Jerry; I also have a Sprint ST a 2002 Sapphire blue one with bags.
It's a great bike, last sepetember I went on a 1800+ mile six day ride with my two riding buddies.
We went all the way up HY 1 from Ventura county to Eureka, rode HY 36
try it if you're in the area, what a ride, it was done before they discovered
road graders. IT follows the terrain with lots of elevation changes.
then we rode HY49 down to Jackson CA and did two sierra passes a day for two days ending up in Yosemite valley. The Sprint ran flawless from sea level to9000 feet, and coming home on HY99 and I-5 at 75 mph I got two tanks of gas at 51>53 mpg.
I would put any bike fron Hinkley(Triumph's home) against any other bike made anywhere.
Bill Edwards Simi Valley,CA.