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Giving the BMW R nineT the Paris-Dakar treatment

Giving the BMW R nineT the Paris-Dakar treatment

Unit Garage gives the BMW R nineT the Paris-Dakar treatment
What’s the most iconic BMW motorcycle from the past fifty years? The R80G/S Paris-Dakar would have to be near the top of the list, even if you’re not into ADV bikes. The 32-liter tank, signed by Dakar legend Gaston Rahier and fitted with dual petcocks, has got to be one of the most recognizable tanks of all time.

The R80G/S P-D also introduced many people to BMW’s famous motorsport livery. It’s a color scheme that is still being emulated today, from the R nineT Urban G/S we tested a few days ago to the limited edition Les Ateliers Ruby x BMW Motorrad 90th anniversary helmet that sits on my desk.

Unit Garage gives the BMW R nineT the Paris-Dakar treatment
These days, you need luck (and deep pockets) to put a R80 G/S P-D in your garage—only around 3,000 were built.…

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