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R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS

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BMW Motorrad R 1250 GS - Edition 40 Years GS for Sale Bayside, Melbourne

Review R 1250 GS - Edition 40 Years GS Specifications and Information

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 R 1250 GS. In the striking black and yellow look of the legendary R 100 GS, GS history comes alive. The unique design is combined in the R 1250 GS with modern features such as the extended riding modes Pro and the ShiftCam boxer engine. You benefit from superior power and unlimited riding pleasure on any terrain.

Whether on or off road, experience the #SpiritOfGS together.

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 R 1250 GS - always a good foundation

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 guarantees the best possible 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.

R 1250 GS - 40 Years Edition Features

Front with "40 years GS" sticker

The striking yellow "40 years GS" sticker on the front leaves no doubt about the origin of this bike.
R 1250 GS - 40 Years Edition Features

Golden handlebars

The gold handlebars give your GS a noble finish and attract attention.
R 1250 GS - 40 Years Edition Features

Sporty windscreen in yellow

Give your GS a dynamic and unique look.
R 1250 GS - 40 Years Edition Features

Robust shape with powerful Boxer engine

Makes a good impression: From the rider's perspective, the R 1250 GS looks both robust and elegant. The Option 719 cylinder head covers on the legendary boxer engine round off its striking appearance.
R 1250 GS - 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.
R 1250 GS - 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.
R 1250 GS - 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.
R 1250 GS - 40 Years Edition Features

Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight

The hand protector in striking yellow protects your hands and operating 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 ccm
Rated output 100 kW (136 PS) at 7,750 U/min
Max. torque 143 Nm at 6,250 U/min
Compression ratio 12,5 : 1
Mixture control Electronic intake manifold injection
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
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), adapive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical system  
Alternator Three-phase generator 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 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,514 mm
Castor 100.6 mm
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminium 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 850 / 870 mm ((OE lowered suspension 800mm - 820mm)
Inner leg curve 1870 / 1910 mm (OE lowered suspension 1,750mm - 1,790mm)
Usable tank volume 20 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l
Length (over mud guard) 2.207 mm
Height (over windshield) 1.430 mm
Wide (over mirror) 952,5 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 249 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 465 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 kg

1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

EQUIPMENT

Standard equipment

  • TFT colour display with connectivity
  • Full-LED headlight
  • DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
  • Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimised ABS)
  • 3 riding modes (ECO, Rain and Road)
  • 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
  • Enduro-Package (with engine guard and 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 assistant DBC and engine brake control MSR
  • Rallye and TripleBlack style variants

Optional accessories

  • Vario Luggage System
  • Enduro underneath engine protection
  • Enduro headlamp-guard
  • Rallye seat with luggage rack
  • Tinted windshield
  • Hand guards
  • Adjustable rider footrest