Special edition BMW 30 Years GS models

Original R80 G/S debuted in 1980

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 10, 2010
BMW Motorrad is celebrating 30 years of its “Gelande-Strasse” (GS) line with four special edition models.

The GS lineup (“Gelande-Strasse” translates as “on-/off-road”) was first unveiled in 1980 with the R80 G/S, combining on-road, touring and off-road qualities.

The “30 Years GS” line includes special edition versions of the BMW R1200 GS, the R1200 GS Adventure, the F800 GS and the F650 GS. Each special edition model features the BMW Motorsports colors of the R80 G/S Rally Raiders that found success in the Paris-Dakar Rally during the ’80s.

BMW R1200 GS “30 Years GS”

BMW R1200 GS “30 Years GS”
  • 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 eloxy finish.
  • Hand protectors.
  • Tinted windshield (Europe only).
  • Seat in red with three-dimensional “GS” stamp in the side flanks.

BMW R1200 GS Adventure “30 Years GS”

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure “30 Years GS”
  • 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 hand protectors all in black.
  • Robust engine protection hoop made of aluminium.
  • Seat in red/black with three-dimensional “GS” stamp in the side flanks.

BMW F800 GS “30 Years GS”

BMW F800 GS “30 Years GS”
  • 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 hoop made of aluminium.
  • Tinted windshield (Europe only).
  • White direction indicators.
  • Seat in red with three-dimensional “GS” stamp at the front of the seat bottom.

BMW F 650 GS “30 Years GS”

BMW F 650 GS “30 Years GS”
  • 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 windshield (Europe only).
  • White direction indicators.
  • Seat in red with three-dimensional “GS” stamp at the front of the seat surface.

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