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ADV NewsBMW Debuts More Powerful and Lighter F900GS For 2024

BMW Debuts More Powerful and Lighter F900GS For 2024

Three more powerful mid-range adventure models break cover.

Published on 09.08.2023

BMW has unveiled a significantly updated mid-range adventure bike lineup for 2024. Boasting a bump in capacity, the three new models include a thoroughly overhauled F900GS, a mile-munching F900GS Adventure and an A2-friendly F800GS released to replace the F850 and 750 platform.

All three new models from the Bavarian manufacturer will feature a 895 cc (previously 853 cc) powerplant with a 270/450 degree firing interval. While the detuned F800GS delivers 87 horsepower, the 900 machines pump out a claimed 105 hp – up from the 95 hp of the outgoing 850 machine. That peak power output out-punches established models like Honda’s Africa Twin and is on par with the KTM 890 Adventure. However, the F900GS and F900GS Adventure’s increase in torque is more modest, going from 67.9 lb-ft to 68.6 lb-ft but BMW says the new engines have a much fuller torque curve, increased pulling power and faster acceleration so it remains to be seen how that translates into the real world.

2024 BMW F900GS adventure motorcycle

The most notable changes are seen in the F900GS though, which is not only slimmer but also lighter at 483 lbs (219 kg) wet — shaving off 31 lbs (14 kg) compared to the predecessor model. The weight reduction is in part due to the newly-developed 14.5-liter plastic fuel tank (0.5 L smaller) which saves 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg) of weight compared to the steel tank of the previous model. The revamped F900GS also features new close-fitting tank side panels, a new radiator trim and a completely redesigned rear section, which shaves around 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg) and an additional 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg) is saved thanks to the Akrapovič silencer. 


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To optimize the F900GS for off-road use, BMW has also updated its ergonomic triangle (handlebar – seat – footrests). The bike now features lower footrests, a higher handlebar position and a new foot brake lever in a higher position. All three new models offer an adjustable gear shift lever as standard. In conjunction with an optimized bearing and new gearshift lever kinematics, it was also possible to optimize shifting the six-speed transmission even further. 

The F900GS still rolls on 21”/17” wheels but now has new, fully-adjustable USD Showa forks and boasts longer legs to match those of the Adventure variant, going from 8.0″ / 8.6″ (204 mm / 219 mm) of suspension travel to 9.1” / 8.5” (230 mm / 215 mm). The new F900GS can be given even more off-road prowess with the optional equipment ex works Enduro Pro package featuring fully-adjustable titanium nitride-coated USD 45mm Showa forks, fully-adjustable central spring strut as well as handlebar risers and an M Endurance chain. The Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) electronic suspension is available as optional equipment for the new F900GS Adventure and the F800GS.

2024 BMW F900GS adventure motorcycle

Compared to the predecessor model, the new LED headlight on the new BMW F900GS offers a larger low beam opening angle and thus better illumination directly in front of the motorcycle. The new F900GS Adventure and the F800GS also feature LED headlights as standard. Furthermore, the turn indicator and control lights of all three models also use LED technology.

2024 BMW F900GS adventure motorcycle

The new GS models in the F series each have a large 6.5-inch TFT display as standard with phone calling, listening to music and navigating capabilities. This applies in particular to the F800GS, which previously had an analogue display. Moreover, the new BMW F900GS is equipped with a 12 mm holder as standard, which permits action cams or other devices to be mounted.

