Triumph Sprint ST 1050 (2005-2010) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Sprint ST motorcycles with the 1050cc engine, made between 2005 and 2010. It was replaced by the Triumph Sprint GT in 2011.

The maintenance for the Triumph Sprint ST with the 1050cc engine was quite similar to other motorcycles (sports and naked) with the 1050cc engine, like the Speed Triple of the time.

Of course, what makes the Triumph Sprint ST different is that it has a full fairing and luggage, and wind protection to help you travel for days.

The Triumph Sprint ST 1500 is powered by a 1050 cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. In the ST, the 12.0:1 compression ratio engine is tuned to make peak power of 123 hp (125 PS) at 9100 rpm, and peak torque of 76 lb-ft (103 Nm) at 7500 rpm. The final drive is via a 6-speed box and a chain.

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Triumph Sprint ST Service intervals

Overall, the Triumph Sprint ST has service intervals of 6,000 miles / 10,000 km or once a year. At every service, you have to change the oil and filter, and look over the maintenance checklist for items to check.

Since the Sprint ST has a liquid-cooled engine, you have to regularly replace the coolant. Similarly, the brake fluid needs replacing.

The major valve inspection for the Sprint ST is every 12,000 miles / 20,000 km. The original service schedule recommends doing it every two years, too, but that’s not necessary if you haven’t done any miles.

Finally, it’s important to regularly lubricate the chain and adjust the chain tension.

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Sprint ST

Below is the maintenance schedule, separated into regular daily checks, and then the maintenance schedule of major items.

Daily service checklist

Below is a table of items to do every day. Do these according to the schedule below.

Sprint ST 1050 — Daily service checklist
Brake fluid levels – check
Brake pads – check wear levels
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks
Throttle cables – check/adjust
Cooling system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Coolant level – check/adjust
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check
Steering – check for free operation
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
Wheels – inspect for damage
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check
Tyre pressures – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check/adjust
Stand – check operation
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Daily service checklist

Maintenance schedule


  • Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.
  • Items marked [T] need official Triumph factory service tools to do it (i.e. things only mechanics normally have).
  • At the end of the schedule, keep following it in the pattern shown (e.g. change oil every 6000 miles / 10000 km, check valve clearances every 12000 miles / 20000 km)
mi x 10006121824
km x 100010203040Every
[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool. Check engine ECM and ABS ECM for stored trouble codes
Daily inspection checklist (see above) — PerformYear
Engine oil – renewYear
Engine oil filter – renewYear
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Air cleaner – renew
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew
Throttle bodies – balanceYear
Coolant – renew2 years
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Fork oil – renew4 years
Brake fluid – renew2 years
Brake callipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsYear
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaksYear
Drive chain – lubricate200 mi (300 km)
Drive chain – check wear level500 mi (800 km)
Drive rubbing strip – check
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Rear wheel bearing – lubricate
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Secondary exhaust to header clamp bolt – check/adjust
Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation
Fuel and evaporative loss (if fitted) hoses – renew
Triumph Sprint ST 1050 maintenance schedule

About the Triumph Sprint ST 1050

2009 Triumph Sprint ST RHS outdoor

The Triumph Sprint ST is part of a dying breed — the dedicated sports tourer bike that looks at home with saddlebags on it, tearing up lonely highways at impressive speeds, and yet which keeps just enough of a forward lean and revvy engine to remind the owner that they’re on something that’s shaped like a sportbike.

The Sprint ST 1500 was unabashedly a take on the 6th gen Honda VFR800, which reigned supreme as the sport tourer of the day.

The original Triumph Sprint ST had the 955cc engine from the T595 Daytona. But in 2005, Triumph updated the Triumph Sprint ST to get the 1050 motor, also seen in the Speed Triple of the time.

The heart of the Triumph Sprint ST 1050 is a liquid-cooled 12V inline three-cylinder engine. It makes decent peak power of 91 kW (123 bhp) at 9250 rpm, with peak torque of 104 Nm (77 ft-lb) coming on at a low 5000 rpm (some sources say it came on later, at 7500 rpm). Quite enough to pull the Sprint ST’s somewhat hefty weight of ~240 kg (~530 lb) fully fuelled.

The engine is a spicy one and doesn’t sound or feel like one that should be in a sedate sports tourer. It has a characteristic Triumph high-pitched scream, and feels like it’d be more at home in a race bike.

In 2008, Triumph updated the Sprint ST 1050 mildly with a new headlight, modified footrests, standard centre stand, improved fuel capacity, and optional ABS. They also replaced the composite tank with a steel one.

The riding components are decent, but not the spec of a high-level sportbike. For suspension, at the front there is a 45mm fork with dual-rate springs and adjustable preload, and at the rear there is fully adjustable monoshock.

The brakes are also competent, with twin 320mm discs at the front and 4-piston calipers.

What’s often not said about the Triumph Sprint ST is that it’s a handsome beast. With sharp lines, under-seat exhausts, and a single-sided swingarm, it looks every bit as attractive as the VFR800 from which it was trying to steal market share.

A couple of years after the Sprint ST, Triumph released the updated Triumph Tiger 1050, which shares the same engine but has an upright sport touring riding position.

Manual for the Triumph Sprint ST

Triumph Sprint ST Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Sprint ST, which is available on the Triumph web site.

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