2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 Guide

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 : LEGENDARY DESIGN ON THE ROADS OF THE WORLD.

Introducing the 2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40…

Pioneer through and through: For four decades, the GS has stood for a longing for vastness and boundless adventure. The R 1250 GS Adventure in the 40 Years GS edition celebrates this #SpiritOfGS: It is a homage to the GS history. In striking black and yellow, it is reminiscent of the iconic R 100 GS and impresses with its state-of-the-art technology and equipment. With the R 1250 GS with its powerful BMW ShiftCam boxer engine and new features, you will overcome limits, effortlessly reach the most distant destinations and be part of a unique community.

Your wanderlust knows only one answer: BMW R 1250 GS Adventure. When you set off for distant destinations, you can rely on it in every situation, you’ll ride with increased safety and comfortably over every mile.

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Front with “40 years GS” sticker
  • Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight
  • Black and yellow Option 719 cylinder head cover
  • Tank with “1250” lettering and “Option 719” logo
  • Seat in black-yellow
  • Gold colored handlebars with storage compartment
  • Robust shape with powerful Boxer engine covers in the Option 719 billet parts.
  • Gold-anodized rims

 

EQUIPMENT
Standard equipment

TFT color display with connectivity
Full-LED headlight
DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)
Integral ABS Pro (inclination-optimized ABS)
3 Ride Modes (ECO, Rain and Road)
HSC (Hill Start Control)
USB charging socket

Optional equipment

Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment with automatic load levelling and automatic damping mode)
Seat heating (rider and passenger)
Handlebar riser
Option 719 milled parts
Riding Mode Pro, includes additional modes (Dynamic, Dynamic Pro, Enduro and Enduro Pro), riding mode pre selection (individualisation of numbers of riding modes), automated hill start control pro (HSC Pro), dynamic brake assistent DBC and engine brake control MSR
Style-variants Rallye and TripleBlack

 

For 40 years, the GS has stood for spontaneity, an escape from everyday life – and a unique community that lives out the #SpiritOfGS with every kilometre. Its success story begins in 1980 with the R 80 G/S: It quickly became a popular bike for all challenges, both on-road and off-road.

From off-road sport to the road – 1978 to 1980:

In 1978, BMW Motorrad attracted attention with a predecessor to the first GS: The GS 80 takes in two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The bike had been developed by an in-house team of developers without an official order. But its success proved the engineers and mechanics right: Their bike made it truly enjoyable to ride both off-road and on-road. It was released to the market in 1980 under a slightly different name, the BMW R 80 G/S.

Its rise begins – 1980 to 1987:

With the GS, BMW Motorrad created the perfect synthesis of off-road and on-road driving: Regardless of surface type, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes. The highlight is the monolever single-sided swinging arm, which is the first to be installed on a motorcycle worldwide. This reduces the weight and enables the rear wheel to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created the segment for large, comfortable dual-sport motorcycles – a segment that it still dominates today.

The GS gains momentum: more displacement, more power – 1987 to 1996:

The new top model, the R 100 GS, focuses on a lot of displacement: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The paralever dual-pivot swinging arm on the rear wheel ensures effortless handling off-road and on-road. With its striking black-yellow paint, it is known as “Bumblebee”. The colour is still hugely popular among fans today and decorates this year’s special edition “40 Years GS” model.

A new chapter in dual-sport motorcycles – 1994 to 2003:

The GS is on its way to being an icon while continuously changing: In 1994, the first enduro with a four-valve boxer engine appears with the R 1100 GS. The bike is popular because it handles well off road and performs perfectly on long tours. In 1999, the R 1150 GS follows in its footsteps. The concept is purposefully further developed with touring in mind and, in 2002, adapted even more to the needs of long-distance travellers with the R 1150 GS Adventure – the Adventure series is born.

From one-cylinder to two-cylinder – 2000 to 2008:

The very popular and novice-friendly “Funduro” models, the F 650 and F 650 ST, have their engines reworked at the beginning of the new millennium. Thanks to the water-cooled single-cylinder unit, F 650 GS and F 650 GS Dakar riders have enough drive for everyday riding as well as that typical enduro feeling. In 2008, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS, both completely redesigned enduro models, are equipped with a liquid-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine. The means pure adventure, even in the mid-range segment.

From air-cooled to water-cooled boxer engine – 2004 to 2017:

In 2004 BMW Motorrad re-released the R 1200 GS. The bike is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it even more dynamic on any terrain while weighing 30 kilograms less at the same time. A new era begins almost ten years later, when BMW Motorrad engineers equip the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The bike also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which takes handling and riding comfort to a new level.