BMW F900GS Highlights:
• Weight reduced by 14 kg
• Significantly lighter plastic fuel tank and rear section
• New body parts
• New, fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks
• Lighter swinging arm
• Enduro Pro package as optional equipment ex works
• Sport silencer by Akrapovič
• Ergonomics optimized for off-road use
• Enduro footrests
• Heated grips
• Hand protectors
• Aluminum side stand
• New foot brake lever
• New LED headlight
• Multifunction holder


BMW F900GS Adventure Highlights:
• New, fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks
• LED headlights
• New side panels
• Heated grips
• Aluminum engine guard
• New Ride Pro optional equipment package
• 6.1 gallon (23 liter) fuel tank

2024 BMW F900GS adventure motorcycle

BMW F800GS Highlights:
• TFT display as standard
• Heated grips
• LED headlight.
• Hand protectors
• Variocase carrier

2024 BMW F800GS adventure motorcycle

Common highlights:
• 2-cylinder in-line engine with increased capacity of now 895 cc
(previously 853 cc).
• Even higher output and torque: F900GS and F900GS Adventure with 77 kW (105 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 93 Nm at 6,750 rpm. F 800 GS with 64 kW (87 hp) at 6,750 rpm and
91 Nm at 6,750 rpm.
• 35 kW (48 hp) versions for driving license class A2 (F 800 GS only).
• High refinement due to two counter-rotating counterbalance shafts.
• Two riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as well as ABS Pro and DTC as standard.
• Ride modes Pro with two additional ride modes as well as Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and engine drag torque control as optional equipment ex factory.
• B ridge-type style frame.
• Optimized adjustable gear shift lever.
• Sophisticated ergonomics and numerous seat alternatives.
• Practical wind and weather protection.
• Powerful LED lighting units.
• Large, perfectly readable 6.5-inch TFT display with unrivaled information diversity and functionality.
• Intelligent emergency call for quick help in emergency situations as optional equipment ex works.
• Keyless Ride for convenient activation of the locking functions by radio as an optional extra ex works.
• Powerful paintwork and model variants make for unmistakable Enduro characteristics.
• Extensive range of optional equipment, original BMW Motorrad accessories and rider equipment.

Pricing and Availability *UPDATED 1/23/24*

All three models are slated to arrive during the second quarter of 2024. The new F900GS starts at $13,495 and is available as a basic version in Blackstorm metallic, as a Passion model version in São Paulo yellow solid paint and as a GS Trophy version in Light White solid paint/Racing Blue metallic. Starting at $14,195, the new F900GS Adventure is available as a basic variant in Blackstorm metallic and as a Ride Pro model variant in matt White Aluminum while the new F800GS starts at $10,495 and is available as a basic variant in Light White solid paint, as a Sport model variant in Racing Blue and as a Triple Black version in Blackstorm metallic.

