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ADV NewsBMW Unveils A Lighter, More-Powerful R1300GS For 2024

BMW Unveils A Lighter, More-Powerful R1300GS For 2024

The German manufacturer debuts a significantly transformed R-series GS.

Published on 09.28.2023

After two years of spy shots and leaked filings, BMW has officially unveiled the next-generation R1300GS. With almost no screw left unturned, the revamped machine features a new engine, reworked suspension, new frame, the latest in rider tech, optimized handling, and more. And if you think the increased displacement means the big GS has gained more weight, think again. In spite of it boasting more power and torque, the new model is 26 pounds lighter and more compact than its predecessor.

Engine and Drivetrain 

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First up, the original two-cylinder boxer engine has been completely redesigned. The new 1300cc powerplant now pumps out 145 horsepower and 110 ft-lbs of torque (previously 136 horsepower and 105 ft-lbs ) making it the most powerful BMW boxer engine ever to be produced in the series. Moreover, the torque is increased across the entire rpm range, especially between 3,600 and 7,800 rpm, where more than 96 ft-lbs is constantly available. 

2024 BMW R1300GS specs, pricing, details

Despite the bigger engine, the fuel consumption of the new BMW R1300GS is almost identical to that of its predecessor. The high efficiency is due to recalculated timing and larger valve diameters: these now measure 44 instead of 40 mm on the intake side and 35.6 instead of 34 mm on the exhaust side. According to the German manufacturer, the new boxer engine sets standards in terms of smoothness too, offering a more direct response to throttle commands. Improved positioning of the engine within the frame also helps with vibration damping.

2024 BMW R1300GS specs, pricing, details


Besides delivering more power, the new powerplant is also more compact. This is achieved by relocating the six-speed gearbox, which is now under the engine rather than behind it.The advantages of this new arrangement are a reduced overall length and improved weight balance since it was possible to make the transmission shafts significantly shorter. This also resulted in a weight saving of 8.6 pounds for the engine and 14.3 pounds overall for the entire powertrain. At the same time, the greater concentration of mass towards the center of gravity of the motorcycle ensures better handling qualities. As before, power is transmitted to the six-speed gearbox via a wet clutch with ten lining discs and a self-reinforcing anti-hopping mechanism. Output is via two spur gears, one of which has an integrated vibration damper.

To achieve better shifting precision, the gearbox now has a sensor signal transmitter for the optional Shift Assistant Pro using a torsion magnet. This delivers a more direct feel when shifting gears.

2024 BMW R1300GS specs, pricing, details

The driveshaft and rear axle assembly have also been newly designed. The driveshaft now has larger universal joints, a reduced angle reduces the deflection of the rotational mass that is inherent in cardan drive shaft joints. In turn, the rear axle now has a longer wheel axle stub for easier mounting and dismounting of the rear wheel.

2024 BMW R1300GS shaft drive

The boxer engine of the new BMW R1300GS is equipped with the unique BMW ShiftCam technology for varying the valve timing and valve stroke on the intake side. At the heart of this technology is a single-section intake shift camshaft which has a partial-load and a full-load cam for each valve to be actuated, each with a different cam geometry that has been recalculated for the R1300GS. While the partial-load cam has been configured to ensure optimized fuel consumption and refinement, the full-load cam is designed for optimized output.

2024 BMW R1300GS off-road

The intake cams for the left and right-hand intake valves of the partial-load cam differ in stroke and position. This phase shift means that the two intake valves are opened to different degrees and on a time-staggered basis. The effect of this is to create a swirl and therefore greater agitation of the fuel-air mixture flowing into the combustion chamber. As a result, the new BMW R1300GS benefits from even more effective combustion and fuel utilization.

2024 BMW R1300GS traction control

The 2-in-1 stainless steel exhaust system of the new R1300GS is designed for optimum output and torque in conjunction with BMW ShiftCam technology and for very low weight. It enables a very wide power and torque curve, thereby ensuring the best possible rideability and performance. Exhaust gasses are treated by a closed-loop catalytic converter controlled by an oxygen sensor. In this way, the new R1300GS complies not just with current exhaust standards, it is excellently equipped to meet future requirements, too.

Frame & Suspension

Like the engine, the entire frame and suspension of the new BMW R1300GS were redesigned. The center piece is the new steel sheet metal main frame, which in addition to a significant optimization of the installation space for even more compact packaging also offers higher levels of stiffness than the predecessor model. 

