2025 BMW Motorrad R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled

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2025 BMW Motorrad R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled
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Debuting in the luxurious adventure touring motorcycle segment is the 2024 BMW Motorrad R 1300 GS Adventure. As a companion to the R 1300 GS (starting at RM140,000 in Malaysia), the R 1300 GS Adventure showcases minimal familial similarity with its smaller counterpart, essentially establishing a distinct lineage within the BMW Motorrad range.

In comparison to the previous R 1250 GS Adventure, the R 1300 GS Adventure introduces a completely fresh frame, bodywork, design, and storage concept. BMW Motorrad will provide four model variations of the R 1300 GS Adventure – Basic, Triple Black, GS Trophy, and Option 719 Karakorum.

Similar to the R 1300 GS, the R 1300 GS Adventure is equipped with BMW Motorrad’s novel R-series boxer-twin engine boasting a displacement of 1,300 cc. The updated boxer engine is smaller than its 1250 forerunner, housing the gearbox beneath the powerplant and incorporating a novel cam drive mechanism.

With power output claimed to be at 145 hp at 7,750 rpm and a peak torque of 149 Nm at 6,500 rpm, the innovative six-speed gearbox propels the driveshaft, a hallmark feature for the GS motorcycles, with the option of the Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) available as an additional expense.

Automating clutch and gear shifting operations on the R 1300 GS Adventure, ASA offers a functionality akin to Yamaha’s Y-AMT servo-operated clutch and gear shift, and Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). As expected, a comprehensive suite of electronic rider aids is included as standard equipment.

There are four distinct riding modes, commencing with “Enduro” for off-road adventures. The “Rain” and “Road” modes cater to varied riding conditions, while “Eco” mode maximizes fuel efficiency. Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) with braking capability and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) are standard features.

2025 BMW Motorrad R 1300 GS Adventure unveiled
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Moreover, the optional Driving Modes Pro offers additional riding modes. Among the included aids are Engine drag torque control (MSR), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), and Hill Start Control (HSC).

Opting for the “Riding Assistant” package brings Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Change Warning, and the novel Rear End Collision Warning (RECW). The RECW system alerts trailing vehicles of an imminent rear-end collision by rapidly flashing hazard lights.

An equivalent level of technological sophistication extends to the suspension, characterized as Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA), available as an add-on. This feature bestows the R 1300 GS with automatic damping and spring rate adjustments, along with load compensation.

This results in changes in both front and back shock absorption to encompass a corresponding modification of the spring’s intensity (“spring rigidity”) – contingent on the chosen riding mode, road conditions, and maneuvers performed. Optionally, an adaptive mechanism for altering vehicle height is available, allowing for fully automated tuning of the vehicle’s height based on operational conditions, with a 30 mm reduction in the R 1300 GS when idle or at low speeds.

Furthermore, there exists an optional comfort adaptive vehicle height control equipped with all functionalities and attributes of adaptive vehicle height control but lowered by an additional 20 mm. This configuration is ideal for smaller riders, or for enhanced accessibility and maneuverability.

A 30-liter aluminum reservoir serves as the fuel tank, a figure that surpasses the 21-liter capacity of the R 1300 GS. Additionally, the tank functions as a luggage rack with securing components featuring snap fasteners for the optional 12-liter tank bag mounted on the upper tank panel, enabling straightforward and rapid refueling along with convenient access to the smartphone charging compartment.

2025 BMW Motorrad R 1300 GS Adventure revealed
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The illumination system is fully based on LED technology, including the innovative design matrix headlights inaugurated on the R 1300 GS, with front indicators seamlessly integrated into the standard handguards, while the rear indicators are united with the tail light. A pair of ultra-slim supplementary LED lights are part of the lighting ensemble, while the optional Headlight Pro with adaptive headlight (for cornering illumination) is available.

The R 1300 GS relies on a 19-inch spoked wheel at the front outfitted with a 120/70 tire, complemented by a 17-inch back wheel wrapped in 170/60 rubber. Anticipate the introduction of a “Rally” edition of the R 1300 GS, featuring a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel, shortly.

The standard seat elevation on the R 1300 GS is 870 mm with a curb weight of 269 kg when fully fueled. Rider conveniences include a built-in charging compartment with a USB port and a 12 V onboard power socket, keyless ignition, and heated handlebars, while seat heating is accessible at an extra charge.

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