BMW G 310 GS now comes in 40th Anniversary Edition

Date posted on April 25, 2021
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The smallest BMW adventure motorcycle you can buy  now comes with more BMW appeal than ever, having been bestowed with the 40th GS Anniversary model no less.

In a virtual product launch last Saturday April 24, BMW Motorrad Philippines and SMC  Asia  Car  Distributors  Corp. introduced a total of six variants of the 40the GS Anniversary editions from the R1250 G/S Adventure all the way down to the G 310 G/S.

BMW friends and local vloggers presented the new 40 GS Anniversary models

The GS is BMW Motorrad’s strongest brand image having created a new motorcycle segment way  back in 1980 with the introduction of its first BMW R80 G/S. It was a motorcycle that claimed the “all roador ” Gelande Strasse” in German.

It was the first big bore motorcycle that claimed to be able to traverse any terrain, including hard core off-road, a type of  terrain that was previously reserved only to lightweight dual sports bikes. Yet, at the same time the G/S had the smoothness, comfort and payload capacity for long range touring rides, even with a pillon.

Paris – Dakar Winner

It has also proven its epic capability and performance by winning the famed Paris-Dakar Rally many times. The GS has also been the bike if choice for many pioneering “around-the-world” expedition riders, before becoming a global bike celebrity after the famous “Long Way Down” ride documentary.

Through the years, BMW engineers continued to  finetune the GS in terms of engineering, performance, efficiency, capability and comfort while managing the weight. The famed boxer engine has also grown in displacement up to 1250cc in its latest iteration.

No matter how big or heavy the G/S is, its ease of handling, real world capability and comfort created many loyal fans around the world. What started as a niche product, the G/S success created a big market segment of its own and forced other brands to create a G/S of their own. Models like the Multistrada, Africa Twin, Super Tenere, V-Strom, Caponard, Versys, Super Adventure and Tiger owe their existence to the original G/S.

F750 GS, F850 GS

Meanwhile, in order to cater to a even larger market, BMW has gradually  introduced smaller displacement variants that caters to different levels of riding skills,power requirement, handling capability, and price. From 650cc singles to 800cc G/S twin middleweight, and later, a smaller 310cc single and a bigger 850cc twin were added. Around 1.2 million G/S units were sold by BMW Motorrad.

The BMW G 310 GS was introduced in 2017 to attract younger and smaller riders into the G/S lifestyle. It was also a great and affordable entry to the BMW brand. We believe many bought it for the panache of owning a BMW.

Despite it not satisfying the unique “400cc expressway legal” requirement and premium pricing in its displacement category, it sold relatively well. It is ideal for everday commute and weekend adventuring because it is light, economical and easy to ride. Its size and weight are also ideal for most Filipino riders.  And now,  it is even more attractive in  the 40th GS Anniversary variant.

Inday Rider explains why the G310 GS is Anniversary model is perfect for her

You can read about our first ride impression bike review of the G 310 GS when we went to Barcelona, Spain in 2017 for its international launch by clicking on the link below:
https://insideracing.com.ph/ir-news-bmw-g-310-gs-the-smallest-member-of-the-family-has-the-bmw-gs-genes/

The other 40th G/S Annibersary models are the R1200 GS Adventure, R1200 GS, F850 GS, F750 GS and TnineT Urban GS.

Meanwhile, SMC  Asia  Car  Distributors  Corp. President Mr. Spencer Yu, belives that the middleweight F750 GS and F850 GS has a lot of potential in our market since it is not as heavy and as big as the boxer twins, ideal for more technical riding and smaller riders. The lower price compared to the R1200 GS is also very attractive.  He is inviting all BMW fans to check out the bikes and schedule for a test ride in all of its dealership nationwide.

GS middleweights ideal for technical riding

BMW Press Release:

LIMITED EDITION 40 YEARS OF GS MODELS

40-year  anniversary  celebration  to  the  decades  long  success  story of  the  BMW  Motorrad  GS. SMC  Asia  Car  Distributors  Corp,  the  official  distributor  of  BMW  automobiles  and  motorcycles  in the  Philippines,  is  excited  to  announce  the  launch  of  a  new  variant  of  several successful BMW Motorrad  models,  created  in  the  spirit  of  the  BMW  GS. 

Six  motorcycle  models  in  Motorrad’s lineup  in  the  Philippines  will  be  adopting  the  40  Years  GS  limited  edition  specifications  –  the BMW G 310  GS,  F  750  GS,  F  850  GS,  RnineT  Urban  GS,  R  1250  GS,  and  the R  1250  GS Adventure. 