Out back, the rear frame was also completely reconceived. In place of the previous tubular steel construction, the new R1300GS now has a rear frame made of die-cast aluminum. In addition to excellent stiffness levels and low weight, BMW says that the short, slim, and dynamic rear end forms a significantly stiffer bond with the main frame compared to its predecessor. This results in a noticeable increase in riding precision and stability.

2024 BMW R1300GS Chassis

In combination with a drive unit that is now much more compact, the new design of the suspension achieved a significant concentration of mass towards the center of gravity, which is reflected in noticeable handling benefits. At the same time, BMW explains that the new R1300GS is even more precise and stable when braking, requires noticeably less effort to ride, and offers an even more satisfyingly precise response of the suspension components.

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New EVO Telelever and new EVO Paralever

While suspension travel is still 7.5 inches at the front and 7.9 inches at the rear the new Evo Telelever now combines the strengths of the previously used Sporty and All-terrain Telelever variants. Clamped tightly to the fork tubes – as previously in the sporty design – the upper fork construction incorporates a handlebar decoupling system that prevents any detrimental tilting movement and only transmits steering forces. The tubular handlebar is clamped in a handlebar bridge via two clamps. The connection from the handlebar bridge to the upper fork bridge is the core element of this construction: a strikingly showcased stainless steel plate – the so-called flex element. Due to its flexibility and geometric design, it is able to compensate for the tilting movement while at the same time transmitting steering forces.

2024 BMW R1300GS singletrack

The actual upper fork bridge is pivotally and rotatably connected via a radial swivel bearing to a sturdy steering shaft tube, which in turn is guided in the main frame via a cylindrical roller bearing at the top and a deep groove ball bearing at the bottom. This sophisticated construction creates significantly greater rigidity and greater ride stability. The simultaneous addition of an extra roller bearing for the ball joint in the lower fork bridge also ensures a more dynamic steering precision due to the lower bearing friction. The diameter of the quick-release axle, which is approximately 1.7 ounces lighter, has been increased by 0.2 inches to 1.0 inches, increasing the stiffness of the front wheel guide.

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The rear suspension of the new R1300GS has also been redesigned. The hallmark of the revised Evo Paralever is a significantly stiffer connection via the suspension in the frame, which has been extended for greater traction, and a continuous swinging arm quick-release axle. In addition, the swinging arm bearing is arranged off-axis to the axis of rotation of the cardan shaft joint. 

New optional electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA)

The previous Dynamic ESA Next Generation electronic suspension offered a high level of ride safety and riding fun on a wide variety of terrain with its dynamic adjustment of the damping and adjustable rear spring rest. The new electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) now goes one step further, combining the dynamic adjustment of the front and rear damping with a corresponding adjustment of the spring rate – depending on the selected riding mode, riding condition and maneuvers. The automatic adjustment of the spring rest ensures load compensation.

Available Adaptive vehicle height control and sports suspension

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With adaptive vehicle height control, the new R1300GS offers fully automatic adjustment of the vehicle height depending on the operating condition. Specifically, seat height is reduced from 33.5 inches to 32.3 inches at standstill and during slow travel.

When stopping, a low vehicle height is set for the best possible ground accessibility and for easier maneuvering, while the standard vehicle height with full spring travel is available when riding. Unlike the various previous systems of this type, the lowering or raising happens quickly and almost imperceptibly for the rider – and only when it truly makes sense. 

2024 BMW R1300GS lighter, more powerful

Parking the R1300GS when it is lowered is now easier due to the Comfort side stand together with the optional center stand, which is fitted with a fold-out and extended step for easier use. In addition, the adaptive vehicle height control can be customized, and the rider can choose between automatic or permanent lowering and the permanent high setting, depending on personal requirements.

With the available sports suspension, the new R1300GS gains more off-road competence. With 0.8 inches more spring travel at the front and rear and a firm setup specially developed for the GS, off-road riders are well catered for with the suspension offering greater reserves for use off the beaten track.


The new R1300GS comes standard with a twin disc brake featuring two newly developed, radially mounted four-piston fixed calipers at the front and a single disc brake with two-piston floating caliper at the rear, in conjunction with BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro. Here, the handbrake lever activates the front and rear brakes simultaneously. The foot brake lever now likewise actuates the front and rear brakes at the same time. Full Integral ABS Pro is optimized for on-road and off-road use with an additional set-up that depends on the riding mode. In the ABS Pro settings, it is possible to lock the rear wheel via the foot brake lever.

