BMW Motorrad has introduced an intensive overhaul for its top-selling mannequin for 2024, now referred to as the BMW R 1300 GS because of a rise in displacement from 1,254cc to 1,300cc. The GS’s signature opposed “boxer” Twin now makes a claimed 145 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque, up from 136 hp and 105 lb-ft on the R 1250 GS. With a claimed curb weight of 523 lb, the brand new R 1300 GS is 26 lb lighter than its predecessor.
The elevated displacement outcomes from a bigger bore (106.5mm, up from 102.5) and a shorter stroke (73mm, down from 76). Not solely did peak torque improve, BMW says there’s a vital improve in torque all through the rev vary, with 96 lb-ft or extra accessible between 3,600 and seven,800 rpm. The engine can be stated to run extra easily, and repositioning it inside the body reduces vibration. Returning is the BMW ShiftCam system that varies the valve timing and valve stroke on the consumption aspect, however the camshaft drive association has been revised. A brand new 2-into-1 chrome steel exhaust is lighter and optimized to work with ShiftCam. Of the 26 lb shaved off the GS, 8.6 lb got here from the engine and one other 5.7 lb from the remainder of the powertrain.
As a part of the redesign, the 6-speed gearbox was moved below the engine, which reduces the general size of the powertrain and higher centralizes mass. The transmission now makes use of a sensor sign transmitter and a torsion magnet for the non-compulsory Shift Assistant Professional quickshifter, which BMW says supplies a extra direct really feel. The driveshaft now has bigger common joints that cut back rotational mass, and the rear axle now has an extended axle stub for simpler mounting and dismounting of the rear wheel.
4 trip modes are customary: Street, Rain, Eco, and Enduro. The non-compulsory Using Modes Professional provides Dynamic, Dynamic Professional, and Enduro Professional, and the “Professional” modes are customizable. The R 1300 GS could be additional personalized to indicate solely most well-liked trip modes. Additionally customary is Engine Drag Torque Management (MSR), Dynamic Traction Management (DTC), Dynamic Brake Help (DBC), and Hill Begin Management (HSC).
Your entire chassis of the 2024 BMW R 1300 GS has been revised. Changing the previous tubular-steel bridge essential body is a brand new metal sheet steel essential body, which BMW says permits for extra compact packaging in addition to elevated stiffness. And changing the previous tubular-steel subframe is a die-cast aluminum unit that’s stated to be lighter, stiffer, narrower, and extra tightly bonded to the principle body for added stability.
Suspension consists of the entrance Evo Telelever and rear Evo Paralever. The brand new Evo Telelever incorporates a novel flex component whereby the higher fork bridge is “pivotally and rotatably linked by way of a radial swivel bearing to a sturdy steering shaft tube, which in flip is guided in the principle body by way of a cylindrical curler bearing on the prime and a deep groove ball bearing on the backside.” BMW says the brand new design presents considerably larger rigidity in addition to improved stability. The brand new Evo Paralever has a stiffer connection to the shock, an extended single-sided swingarm for elevated traction, a quick-release axle, and a swingarm bearing that’s now off-axis to that of the rotation of the cardan shaft joint.
The non-compulsory Dynamic ESA (Digital Suspension Adjustment) has been up to date as effectively. The system not solely adjusts entrance and rear damping in actual time primarily based on settings and situations, however it additionally now adjusts spring fee, routinely adjusts for various masses, and integrates with totally different trip modes.
Much like the Adaptive Experience Peak accessible on the Harley-Davidson Pan America and the not too long ago introduced Lively Preload Discount accessible on Triumph Tiger 1200 fashions, a brand new choice on the R 1300 GS is adaptive car top management, which reduces seat top from 33.5 inches to 32.3 inches throughout gradual journey and when stopped. Additionally accessible is non-compulsory sports activities suspension, which provides 0.8 inch of suspension journey entrance and rear and a agency setup designed for off-road driving.
Normal gear on the R 1300 GS consists of Full Integral ABS Professional, which has Professional settings that flip ABS off on the rear wheel. Non-compulsory Dynamic Brake Management prevents unintentional throttle software throughout braking and reduces drive torque to get essentially the most out of the rear brake for optimum stability and shorter stopping distances.
Changing the GS’s signature asymmetrical headlight is a brand new centralized LED headlight surrounded by an X-shaped matrix of 4 LED operating lights, and the non-compulsory Headlight Professional provides cornering operate. LED entrance turnsignals at the moment are built-in into the handguards.
The R 1300 GS additionally comes customary with a 6.5-inch TFT show with Bluetooth connectivity, the Multi-Controller wheel on the left handlebar, tire-pressure monitoring, heated grips, USB and 12V retailers, Keyless Experience, and Dynamic Cruise Management. The brand new non-compulsory Using Assistant provides radar sensors to allow Lively Cruise Management (ACC), Entrance Collision Warning (FCW), and Lane Change Warning (SWW).
Three wheel choices can be found, all in 19×3.0-inch entrance and 17×4.5-inch rear sizes. Normal and Triple Black fashions include cast-aluminum wheels. Trophy and Choice 719 Tramuntana mannequin variants are fitted with newly developed cross-spoke wheels that includes aluminum rings for devoted off-road use. A 3rd choice is new Enduro solid wheels, that are meant for off-road use and are 3.9 lb lighter than the extra strong cross-spoke wheels.
By way of styling, the 2024 BMW R 1300 GS has a extra aerodynamic look, with a sharper beak, a flatter tank, and a slimmer tailsection.
Along with the usual mannequin, a number of variants shall be accessible. The R 1300 GS Triple Black variant returns with blacked-out bodywork and elements, consolation seats, consolation passenger footpegs, and a centerstand. It additionally options an electrical windscreen, wind deflectors, and particular cockpit trim.
The R 1300 GS Trophy has a Racing Blue Metallic colorway with crimson and white detailing and a White Metallic Matte subframe. A excessive rider’s seat and Sport passenger seat provide the look and ergonomics of a rally seat (34.2-inch seat top), and the seat cowl continues onto the gas tank. The Trophy additionally comes with radiator guards and cross-spoke wheels with black rims or non-compulsory gold rims.
The brand new R 1300 GS Choice 719 Tramuntana options cross-spoke wheels with gold rims, a gold anodized handlebar, and gold trim on the bodywork. The chassis and elements are black, the gas tank heart cowl is Luxor Black/Gray, and the cylinder head covers are Avus Black Metallic Matte. The aspect trim sections, the highest of the entrance fender, the aluminum tank, and consumption silencer are completed in Aurelius Inexperienced Metallic. Particular non-compulsory gear features a prime case provider in Avus Black Metallic, a gray-colored handguard extension, cross-spoke wheels with black rims, and titanium-colored anodized sport brakes.
Pricing for the 2024 BMW R 1300 GS begins at $18,895. Discover out extra on the BMW Motorrad web site.
2024 BMW R 1300 GS Specs
- Base Value: $18,895
- Web site: BMWMotorcycles.com
- Guarantee: 3 yrs., 36,000 miles
- Engine Sort: Air/liquid-cooled, longitudinal opposed-Twin, DOHC w/ VVT, 4 valves per cyl.
- Displacement: 1,300cc
- Bore x Stroke: 106.5 x 73.0mm
- Horsepower: 145 @ 7,750 rpm (manufacturing facility declare)
- Torque: 110 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (manufacturing facility declare)
- Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated slip/help moist clutch
- Last Drive: Shaft
- Wheelbase: 59.8 in.
- Rake/Path: 26.2 levels/4.4 in.
- Seat Peak: 33.5 in.
- Moist Weight: 523 lb
- Gas Capability: 5.0 gal.