BMW expands its adventure bike range

BMW is adding more adventure models to its range with the launch of the new F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS. The new bikes are set to arrive in Australia in Q1 of 2024, with the latter representing the ideal proposition for entry-level riders.

The F 900 GS and GS Adventure are well suited for extended adventure trips and for long, demanding tours, with all three having undergone significant updates. The former has had a 14kg weight reduction, and has enhanced off road capabilities.

All three feature an advanced 2-cylinder in-line 895cc engine, with a 270/450 degree firing interval. Sporting a particularly emotional sound, it generates 77kW of power in the two 900 models, and 64kW of power in the 800 variant.

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The new engines are also characterised by a much fuller torque curve, increased pulling power and faster acceleration. Two riding modes, “Rain” and “Road”, as well as ABS Pro and dynamic traction control are standard.

The optional Ride Modes Pro adds two additional ride modes, pre-selection, dynamic brake control and engine drag torque control. Featuring a bridge-type frame made of deep-drawn sheet steel parts welded together, the engine also works as a supporting element.

BMW F 900 GS
BMW F 900 GS

In the case of the F 900 GS, a 14.5-litre plastic fuel tank and a redesigned rear section feature. A new rear silencer by Akrapovič has been added, while this variant, and the GS Adventure sport a fully adjustable upside-down telescopic fork from Showa.

Optional extras include an Enduro Pro package, featuring a fully adjustable titanium nitride-coated upside-down telescopic fork and central spring strut, as well as handlebar risers and an M Endurance chain.

Dynamic electronic suspension is available as an add-on for the GS Adventure and F 800 GS. Regardless of the model you choose, each has improved ergonomics, with lower footrests and a better placed handlebar, as well as an adjustable gearshift lever.

A new foot brake lever now sits in a higher position, while all three models have LED lighting, and a large 6.5-inch TFT display as standard. Smartphone integration ensures you can make calls, listen to music and navigate your way down the nearest track.

A 12mm device holder features, and the sportier body panels provide a vastly improved off road look. The 2024 BMW F 900 GS will be available in three specifications, in a trio of colours (one for each).

BMW F 900 GS Adventure
BMW F 900 GS Adventure

The basic version comes in Black Storm Metallic, the Passion model in São Paulo Yellow and the GS Trophy in Light White/Racing Blue Metallic. The basic GS Adventure comes in the same colour as the F 900 GS, while a Ride Pro offering is Matte White Aluminium.

The F 800 GS is available in its basic form in Light White, as a Sport variant in Racing Blue and as a Triple Black version in Black Storm Metallic. Local pricing will be confirmed when the bikes arrive in Australia early next year.

For further information, contact your local BMW Motorrad dealer.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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