Triumph Trident Sprint 900 Specs and Info (aka Triumph Sprint 900)

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Triumph Trident Sprint 900
Triumph Trident Sprint 900 (1994 model)

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Triumph Trident Sprint 900 Specs…..

The Triumph Trident Sprint 900 was a half faired, sport tourer motorcycle produced by Triumph and available for sale in the UK between 1992 and 1997.

The Trident Sprint 900 was a half faired sports tourer that was built in Triumph’s Hinckely (Leicestershire) plant between November 1992 and October 1997. The Trident Sprint used a 885cc, 3 cylinder engine.

Although originally called the ‘Trident Sprint 900’ the name was changed to the ‘Sprint 900’ in 1995 (even the earlier models are often referred to as the ‘Triumph Sprint 900’). The bike was replaced by the Triumph Sprint RS.

Triumph Trident Sprint 900 parts…

Sprint 900 side view
Side view of a Trident Sprint 900 (half faired version)

A little bit about the Triumph Sprint 900…..

Basic model info…

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Trident Sprint 900
Also know as (AKA): Sprint 900
CC: 885cc
Engine type: Inline 3 cylinder (4 stroke)
Years in production: 1992 to 1997
Style of bike: Sports tourer (half faired)
Insurance: Group 14 (of 17) – Get a cheap insurance quote from Carole Nash

Models and years (in the UK)

Trident Sprint 900 (Nov 1992 to Aug 1993)…..
Frame number started: 4903—-
Description: 900cc Sports tourer with the same basic specs as the Trident 900. Charcoal coloured frame, engine and fittings with twin, round headlamps and a half fairing.
Available colours: Blue, red or green
Price: £6449 for a ‘K’ reg and £7099 for an ‘L’ reg
Trident Sprint 900 (Sept 1993 to Oct 1994)…..
Frame number started: 9083—-
Description: ‘900S’ Logo on the sode panels, black chrome covers on the exhaust downpipes, new clocks with a digital clock and now has 4 piston front calipers with ‘Triumph’ logo on them.
Available colours: Blue, red or green
Price: £7349
Trident Sprint 900 (Nov 1994 to Sept 1995)…..
Frame number started: 16922—-
Description: Now has 17 inch, 3 spoke hollow cast wheels, black chrome exhaust downpipes, satin chrome exhaust silencers, knee pads in the side panels, rear grab handlesand redesigned bodywork with rounded tail piece and oval rear light.
Available colours: Red, green or purple
Price: £7599 for a ‘M’ reg and £7799 for an ‘N’ reg
Trident Sprint 900 (Oct 1995 to Oct 1997)…..
Frame number started: 29157—-
Description: New nitrogen filled, aluminum rear shock with reload and preload adjustment as well as a new, lighter exhaust and new exhaust collector box.
Available colours: Red, green or purple
Price: £8029
Trident Sprint 900 rear
Rear/side view of a 1995 Trident Sprint 900 in blue

Engine and gearbox specs…..

Displacement: 885 cc
Engine type: Inline 3 cylinder
Bore×Stroke: 76x65mm
Compression Ratio: 10.6:1
Valves: 12 valve (4 per cylinder)
Spark plug: NGK DPR8EA-9 / Champion RA4HC (x3)
Spark plug gap: 0.9mm
Firing order: 1 – 2 – 3
Engine oil: 10w40 API SG or higher
Engine oil capacity: 3.8 litres
Oil filter: Hiflo HF401 / Filtrex OIF001
Cooling system: Liquid cooled
Cooling system capacity: 2.8 litres
Clutch: Wet (oil immersed) multiplate clutch
Gearbox: 6 Speed manual (1st gear down, 2nd to 6th gears up, neutral between 1st and 2nd gears)
BHP: 98 bhp (@ 9000 RPM)
KW output: 72 KW
Torque: 59 lb/ft
Idle speed: 1000rpm
Top speed (approx): 140mph (CLAIMED!!)*
0 to 60 (approx): 3.3 seconds (CLAIMED!!)*
1/4 mile (approx): 11.53 seconds (CLAIMED!!)*

* = Please Note – The above quoted top speed, 0 to 60 and 1/4 miles times are based on info found on the internet and Triumph’s figures in their marketing bumph for the Trident Sprint. This info SHOULD NOT be taken as 100% accurate (it’s not unusual for manufacturers to inflate these figures to help them sell more of the bikes!)

