40 years of adventure

Four decades of GS

Ready for any challenge: Since 1980, the GS has stood for limitless adventure and curiosity, both on and off the road. 40 years ago, we presented the R 80 G/S for the first time as the conceptual pioneer of touring enduros, which laid the foundation for a decades-long success story. We are celebrating this anniversary with the special editions of our versatile GS models. The 40 Years GS editions are each a homage to the #SpiritOfGS. They boast state-of-the-art technology, but their design is inspired by the legendary R 100 GS and reminds us of the origins of the GS.

A unique design for the anniversary

Inspired by the icon

State-of-the-art technology, inspired by icons: The 40 Years GS editions are a visual homage to a GS legend: The black and yellow design is inspired by the R 100 GS, which became known under the nickname “Bumblebee”.

    R 1250 GS – 40 Years GS edition

    The R 1250 GS in the “40 Years GS” edition makes it clear where it comes from with handlebars and rims in gold and the striking “low” black and yellow rally seat.

    R 1250 GS Adventure – 40 Years GS edition

    Icons with a legendary look: The R 1250 GS Adventure in the “40 Years GS” edition with contrasting yellow tapes and hand protectors as well as rims, handlebars and brake calipers in gold.

    40 years of progress

    She came, she rode and she conquered

    She came, she rode and she conquered

    When the GS 80 won two gold medals at the Six Days World Championship in 1978, hardly anyone would have guessed that the model series would continue its success and come on the market two years later. The R 80 G/S founded the segment of large-scale touring enduros, which it still dominates today. The GS is considered the most successful German motorbike – and we know why. Anyone who has ever climbed on a GS will quickly notice: riding a GS is an attitude to life.

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    Bike technology that sets milestones

    Bike technology that sets milestones

    Driving dynamics, off-road expertise, comfort and robustness are its four outstanding talents, which we have been cultivating and constantly improving for 40 years. This makes the GS a constant driver of innovation: It is built to overcome limits and conquer new terrain. It is driven by engine technology of the future, from the single-cylinder to today’s boxer engine.

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