2024 BMW R1300GS powerslide

As a back-up system to BMW Motorrad Fully Integral ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) offers increased safety when braking, by preventing unintentional throttle application. By means of intervention in the engine control, the drive torque is reduced during braking, making full use of the braking power at the rear wheel. This keeps the motorcycle stable and shortens the braking distance.

Wheel Options

2024 BMW R1300GS wheels

Three different wheels are available for the new R1300GS in 3.0 x 19” at the front and 4.5 x 17” at the rear. The basic model and the Triple Black model variant have newly developed and very light cast aluminum wheels, while the Trophy and Option 719 Tramuntana model variants come with newly developed cross-spoke wheels featuring aluminum rings for dedicated off-road use. In addition to the new cross-spoke wheels, newly developed Enduro forged wheels are now available as an option. They are intended for off-road use and offer a weight advantage of approx. 3.9 lbs. compared to the somewhat more robust cross-spoke wheels.


2024 BMW R1300GS travel

The ergonomic triangle of the new R1300GS has been optimized for a sporty, yet relaxed riding position. Among some of the customization options, BMW offers an optional handlebar riser included in the Enduro Package Pro. The rider has other possibilities for personalizing the ergonomic triangle, with a total of four available seat variants, three different footrests, Comfort handlebars, and hand and foot levers.

Electronics & Lighting

2024 BMW R1300GS headlight

The new R1300GS offers a new, standard, full LED headlamp with a novel, distinctive light icon. State-of-the-art LED light units with newly designed LED turn indicators – integrated in the hand protectors at the front, function-integrated at the rear – round off the lighting package.

2024 BMW R1300GS turn signals

With the optional “Headlight Pro,” the beam of the matrix full LED headlamp turns into the corner according to the lean angle. In this way, the turn is almost fully illuminated because the light moves to where the motorcycle is heading. Due to the adaptive turning light function, the horizon of the light remains relatively constant and is seamlessly adapted to the respective banking angle. This dynamic adjustment of the light cone, also with the support of the daytime running light elements, creates a wide illumination of the road.

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Riding Assistant with Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Change Warning (SWW)

Active Cruise Control (ACC) enables maximum comfort and the best possible safety when motorcycling: the electronic cruise control with integrated distance control can be used to set the desired riding speed as well as the distance to the vehicle in front. A radar sensor at the front of the motorbike determines the distance to the vehicle ahead based on the yaw rate and vehicle speed. If this distance decreases, the system reduces speed and automatically restores the desired distance. This frees the mind for carefree riding fun – also ensuring a relaxed ride, especially on lengthy tours.

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Front Collision Warning (FCW) with brake intervention is designed to prevent collisions and help reduce the severity of accidents.

Lane Change Warning monitors the lanes to the left and right and can help ensure a safe lane change. A radar sensor monitors the area behind the motorcycle, as well as covering the blind spot. If another vehicle is approaching or dangerously close and could potentially be overlooked by the rider, the lane change warning function detects this and warns against changing lanes. This is indicated by a symbol in the respective rear mirror.

Optional Comfort rider seats and heating

The new R1300GS offers optional Comfort seats and seat heating for rider and passenger, significantly increasing comfort on longer rides and during low outside temperatures.

2024 BMW R1300GS accessories

The Comfort rider’s seats are available in three different seat heights and include a tilt adjustment (4°), as well as the option to select three levels of seat heating. In combination with the optional seat heating, heated grips also offer three heating levels. The passenger seat heating is operated by a toggle switch with two heating levels that are located at the bottom left-hand side on the seat.

Multifunctional 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen

The new R 1300 GS features standard Connectivity, including a 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen. In conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller, it gives the rider fast access to vehicle and connectivity functions. An additional Sport screen enables the display of additional information, making it possible to have the physically experienced riding dynamics of the new R1300GS translated into visible form on the display. Information on banking angle, traction and braking behavior is displayed, as well as a sports tachometer with gear indicator.

2024 BMW R1300GS TFT

This means it is possible to conveniently make a phone call or listen to music during travel. If a smartphone and a helmet are connected via Bluetooth to the TFT screen, for example, the rider can conveniently access media playback and telephone functions. These phone and media functions can be used without installing an app. With an active Bluetooth connection to a standard smartphone, the rider can listen to music during travel. In addition, the free BMW Motorrad Connected app offers practical arrow navigation directly via the TFT display. The BMW Motorrad Connected App can be downloaded free of charge from the Google and Apple app stores. It also includes attractive additional functions such as route logging and the display of other travel statistics and information. In this way, logged routes can also be shared directly with other motorcyclists via the Rever community.

