Inspired by the iconic 2006 GSX-R1000 K6, the Hamamatsu factory has revived the Phantom legacy with a special edition GSX-R1000R.
The Phantom is not just your regular GSX-R1000R with a different nameplate and paint job; this special edition motorcycle is also fitted with the same variable valve timing system that’s available on Suzuki’s MotoGP GSX-RR machine.
The 199hp inline 4-cylinder engine also comes with a bi-directional quickshifter, launch control, lean-angle sensitive traction control, three riding modes and a Yoshimura exhaust.
Suzuki also enhances the GSX-R1000R with track-focused brake and clutch lever guards, tank pad, fuel cap trim and a smoke double bubble screen.
The contrasting gold wheels and gold Showa Balance Free front fork goes well with the overall matte black livery.
According to the Japanese firm, the Phantom edition is the most powerful GSX-R ever built.
Other highlights include all LED light setup and fully digital LCD.
For those who are interested, the special edition GSX-R1000R is available in the UK for GBP17,499 (RM99k).
Suzuki Malaysia has announced that 2021 GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000 are now available in Malaysia and open for viewing at every local dealership.
While Suzuki Malaysia is yet to unveil the official selling price, other dealers have made an extra effort to release what could be the official price for the two motorcycles.
According to Wilhin Motor (M) Sdn Bhd, the GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R is available for RM99,289 and RM110,289, respectively.
If the price is accurate, this puts the two GSX-R1000 as the cheapest brand new litre bike available in the market right now.
The 2021 GSX-R1000R makes 199hp @ 13,200rpm and 118Nm @ 10,800rpm from its 999.8cc inline-four, liquid-cooled engine mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen when will Suzuki Malaysia intends to introduce the sub-150cc motorcycle (GSX-R150 and Belang 150), however considering that teaser photos are still available on their Facebook page, we can assume that the two models will make their way anytime soon.
Suzuki Malaysia telah pun mengumumkan bahawa dua model 2021, GSX-R1000R dan GSX-R1000 telah pun berada dipengedar rasmi seluruh Malaysia.
Pengumuman tersebut dibuat menerusi perkongsian di Facebook Suzuki Malaysia.
Sebelum ini, salah sebuah pengedar rasmi Suzuki di Malaysia, Wah Motor Superbikes telah pun membuka pra-tempahan bagi beberapa model antaranya Suzuki SV650, GSX-S750, V-Strom 750XT, GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000R dan Katana.
Suzuki GSX-R1000R merupakan motosikal segmen sportsbike yang dikuasakan enjin 4-silinder 999.8cc DOHC dengan penyejukan cecair yang berupaya menghasilkan 199hp dan 118Nm dan dipadankan bersama transmisi 6-kelajuan.
Model ini juga masih mengekalkan ciri Suzuki Even Firing Order yang membantu memastikan enjin kekal lancar dan kurang gegaran sewaktu operasi.
Penggunaan kerangka jenis twin-spar aluminium juga memastikan model ini lebih ringan berbanding generasi sebelumnya.
Menariknya, model ini juga menawarkan paparan digital LCD yang diinspirasikan daripada GSX-RR di MotoGP.
Antara ciri lain ditawarkan adalah:
traction control boleh laras
Suzuki Bi-Directional Quick Shift
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector
Motion Track Anti-Lock Brake (GSX-R1000R)
Sementara itu, sistem suspension dikendalikan Advanced Showa Balance Free Front Fork (BFF) manakala sistem brek dibantu kaliper Brembo 4-piston (berkembar) dengan ABS di depan manakala kaliper Nissin satu piston di belakang.
Dalam perkembangan sama, Suzuki Malaysia tidak mendedahkan harga rasmi bagi kedua-dua model ini namun berdasarkan tinjauan di pengedar rasmi lain, GSX-R1000 dan GSX-R1000R ditawarkan pada harga RM99,289 dan RM110,289.
2020 Suzuki sportbikes are out, albeit with little fanfare.
All bikes will appear for one last year before being changed for Euro 5 in 2021.
Suzuki sportbikes are renowned for their agility.
The 2020 Suzuki sportbikes are out, albeit with little fanfare.
There are new colours and graphics, plus some updates but the bikes stay mostly the same as last years. We think it’s probably that Suzuki will roll out the Euro 5-compliant models soon for 2021.
Still, Suzuki sportbikes are among those to die for given their performance mixed with civility. It was the Hamamatsu-based manufacturer who gave us the first real sportbike – the GSX-R750 in 1985.