Available  for  only  the  current  year  of  2021,  all  40  Years  GS  motorcycles  will  be  limited in  number  and  are  available  until supplies  last.   Each  40  Years  GS  limited  edition  motorcycle  comes  with  a  unique  design  that  pays  homage  to the  pioneer of the  enduro  motorcycle  segment,  the  BMW  R  100  GS;  a  success  story  that  started in  1980  with  the  original R  80  G/S.  Refined  and  improved  upon  decades  after,  the  BMW  GS models  became  the  perfect  synonym  for  the  perfect  partner  on  two  wheels  to  explore  even  the most  remote  corners  of  our  planet.  To  date,  BMW  Motorrad  has  been  able  to  hand  over  more than  1.2  million  BMW  GS  models  to  customers.   

Aside  from  a  unique  aesthetic,  each  40  Years  GS  motorcycle  gets  a  wider  range  of  standard equipment  meant  to  increase  riding  pleasure  and  safety. 

1.  BMW G 310 GS – Php 320,000
•  BMW Motorrad  ABS •  Ride  by  wire  technology •  Adjustable  brake  and  clutch  levers •  LED headlight  and  indicators •  Stainless  steel  exhaust   •  Luggage  rack  as  standard

2.  BMW F 750 GS – Php 855,000
•  BMW Motorrad  ABS  Pro •  Dynamic  Traction  Control  with MSR •  LED Headlight  and  Indicators with  Daytime  Running  Light •  Adjustable  brake  and  clutch levers   •  12V  and  USB  power  socket •  Connectivity  including  6.5-inch full-color  TFT  display •  Riding  Modes  Pro (Dynamic/Enduro) •  12 V  and  USB  Power  socket •  Gear Shift  Assistant  Pro •  Keyless  Ride •  RDC (Tire  Pressure  Control)

3.  BMW F 850 GS – Php 975,000
•  BMW Motorrad  ABS  Pro •  Gold wheels •  Dynamic  Traction  Control  with MSR •  LED Headlight  and  Indicators with  Daytime  Running  Light •  Adjustable  brake  and  clutch levers  •  Connectivity  including  6.5-inch full-color  TFT  display •  Riding  Modes  Pro (Dynamic/Enduro) •  Gear Shift  Assistant  Pro •  Keyless  Ride •  RDC (Tire  Pressure  Control)

4.  BMW RnineT Urban GS – Php 1,275,000                                                  •  Option  719  Cylinder  Head Covers •  Gold wheels •  BMW Motorrad  ABS •  Speed  indicator  with  on-board computer •  LED Headlight  with  Daytime Running  Light •  ASC •  USB  Charging  Socket •  Riding  Modes  Pro  (incl.  Riding Mode  Dirt) •  Cruise  control •  Heated  grips •  Off-road  tires

5.  BMW R 1250 GS – Php 1,645,000
•  Black  and  Yellow  Option  719 Cylinder  Head  Covers•  Gold wheels •  Gear Shift  Assistant  Pro •  Full  LED  Headlight  with Adaptive  Cornering  Function and  Cruising  Light •  DTC (Dynamic  Stability Control)  with  DBC  (Dynamic Brake  Control)  and  MSR •  HSC  (Hill  Start  Control)  Pro •  Keyless  Ride •  Heated  Grips •  Short,  sport  windscreen  in yellow •  Gold handlebars Gear Shift  Assistant  Pro
Dynamic  ESA  with  automatic load  leveling  and  damping •  Riding  Modes  Pro  (Dynamic, Dynamic  Pro,  Enduro,  Enduro Pro) •  Riding  mode  pre-selection (individualization  of riding modes

6.  BMW R 1250 GS Adventure – Php 1,795,000
•  Black  and  Yellow  Option  719 Cylinder  Head  Covers •  Gold handlebars •  Gold wheels •  Full  LED  Headlight  with Adaptive  Cornering  Function and  Cruising  Light •  DTC (Dynamic  Stability Control)  with  DBC  (Dynamic Brake  Control)  and  MSR •  HSC  (Hill  Start  Control)  Pro •  Keyless  Ride •  Heated  Grips •  Gear Shift  Assistant  Pro •  Dynamic  ESA  with  automatic load  leveling  and  damping •  Riding  Modes  Pro  (Dynamic, Dynamic  Pro,  Enduro,  Enduro Pro) •  Riding  mode  pre-selection (individualization  of riding modes

All  of  the  above  40  Years  GS  variants  are  available  at all  BMW  Motorrad  dealerships  nationwide and  will  come  with  a  class-leading  5-year  or  500,000-kilometer  BMW  Warranty.  

BMW Motorrad  Dealers  in  the  Philippines:
•  Autowelt  BMW  Motorrad,  Mandaue  City,  Cebu  
•  BMW Motobahn Davao,  Davao  City
•  Motor  Ace  BMW,  Daang-Hari,  Cavite  City
•  Pampanga  Premier  BMW  Motorrad,  San  Fernando,  Pampanga
•  RSA  Motors  BMW,  Libis,  Quezon  City

Source: SMC  Asia  Car  Distributors  Corp.  & BMW Motorrad  Philippines 

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