First Look: 2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

Published: July 5, 2024

Your first look at the 2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure released at Motorrad Days event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!

Some bikes are a surprise when they appear – but not this one. A bigger, fancier ‘Adventure’ variant of BMW’s various GS dual sport bikes have become a fixture of the Munich firm’s range, generally launched 6-12 months after the initial base GS hits the shops.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

So with the very latest generation 1300 GS released last autumn, a bigger, bolder, beefier BMW R1300 GS Adventure was only a matter of time. BMW announced the other week that it would be showing the new GSA off at its annual ‘Motorrad Days’ shindig in Bavaria, and they pulled the covers off at 5pm Friday.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

So here it is – and isn’t it a monster? BMW’s taken the basic engine and chassis package from the R1300 GS, and added a heap of touring and off-road features. That includes a 30 litre fuel tank – 11 litres more than the standard GS’s 19 litre unit – which incorporates wider wind and weather protection for the rider, and multiple luggage attachment functions including handy new radiator-cowl bags.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

There’s a new design of aluminium hard luggage cases, with integrated magnetic electronic connectors for USB, charging, and optional add-on lights, with other functions coming in future.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

The cases can also incorporate 10 litre add-on aluminium volume extenders to make them even more spacious when needed. BMW’s added a new smartphone charging storage space, there are new LED auxiliary headlights integrated into the bodywork, and the optional radar system now adds rear collision warnings to the active cruise control and front collision warning functions.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

Keyless ignition, heated grips, new hand protectors with integral indicators, tyre pressure monitoring and dynamic cruise control with brake function are all now fitted as standard too.

BMW’s also added its latest DSA Dynamic Suspension Adjustment semi-active suspension setup as stock, which includes a new function to adjust the spring rate of the front and rear monoshocks as well as the usual damping adjustment.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

And the new GS Adventure also offers the option of BMW’s new ASA Automated Shift Assistant system, which adds a computer-controlled clutch and gearshift for fully automatic riding, with manual gearshift override via paddles on the left bar.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

Under all the new kit is the same water-cooled 145bhp 1300cc ShiftCam Boxer engine, in a hybrid frame, with a sheet steel main frame, aluminium lattice rear subframe, Paralever rear shaft drive and Telelever front suspension.

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure
2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure

The kerb weight is a chunky 269kg, 32kg more than the standard GS – though a bit of that will be down to the extra fuel capacity. The Adventure traditionally comes with wire-spoked tubeless rims, though you can specify forged aluminium rims as an option.

As we write this, there’s no final word on price or availability: more as we get it!

2024 BMW R1300 GS Adventure tech highlights:

  • Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) with automated clutch operation makes motorcycling even more convenient and offers an exciting riding experience through automated gearshift characteristics in accordance with the selected riding mode.
  • Power output and torque: 145 hp@7,750 rpm and 149Nm at 6,500 rpm.
  • Knock sensor system for optimised travel suitability.
  • Sheet metal main frame and aluminium lattice tube rear frame. Even greater steering precision and riding stability from EVO Telelever with flex element and revised EVO Paralever rear wheel guide.
  • BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS as standard.
  • Four riding modes as standard.
  • Engine drag torque control (MSR), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Hill Start Control (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 comfort and sport suspension as optional equipment ex works.
  • Matrix LED headlights and newly developed auxiliary headlights integrated into the body as standard.
  • Headlight Pro with adaptive headlight as optional equipment ex works.
  • Hand protectors with integrated turn indicators as standard.
  • 30-liter aluminium tank.
  • Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) with brake function as standard.
  • Riding Assistant with Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Change Warning and Rear End Collision Warning (RECW) for safe and convenient motorcycling as optional equipment ex works.
  • Smartphone charging compartment with integrated USB socket and 12 V on-board power socket as standard.
  • Seat heating for rider and passenger for enhanced touring suitability as optional equipment ex works.
  • Handlebar risers up to 30 mm as optional equipment ex works.
  • Wide range of seat height variants as optional equipment ex


  • Connectivity: Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5” colour TFT screen and numerous features as standard.
  • RDC, Keyless Ride and heated grips as standard.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as standard (market-dependent).



Increased range of standard equipment:

  • Heated grips.
  • Keyless Ride (steering, ignition and fuel tank lock).
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor.
  • Engine drag torque control.
  • BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro.
  • Cruise control DCC with brake function.
  • DSA.
  • Auxiliary headlights.


Optional equipment:


Innovation Package:

Headlight Pro, Riding Assistant, Rear End Collision Warning.


Dynamic Package:

Shift Assistant Pro (alternative package content: Automated Shift Assistant), Driving Modes Pro, sport brake.

Centre stand, navigation preparation, chrome-plated manifold, electrically adjustable windshield, luggage holder, top case holder can also be combined.


Opt. 719 Milled parts package Shadow(only Opt. 719 Karakorum):

Foot brake and gear lever milled, expansion tank cover, clutch and handbrake lever milled, ignition coil cover milled.


Individual optional equipment.

  • Enduro Package Pro:

Handlebar risers, short Enduro hand levers, GS Vario rider footrest, handlebar impact protection, turn indicator stalks.

Touring Package:

  • Passenger Package:

Luggage rack, Comfort passenger seat, GS Trophy only.

  • Enduro forged wheels.
  • Double silencer.
  • Adaptive vehicle height control.
  • Adaptive vehicle height control comfort.
  • Comfort handlebars
  • High windshield.
  • Riding Assistant.
  • Rear End Collision Warning.
  • Anti-theft alarm.
  • Off-road tyres.
  • Centre stand.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call.
  • Teleservices.
  • Cross-spoke wheels (black).
  • Cross-spoke wheels II (gold).
  • Comfort rider’s seat.
  • Comfort rider’s seat, low.
  • Comfort rider’s seat, high.
  • Comfort passenger seat.


Original BMW Motorrad accessories. Storage.

  • Case holder for left aluminium case.
  • Aluminium top case silver 37 l.
  • Aluminium top case black 37 l.
  • Aluminium case silver 36.5 l right + 37 l electrified left.
  • Aluminium case black 35.6 l right + 37 l electrified left.
  • Volume extension aluminium case silver 20 l.
  • Volume extension aluminium case black 20 l.
  • Inner bag aluminium case.
  • Aluminium case carrying handle.
  • Storage net aluminium case.
  • Aluminium top case storage net.
  • Back cushion for aluminium top case.
  • Inner bag aluminium topcase.
  • Luggage plate.
  • Tank bag black 12 l.
  • Frame bag black 2 l.
  • Radiator cowl bag black 4 l. Ergonomics and comfort
  • Windshield spoiler
  • Black wind deflector left/right.
  • Wind deflector tinted left/right.
  • Windshield, tinted.
  • Sport windshield, tinted. Centre stand.


  • Rear axle cover.

Navigation and communication.

  • ConnectedRide Navigator.
  • ConnectedRide Smartphone Cradle. Safety.
  • Oil filler plug with safety cap black.
  • Headlight protector.
  • Protection for rear bevel gearbox black. Maintenance and technology.
  • Additional power socket.

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