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Suzuki GSX-R1000R Phantom Revived for 2021

A side view of the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom

Suzuki is bringing the Phantom back – and they’ve reincarnated her in the chassis of their latest GSX-R1000R.

A close-up of the branding logo on the side of the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom

Just yesterday, the Japanese multinational corporation blew our wigs off by giving us their most advanced GSX-R to date: a 199 hp (202 ps) GSX-R1000R featuring an inline four-cylinder engine, with the same variable valve timing system as the MotoGP world championship-winning GSX-RR bike.

“It’s also the most compact, most aerodynamic and the best handling GSX-R1000,’ states the Suzuki press release

A side view of the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom

“With a supremely effective electronic engine management system, derived from MotoGP technology, it maximizes drivability from the 202PS engine without being complicated to use.”

With this reincarnation of the original GSX-R1000 K6 Phantom from 2006 for the christening of the GSX-R1000R…well, we’re bound to get a few goodies.

A side view of the iconic 2006 GSX-r 1000 Phantom

The GSX-R1000R Phantom comes with a list of ‘genuine accessories,’ including a Yoshimura exhaust complete with an R11 silencer and heatshield finished in black metal magic with a carbon cap, alongside a smoked double-bubble screen, seat tail cowl, tank pad, fuel cap trim and track-focused brakes complete with protectors.

A view of the protective levers on the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom

Suzuki has also been kind enough to bless us with gold Showa Balance Free front forks and a lickable gold set of rims, as well as a sleeker, updated set of fairings to keep up with current aerodynamic demands.

A close-up of the gold forks and wheel on the A side view of the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom

Let’s not forget that the bike comes bristling with the very latest in technology from Suzuki. That means motion Track Brake System¹, Motion Track TCS (Traction Control System²), Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, Launch Control, and a Bi-Directional Quick Shift System.

A side view of the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom

If you’re looking for a bout of nostalgia mated to an absolute screamer of a beastie, the Suzuki GSX-R1000R Phantom is currently available in the singular Metallic Matt Black No.2 (YKV) color scheme for £17,499 RRP**.

That’s a mere £500 more than the current GSX-R1000R – a deal that’s darned hard to turn down, considering the list of perks.

A side view of the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000R Phantom

For more information, make sure to head over to Suzuki’s official website – and double-check their current lineup before you hit the checkout!