‘Vintage’ BMW has 110bhp!

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Take a second glance – this ‘vintage’ BMW is actually nothing of the sort.

Based around the modern powertrain from the BMW R1200GS, it’s a one-off special built by one of France’s leading BMW dealers Panda Moto (hence the Panda in the pictures), south of Paris.   

Panda Moto boss, Jean-Luc Dupont, had the idea to build the bike as a rolling, usable homage to the German firm’s original boxer twin, the 1923 R32.

It’s impressively done, too. The name, meanwhile – R1232 – comes from a combination of R1200 and R32. 

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Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.