Standard Intelligent Emergency Call for further increased safety 

Ensuring the fastest possible assistance in the event of an accident or in situations of emergency and danger can save people’s lives. For this reason, BMW Motorrad has developed an eCall system – “Intelligent Emergency Call” – which aims to get help to the scene of the incident as quickly as possible.

Standard on-board power and USB socket along with ventilated smartphone charging compartment  

The new BMW R1300GS offers two different sockets as standard. A 12-volt on-board power socket is installed on the right-hand side of the cockpit. In addition, there is a USB-A socket with 5-volt power supply in the fold-out smartphone charging compartment behind the handlebars. Charging current is available up to 2,400 mA, enabling fast charging depending on smartphone type. This most widely used USB-A socket type with newly developed charging electronics allows a smartphone to be charged while riding. The original BMW Motorrad Accessories include a USB adapter cable for this purpose that has been tested over time and is equipped with a sturdy kink protection.

In BMW Motorrad manner, the external and easily accessible socket is designed to be short-circuit-proof and is protected from overvoltage. Thanks to the integrated sealing cap, it is also effectively protected against environmental influences such as water.

Lightweight lithium-ion 12 v battery

The drive to reduce weight in the development of the new BMW R1300GS is reflected in the new, lithium-ion battery (12 V/10 Ah) whose charge status can be monitored by means of the new Battery Guard function. This alone resulted in a weight saving of around 5.5 lbs.

Four riding modes including “Enduro” mode for an enhanced off-road riding experience

2024 BMW R1300GS Windscreen

The new R1300GS now includes four rather than three riding modes. The “Rain” and “Road” riding modes allow riding characteristics to be adapted to most road conditions. The “Eco” riding mode makes it possible to use the innovative BMW ShiftCam technology to maximize the range for every tank of fuel. In this riding mode, a gentle throttle curve and moderate torque limitation promote a riding style that is as economical as possible. In order to provide visual support for a riding style geared towards optimized fuel consumption, an efficiency indicator in the upper status line of the TFT color screen provides feedback when “Eco” mode is activated. If maximum performance is required – e.g., on hills or when overtaking – it is simple to quickly switch to another riding mode using the riding mode button. The riding mode “Enduro” enables an enhanced riding experience off the beaten track with a specific set-up for off-road use.

Riding Modes Pro with additional riding modes is optional

The new R1300GS can be fitted with optional “Riding Modes Pro” which includes the additional riding modes “Dynamic”, “Dynamic Pro” and “Enduro Pro.” In addition, the “Dynamic Pro” and “Enduro Pro” riding modes each allow further individualization.

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With the standard riding mode pre-selection, the rider can use the riding mode button to make an individual selection. For this purpose, at least two and a maximum of four riding modes can be chosen from a list in the settings menu, and these can be selected successively using the riding mode button. This offers a wide range of options for configuring the new R1300GS to suit the rider’s personal needs. One option is to create a performance-oriented configuration, for example: “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” for the road and “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” for off-road. Another possibility is to reduce complexity to a maximum of only two riding modes, such as “Eco” and “Road.” In this way, a preferred and easily manageable number of riding modes can be configured and selected while riding.

Engine drag torque control (MSR) and riding mode pre-selection is standard.

Engine drag torque control (MSR) is standard. This feature can be used to safely avoid unstable riding conditions that can occur during coasting or downshifting due to excessive brake slip at the rear wheel. In these cases, MSR opens the throttle valves at lightning speed to such an extent that drag torque is equalized and the motorcycle stabilizes.

2024 BMW R1300GS specs, pricing, details

The control response depends on the riding mode: in “Eco”, “Rain” and “Road” riding modes, MSR ensures maximum ride stability, whereas in “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” riding mode the control system allows a little more slip. In “Enduro” mode, however, the engine drag torque is only minimally reduced so that the available slip torque can be used to improve traction. MSR is deactivated in “Enduro Pro” mode so as to leave the ambitious off-road rider to take care of rear wheel slip control via the clutch lever – for the purpose of drifting, for example.