The GS becomes even stronger

In the following years, BMW Motorrad continued to build on the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS appears with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine: Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft control, it provides more power in all speed ranges and makes the GS even more effortless. In addition, the mid-range F 750 GS and F 850 GS models undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with their larger displacement and modified chassis.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “40 YEARS GS” EDITION
Unique design for the anniversary: Inspired by the R 100 GS and nicknamed “Bumblebee”, its black-yellow look is truly striking. Striking design elements turn the legendary look into a true eye-catcher and let the bike shine in the gleam of over 40 years of GS history.

The R 1250 GS Adventure – always a good foundation
Outside “40 Years GS”, inside all the G 1250 GS Adventure: Thanks to its GS-typical ergonomics and modern technical features, nothing will stand in the way of your journey around the globe. Thanks to their well-balanced ergonomics, you’ll always be sitting comfortably – no matter how long the journey takes. The modern LED light technology with full-LED swivel headlights provides superior illumination – bringing light into every darkness. With it, you can bravely face dust and mud, heat and rain and conquer unknown terrain effortlessly. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the R 1250 GS Adventure.

No path too impassable, no destination too far: The GS stands for a world full of challenges and hunger for the next adventure – it is made for real explorers. It’s been the perfect touring bike right from the start. With the “Adventure” series, BMW continues to drive innovation forward, equipping the GS even better for long journeys around the globe. It is robust, versatile and effortless to handle. For 40 years, it has been the right partner for real challenges.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $21895  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $26,300 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £16,250 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Motor
Type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Bore x stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1,254 cc
Rated output 136 HP at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 105 lb-ft at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 120 mph
Fuel consumption 49.5 mpg
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see a detailed view of the R 1250 GS Adventure.
Power transmission
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 1.5″ (37 mm), central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
Suspension travel, front / rear 8.3″ / 8.7″ (210 mm / 220 mm)
Wheelbase 59.2″ (1,504 mm)
Castor 3.8″ (95.4 mm)
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheels Cross spoke wheels
Rim, front 3.00 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17″
Tire, front 120/70 R 19
Tire, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 12.0″ (305 mm), 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 10.9″ (276 mm), double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 35.0″ / 35.8″ (890 mm / 910 mm)
Inner leg curve 76.8″ / 78.3″ (1,950 mm / 1,990 mm)
Usable tank volume 7.9 gallons
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon
Length (over mud guard) 89.4″ (2,270 mm)
Height (over windshield) 57.5″ (1,460 mm)
Wide (over hand guard) 38.6″ (980 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 591 lbs 1)
Permitted total weight 1,069 lbs
Payload (with standard equipment) 478 lbs
1) 1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Motor
Type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Bore x stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1,254 cc
Rated output 100 kW (136 PS) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.75 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 110 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see a detailed view of the R 1250 GS Adventure.
Power transmission
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
Suspension travel, front / rear 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,504 mm
Castor 95.4 mm
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheels Cross spoke wheels
Rim, front 3.00 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 890 mm / 910 mm
Inner leg curve 1,950 mm / 1,990 mm
Usable tank volume 30 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l
Length (over mud guard) 2,270 mm
Height (over windshield) 1,460 mm
Wide (over hand guard) 980 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 268 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 485 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg
1) 1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

 

2021 BMW R1250GS Adventure Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Motor
Type Air/liquid-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft and variable engine timing system BMW ShiftCam.
Bore x stroke 102.5 mm x 76 mm
Capacity 1,254 cc
Rated output 100 kW (136 PS) at 7,750 rpm
Max. torque 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.5 : 1
Mixture Control Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.75 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 110 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), adaptive fuel quality regulation (91 to 98 RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator with 510 Watt nominal power
Battery 12 V / 11.8 Ah, maintenance-free
We see a detailed view of the R 1250 GS Adventure.
Power transmission
Clutch Wet clutch with an anti-hopping function, hydraulic activation
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable at handwheel
Suspension travel, front / rear 210 mm / 220 mm
Wheelbase 1,504 mm
Castor 95.4 mm
Steering head angle 65.1°
Wheels Cross spoke wheels
Rim, front 3.00 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.50 x 17″
Tyre, front 120/70 R 19
Tyre, rear 170/60 R 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Pro (part-integral, slant-layer-optimized)
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 890 mm / 910 mm
Inner leg curve 1,950 mm / 1,990 mm
Usable tank volume 30 l
Reserve Approx. 4 l
Length (over mud guard) 2,270 mm
Height (over windshield) 1,460 mm
Wide (over hand guard) 980 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 268 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 485 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg
1) 1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

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