2024 BMW F900GS & F900GS Adventure Specs

Engine Capacity:895cc
Bore/stroke:86 x 77 mm
Power Output:105 hp (77 kW) @ 8,500 rpm
Torque:68.6 ft-lbs (93 Nm) @ 8,500 rpm
Engine Type:Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, four-stroke in-line engine with four valves per cylinder operated by cam followers, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication
Compression:13.1/1
Fuel:Premium unleaded 95 RON
Valves per cylinder:4
Ø intake/outlet:33.5/27.2 mm
Ø throttle valve:48 mm
Engine control:BMS-ME
Emission control:Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-5+
Generator:416W
Battery:12V/9Ah maintenance-free
Headlight:LED
Turn indicators:LED
Starter:900 W
Clutch:Wet clutch with anti-hopping function, mechanically activated
Gearbox:Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox
Primary ratio:1.821
1st Gear Ratio:2.833
2nd Gear Ratio:2.067
3rd Gear Ratio:1.6
4th Gear Ratio:1.308
5th Gear Ratio:1.103
6th Gear Ratio:0.968
Secondary drive:Endless O-ring chain with drive-train vibration damping in the rear wheel hub
Secondary ratio:2.765 (F900GS),  2.588 (F900GS Adventure)
Frame construction type:Bridge-type steel frame in shell construction, load-bearing engine
Front wheel suspension:USD telescopic forks, spring base, rebound and compression damping adjustable Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel suspension:Aluminum double-sided swinging arm, directly linked WAD central spring strut, spring base and rebound damping adjustable (Optional equipment: sport suspension) (Option: Dynamic ESA)
Spring travel, front/rear:9.1″/8.5 inches (230/215 mm)
Wheel castor:F900GS: 4.7″ (119.78 mm); F900GS Adventure: 4.7″ (119.99 mm)
WheelbasE:F900GS: 62.6″ (1,590 mm); Adventure: 62.4″ (1,585 mm)
Steering head angle:62°
Brakes Front:Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 305 mm, 2-piston floating calipers 
Brakes Rear:Single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, 1-piston floating caliper
ABS:Standard equipment BMW Motorrad ABS Pro (banking angle optimized)
Wheels Front:Cross Spoke Wheels 2.15 x 21”
Wheels Rear:Cross Spoke Wheels 4.25 x 17″
Tires Front:90/90-21
Tires Rear:150/70 R 17
Total length (mm):2,270  (F900GS), 2,300 (F900GS Adventure)
Total width (mm):943 (F900GS), 939 (F900GS Adventure)
Seat height:F900GS: 34.3″ (870 mm); F900GS Adventure: 34.4″ (875 mm)
DIN unladen weight, road ready:F900GS: 483 lbs (219 kg); F900GS Adventure: 542 lbs (246 kg)
Permitted total weight:445 kg (F900GS), 455 kg (F900GS Adventure)
Fuel tank capacity:F900GS: 3.8 gallons (14.5L); F900GS Adventure 6.1 gallons (23L)
Fuel consumption (WMTC) 1/100 km:4.4
CO2 g/km:103
Acceleration 0-100 km/h:3.8 seconds (F900GS), 3.7 seconds (F900GS Adventure)
Top speed:124 mph+ (190 km/h)

2024 BMW F800GS Specs
 

Engine Capacity:895cc
Bore/stroke:86 x 77 mm
Power Output:87 hp (64 kW) @ 6,750 rpm
Torque:67.0 ft-lbs (91 Nm) @ 6,750 rpm
Engine Type:Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, four-stroke in-line engine with four valves per cylinder operated by cam followers, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication
Compression:13.1/1
Fuel:Premium unleaded 95 RON
Valves per cylinder:4
Ø intake/outlet:33.5/27.2 mm
Ø throttle valve:48 mm
Engine control:BMS-X
Emission control:Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-5
Generator:416W
Battery:12V/9Ah maintenance-free
Headlight:LED
Turn indicators:LED
Starter:900 W
Clutch:Wet clutch with anti-hopping function, mechanically activated
Gearbox:Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox
Primary ratio:1.821
1st Gear Ratio:2.833
2nd Gear Ratio:2.067
3rd Gear Ratio:1.6
4th Gear Ratio:1.308
5th Gear Ratio:1.103
6th Gear Ratio:0.968
Secondary drive:Endless O-ring chain with drive-train vibration damping in the rear wheel hub
Secondary ratio:2.588
Frame construction type:Bridge-type steel frame in shell construction, load-bearing engine
Front wheel suspension:Telescopic forks Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel suspension:Aluminum double-sided swinging arm, directly linked WAD central spring strut, Rebound damping adjustable (Option: Dynamic ESA)
Spring travel, front/reaR:6.7″/6.7″ (170/170 mm)
Wheel castor:4.2″ (106.1 mm)
Wheelbase:61.3″ (1,556 mm)
Steering head angle:63°
Brakes Front:Twin disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 305 mm, 2-piston floating calipers 
Brakes Rear:Single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, 1-piston floating caliper
ABS:Standard equipment BMW Motorrad ABS Pro (banking angle optimized)
Wheels Front:Cast Aluminium 2.50 x 19”
Wheels Rear:Cast Aluminum 4.25 x 17″
Tires Front:110/80 R 19
Tires Rear:150/70 R 17
Total length (mm):2,296
Total width (mm):910
Seat height:32.1″ (815 mm)
DIN unladen weight, road ready:500 lbs (227 kg)
Permitted total weight:440 kg
Fuel tank capacity:4.0 gallons (15L)
Fuel consumption (WMTC) 1/100 km:4.3
CO2 g/km:99
Acceleration 0-100 km/h:4.2 seconds
Top speed:118 mph (190 km/h)

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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bob dobbs
bob dobbs
September 8, 2023 5:52 pm

Step in the right direction…but still needs to get the weight down.