Unique R 1300 GS features

  • Completely new boxer engine with bottom-mounted gearbox and BMW ShiftCam technology for varying the valve timing and valve stroke on the intake side.
  • Most powerful BMW boxer engine ever.
  • 145 hp at 7,750 rpm and 110 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm.
  • Powerful response across the entire rpm range, exemplary fuel consumption, emission levels, smoothness, and refinement.
  • Completely redesigned frame with sheet metal shell main frame and die-cast aluminum rear section.
  • Greater steering precision and ride stability thanks to new EVO Telelever with flex element and revised rear wheel guide EVO Paralever.
  • Weight reduction of 26 lbs. compared to the previous model.
  • Standard BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro.
  • Standard four riding modes.
  • Optional Riding Modes Pro with additional riding modes.
  • Standard Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Engine Drag Torque Control (MSR), Dynamic Brake Assist (DBC) and Hill Start Control (HSC).
  • Optional Electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) with dynamic adjustment of the damping, spring rate, and load compensation.
  • Optional adaptive vehicle height control and sports suspension.
  • New standard matrix LED headlamp.
  • Optional Headlight Pro with adaptive turning light.
  • Standard hand protectors with integrated turn signals.
  • Standard lithium-ion 12v battery with Battery Guard (function via BMW Motorrad Connected App).
  • Standard Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC).
  • Optional Riding Assistant with Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Change Warning (SWW).
  • Standard smartphone charging compartment with integrated USB socket and additional 12 V on-board power socket.
  • Optional seat heating for rider and passenger for enhanced touring suitability.
  • intelOptional handlebar riser by up to 30 mm / 1.2 inches.
  • Wide range of available seat heights.
  • Connectivity: standard multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen.
  • Standard RDC, Keyless Ride and heated grips.
  • Standard Intelligent Emergency Call.  
  • Extensive range of optional equipment and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.
2024 BMW R1300GS specs, pricing, details

Optional Equipment

Premium Package

  • Headlight Pro, Dynamic Suspension Adjustment, Riding Assistant, Shift Assistant Pro, Riding Modes Pro, Sport Brakes, Central Locking, Preparation for navigation, Chrome-plated exhaust manifold, Vario side and top case mounts, Hand protector extensions.

Comfort Package

  • Electrically adjustable high windshield, Center stand, Comfort Passenger seat, Comfort passenger footrests, Luggage carrier.

Enduro Package Pro

  • Handlebar risers, Engine protection bars, Enduro aluminum engine guard, Short Enduro handlebar levers,  GS adjustable rider footrests, Exhaust mount for single seat, Adjustable foot brake and gearshift levers, Large frame guards, tight-fitting turn signal stalks.

Pricing and Availability

The 2024 R1300GS is expected to arrive at dealers early 2024 with an MSRP starting at $18,895 – that’s an increase of $900 over the previous generation GS. Moreover, the new GS will be offered in the following four variants:


Offered in Light White solid paint, the standard variant has a seat height of 33.5 inches and is fitted with a two-tone cover that forms a continuous functional unit in light gray texture extending from the fuel filler cap to the passenger seat.

Triple Black

The Triple Black has been the most successful model variant of the boxer GS for many years. The rear frame is likewise finished in black, as are most of the other surfaces. In addition, the Triple Black has Comfort seats, Comfort passenger footrests and a center stand. The electrically adjustable high windshield also comes with this model variant in combination with the cockpit trim and the wind deflectors.

GS Trophy

Offered in racing Blue Metallic with red and white tapes and inscriptions combined with a rear frame in White Metallic Matte. The high rider’s seat in combination with the Sport passenger seat offers the look and ergonomics of a rally seat (34.2-inch seat height), which in conjunction with the seat cover continued on the fuel tank cover forms a unit that can be used along its entire length. Instead of the high rider’s seat, the standard (33.5-inch mm) and low (32.7 inch) comfort rider’s seats can alternatively be mounted, independently of the passenger seat.

2024 BMW R1300GS off-road

The GS Trophy is equipped with standard radiator guards for damage protection and cross-spoke wheels with black rims or gold rims as an option.

Option 719 Tramuntana

This variant combines cross-spoke wheels in gold with black components such as the main and rear frames, powertrain, and the luggage carrier with grab handle. The gold anodized handlebar provides the perfect accentuation to match the gold-colored lining on the body components and the gold rims.

The side trim sections and the front wheel cover at the top are finished in Aurelius Green Metallic, while the aluminum tank and intake silencer cover are finished in Aurelius Green Metallic but with a matte clear coating. The fuel tank center cover in Luxor Black/Grey and the cylinder head covers in Avus Black Metallic Matte blend in harmoniously with this.

