Triumph tunes its specific bikes well for different uses. The 2009 Triumph Sprint’s suspension of dual adjustable forks in front and an adjustable monoshock in the rear works well for long, mile-eating journeys. The Sprint ST also handles remarkably well for a touring bike, demonstrating its sportbike influences. While its curb weight of 474 pounds seems heavy, it’s almost 100 pounds lighter than some of its touring bike competitors. This leads to a big difference in handling, especially during low-speed, tight maneuvers. The handlebar positioning resembles that of a sportbike more than a classic touring bike, which has the advantage of assisting the maneuverability, though it can be more exhausting when riding hundreds of miles a day.