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2022 BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS

2022 BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS

2022 BMW R 1250 GS  – The BMW GS is a pioneer, combining flexibility and a unique 40-year driving experience. BMW celebrated 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, the history of GS comes to life. Its unique design is combined in the R 1250 GS with modern features such as extended riding mode Pro and ShiftCam boxer engine. You benefit from excellent strength and unlimited riding pleasure in any terrain.

2022 BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS

2022 BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS
2022 BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS


BMW R 1250 GS Design

Unique design for birthdays: Inspired by the R 100 GS and nicknamed “Bumblebee”, its black-and-yellow look is truly striking. a design that transforms the legendary look into a true eye-catcher and lets the bike shine in the sparkle of more than 40 years of GS history.

Beyond the “40 Years GS Edition”, inside all R 1250 GS: With its modern technical equipment, this GS is the ideal partner for your adventure.

Driving modes with new dynamic engine brake controls ensure superior enjoyment in every situation, while modern lighting technology helps provide excellent lighting and optimum visibility. Learn everything you need to know about the many features and variants of the R 1250 GS.

BMW R 1250 GS Reviews

From Africa to Central Asia: GS has been everywhere in the world in 40 years. Motorcycles that have mastered every terrain and every road – strong and brave despite the elements. GS is a pioneer of dual-sport motorcycles.

Every success story has a beginning: The GS story began in 1980 when BMW Motorrad introduced the R 80 G/S. It’s powerful, versatile, and easy to handle under any circumstances: It became the world’s first major dual-sport motorcycle. And it’s still ridden 40 years later. Unstoppable – and perfect for any adventure.

In 1978, BMW Motorrad caught the eye with its first GS predecessor: the GS 80 took two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The motor has been developed by an in-house development team without official orders. But its success proves engineers and mechanics right: Their bikes make it really fun to ride off-road and on-road.

With the GS, BMW Motorrad creates the perfect synthesis of off-road and road driving: Regardless of the type of surface, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes.

The highlight is the mono lever unilateral swing arm, which is the first to be mounted on motorcycles around the world. This reduces weight and allows the rear wheels to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created a segment for large and comfortable dual-sport motors – a segment that still dominates today.

R 100 GS, focusing on many displacements: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The dual-pivot paralever swing arm on the rear wheels ensures easy off-road and on-road handling. With its striking black-and-yellow paint, it is known as “Bumblebee”.  The color is very popular among fans today and adorns this year’s special edition of the “40 Years GS” model.

in 2004 BMW re-released the R 1200 GS. The motor is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it more dynamic in any terrain while weighing 66 lbs less at the same time.

2022 BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS Specs
2022 BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS Specs

2022 BMW R 1250 GS Engine

The new era began nearly ten years later when BMW Engineers equipped the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The motor also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which makes handling and driving comfort to a new level.

In the years that followed, BMW Motorrad continued to build the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS comes with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine.

Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft controls, it delivers more power across all speed ranges and makes the GS easier. mid-range models F 750 GS and F 850 GS undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with larger displacements and modified chassis.

BMW R 1250 GS Edition 40 Years GS Specifications

TypeAir/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Bore x stroke102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity1,254 cc
Rated output136 HP at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque105 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio12.5 : 1
Fuel preparationElectronic intake manifold injection
Emission controlRegulated three-way catalytic converter, compliant with EU5 emission standard
Maximum speedover 124 mph
Fuel consumption 49.5 mpg
Fuel typePremium Unleaded
AlternatorThree-phase generator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchWet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
DriveShaft drive
FrameTwo-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspensionBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 1.5" (37 mm), central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Suspension travel, front / rear7.5" / 7.9" (190 mm / 200 mm)
Wheelbase59.6" (1,514 mm)
Castor4.0" (100.6 mm)
Steering head angle64.3°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.00 x 19“
Rim, rear4.50 x 17“
Tyre, front120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear170/60 R 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 12.0" (305 mm), 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 10.9" (276 mm), double-piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro
Seat height33.5" / 33.3" (850 mm / 870 mm)
(OE lowered suspension 31.5" / 32.3" - 800 mm / 820 mm)(OE lowered suspension 31.5" / 32.3" - 800 mm / 820 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,870 mm / 1,910 mm
(OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)(OE lowered suspension 1.750 mm / 1.790 mm)
Usable tank volume5.2 gallons
ReserveApprox. 1.1 gallons
Length (over mud guard)86.9" (2,207 mm)
Height (over windshield)56.3" (1,430 mm)
Wide (over hand guard)37.5" (952.5 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, (fully fuelled 1)549 lbs (249 kg) 1)
Permitted total weight1,025 lbs (465 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)476 lbs (216 kg)

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