BMW F850 GS “40 Years Edition” : The most iconic adventure motorcycle brand celebrates its birthday with a special edition!

Pretty much the synonymous image for adventure bikes, the BMW GS series is now 40 years old. The internet is loaded with pictures, videos and podcasts of people literally riding across the planet with a GS. It’s that good a bike.

To commemorate the 40th birthday of this go-anywhere bike, BMW Motorrad Malaysia has unveiled the 2021 BMW F850 GS “ 40 years of GS Edition”. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Exterior features

Of course the first and most striking feature about the F 850 GS 40 Years Edition has to be its exterior paint scheme. Draped in a contrasting black and yellow scheme, the mostly functional looking F850 GS will truly stand out.

Complementing the paint scheme is the 40 Years GS sticker on the fuel tank.

Electronic Riding Aids as standard.

The GS series of bikes are known for their riding aid technology and the 40 year edition bike gets them as standard. This includes ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control, Cruise Control, Gear Shift Assistance pro and 4 riding modes. You also get the MSR-Dynamic engine brake control and keyless entry, which are otherwise optional extras

Standard electronic packages include Stability control, rain riding mode, and a 12 volt power socket.

 An amazing TFT display with connectivity.

It may not have the most striking graphics or design, but what the GS has is the most practical and functional 6.5 inch TFT display. You get every information you need displayed there, with the ob board computer displaying an array of useful info. And it’s going to be easy to read them in pretty much most weather and light conditions.

Still an excellent piece of kit

The business end of the GS is the inline-twin 4 stroke watercooled 853 cc engine, which puts out a healthy 95 bhp and a very useful 92Nm at 6250rpm. Its torque peak is a full 1000rpm lower than the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 950S, and the Kawasaki Versys 1000. And although the torque figure itself is marginally lower (Ducati: 96Nm / Kawasaki: 102Nm), the GS is just as light or lighter.

Other convenience features include luggage rack as standard, navigator holder, heated grips, and LED daytime running lights.

Yours for only RM85,500.00

You can get your very own F850 GS 40 Years Edition with an 80% financing for a 4 year period. Which works out to be about RM1040 per month. Also thrown in for the retail price is the 3 year, unlimited mileage warranty. You can also opt to purchase your preferred service package, which starts from RM2170 onwards to RM6703.

The F850 GS 40 Years Edition is an already amazing multi-terrain bike with added features to commemorate its 40 year stronghold in the segment. From Dakar wins to celebrities circumnavigating the globe, the GS bikes have been the symbol of true freedom, even when the tarmac runs out. For the fans of the brand, or for those taking their first step into the world of adventure biking, this would be an amazing place to start. For more information visit

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