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The G 310 GS - "40 Years GS" edition

Driving adventure with a legendary look

For 40 years, the BMW GS has combined versatility and boundless adventure. We are celebrating that this year with the "40 Years GS" edition of the G 310 GS. In the black and yellow look of the legendary R 100 GS, it brings the GS history to life: spontaneous, light-hearted and equipped with the typical GS Flyline. Thanks to Ride by Wire, it will confidently take you through the city and beyond. With this bike, you can clock up those miles effortlessly, experience pure riding fun from the first turn of the throttle grip – and feel the #SpiritOfGS in every kilometre.

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.

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40 Years GS lettering in striking yellow
We see a close-up of the yellow 40 Years GS sticker.
Swinging arm, chain guard and footrest in black
We see the swinging arm, chain guard and footrest of the G 310 GS in side view.
Typical GS Flyline in yellow and black look
We see the side view of the front with a focus on the black and yellow paintwork.
Black tank and handlebars
We see the tank and handlebars of the G 310 GS from diagonally above in detail.
Black windscreen
We see the side view of the front of the G 310 GS with a focus on the black tinted windscreen.
Engine block in black
We see the completely black engine block with G 310 lettering.
Tapes in striking yellow
We see the GS lettering and the tape design on the black tank.
Black rims
We see a detailed section of the black rims of the G 310 GS.

The G 310 GS – always a good foundation

Outside “40 Years GS Edition", inside all G 310 GS: With its modern technical features and comfortable GS ergonomics, it will take you to any destination in a relaxed manner. Adjustable clutch and brake levers now adapt it even better to your individual needs. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the G 310 GS.

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40 year drive for adventure

From Africa to Central Asia, from the North Pole to the South Pole: the GS has been everywhere in the world in 40 years. A motorcycle that has mastered every terrain and every road – powerful and bold despite the elements. The GS is the pioneer of the dual-sport motorcycle.

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1980
Launch of the first GS model, the R 80 G/S
6
GS generation with numerous model variants
40
Years of unique experiences with the GS legend
1.2
Over 1.2 million GS models have been built to date

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.

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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.

3 years warranty

Ride on & on & on. We`re giving you an extra year. 

Now there's a 3-year warranty on all motorcycles. 

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#spiritofgs

For over 40 years, the #SpiritOfGS has brought motorcyclists together and its community has shared this spirit around the world. Simply start riding, experience new adventures, and discover the unknown – together we are always writing new stories. Let the GS community inspire you to new experiences. Experience the #SpiritOfGS.

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Experience the adventure of the GS community

Go on an exciting GS adventure with our new series “Adventures of a Lifetime”.

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