Panda Moto R1200GS (SM) SuperMotard
BMW R1200GS Super Moto
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Panda Moto are a French company specialising in modifying BMW motorcycles:
I came across their website by chance and the following scan of a motorcycle magazine article on the Panda Moto R1200GS SM (SuperMotard / SuperMoto) caught my eye. Many thanks to ukGSer Manny 'London Mole' for the French/English translation below :-)
BMW R1200GS SM SuperMoto
R 1200 GS/SM
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... more liberated, the Iridium spark plugs and exhaust, helped by a (wider) rear wheel allowing to get slightly slimmer (50 tyre) gives better acceleration. Those are very lively, revealing a much more thorough engine preparation. David, our photographer was left “standing still” with his R1200RT, during each acceleration in the test. Once more, Panda Moto 89 surprises us. Thanks to a preparation which was planned as a coherent work on frame/engine, the SM transforms the GS Adventure; certainly already full of qualities; into a formidable aggressive bike. It is indeed able to compete with far sportier bikes, but remain civilised if need be. Tell me Jean-Luc, could I carry on the test for a week or a month?
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Front wheel = €1221
Rear wheel = €1287
Special paint = €1200
Rocker covers = €598
Alternator belt cover carbon = €309
Front mudguard carbon = €249
Rear mudguard carbon = €245
Double exhaust carbon = €745
Handlebar “fat-bar” = €179
Handlebar end weights “crash-ball” = €33
Rear view mirror “tuning” = €49.50
Clutch master cylinder/lever Beringer Aerotech = €489
Brake master cylinder/lever Beringer Aerotech = €489
Brake callipers Beringer Aerotech = €509
Sport seat “breathing” = €460
Front shock Ohlins/Panda = €725
Rear Shock Ohlins/Panda = €825
Footrests rubbers = €31
Low windshield = €195
Ceramic clutch = €415
Iridium spark plug = €22
Sport air filter = €98
Lockable oil cap = €29
Rear wheel hub aluminium cover = €72.40
Xenon lights kit = €198
Forged pistons kit, 12:8 compression = €397
Connecting rods kit, 3mm longer = €1.199
Injection preparation = €550
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1: The two original seats have been replaced by a single seat which allows to lean down.
2: Twin carbon exhaust = superb sound.
3: Lighter forged wheels from an HP2 get Michelin “Power One” (120/70 x 17 front, 190/50 x 17 rear).
4: Ohlins rear and front, set-up by Panda Moto 89: top quality shock absorbers.
5: footrests fitted with rubbers from an X650, clever and practical.
6: Many items from the HP catalogue appear on this GS/SM, including carbon rocker covers with sliders. The engine gets a very neat preparation with forged pistons and 3mm longer connecting rods.
7: Mini indicators are from the HP catalogue.
8: You have to admire the clutch master-cylinder (same as for the brake) and its light lever.
9: Superb, the “Motorsport” colour scheme chosen by Panda Moto 89 for its GS/SM.
10: The “close to the wheel” rear mudguard is carbon, like the front one.
11: Handlebar is forged aluminium by LSL. Please note the elegant brake and clutch master cylinders.
12: Superb Beringer 6 piston callipers: biting and tough braking. The ABS has been taken off to allow the rear wheel to lock-up.
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