RobGD
RobG
September 10, 2023 9:58 am

And it’s still too tall for anybody under 6′ to handle.

Kai
Kai
September 11, 2023 3:25 am

They only got the weight down by reducing also the fuel volume. A 790/890 has aproximately same mass, but at least 150km longer range! And lower price.

Rob
Rob
September 13, 2023 10:11 am

Looks great. Like all the adjustability. But the ride connected app is a joke. Just leave good spot to mount a good GPS or phone for those who wish.

Peter Labadie
Peter Labadie
September 13, 2023 11:05 am

Returning to same suspension travel as my 2012 F800GS. Bur still 20 lbs heavier! The higher hp rating suggests the focus is still on-road capability, though the bike overall looks way more offroad capable than the bloated F850 series. Probably just hang on to my trusty F800GS.

Craig Maclaine
Craig Maclaine
September 13, 2023 11:11 am

Anyone buying an “Adventure” Bike that requires Premium Fuel isn’t planning much of an adventure, I’ve been places when it’s hard to find fuel let alone High Octane.

Guillermo
Guillermo
September 13, 2023 1:29 pm

Tiger 900 rally pro much better just compared specks, brakes riding modes all standard

OldMotoGuy
OldMotoGuy
September 13, 2023 11:07 pm

Ok, WHY can’t someone make a 500-600cc parallel twin that is off-road worthy and still nice on the road and doesn’t have a 4 foot seat height. And I want something from a WELL KNOWN manufacturer, not a unknown with NO dealer network.

Gary Salter
Gary Salter
September 18, 2023 5:57 pm

tall and 320 km fuel range on a good?
no thanks, I’ll keep my 890R

Turd_FergusonD
Turd_Ferguson
February 26, 2024 7:12 am

Comparing FACTS, the F900GS is less impressive to me. I think it’s a marketing move on paper combined with lots of cost savings for BMW (they need them after the R18 debacle!) with only one significant improvement over the F850GS. I compared the dyno charts from “Rider” magazine. The 105 hp of the F900GS are “marketing horsepower” because the additional power of the 900 only occurs above 8,000 rpm for a short blip. Below 8,000 rpm the 850 and 900 engines are almost the same. The 900 may feel more powerful because it has shorter gear ratios. That’s disadvantageous because the 850 already revs relatively high on the highway. In daily use, performance will hardly differ if at all. The 900 was needed for Euro5+ to maintain performance and to counter the horsepower deficit vs KTM. The 900 engine was already in production now they just need to make one (cost savings!). IRL the F 900 GS will never match the performance of a KTM 890 Adv. but the BMW engine is more cultivated than the LC8c. The adjustable Showa fork on the 900 is the one significant improvement over the fork on the 850. The F900GS is not 14kg lighter than the F850 GS. It weighs “only” 9 kg less than the F850GS. The F900GSA is actually 2 kg heavier than the F850GSA. As with the R1300GS, the 900 GS tank is half a liter smaller and made from plastic (cost savings). Is that supposed to be a joke? The 850 tank is already too small. I think the 850GS looks nicer and more dignified. e.g. The rear frame triangle looks cheap because the Vario case holders / luggage rack standard on the 850 are completely missing (cost savings)! I don’t know if BMW will offer a vario case holder for the F900GS. Really? The F900 seat is significant smaller. It looks like some of the weight savings (read: cost savings) also came from fewer, cheaper body panels up front. It’s a step back from the decent body of the F850GS. The elimination of the taillight is certainly a weight cost saving too.

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