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Phantom. A name that the Hamamatsu brand has decided to recover to give its Superbike a little push. The Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom It is a special edition that returns to the attack, more aggressive and with specific equipment.
Taking as a starting point the most radical version of the Japanese sports car, the GSX-R 1000R Phantom is dressed in black and gray in combination with gold elements, maintaining all the power of its four-cylinder in-line.
Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom: the return after 15 years
15 years have passed since the 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Phantom. Since then the Japanese firm had not used this denomination or these colors again. Up to now.
With bare sales figures for a model that dominated the market years ago, the Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom is looking for a push for the end of the model life cycle. Because yes, the Suzuki Superbike is already getting a makeover.
This is a limited edition in which the GSX-R 1000R is tinted dark, embracing a body that combines a deep black with an anthracite gray for the graphics. The contrast is put by some striking rims now painted in gold color, to match the pressurized front fork.
Besides, there are other accessories such as the dark screen, the lever protectors or the single-seater seat, but above all the appearance of a new exhaust Yoshimura R11 titanium and carbon fiber which replaces the gigantic standard silencer. It is approved for use on the street.
The rest of the bike remains unchanged. There are no changes to the mechanics or the cycle part, so the GSX-R 1000R still maintains that powerful liter engine with variable distribution and 202 hp maximum power.
In the cycle part, the double-girder aluminum chassis to which a Showa BFF pressurized front fork and rear monoshock from the same brand, both fully adjustable. All in a set of 203 kg of weight in running order and electronics with intercial measurement platform, traction control, ABS in curve, quickshifter …
The Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom will be sold only in Great Britain in limited edition form at a price of 20,400 euros to change, 580 euros more than the base version. Meanwhile in our market the GSX-R 1000R costs 22,229 euros.