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Special edition R1200GS revealed

2009-05-19 08:15
Since the BMW GS was first launched in the shape of R80G/S in 1980, the company has sold half a million units. To celebrate this milestone they have just unveiled a special edition of the latest R1200GS.

Some of the extra treats of this celebratory model are black wheels, a unique white paint scheme, an aluminium cylinder head guard, taller smoked screen and higher two-tone seat. All making it look even more brutish.

Only 500 of the special units will be built and it is not yet sure whether BMW Motorrad will be shipping any of them to our shores.

The original 1980 R80 Gelaende/Strasse (literally translating to veld/road) was powered by a 797cm3 boxer engine. In the three decades after first being launched the GS has developed a cult-like following.

More recently BMW’s original go-anywhere model became somewhat of a celebrity on the Long Way Round starring Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman and its sequel, Long Way Down.

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