The 2024 version of BMW's ever-popular adventure bike was introduced September 28. A redesigned engine, frame and suspension make this a major update. This is probably the biggest update to the GS since the Hexhead was unveiled.

Sporting a new 1300cc engine with 145hp on tap, the new R1300GS enjoys a vast number of updates and improvements. All while shaving more than 25 pounds off the weight! 

The new BMW R 1300 GS: “Next level GS” featuring new boxer engine and new suspension, with significantly reduced weight and increased GS competence all round.

A new frame design featuring sheet steel with a cast alloy tail frame offers added strength while contributing to the weight reduction. Couple to this new frame are updated versions of the now-familiar Telelever front suspension and Paralever rear swingarm. The new Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) can tweak damping and spring rates on the fly- and even  change ride height with an optional package. 

Here are the highlights of the new BMW R 1300 GS:

  • Completely newly designed 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.
  • Powerful response across the entire engine speed range, exemplary fuel consumption, emission levels, running smoothness and refinement.
  • Output and torque: 107 kW (145 hp) at 7750 rpm and 149 Nm at 6500 rpm.
  • Knock sensor system for optimized travel suitability.
  • Completely redesigned suspension with sheet metal shell main frame and die-cast aluminum rear frame. Even greater steering precision and ride stability thanks to new EVO Telelever with flex element and revised rear wheel guide EVO Paralever.
  • Weight reduction of 12 kg compared to the previous model.
  • BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro as standard.
  • Four riding modes as standard.
  • Engine drag torque control (MSR), dynamic brake assist (DBC) and ride-off assistant (HSC) as standard.
  • Driving Modes Pro with additional riding modes as optional equipment ex works.
  • Dynamic Traction Control DTC as standard.
  • Electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) as optional equipment ex works, with dynamic adjustment of the damping and spring rate, and also load compensation.
  • Adaptive vehicle height control and sports suspension as optional equipment ex works.
  • New matrix LED headlamp as standard.
  • Headlight Pro with adaptive turning light as optional equipment ex works.
  • Hand protectors with integrated turn indicators as standard.
  • Lithium-ion battery with Battery Guard (service function via BMW Motorrad APP) as standard.
  • Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) with brake function as standard.
  • Riding Assistant with Active Cruise Control (ACC),
  • Front Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Change Warning (SWW) for safe and convenient motorcycling as optional equipment.
  • Smartphone charging compartment with integrated USB socket and additional 12 V on-board power socket as standard.
  • Seat heating for rider and passenger for enhanced touring suitability as optional equipment ex works.
  • Handlebar riser by up to 30 mm as optional equipment ex works.
  • Wide range of seat height variants as optional equipment ex works.
  • Connectivity: multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen and numerous features as standard.
  • RDC, Keyless Ride, heated grips as standard.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as optional equipment ex works.
  • Attractive basic variant along with the model variants
  • Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719 Tramuntana.
  • Extensive range of optional equipment, Original BMW Motorrad Accessories.

Increased range of standard equipment in the new BMW R 1300 GS compared to the previous model:

  • Heated grips.
  • Keyless Ride (steering, ignition and fuel tank lock).
  • RDC.
  • MSR.
  • BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro.
  • Cruise control DCC with brake function.
  • LiO starter battery.
  • Hand protectors with integrated turn indicators.

Take a quick video tour of the new GS in its element


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