Sprint 900 clutch basket
Trident Sprint 900 clutch basket

Final drive stuff…..

Final drive: Chain
Front sprocket: 17 teeth
Rear sprocket (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 46 teeth
Rear sprocket (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 43 teeth
Chain pitch/length (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 530 / 112
Chain pitch/length (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 530 / 110
Sprint 900 oil filter
Triumph Trident oil filter (Hiflo HF401)

Carb, fuel and oil stuff…..

Fuel system: Carburetor
MPG: 44 miles per gallon (approx)
Fuel tank range: approx 130 miles
Carb make: Mikuni (3x)
Carb type: BST36
Pilot screw opening: 2 to 2.25 turns
Fuel type: Unleaded petrol
Fuel tank capacity: 25 litres
Engine oil: 10w40 API SG or higher
Engine oil capacity: 3.8 litres
Oil filter: Hiflo HF401 / Filtrex OIF001
Trident Sprint 900 chassis
Triumph Trident Sprint 900 frame

Electric stuff…..

Ignition type: Electronic CDI
Starter: Electric start
Electrical system voltage: 12 volts
Regulated voltage: 14.5 (@ 5500 rpm)
System capacity: 14 a/h
Spark plug: NGK DPR8EA-9 / Champion RA4HC (x3)
Spark plug gap: 0.9mm
Spark plug tightening torque: 18nm
Spark plug ignition: 3 x Coil
Battery: YB14L-A2 / CB14L-A2
Sprint 900 battery
Triumph Trident Sprint 900 battery (CB14L-A2)

Shocks, brakes and wheel specs…..

Front wheel type (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 6 spoke cast wheel
Front wheel type (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 3 spoke hollow cast wheel
Front tyre size: 120/70-17
Front tyre pressure: 36psi (2.5 bar)
Front wheel spindle torque: 60nm
Front wheel spindle clamp bolt torque: 20nm
Rear wheel type (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 6 spoke cast wheel
Rear wheel type (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 3 spoke hollow cast wheel
Rear tyre size (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 160/60-18
Rear tyre size (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 170/60-17
Rear tyre pressure: 41psi (2.9 bar)
Rear wheel spindle torque: 85nm
Rear wheel spindle clamp bolt torque: 35nm
Front brake: Twin hydraulic disc brake with 4 piston calipers
Front brake disc (1993 to Aug 1994 models, pre frame numbers starting ‘9083’): EBC MD646LS (left) and MD646RS (right)
Front brake pad (1993 to Aug 1994 models, pre frame numbers starting ‘9083’): EBC FA214 (left) / FA215 (right)
Front brake disc (1994 onwards model, frame numbers starting ‘9083’ and later models): EBC MD640
Front brake pad (1994 onwards model, frame numbers starting ‘9083’ and later models): EBC FA236 (2 sets)
Rear brake: Single hydraulic disc brake
Rear brake disc: EBC MD641
Rear brake pad: EBC FA215
Front suspension: Telescopic forks
Front fork stanchion diameter: 43mm
Front fork length (approx when removed from the bike): 86cm
Recommended fork oil (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 10w (medium weight) fork oil
Fork oil volume (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 109 mm2 (per fork)
Recommended fork oil (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 15w (heavy weight) fork oil
Fork oil volume (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 117 mm2 (per fork)
Rear Suspension: Single rear shock (monoshock) with rebound adjustment and adjustable spring preload
Sprint 900 rear view
Rear view of a Triumph Sprint 900

Weights, measures ‘n stuff…..

Wheelbase: 1490mm
Seat height: 780mm
Dry weight (no oils, fluids etc): 215kg

Torque settings…..

Cam cover: 10nm
Camshaft sprocket: 15nm
Clutch hub: 105nm
Spark plugs: 18nmnm
Rear wheel spindle torque: 85nm
Rear wheel spindle clamp bolt torque: 35nm
Front wheel spindle torque: 60nm
Front wheel spindle clamp bolt torque: 20nm
Oil drain and filter
Triumph Sprint 900 oil drain bolt and oil filter locations

Service stuff…..

