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2024 BMW F 900 GS / GS Adventure and F 800 GS Review | First Look

BMW Motorrad has announced three updated midrange adventure-touring motorcycles: the 2024 BMW F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS. BMW says these bikes provide “purist riding fun thanks to even more sophisticated off-road, touring, and adventure capabilities,” adding that the F 800 GS is ideal for entry-level riders, the F 900 GS features many “far-reaching innovations,” and the F 900 GS Adventure is well-suited for extended adventure trips and long, demanding tours.

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2024 BMW F 900 GS

All three bikes feature the parallel-Twin introduced in 2018 for the F 850 GS, but it has been bumped up from 853cc to 895cc and features a 270/450 degree firing interval. In the F 900 GS and F 900 GS Adventure, the engine makes a claimed 105 hp, and in the F 800 GS, it makes a claimed 87 hp. BMW says the new engines are also characterized by a much fuller torque curve, increased pulling power and faster acceleration.

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The updated GS models offer Rain and Road ride modes as standard – along with Dynamic Traction Control DTC, cornering-optimized ABS Pro, and the dynamic brake light – and the optional “Pro” ride modes comes with additional ride modes, ride mode pre-selection, engine drag torque control, and Dynamic Brake Control.

2024 BMW F 900 GS

All three models also offer an adjustable gearshift lever as standard, and the F 900 GS features a new foot brake lever in a higher position than its F 850 GS predecessor. The bikes have full LED lighting, with a new headlight on the F 900 GS offering a larger low beam opening angle for better illumination directly in front of the motorcycle. All of the bikes also have a 6.5-inch TFT display as standard, which replaces the previous analog display on the F 800 GS, and the BMW F 900 GS includes a 12mm holder for mounting action cams or other devices.

2024 BMW F 800 GS

The F 900 GS has been completely redesigned. One of the key points is the redesigned plastic fuel tank, which is slimmer and more ergonomically favorable at the cost of only a little over a tenth of a gallon capacity (3.8 gallons total). This new tank shaved almost 10 lb off the weight, with an addition 9-lb reduction from a completely redesigned rear section and a rear silencer by Akrapovič. New close-fitting tank side panels, together with a new radiator trim give the new F 900 GS a sleek, sporty, and off-road-oriented look.

2024 BMW F 900 GS Adventure

The luggage carrier of the F 900 GS was also adapted in the process, allowing the customer to attach soft bags, rucksacks, or an aluminum case system from the original BMW Motorrad accessories range using various attachment options.

2024 BMW F 900 GS Adventure

The increased off-road qualities of the new F 900 GS are expressed by the ergonomic triangle, which has been optimized for off-road use. Footpegs that are 0.8 inch lower, in combination with a 0.6-inch higher handlebar position and the new design of the fuel tank, provide clear advantages when riding standing up on rough terrain.

2024 BMW F 900 GS

Additionally, the F 900 GS and F 900 GS Adventure feature a new fully adjustable 43mm inverted telescopic Showa fork with 9 inches of travel, and the F 900 GS Adventure has an aluminum engine guard.

Specific colors and pricing for the U.S. models has not been released. For more information, visit the BMW Motorrad website.

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