The new BMW R 1300 GS is here

Posted 6th October 2023

BMW’s iconic Boxer GS has been updated for 2024 in the shape of the all new BMW R 1300 GS.

BMW Motorrad continues on the 43 year history of its most robust and versatile model with the launch announcement of the all new R 1300 GS. BMW Motorrad aims to push the limits and surpass the fantastic R 1250 GS with a range of exciting new features to keep the competition at bay and remain the go-to bike for adventure touring. 

With the new R 1300 GS, BMW Motorrad wanted to achieve less complexity, focusing on just the bare essentials to ensure a compact and lightweight design. On top of this, the R 1300 GS features a completely new design of boxer engine, with a bottom-mounted gearbox and BMW ShiftCam technology, it is the most powerful BMW boxer engine ever with 145 hp at 7,750 rpm and 149 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

An improved riding experience

The R 1300 GS brings with it a whole host of upgrades to the overall riding experience. Concentrated vehicle mass has resulted in reduced weight and noticeably easier handling.

The introduction of the new BMW Motorrad EVO Telelever means that the R 1300 GS benefits from both increased riding stability and improved handling, whilst the suspension has been completely reimagined meaning riders can now customise their experience using the Dynamic Suspension Adjustment system.

BMW R 1300 GS

The range of standard equipment is class-leading. The BMW R 1300 GS features BMW Motorrad fully integrated ABS Pro, a new matrix LED headlamp, four riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control, Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) with brake function, Smartphone charging compartment with integrated USB socket, Keyless Ride, and heated grips as standard.

The almost completely new design for the new R 1300 GS has resulted in an impressive weight saving of 12kg compared to the previous model.

Streamlined Appearance

BMW Motorrad designer Christian Hahn-Wörnle has stated that with the design of the new GS, Motorrad ‘wanted to stop the trend of getting bigger and bigger’ and they have instead focused on producing a more focused and slimmer GS design.

There are four different model variants all differing in design. The base R 1300 GS comes in white and features the base 5-spoke cast wheels. The Trophy Edition is finished in Metallic Racing Blue and includes a radiator protection grille along with black cross-spoke wheels.

BMW Motorrad R 1300 GS

The Triple Black Edition fits the name, finished in Metallic Blackstorm and features more options such as a higher windshield and black cockpit fairing. Finally, the most exclusive variant the Option719 ‘Tramuntana’ is finished in Metallic Aurelius Green and features a wide variety of additional extras including gold cross-spoke wheels, gold handlebars, and an exclusive fuel tank cover. 

Adaptive Ride Height Control

Adaptive vehicle height control and sports suspension are available on top of the DSA option on the new R 1300 GS. The BMW adaptive ride height control system can automatically reduce the seat height by 30mm (dropping it from 850mm to 820mm) at slow speeds.

BMW R 1300 GS Motorbike

The sport suspension option offers 20 mm more spring travel at the front and rear, perfect for regular off-road riders.

The BMW R 1300 GS is set to arrive at Dick Lovett Motorrad Bristol in late 2023. To be one of the first to get the chance to experience Motorrad’s new GS, then please register your interest below.

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