Re: Attn all Sprint ST1050 owners....
No sweat - glad you liked the pics!
Yes, I should have mentioned that the brakes were extremely mushy and disappointing when I first got the bike (and others have had the same problem). I was used to instant stopping power from my 954 and Duc. Once I bled them really well though, they were just as good as the Honda, and they've been great ever since. Same feedback I've heard from others.
Done a little two-up riding with it, and it was fine. On a long trip on a hot day the pillion might get a bit warm with that underseat exhaust, but I haven't tried it.
Tires have been holding up okay, considering that I generally ride it pretty aggressively.
Fuel consumption is incredibly stingy, especially for such a powerful bike. It's got a big tank so the range is outstanding. When I bought it in Salt Lake City and rode it back up to Idaho (about a six hour ride), I was stunned by the mileage. I was in the break-in period and was being very gentle, but the mileage was well over 50 MPG, and I went over 250 miles before needing to refuel.
I like VFR's too, but like the additional power and character of the Sprint. I'm not crazy about some of the negative feedback I've heard on the V-Tec, and like the uniqueness of having a Triumph. Everyone seems to love the look and sound of the bike, and it kicks ass in performance too.