2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R
The GSX-R1000R is Suzuki’s weapon for World Superbike racing. That’s why it’s the most technologically-laden. Only changes are the new graphics for next year. There are only two colour options in either Glass Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira Red or Metallic Triton Blue factory racing livery.
2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The GSX-R1000 is like the “normal” version. Most if not all sportbike manufacturers market a higher-spec’ed and a normal spec’ed models these days.
Hence the GSXR-1000 (without the extra R) is meant for the masses. It features minimalistic graphics for next year and in our opinion looks much cleaner. Suzuki brought over the bi-direction quickshifter from the GSX-R1000R.
Available in two colours also, called Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black and the other Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black.
2020 Suzuki GSX-R750
Suzuki is the only manufacturer that’s soldering on with the 750cc superbike. The segment was pretty much dead within years of the WorldSBK going to 1000cc inline-Fours, as well as MotoGP going the 990cc four-stroke direction.
But there’s something sweet about 750cc sportbikes as they fill the gap between the 600’s agility and the 1000’s power. The Suzuki GSX-R750, however, uses a bigger engine in the 600cc chassis.
Choose from either Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black or Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black.
2020 Suzuki GSX-R600
Speaking of the 600, here it is. Light and agile, it lets you hit the back roads and Ulu Yam with pleasure. Take it to the track and you’ll see that it’s easy to reach its potential. Real value for money.
Comes in Pearl Glacier White and Glass Sparkle Black.
We’ll take the white one.
2020 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa
Ah hah! The bike which caused superbikes’ top speeds capped at 299 km/h since 2000. It’s the Hayabusa which holds the title of the fastest road bike when it hit 312 km/h in 1999. This was a time when road bikes had about 160 HP.
So, the model continues on after 20 years because it’s still fast and there is demand. The Hayabusa will soon be upgraded but the 2020 model remains sold in the USA.
It’s gone through a number of important updates during its lifetime, including the fitment of Brembo brakes, slipper clutch, larger radiator and so forth.
The Hayabusa will appear in its current design for one last year in 2020.
Offered in Candy Daring Red and Metallic Thunder Grey.
Suzuki has unveiled the very limited edition Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R where only 50 units will be made available.
The bike is based on the ones used by Bradley Ray, Richard Cooper, and Billy McConnell in the British Superbikes (BSB) series.
The Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000R is available in the UK at £19,999 (around RM105,610).
There is no doubt that theSuzuki GSX-R1000R is one of the biggest names out there in the world of top superbikes. Suzuki is also one of only a few manufacturers who enjoys releasing special limited editions of their fine superbike and their latest one sits somewhere at the very top when it comes to looks. (more…)
Team Classic Suzuki has unveiled a one-off Suzuki GSX-R1000R in their iconic livery.
The retro white and blue colour scheme exploded onto the scene when they introduced their Suzuki GSX1100SD Katana race bike.
Suzuki is currently monitoring the popularity of the colour online and if it’s popular, they might just make it into an official colour option.
Remember the epic moment when Team Classic Suzuki unveiled their super sexy Suzuki GSX1100SD Katana race bike? The bike that made its premiere in the Endurance Legends race at Donington Park last year gathered so many crowds, especially on how beautiful the colour scheme is on the beautiful beast. (more…)
Michael Dunlop has confirmed his participation in the Isle of Man TT and other Supersport road races with the Honda CBR600RR.
The news was confirmed by PTR Honda on their Twitter page.
Michael Dunlop and PTR Honda won the Isle of Man TT Supersport category back in 2013.
After his recent appearance in the 2018 MotoGP pre-season winter test in Sepang just a few weeks ago, coveted road racing racer Michael Dunlop has confirmed his entry in the 2018 Isle of Man TT Supersport category and other road races with the PTR Honda squad. (more…)
15-time Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop will be joining the MotoGP Sepang winter test this Sunday.
Dunlop together with Toni Elias, Josh Waters and Sylvain Guintoli will throw down some laps on the Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP machine.
Suzuki is giving the opportunity to Dunlop as thanks for winning the 2017 Isle of Man Senior TT race on board the latest Suzuki GSX-R1000R.
Malaysians are well aware of the world’s most dangerous motorcycle road race of all time that is the Isle of Man TT. While we are familiar with some of the high profile riders like John McGuinness and Guy Martin, getting any exposure from the race series or its riders is pretty difficult. (more…)