Celebrating 30 years of adventure motorcycling

Back in 1980, BMW Motorrad first introduced the R 80 G/S, which sought to deliver a unique combination of on-road, touring and off-road qualities.

And it succeeded, heralding the genesis of a new era for BMW and a rethink of what constituted a 'versatile' motorcycle.

The design language that produced the R 80 G/S was now set in stone, and over the next 30 years BMW would go on to release a succession of GS models, book-ended by the latest twin-cam incarnations of the R 1200 GS  and R 1200 GS Adventure, which the Bikesales Network sampled a few weeks ago. We'll be running the full test on the duo later this week.

Meanwhile, BMW has announced four 30th anniversary GS models are on their way Down Under, based on the R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, F 800 GS and F 650 GS respectively. Details are as follows:

R 1200 GS "30 Years GS"
Features include:
  • Paintwork in Alpine White non-metallic
  • Three-coloured decals in the livery of BMW Motorrad Motorsport
  • "30 Years GS" model designation on the tank
  • Cross-spoke wheels with a spoke ring in black epoxy finish
  • Hand protectors
  • Tinted windscreen
  • Seat in red with three-dimensional "GS" stamp in the side flanks
  • Chromed exhaust pipe
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA)
  • Traction package: Tyre Pressure Control (TPC), Integral ABS and Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Heated grips
  • On-board computer
  • White LED turn indicators
  • Pannier fastenings
  • Price is $26,500 ($NZ33,065).
R 1200 GS Adventure  "30 Years GS"
Features include:
  • Paintwork in Alpine White non-metallic
  • Three-coloured decals in the livery of BMW Motorrad Motorsport
  • "30 Years GS" model designation on the tank
  • Extra-large handguard protectors all in black
  • Robust engine protection guard made of aluminium
  • Seat in red/black with three-dimensional "GS" stamp in the side flanks
  • Traction package: TPC), Integral ABS and ASC
  • Chromed exhaust pipe
  • Enduro ESA
  • Heated grips
  • On-board computer
  • Additional fog light
  • White LED turn indicators
  • Aluminium pannier fastenings
  • Enduro transmission
  • Off-road tyres
  • Price is $31,500 ($NZ39,303)
BMW F 800 GS  "30 Years GS"
Features include:
  • Paintwork in Alpine White non-metallic
  • Three-coloured decals in the livery of BMW Motorrad Motorsport
  • "30 Years GS" model designation on the airbox cover
  • Hand protectors with stainless-steel hoops, plastic protectors, and an extra large spoiler element
  • Robust engine protection guard made of aluminium
  • Tinted windscreen
  • White LED turn indicators
  • Heated grips
  • Seat in red with three-dimensional "GS" stamp at the front of the seat bottom
  • ABS
  • On-board computer
  • Centrestand
  • Price is $19,950 ($NZ24,892)
BMW F 650 GS "30 Years GS"
Features include:
  • Paintwork in Alpine White non-metallic
  • Three-coloured decals in the livery of BMW Motorrad Motorsport
  • "30 Years GS" model designation at the rear
  • Magnesium-coloured cast wheels
  • Hand protectors with a stainless-steel hoop and plastic protector
  • Engine protector made of special plastic
  • Tinted, higher windscreen
  • White LED turn indicators
  • Seat in red with three-dimensional "GS" stamp at the front of the seat surface
  • Heated grips
  • ABS
  • TPC
  • Centrestand
  • Price is $16,750 ($NZ20,899)
Contact your local BMW dealer for more information.


To comment on this article click here Published : Tuesday, 11 May 2010
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