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Old 5th July 2024, 20:50   #1
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MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

1300GSA just now unveiled by BMW on social media, looks a bit polarizing design. This better have some function over form design, otherwise i don't see why BMW will go this way. The tank side profile has some OG GS glimpse.

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Old 5th July 2024, 22:58   #2
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Re: 2024 BMW R 1300 GS unveiled

Mein Gott!! Why'd they fit the boxes to the front on the bike?
Guess they let their car design team loose on this one. It looks like they crammed a headlight in between two suitcases! Atleast the cockpit view looks nice and purposeful.

Jokes aside they have totally gone to town with the electronics and features this time. I thought my 850gs had too much to take in , this I think I'll need a 2 week engineering course to get used to.

The transmission is not a DCT I believe, more like amt like the new Honda models and the upcoming Yamaha bikes.
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Old 5th July 2024, 23:55   #3
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Re: 2024 BMW R 1300 GS unveiled

[Insert obligatory disclaimer about how looks are subjective here.]

But wow! Have to commend BMW for being so brave... in the same way someone getting a full-face tattoo is brave!

Did they get some home appliance designer to come design this?
Maybe they are hoping that the free window AC they are providing mounted right on the bike will entice buyers!

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I also appreciate they have given grab handles on the crash bars to facilitate moving the bike by lifting it up. Just make sure you have Eddie Hall and Brian Shaw on speed dial!

Jokes aside, can't wait to see the absolute fit the motorcycling world will have over this. The discourse over the 1300 GS's relatively minor redesign spawned a 1000 videos and opinion pieces. The vitriol over this is going to be another level!
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Old 6th July 2024, 09:01   #4
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

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Some more details from the press release:

The 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 riding experience through automated gearshift characteristics in accordance with the selected riding mode.
  • Completely newly designed boxer engine with bottom-mounted transmission 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.
  • Power output and torque: 107 kW (145 hp) at 7,750 rpm and 149 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
  • Knock sensor system for optimised travel suitability.
  • Completely redesigned chassis compared to the predecessor model with sheet metal main frame and aluminium 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.
  • 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 works.
  • Connectivity: Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen and numerous features as standard.
  • RDC, Keyless Ride and heated grips as standard.
  • Intelligent Emergency Call as standard (market-dependent).
  • Attractive basic variant along with the model variants Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719 Karakorum.
  • Extensive range of optional equipment, original BMW Motorrad accessories.

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

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Old 6th July 2024, 09:20   #5
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

I feel that this may be received well in the market by a different kind of user, people looking at long-distance cruisers who want their bikes to look large and Macho (think LandCruiser Prado 2024) I haven't gone through social media so I cannot comment but the regular folks who have used GSA on trails / rough roads may consider getting GS and then kitting it up with a relevant kit.

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Old 7th July 2024, 23:30   #6
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

This looks like an absolute beauty to my eyes and gives off some Optimus Prime vibes which makes me love it even more. It's like a large boxy purpose built SUV and that's what it really is so the design works in my opinion. Not to forget that it's all functional, the large tank area provides a massive 30 litre fuel tank. Also, BMW has created a range of accessories to take full advantage of it's size, specially on the massive front end. They even had tyres attached on the front on one of their display bikes along with some bags and standard fit auxiliary lights which shows they've really thought about it.

I could only find this one video right now which showed the bike, many more will flood soon I'm sure. Check it out

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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

This is what you get when you mate a Pan-America with a GS! I mean look at THAT BULBOUS tank. On par with small cars. This also looks like a life size Lego model. So high on modularity. Shall take time getting used to.

BUT between the OG 1300 and this, the latter looks much better. Also, its gonna take a while for us to adjust to symmetric headlamps on the GS. I think BMW had better days when Edgar Heinrich was around.
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

The LEGO like looks of the new 1300GSA is not winning many hearts even from the diehard BMW aficionados, but I think with a fully kitted up rider & bike it does not look that bad as one can notice in the screen grab of the introduction of 3 riders who will be riding from Munich to Namibia.

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While BMW can boast of every technical/safety gizmo onboard that can take you to the moon, is it all really about biking or just staying a step ahead of the competition! AND honestly, I am not sure 'who' are these so-called people that are asking for Automatic Transmissions on a bike??Such bikers can as well buy a maxi-scooter C400GT or a TMax or a Forza or a Burgman and live happily ever after!

