Motorrad celebrates 40 years of the BMW GS models.

A motorcycle concept as legendary as it is sophisticated will celebrate its anniversary in 2020: The BMW GS models turn 40. In autumn 1980 BMW Motorrad presented the R 80 G / S, a motorcycle that for the first time combined two very special areas of riding: offroad and road. Thanks to its unique combination of road, touring and offroad capability, it became the conceptual forerunner of the new category of touring enduro motorcycles created by BMW Motorrad, being the most dynamic model in handling, control, comfort and robustness. Thus, the BMW GS models became the perfect synonym for the ideal companion on two wheels to explore even the most remote corners of our planet. To date, BMW Motorrad has delivered more than 1.2 million BMW GS models to its customers. In 1981, Hubert Auriol won the prestigious and demanding Paris-Dakar Rally one of many successes that a GS has celebrated. In 1993, the F 650 "Funduro" was the first BMW enduro mono cylinder to hit the market. In addition to numerous novelties and developments, including the F 650 GS (the first single cylinder with electronic injection, catalytic converter and ABS), was manufactured in Berlin from the year 2000, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS models launched in 2007 marked another milestone in the history of the BMW GS. Another highlight was presented in autumn 2009 with the launch of the improved BMW R 1200 GS. A year later in the 2010 BMW Motorrad anniversary year, GS's 30th anniversary was honored by painting them in the corporate colors of BMW Motorrad Motorsport. Later, BMW Motorrad presented the new R 1200 GS at Intermot in the autumn of 2012, with particular interest focused on the completely redesigned engine. Just a year and a half later, in March 2014, the 500,000th BMW GS-series boxer motorcycle rolled off the assembly line at the Berlin plant and was an R 1200 GS Adventure.
In autumn 2016, the extremely compact and comfortable G 310 GS was presented, the only one in the entry-level segment, due to its versatility. In the same year the R nineT Urban G / S based on the genes of the legendary BMW R 80 G / S from 1980 entered the scene, transporting them to the modern era with contemporary technology in the form of a classic BMW enduro-style motorcycle with boxer engine. In 2017 BMW Motorrad continued to write the GS story with the two enduro models F 750 GS and F 850 GS consistently building on the typical advantages of the GS for the models that would succeed the successful ones. In autumn 2018, BMW Motorrad once again introduced a radical update to the boxer engine of the large GS models in order to further improve power, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. For this, BMW ShiftCam technology was used for the first time in series production of BMW Motorrad engines.


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