The optional equipment available for the Option 719 Tramuntana model variant include a top case carrier in Avus Black Metallic, a gray-colored hand protector extension, cross-spoke wheels with black rims and the titanium-colored anodized sport brakes.

2024 BMW R1300GS Specs

Engine Capacity:1300cc
Bore x stroke:106.5 x 73 mm
Power:145 hp @ 7,750 rpm
Torque:105 ft-lbs @ 6,500 rpm
Engine Type:Air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke boxer
Compression / Fuel:13.3:1 / premium unleaded
Valvetrain:OHV / 4-valves per cylinder
Valve Diameter (Intake/Exhaust):44.0 / 35.6 mm
Throttle Body Diameter:52 mm
Engine Control:BMS-O
Emission Control:Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, EU5
Battery:12V / 10 Ah maintenance-free
Headlight:LED low and high beam
Starter:900 W
Clutch:Hydraulically activated, anti-hopping wet clutch
Gearbox:Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox
Primary Gear Ratio:1.479
1st Gear Ratio:2.438
2nd Gear Ratio:1.714
3rd Gear Ratio:1.296
4th Gear Ratio:1.059
5th Gear Ratio:0.906
6th Gear Ratio:0.794
Drive System:Universal shaft
Transmission Ratio:2.91
Frame Construction:Steel, two-section with bolt on rear frame
Front Suspension:EVO Telelever
Rear Suspension:EVO Paralever with cast aluminum single sided swing arm
Suspension Travel (Fr./Rr.):7.5″ / 7.9″
Wheel Castor:4.4″
Steering Head Angle:63.8°
Front Brakes:Twin disc brake Ø 310 mm 4-piston radial calipers
Rear Brakes:Single-disc brake Ø 285 mm 2-piston floating calipers
ABS:BMW Motorrad ABS Pro
Wheel Type:Light alloy cast wheels
Wheel Size Front:3.00 x 19″
Wheel Size Rear:4.5 x 17”
Tire Size Front:120/70 R 19
Tire Size Rear:170/60 R 17
Seat Height:33.5″
Unladen Weight:523 lbs.
Permitted Total Weight1025 lbs.
Fuel Capacity:5 gallons
Acceleration 0-62 MPH: 3.39 sec.
Top Speed: 124 MPH

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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Paulo C
Paulo C
September 28, 2023 8:34 am

In so many areas it’s a typical BMW GS……then there’s the headlights!!! WTF were they thinking?!?! X….lets take one of the most iconic parts of the GS and scrap it…..because that’s a good idea? (Insert Facepalm here)

October 5, 2023 9:46 am
Reply to  Paulo C

Simple. Don’t like it? Don’t buy it. We could say the same about your wife…like WTF

bob dobbs
bob dobbs
September 28, 2023 9:07 am

Looks promising to me. Although I’ll never pay as much as what they will charge for a bike. I like how they have made it more narrow. I REALLY like where they located the muffler! No sticking out panniers like dragging a sail as on my KTM 1190 ADV R. These bikes have great power but it is lost in the bad aerodynamics. What I don’t like is the exposed (not sure if that’s the best word) front end that looks like it will be caked with bugs and dust. Is the 145 HP at the shaft driven wheel?

Wolfgang H
Wolfgang H
September 28, 2023 10:22 am

26lbs weight saving – BMW has done it again to keep the boxer GS series relevant and top of its class. My 2009 is still lighter, but lacks cruise control. The narrow look is awesome!

Steve Austin
Steve Austin
September 30, 2023 10:36 am
Reply to  Wolfgang H

Not sure where you get “Top of it’s class”…throw a leg over the new Ducati V4 Rally and put it thru offroad duties…very impressive and well sorted…after two GSA’s I wont be getting another BMW.

Richard Hastings
Richard Hastings
September 28, 2023 1:30 pm

Incredible technological overkill. NASA would be proud of their engineering prowess. I prefer simplicity, to minimize potential failure points. IE: DR650, KLR650, etc.

October 5, 2023 9:45 am

Aka you broke and can’t afford one.

September 28, 2023 3:31 pm

Impressive! Love all the engineering that went into this.
Hope that brake issues are resolved once and for all.

October 1, 2023 8:38 am

I’ve never wanted a GS until now. Love the headlight!


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