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Keith Flint’s new sorted GSX-R1000

By Michael Neeves -

Custom & modified bikes

 04 June 2010 14:58

The Prodigy’s lead singer Keith Flint is a track day fanatic who’s recently taken delivery of a very special GSX-R1000 built by the same people – Crescent – who put together Tommy Hill’s BSB-leading bike.    

In next week’s MCN – out June 9 – we reveal what happens when Keith enters his first race for years. In the meantime, here are the details of his GSX-R1000…

Engine
The Suzuki engine remains standard, but with the twin-piped full Akrapovic exhaust system fitted it makes 180bhp at the rear wheel on Crescent’s dyno. With so much power on tap anyway, Suzuki MotoGP and Crescent boss Paul Denning steered Flint away from tuning the engine, which would have made the GSX-R1000 tricky to ride.

Electronics  
A Bazzaz electronics package is plugged into the standard wiring loom. It features adjustable traction control (which works by measuring crank speed), a fuel control unit and quickshifter.  

Suspension
Fully-adjustable Ohlins TTX rear shock and Road and Track forks.

Chassis mods
Stock swingarm with BSB style captive wheel spacers, Valter Moto rear sets (Flint runs road-pattern shift) and race bodywork (including oil catching bellypan) is finished in Worx Suzuki livery with The Prodigy spider logos.

Wheels, brakes and tyres
Stock 17in wheels are replaced by lightweight 16.5in Marchesini racing items for less unsprung weight and the choice of the latest BSB Pirelli racing slicks. Front brakes replaced with four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers and master-cylinder. Steel braided lines fiited, one per front brake caliper as per ACU rules.

Crash protection
Crescent engine and R&G chassis protectors.