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R 1250 GS Adventure Edition 40 Years GS

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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.

R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

"40 years GS" sticker

The striking yellow "40 years GS" sticker on the front leaves no doubt about the origin of this bike.
R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

Gold-anodised rims

The gold-anodised rims draw the eye towards them and give your GS an elegant look.
R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

Robust shape with powerful Boxer engine

Makes a good impression: The R 1250 GS Adventure is typically robust with a massive tank and eye-catching GS lettering. The Option 719 cylinder head covers on the legendary boxer engine round off its striking appearance.
R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

Gold handlebars with storage compartment

The golden handlebars give your GS a noble finish. With the additional storage compartment on the tank you have everything you need at your fingertips.
R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

Seat in black-yellow

The comfortable seat of the GS comes in an expressive black-yellow design and guarantees constant comfort on your trips.
R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

Tank with "1250" lettering and "Option 719" logo

Make it clear what this bike's got: The expressive "1250" lettering in yellow and the "Option 719"logo make a strong statement.
R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

Black and yellow Option 719 cylinder head cover

The high-quality black and yellow Option 719 cylinder head cover steers the focus onto the powerful boxer engine.
R1250 GS Adventure 40 Years Edition Features

Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight

The hand protector in striking yellow protects your hands and control elements from wind, weather, branches, and debris.

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.

Engine  
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
Capacity 1,254 cc
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)
Electrical system  
Alternator Three-phase alternator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission  
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
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
Wheelbase 1,504 mm
Castor 95.4 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
Length 2,270 mm
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.

Standard equipment:

  • 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

Optional equipment:

  • 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

Optional accessories:

  • Aluminium Luggage System
  • Enduro underneath engine protection
  • Tinted windshield
  • Enduro headlamp-guard
  • Adjustable rider footrest.