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BMW Celebrates 40 Years of the GS with Special Edition Motorcycles

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It is the name that started a whole new way to motorcycle, and it is turning 40-years-old this year.

The iconic “GS” (short for Gelände/Straße) is a category defining series of motorcycles from BMW Motorrad, and to celebrate its birthday, the German brand is releasing a flurry of special edition middleweight models.

The unique BMW F750GS, BMW F850GS and BMW F850GS Adventure models are easy to spot with their special yellow and black livery, but the Bavarians have also packed a few features into these machines to help them party.

Besides the paint, all three bikes now come standard with new LED turn signals, as well as a USB charging port right at the front of the cockpit.

The ABS Pro (Cornering ABS) and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) systems are now also standard, which means a sizable bump in safety for riders.


For the BMW F850GS models, several more items are now standard as well, including an adjustable windscreen mechanism and a TFT dash with connectivity capabilities.

The optional features list has also been built upon for the three bikes, specifically with enhancements coming to their electronics packages.

Similar to the boxer-engine GS models, the parallel-twin bikes will have the ability to come with a reworked throttle response in the “Dynamic” riding mode. Additionally, Dynamic Engine Brake Control and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) now feature in the Pro riding modes.

Also, up to four Pro riding modes are available for the button assignment on the right handlebar controls (though only in conjunction with the Connectivity optional equipment on the BMW F 750 GS).

Lastly, an extra low seat bench, as well as modified lowered suspension, will be available as optional equipment for all three models, which should ensure even better ground accessibility while stationary.


40th Anniversary BMW F750GS:

40th Anniversary BMW F850GS:

40th Anniversary BMW F850GS Adventure:

Source: BMW Motorrad

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