R 1250 GS Adventure Edition 40 Years GS
THE R 1250 GS ADVENTURE "40 YEARS GS" EDITION
LEGENDARY DESIGN ON THE ROADS OF THE WORLD
Pioneer through and through: For four decades, the GS has stood for a longing for vastness and boundless adventure. The R 1250 GS Adventure in the 40 Years GS edition celebrates this #SpiritOfGS: It is a homage to the GS history. In striking black and yellow, it is reminiscent of the iconic R 100 GS and impresses with its state-of-the-art technology and equipment. With the R 1250 GS with its powerful BMW ShiftCam boxer engine and new features, you will overcome limits, effortlessly reach the most distant destinations and be part of a unique community.
The R 1250 GS Adventure - always a good foundation
Outside "40 Years GS", inside all the G 1250 GS Adventure: Thanks to its GS-typical ergonomics and modern technical features, nothing will stand in the way of your journey around the globe. Thanks to their well-balanced ergonomics, you'll always be sitting comfortably - no matter how long the journey takes. The modern LED light technology with full-LED swivel headlights provides superior illumination - bringing light into every darkness. With it, you can bravely face dust and mud, heat and rain and conquer unknown terrain effortlessly. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the R 1250 GS Adventure.
40 YEARS DRIVE FOR ADVENTURE
From Africa to Central Asia: the GS has been everywhere in the world in 40 years. A motorcycle that has mastered every terrain and every road - powerful and bold despite the elements. The GS is the pioneer of the dual-sport motorcycle.
"40 years GS" sticker
Robust shape with powerful Boxer engine
Gold handlebars with storage compartment
Seat in black-yellow
Tank with "1250" lettering and "Option 719" logo
Black and yellow Option 719 cylinder head cover
Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight
From off-road sport to the road
1978 to 1980:
In 1978, BMW Motorrad attracted attention with a predecessor to the first GS: The GS 80 takes in two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The bike had been developed by an in-house team of developers without an official remit. But its success proved the engineers and mechanics right: their bike made it truly enjoyable to ride both off-road and on-road. It was released to the market in 1980 under a slightly different name, the BMW R 80 G/S.
Its rise begins
1980 to 1987:
With the GS, BMW Motorrad created the perfect synthesis of off-road and on-road driving: Regardless of surface type, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes. The highlight is the monolever single-sided swinging arm, which is the first to be installed on a motorcycle worldwide. This reduces the weight and enables the rear wheel to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created the segment for large, comfortable travel enduros – a segment that it still dominates today.
The GS gains momentum: more displacement, more power
1987 to 1996:
The new top model, the R 100 GS, focuses on a lot of displacement: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The paralever dual-pivot swinging arm on the rear wheel ensures effortless handling off-road and on-road. With its striking black and yellow paintwork, it is known as “Bumblebee”. The colour is still hugely popular among fans today and decorates this year's special “40 Years GS Edition" model.
A new chapter in travel enduros
1994 to 2003:
The GS is on its way to becoming an icon while continuously changing: in 1994, the first enduro with a four-valve boxer engine appears with the R 1100 GS. The bike is popular because it handles well off road and performs perfectly on long tours. In 1999, the R 1150 GS follows in its footsteps. The concept is purposefully further developed with touring in mind and, in 2002, adapted even more to the needs of long-distance travellers with the R 1150 GS Adventure – the Adventure series is born.
From one-cylinder to two-cylinder
2000 to 2008:
The very popular and novice-friendly “Funduro” models, the F 650 and F 650 ST, have their engines reworked at the beginning of the new millennium. Thanks to the water-cooled single-cylinder assembly, F 650 GS and F 650 GS Dakar riders have enough drive for everyday riding as well as that typical enduro feeling. In 2008, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS, both completely redesigned enduro models, are equipped with a liquid-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine. The means pure adventure, even in the mid-range segment.
From air-cooled to water-cooled boxer engine
2004 to 2017:
In 2004, BMW Motorrad re-released the R 1200 GS. The bike is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it even more dynamic on any terrain while weighing 30 kilograms less at the same time. A new era begins almost ten years later, when BMW Motorrad engineers equip the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The bike also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which takes handling and riding comfort to a new level.
The GS becomes even stronger
In the following years, BMW Motorrad continued to build on the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS appears with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine. Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft control, it provides more power in all speed ranges and makes the GS even more effortless. In addition, the mid-range F 750 GS and F 850 GS models undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with their larger displacement and modified chassis.
|Type||Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.|
|Bore x stroke||102.5 mm x 76 mm|
|Rated output||100 kW (136 PS) at 7,750 rpm|
|Max. torque||143 Nm at 6,250 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Mixture control||Electronic intake pipe injection|
|Emission control||Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5|
|Performance / fuel consumption|
|Maximum speed||over 200 km/h|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC||4.75 L|
|CO2 emission based on WMTC||110 g/km|
|Fuel type||Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)|
|Alternator||Three-phase alternator with 510 Watt nominal power|
|Battery||12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free|
|Clutch||Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth|
|Chassis / brakes|
|Frame||Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine|
|Front wheel location / suspension||BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut|
|Rear wheel location / suspension||Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel|
|Suspension travel, front/rear||210 mm / 220 mm|
|Steering head angle||65.1°|
|Wheels||Cross spoke wheels|
|Rim, front||3.00 x 19"|
|Rim, rear||4.50 x 17"|
|Tyres, front||120/70 R 19|
|Tyres, rear||170/60 R 17|
|Brake, front||Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers|
|Brake, rear||Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper|
|ABS||BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)|
|Dimensions / weights|
|Seat height||890 mm / 910 mm|
|Inner leg curve||1,950 mm / 1,990 mm|
|Usable tank volume||30 L|
|Reserve||Approx. 4 L|
|Height (excl. mirrors)||1,460 mm|
|Wide (over hand guard)||980 mm|
|Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled||268 kg1)|
|Permitted total weight||485 kg|
|Payload (with standard equipment)||217 kg|
1) According to Guideline (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable tank capacity.
- TFT colour display with connectivity
- Full-LED headlight
- DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
- Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimised ABS)
- HSC (Hill Start Control)
- USB charging socket
- Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment with automatic load levelling and automatic damping mode)
- Seat heating (rider and passenger)
- Light package (e.g. with adaptive cornering light and cruising light)
- Auxiliary LED lamps
- Handlebar riser
- Option 719 milled parts
- Sport silencer
- Riding Mode Pro, includes additional modes (Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro), riding mode pre-selection (individualisation of numbers of riding modes), automated hill start control pro (HSC Pro), dynamic brake assistent DBC and engine brake control MSR
- Style-variants Rallye and TripleBlack
- Aluminium Luggage System
- Enduro underneath engine protection
- Tinted windshield
- Enduro headlamp-guard
- Adjustable rider footrest.