Suzuki Gixxer And Ghost Rider

Recently, I’ve been reading up on a few super sport bikes, and the GSX-R comes to the forefront, with the Honda CBR-1000 and the Yamaha YZF R1. The Suzuki has got some interesting looks and an excellent stock exhaust system. On top of that, it has 185 bhp, if you could believe that!

Suzuki introduced different driving modes, like some of the high performance sports cars. There are 3 settings, A, B and C. They all have different power outputs and ranges, bu the A mode is the super sport mode. Due to a gentleman’s agreement in between Japanese motorcycle companies, top speed is artificially limited to 290 kmh.

By looking through this on Google, I came upon the Ghost Rider again.

I heard of him years back, but I never really bothered with watching his videos. I did see some excerpts. In the last few days, I watched the trailers on YouTube and got a few vids.

The Ghost Rider is a stunt motorcycle driver from Sweden. He rides different bikes, all customized, including a 285bhp GSX-R with carbon fiber fairing. It’s been revealed that his real name is Patrik Furstenhoff and that he is currently in his 40s.

“Ghost Rider” is the alias used by a Swedish motorcycle stunt rider in a series of independently produced DVD movies where the recurring theme involves Ghost Rider himself performing illegal maneuvers on his motorcycle on public roads across Sweden and other countries in Europe. The movies feature Ghost Rider, mostly in the perspective of cameras mounted on his motorbike, racing at extreme speeds on busy roadways, provoking law enforcement officers into high-speed chases, and performing various dangerous stunts in mostly uncontrolled environments. The extreme footage has brought some notoriety to Ghost Rider as the movies’ wild antics have been discussed on various magazines and television programs around the world.

Basically, he drives around like a madman in daylight and traffic, gets chased by the cops and escapes. He drives around at insane speeds.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

8 thoughts on “Suzuki Gixxer And Ghost Rider”

  1. This man is awesome and that is an understatement… i wish he would teach me to ride like that

  2. Ghost rier is amazing yes.
    He’s broken the world record for the fastes wheelie on hi busa.
    He’s a famous stunt rider for films.

    All these amazing things put together makes ‘Ghost Rider!’

    Ghost Rider:
    Patrick Furstenhoff, is the legends name he’s a sweedish dude who has a talent for car & bike riding. He’s also an amazing stunt rider for off-road bikes. He’s now retired due to him nealy dieing in his video were the police van tried to get in his way and alow him to smash into him and possibly DIE! So now he’s just living off his profits form his DVD’s enjoying life.
    Thank you for reading, Azall
    I’m 14years old but i still know more than you. 🙂

  3. He’s a careless idiot endangering innocent lives… I don’t care how talented a bike rider he is, he needs to have his bikes confiscated, his driver’s license revoked, and issued a heavy fine. One thing is being a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoying watching the action, but driving like a mad man through public streets like that is completely irresponsible and should not be tolerated. Now that we know the guy’s name, I hope that the authorities will finally capture Patrick and stop him for good.

  4. jk you seem a prick and i dont even know you you concentrate on your life and leave his life to him i ride bikes my self and hes a big influence to me and although ill never be as good as him i still loook up to to him thats how he lives is life wha about the other motorcyclists who do 100 n odd mph dwn differnent motorways n tha

  5. JK , GR is a fantastic rider and knows what he is doing which cannot be said for a lot of people sitting in a car and renewing their make up or making phone calls. It takes a lot of skills and 100 per cent concentration to ride a bike. I assume that you are a car driver who feels safe and protected by sitting in a box and not worrying any other drivers or riders around you.
    As a motorcyclist you have to think in advance what could happen, scan the street for oil spills, fuel and/or any other things that could easily throw you out of balance. In a car, you don’t need to think about pot holes or a little oil spill, on a bike you do. In my opinion car drivers are more careless than most riders as they are not aware of the dangers outside their ‘box’. It should be included in the law that every person who want a driving license has to make his/her riding license first as this would give people a better traffic awareness which would result in less accidents. (I’ve seen people reading news paper in extreme slow traffic and I had women behind me freshen up their lipstick while driving…That is frightening, not a skilled rider who frightens car drivers with his speed while they have no idea how much it takes to ride like that…. Only a very good rider is able to do the speed GR does. GR is not a young person who doesn’t care what he is doing. All his stunts have been prepared as good as possible and he has people watching certain areas to avoid people crossing over and getting hit while filming. He does not want people to follow his example and helps people to get rider awareness. I am a rider myself and adore him for his skills. I do not have the experience he has and I never will-but it doesn’t bother me. It makes me very happy to know and to see that there are skilled (and aged) people out there who really know how to ride a bike. My advice is-get out of your box and do a basic CBT and ride a bike at least 5 days a week in normal and heavy traffic in heat, rain and cold weather and then think about GR again…

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