While I agree in the 4-wheeled world, the luxury segment is all about mine is better/costlier than yours & I would change mine every 2-3 years- something that ruined the once indestructible Land Rover which is now mostly relegated to doing the duty of transporting the rich and famous within the city by a Chauffer most times! (with the joke- If you want to go anywhere buy a Land Rover, but if you also want to make it back home, buy a Land Cruiser) I now see BMW Motorrad also going down the same route. While on paper they seem to include every functional feature that you could imagine on a Transcontinental trip, the bike is getting lesser & lesser practical for the purpose! Additionally with the steep increase in prices, many more RTW travellers would prefer to spend that much extra money(and less weight) to explore so many more countries and also avoid losing time waiting for costly parts/repairs in some corner of the world where it would be almost impossible to find that 'Ride Carefully to Next Specialist Workshop' and not to forget the BMW Shaft Drive is now almost like a consumable!!

So for the people that want to do the 50 states of USA or ride thru all the 30 odd Schengen/EU countries and the Starbucks crowd this is a great bike but to go round the world on a heavy pig with so much of electronics I am not sure. Of course in other countries the well-off riders could take it on all types of terrain not minding dropping/breaking and spending tons of money for its upkeep.

I personally may not want to own one but if renting one for my 'paved adventures' around the world, I will not mind renting it because when everything is working on a GS, its indeed the finest touring machine on the planet.

In my personal opinion, after having toured on almost all generations of the GS, the R1150GS/Adventure was one of the finest and most reliable/rugged GS with the bare essential technology to take you round the world.

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Old 8th July 2024, 21:40   #9
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

After the giant grilles on their cars, it's the turn of giant boxy tanks on their motorcycles. Let's face it, BMW is going through a sad phase - design wise.

On the bright side, the next gen GS is going to look much better - I can't imagine a design more ugly than this!
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

How come nobody is talking about the GS'A' Adventure part of such a bulky bike, more so with that boxer engine sticking out (park the low CoG for a moment) and 30L tank. Every other bike in recent memory which is non-enduro and less off-road biased gets labelled as Sports Tourer. What's this then?

As regards design, looks like it took inspiration from Yamaha FZ which has been putting on bulk every single release
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Weird design I must say. That is an exposed weld seam on the tank. Not expected from BMW, a small plastic cladding would have looked a lot better.
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

I kinda prefer this GSA styling over the 1300 GS which I am still not able to come to terms with as compared to a 1250. Of course over time we got over the X shaped headlights, but on this bike that no longer seems to be the concern.
This bike looks like no other and it could work both ways. If I am in the market for 1300 it would be the GSA and not the GS from styling perpspective.
There were not many cheers from the crowd during the unveil and many journalists did not seem to be able to explain the styling other than using safe terms which do not mean anything.
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Re: MY2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

For me the GS 1300 is a complete design - lithe like a toned athlete. I like it, it looks far, far better in the flesh than in photographs/videos. I like the front light design too and believe from reviews that the spread and illumination on the road is very good. What I really donít like is BMW removing the dedicated rear light and the huge radar on both ends. They should have had smaller unit/s doing the job like on the Ducati Multistrada V4.

Contrary to popular opinion I like the GSA and its huge rhino proportions. Have to see it in the flesh to reinforce my opinion but so far so good.

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Originally Posted by CrAzY dRiVeR View Post
  • Most powerful BMW boxer engine ever.
  • 30-liter aluminium tank.
Funny marketing line on engine power, even if this is only 9bhp over and above the previous GSA (136bhp) - not that it matters.
Also, fuel tank capacity is only 10L less than my Honda City, which makes me wonder, why can't my city have a bigger tank?
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Have to see it in the flesh to reinforce my opinion but so far so good.


I saw one a short while ago today. My neighbor who rides a Honda Transalp is currently test riding the new R 1300 GSA Karakorum version for the day.

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pic from BMW website.

Frankly, I like this version particularly because it doesn't have the overwhelming silver paint all over the tank. This one subtle play of colors makes a huge difference in the looks. Where the Silver paint all over the tank makes it very bulbous, the grey in the Karakorum changes the look completely. To me atleast.
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