Suzuki unveils special edition GSX-R1000R Phantom - Phantom of the roads returns

Return of Phantom style with the special edition Suzuki GSX-R1000R motorcycle that has just been revealed. Would you race it or road-ride it?

Suzuki GSX-R1000R Phantom special edition 2021

Just like the iconic Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 Phantom from 2006, the Japanese marque has just revealed our first look at the 2021 rendition, with the special edition GSX-R1000R Phantom. 

Decked out in an all-black stealthy colour scheme and paired with gold wheels and gold forks, the new Phantom is due to cost £17,499. That’s just £500 more than the current GSX-R1000R listed on the Suzuki site!

Many may want a new sports bike from Suzuki, but for now the Phantom edition will have to whet the appetites. What do you get for your money here, though?

Part with your cash here, and you’ll get a load of accessories in race-spec trim, including: a Yoshimura exhaust (R11 silencer and heatshield, finished in ‘black metal magic’ with a carbon cap), those gold Showa Balance Free front forks, and a handful of Suzuki parts (track clutch and brake lever guards, tank pad and fuel cap trim, and smoked double-bubble screen.

The current MotoGP winning manufacturer with Joan Mir's triumph (not for long, says Quartararo) is proud to say this it is the most advanced and exciting GSX-R in history, a bold statement but one that they back with powerful 202ps (199 BHP) 1000cc inline four-cylinder unit - a unit which utilises the same variable valve timing system as the MotoGP world championship-winning GSX-RR.

Packaged together with a full suite of electronics, including a bi-directional quickshifter, lean angle-sensitive, 10-mode traction control and ABS, launch control, and three power modes, this race-inspired GSXR looks to be onto a winner.

You may know that I love gold wheels and gold forks by now, but the styling on this is super sleek. It may be an attempt to get a bit of attention to the 2021 model year bikes from Suzuki, but it has the heritage and it has the style - I’d certainly be open to trying it on track.

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