload while the rear was equipped with a Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping. The Sprint RS was fitted with a 5.15 Gallon (19.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 438.72 pounds (199.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.91 inches (1471 mm) long.

2000 Triumph Sprint RS[edit | edit source]

2000 Triumph Sprint RS

The 1999 Triumph Sprint RS is powered by a revised version of the Daytona engine. It now comes with steel cylinder liners, as opposed to the coated aluminum ones of the Daytona. The pistons have also been upgraded to match the cylinders, while the new camshafts have new lift and timing for more midrange nerve.

And of course, the ECU was reprogrammed to match all the changes the 1999 Sprint RS received. A sport bike by nature, and endowed with track-ready the Sprint RS can also serve as a good daily ride with tons of fun and excitement about it.

2001 Triumph Sprint RS[edit | edit source]

The 2000 Sprint RS is a half-faired sport bike with excellent streetability and great handling. Powered by the same brawny injected triple engine which hums inside the Sprint ST and Speed Triple, the Sprint RS delivers well above 100 hp and comes with plenty of torque for great cornering and city slicing nerve.

And if you feel that you could share the sizzling riding experience with a passenger, the rear cowl can be easily removed, too.

2002 Triumph Sprint RS[edit | edit source]

The 2001 Triumph Sprint RS is a beast developed on the track, and refined on the street, a machine that's equally capable to deliver racing adrenaline and a rewarding on-road experience. Powered by the same mill which gets the Speed Triple going, the Sprint RS sports a half-fairing design which mixes weather protection and aggressive looks.

New for 2001 is the second-generation EFI engine with a closed loop injection system and the Acidic Yellow livery.

2003 Triumph Sprint RS[edit | edit source]

A sporty nature and enhanced rider comfort are the main things about the 2002 Triumph Sprint RS. The in-line 3 mill delivers plenty of power through the entire rpm range and makes this bike as enjoyable in the city as it is during longer hauls on the open roads.

The half-fairing design provides better weather protection while maintaining the aggressive stance of the machine. Great for a track day and equally suitable for a two-up vacation, the 2002 Sprint RS is a nifty sport-minded all-rounder with the unmistakable Triumph character.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.