The new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure — Launches this fall

(July 8, 2024) BMW Motorrad has introduced the new 2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure, designed, and crafted to support all adventure riding and long distance touring wishes and needs. With a new engine, completely redesigned chassis, the availability of Automated Shift Assistant and electronic systems to enhance not only safety but also accessibility for a wider range of riders, BMW says the new big GS Adventure is your versatile and indispensable travel multi-tool.

Crossing the Sahara in searing heat, climbing the Himalayas, or exploring the Amazon rainforests — for more than two decades the big BMW GS Adventure boxer engine has been synonymous with long-distance motorcycle journeys. To ensure that this remains the case in the future, and to provide adventurous motorcyclists with even more capabilities, BMW Motorrad has an almost completely redesigned the engine, chassis, bodywork, design, and storage concept of the new R 1300 GS Adventure compared to the previous model, taking the cornerstones of the BMW GS Adventure to a new level.

"The appearance of the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure is sure to attract attention. The big GS is not only visually different from its almost dainty sister. Never before have seating comfort, ergonomics and wind and weather protection been so harmoniously combined with precise handling, exceptional suspension comfort and smooth running. The new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure has set itself the goal of becoming the benchmark for large adventure motorcycles.”  said Christof Lischka, head of BMW Motorrad Development.

Highlights of the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure:

    •    The Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) with automated clutch operation makes motorcycling even more convenient and offers an exciting new riding experience through automated gearshifts.

    •    New boxer engine with bottom-mounted transmission and BMW ShiftCam technology. Most powerful BMW boxer engine ever.

    •    Strong torque across the entire engine speed range, exemplary fuel economy, emission levels, running smoothness and refinement.

    •    Power and torque: 145 hp at 7,750 rpm and 110 ft-lbs. at 6,500 rpm.

    •    Advanced knock sensor system.

    •    Completely redesigned chassis with sheet metal main frame and aluminum lattice tube rear frame. Even greater steering precision and riding stability thanks to new EVO Telelever with flex element and revised EVO Paralever rear wheel guide.

    •    7.9-gallon aluminum tank.

    •    Standard BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS.

    •    Standard Engine Drag Torque Control (MSR), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Hill Start Control (HSC).

    •    Standard four riding modes.

    •    Optional Riding Modes Pro with three additional riding modes.

    •    Optional Electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) with dynamic adjustment of the damping and spring rate as well as load compensation.

    •    Optional Adaptive Vehicle Height Control or Adaptive Vehicle Height Control Comfort.

    •    Standard Matrix LED headlights and newly developed auxiliary lights integrated into the body.

    •    Optional Headlight Pro with adaptive headlight.

"The uniquely powerful propulsion and smooth running of the 1,300 cc boxer engine contribute significantly to the harmonious riding experience of the new R 1300 GS Adventure. With the optional Automated Shift Assistant (ASA), it also offers an innovative technical solution to make long-distance touring and adventure riding even easier and more comfortable," said  Patrick Gürlich, project manager BMW R 1300 GS Adventure.

Like the BMW R 1300 GS, the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure is powered by the powerful and completely redesigned boxer engine. It has a capacity of exactly 1,300 cc while the ratio between bore and stroke is 106.5 to 73 mm (predecessor: 102.5 to 76 mm). This increase in capacity derives from an enlarged cylinder bore and a new crankshaft with reduced stroke.

It has a power output of 145 hp (predecessor: 136 hp), still generated at 7,750 rpm, and develops a maximum torque of 110 ft-lbs. 6,500 rpm (predecessor: 105 ft-lbs. at 6,250 rpm), making it by far the most powerful serial production BMW boxer engine to date. The maximum engine speed is 9,000 rpm.