BMW R1250 GS – Edition 40
PROVEN PERFORMANCE, LEGENDARY DESIGN.
The BMW GS is a pioneer, combining versatility and a unique riding experience for 40 years. We are celebrating this with the “40 Years GS” edition of the R1250 GS. In the striking black and yellow look of the legendary R100 GS, GS history comes alive. The unique design is combined in the R1250 GS with modern features such as the extended riding modes Pro and the ShiftCam boxer engine. You benefit from excellent power and unlimited riding pleasure on any terrain.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “40 YEARS GS” EDITION
Unique design for the anniversary: Inspired by the R100 GS and nicknamed “Bumblebee”, its black-yellow look is truly striking. Striking design elements turn the legendary look into a true eye-catcher and let the bike shine in the gleam of over 40 years of GS history.
The R1250 GS
Outside “40 Years GS Edition”, inside all of the R 1250 GS: With its modern technical equipment, this GS is the ideal partner for your adventures. Its optional Pro riding modes with new dynamic engine brake control ensure superior pleasure in every situation, while modern lighting technology helps provide the excellent illumination and optimum visibility. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the R 1250 GS.
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.
Each success story has a beginning: The story of the GS begins in the year 1980 when BMW Motorrad introduces the R 80 G/S. It is robust, versatile and effortless to handle in any situation: It becomes the first large dual-sport motorcycle in the world. And it’s still being ridden 40 years later. Unstoppable – and fit for any adventure.
Unbridled curiosity, the courage to discover something new again and again: This is what the R 1250 GS stands for. It has been an icon for four decades – and still continues to inspire with new features. The new LED light design gives it a brilliant appearance and offers maximum visibility: This is ensured by the LED swivelling headlights with adaptive headlights and the Cruising Light. Additional equipment such as seat heating give you extra comfort and, thanks to the seven riding modes, you can master any driving situation with confidence.
EQUIPPED FOR ANY PURPOSE
Fast curve changes, gravel shooting up, endless tours: With the R 1250 GS, you decide what your adventure will look like. Its continuously optimized technology and extensive equipment will take you safely, dynamically and comfortably over any route.
DESIGN YOUR R 1250 GS
Get the R 1250 GS ready for your adventures with a variety of styles and features: Optional extras such as the Comfort and Touring Package with adaptive cruise control, hand protectors and case holders provide extra comfort on long tours. Regardless of whether you are off-road or on tarmac: Here you will find the must-haves for you and your GS.
Whether on extended tours or off-road: The BMW R 1250 GS with its boxer engine combines driving dynamics and comfort to create a unique experience. Making perfected technology into perfect riding pleasure. Find out all about the technical data and equipment here.
Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight
Black and yellow Option 719 cylinder head cover
Tank with “1250” lettering and “Option 719” logo
Seat in black-yellow
Robust shape with powerful Boxer engine
Sporty windscreen in yellow
For 40 years, the GS has stood for spontaneity, an escape from everyday life – and a unique community that lives out the #SpiritOfGS with every kilometre. Its success story begins in 1980 with the R 80 G/S: It quickly became a popular bike for all challenges, both on-road and off-road.
TFT color display with connectivity
DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimized ABS)
3 Ride Modes (ECO, Rain and Road)
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)
Enduro-Package (with engine guard and handlebar riser)
Option 719 milled parts
Riding Mode Pro, includes additional modes (Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro), riding mode pre selection (individualization of numbers of Ride Modes), automated hill start control pro (HSC Pro), dynamic brake assistant DBC and engine brake control MSR
Rallye and Triple Black style variants
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “40 YEARS GS” EDITION
Unique design for the anniversary: Inspired by the R 100 GS and nicknamed “Bumblebee”, its black-yellow look is truly striking. Striking design elements turn the legendary look into a true eye-catcher and let the bike shine in the gleam of over 40 years of GS history.
The Right Mode for Every Adventure
Tarmac roads, wet roads or unpaved gravel roads: The seven riding modes of the R 1250 GS ensure optimum grip and superior handling at all times. When the vehicle is stationary, you can pre-select up to four riding modes individually in the menu, which you can then select quickly and conveniently during the journey using the riding mode button. The new dynamic engine brake control provides more stability and easy control of the bike in the Pro riding modes; it prevents the rear wheel from slipping or jerking. And in the new standard ECO Mode, you get the maximum range from every tank of fuel.
SEE AND BE SEEN
The perfect illumination for every curve: The adaptive headlights switch on automatically when the vehicle is tilted, providing optimum illumination of bends depending on gradient and payload – a significant plus in terms of safety and comfort. The multifunctional rear LED flashing turn indicators ensure an eye-catching appearance and even greater visibility.
PERFORMANCE, EFFICIENCY, CONTROL
The boxer engine of the R 1250 GS fascinates from the very first glance. You can feel its character in every engine speed range, because it offers you impressive performance with more smoothness at low rotational speeds. The variable BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. This means: More displacement and more performance with higher efficiency and therefore power whenever you need it. The strong pull with fewer gear changes gives you more freedom. This way you feel the boxer’s energy even more directly.