We head to BMW Motorrad to check out the classic GS collection and then put the 40 Years GS Adventure to the test... Review: Jeff Ware Photos/Video: Luci Luci
We recently attended the GS 40 Years celebrations at BMW Motorrad Australia, where we got to see the various generation models in the flesh in a very special collection, then spend a day on and off road to fully test the features of the special edition model.
2021 BMW R 1250 GS Adventure 40 years GS Edition Specifications
Price: From $36,851 RRP Ride Away (as tested N/A)
Colours: Bumblebee, Rallye or Triple Black
Warranty: Three-year, unlimited kilometre
Claimed power: 100kW/136hp@7750rpm
Claimed torque: 143Nm@6250rpm
Kerb weight: 268kg
Fuel capacity: 30L
Engine: Air/liquid-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer, 1254cc, 12.5:1 compression ratio, 102.5 x 76mm bore x stroke, four-valves per cylinder, two overhead spur gear driven camshafts, counterbalance shaft, variable intake camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gearing system
Clutch: Wet clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically activated
Chassis: Two-section frame concept consisting of main frame with bolt-on rear frame, load-bearing engine, cast aluminium single-sided swingarm Steering head angle: 65.1º Castor: 95.4mm
Suspension: BMW Motorrad Telelever front, central spring strut 37mm, 210mm travel, BMW Motorrad Paralever rear, WAD spring strut, 220mm travel, continuously adjustable spring preload by means of hand wheel, rebound-stage damping adjustable by hand wheel – Dynamic ESA as tested.
Brakes: Twin front disc brake, floating brake discs 305mm, four-piston radial brake calipers, single rear disc brake 276mm, two-piston floating caliper, BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard.
Wheels & Tyres: Die-cast aluminium wheels, 3.00 x 19in front, 4.50 x 17in rear, 120/70 R19, 170/60 R17, Continental Twinduro tyres fitted.
Seat height: 890/910mm
Overall length: 2270mm
Overall width: 980mm
Overall height: 1460mm
Instruments & Electronics: Full-colour TFT dash. Dynamic Traction Control, ECO Riding Mode, Riding Modes Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control Pro, Gear Shift Assist Pro, Hill Start Control Pro, Integral ABS Pro, LED Adaptive Headlights
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The Verdict | Video Review: BMW R 1250 GS Adventure 40 Years GS Edition
The BMW R 1250 GS and GS Adventure 40 Years GS Edition models come in at a very premium price, but there are a lot of extra goodies and the bike’s are fantastic. For the lucky few that have the cash, these special edition models will stand out from the pack… We spent a day on the GS Adventure 40 Years GS Edition and came away grinning…