Servicing your bike? You’ll need a Triumph Trident Sprint Haynes workshop manual…
Engine oil
Engine oil change frequency: Every 10,000km (approx 6,214 miles) or 12 months
Engine oil: 10w40 API SG or higher Motorbike oil
Oil filter: Hiflo HF401 / Filtrex OIF001
Chain drive
Final drive chain frequency: Now repeat after me…..’I MUST LUBE MY CHAIN LITTLE AND OFTEN!!’
Chain and sprocket kits: Trident Sprint 900 chain/sprocket kit
Hydraulic brake system (front and rear)
Brake fluid change frequency: Change every 24 months or 20,000km (approx 12,427 miles)
Brake fluid: DOT 4 brake fluid
Hydraulic clutch system
Clutch / brake fluid change frequency: Change every 24 months or 20,000km (approx 12,427 miles)
Clutch / brake fluid: DOT 4 brake fluid
Fork oil
Front fork oil change frequency: Change every 20,000km (approx 12,427 miles)
Recommended fork oil (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 10w (medium weight) fork oil
Fork oil volume (Nov 1992 to Oct 1994): 109 mm2 (per fork)
Recommended fork oil (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 15w (heavy weight) fork oil
Fork oil volume (Nov 1994 to Oct 1997): 117 mm2 (per fork)
Cooling system
Change every: 30,000 km (approx 18,641 miles) or 24 months
Coolant capacity: 2.8 litre’s
Coolant: Motorcycle coolant
Sprint 900 chain adjuster
Triumph Sprint 900 chain adjuster block and rear brake caliper

Frame number location…..

The frame number is usually stamped onto the right side of the headstock (the front part of the frame just below the handle bars).

Useless stuff…..

Basic Triumph tourer that was based on the Triumph Trident 900 (the Trident Sprint was basically a Trident with a cockpit fairing).
The Trident Sprint was styled by Rod Skiver and developed and manufactured at Triumph Hinkley plant (Leicestershire).
Because the Trident Sprint was based on the Trident 900 naked bike, alot of the parts are interchangeable.
The model released in November 1994 had numerous upgrades including 3 spoke wheels and uprated front brakes. These models also had better paintwork due to Triumph building better paint facilities at their plant (earlier models did supposedly suffer from thinner paint work).
In 1995 ‘Trident’ was dropped from the bikes name and it was known as the ‘Triumph Sprint 900’.

Buying advice…..

Nothing overly to worry about with these bikes as they are fairly good and solid tourers.
Obviously, they do suffer from the usual age related stuff like pitted forks and rotten exhausts if they haven’t been garaged. It may be possible to still source exhausts as they were originally made by Motad and there are a few companies who may have systems in stock (I did say MAY!!!).
As with most of these age triple triumphs, they can suffer from worn sprag clutches and the coils can be problematic (coils are available but not especially cheap!).
All in all, a good, solid bike for getting into or back into biking and they can make good cafe racer project bikes.

Sources / Thanks to:

MCN Sprint 900 article
Triumph Owners MCC article
Rock Oil for the service info

Triumph Trident Sprint 900 parts…

If you’ve got any questions or useful comments or suggestions please feel free to leave them below 🙂

Disclaimer: The information on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge. But the info should NOT be taken as 100% accurate as we can, occasionally make mistakes!

One thought on “Triumph Trident Sprint 900 Specs and Info (aka Triumph Sprint 900)”

  1. Some good and useful info here, I have a 900 sprint 1996, its very clean and goes well enough, I have had sports bikes and rocket 3 roadsters but I am having fun with this old girl, it has a belly pan and a seat cowl ( cowl was from a newer triumph range but I chopped and shaped it to fit) it looks nice and turns the bike in a sporty looking way better I think than cafe racering it as it is less work and even more unique, not as quick as my zzr1200 (missile in sheeps clothing) but it is a stable nice ride and sounds great with my aftermarket pipes, intended as a commuter or tourer it looks more like a classic racer now and Im very fond of it, been biking for 40 years and had around 60 bikes of all kinds but the old sprint has something special, oh and yes its BRITISH.

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