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Special Edition Suzuki GSX-R1000R Phantom Lands With 199 HP Inline-Four, MotoGP Tech

Suzuki has chosen to revive the Phantom moniker with a new special edition GSX-R1000R, inspired by the iconic GSX-R1000 K6 model from 2006. The new special edition bike is on sale in the UK from £17,499, roughly the equivalent of $23,776.
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A bit much for a bike? Well, the GSX-R1000R Phantom isn’t just any sport bike, but rather one that’s powered by a 199 hp (202 ps) inline four-cylinder engine, featuring the same variable valve timing system as the MotoGP world championship-winning GSX-RR bike.

The Gixxer Phantom also comes with a bi-directional quick shifter, lean angle-sensitive 10-mode traction control and ABS, launch control, three power modes, a Yoshimura exhaust with an R11 silencer, black metal heatshield finish, plus several genuine Suzuki accessories such as track-focused brake and clutch lever guards, tank pad and fuel cap trim, and a smoked double bubble screen.

In terms of visuals, the bike also boasts a single seat cowl that matches the matte black livery, to go with gloss black decals, contrasting gold wheels and gold Showa Balance Free front forks.

According to Suzuki, the GSX-R1000R is “the most advanced, most exciting GSX-R in history”, and it now has an aggressive new look to match its credentials. On paper, this is also the most powerful and hardest-accelerating GSX-R ever built, as well as the most compact and best-handling GSX-R1000 model ever.

Its chassis is more compact and narrower compared to previous iterations, and the new bolt-on rear subframe consists of square aluminum tubing, thus reducing weight by about 38% - the whole thing weighs just 448 lbs (203 kg).

Other highlights worth mentioning include LED lighting technology (the headlight itself is narrower and shorter, thus contributing to the bike’s improved aerodynamics) and a full LCD instrumentation, with the display readout showing speed, rpm, the fuel gauge, instantaneous and average fuel consumption, ambient temperature, a freeze indicator and service reminders.

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