BMW debuts R 1200 GS “30 Years GS”

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BMW’s GS motorcycles, with the distinctive boxer engines, have been consistently updated and improved since 1980, shaping the image of BMW Motorrad more than any other model.

So whether in off-road sports or as a touring enduro, the BMW GS has created and shaped a strong market over the past three decades.

BMW Motorrad is now presenting the R 1200 GS “30 Years GS”, which is an exclusive special model commemorating the 30-year tradition of the highly successful GS model series.

At the same time, BMW is upgrading the already well-equipped travel enduro within the boxer segment by adding a wide range of additional features and equipment.

The R 1200 GS “30 Years GS” edition highlights the sporting enduro DNA of BMW’s large grand touring enduros.

Unique features include the exclusive Alpine White non-metallic paint with three-colored decals in the former colors of BMW Motorrad Motorsport, the “30 Years GS” model designation, cross-spoke wheels with their spoke ring in black epoxy finish, and hand protectors.

The seat is finished in red with its three-dimensional GS stamp in the side flanks, which, according to BMW, “gives this special model a particularly masculine and sporting look.”

With the exception of the cross-spoke wheels and hand protectors, the special model may be further upgraded to taste by adding special equipment and optional extras from BMW’s large selection of OEM accessories.

Available both as an option straight from the factory, the special low-height seat (which is also part of the lowered suspension package) comes exclusively in black.

Highlights of the BMW R 1200 GS “30 Years GS”:

> Paintwork in Alpine White non-metallic.

> Three-colored 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.

> Seat in red with three-dimensional “GS” stamp in the side flanks.

“Launching the “30 Years GS” special versions of the BMW R 1200 GS, the R 1200 GS Adventure, the F 800 GS, and the F 650 GS, BMW Motorrad is paying its tribute to the outstanding success of the GS models both in the production of series machines and in motorsport.”

“Indeed, it was also motorsport that provided the input for the attractive design of the Edition Models in the livery of BMW Motorrad Motorsport thirty years ago.” — BMW