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2024 BMW R 1300 GS Review | Video

Our off-road test was brief, but it provided a favorable first impression of how the R 1300 GS handles on rocky, uneven terrain.

BMW Motorrad pulled out all the stops in 2023 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first production motorcycle (the R 32). It launched 100 Years Editions of the R 18 cruiser and R nineT roadster, it hosted its first-ever BMW Motorrad Days Americas at the Barber Vintage Festival, and on Sept. 28, exactly 100 years after the R 32 was unveiled at the Berlin Motor Show, it introduced the 2024 BMW R 1300 GS, the latest version of its bestselling model.

Related: 2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Edition Review | Road Test

With a pedigree that goes back 43 years to the original R 80 G/S, which introduced the Gelände/Straße (“off-road/road”) concept and started the adventure bike revolution, the R 1300 GS is new from the ground up. Only the butterfly valves and a few bolts and connectors carry over from the R 1250 GS.

You can read our full review here.

2024 BMW R 1300 GS Specs

Base Price: $18,895

Warranty: 3 yrs., 36,000 miles

Website: BMWMotorcycles.com


Type: Air/oil-cooled, longitudinal opposed flat Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.

Displacement: 1,300cc

Bore x Stroke: 106.5 x 73.0mm

Compression Ratio: 13.3:1

Valve Insp. Interval: 6,000 miles

Fuel Delivery: Fully sequential EFI, 52mm throttle bodies x 2

Lubrication System: Wet sump, 4.2 qt. cap.

Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated slip/assist wet clutch

Final Drive: Shaft


Frame: Two-section sheet metal main frame w/ engine as stressed member, cast-aluminum subframe, single-sided cast-aluminum swingarm

Wheelbase: 59.8 in.

Rake/Trail: 26.2 degrees/4.4 in.

Seat Height: 33.5 in.

Suspension, Front: EVO Telelever w/ single shock, fully adj., 7.5 in. travel

Rear: EVO Paralever w/ single shock, fully adj., 7.9 in. travel

Brakes, Front: Dual 310mm floating discs w/ radial-mount opposed 4-piston calipers & ABS

Rear: Single 285mm disc w/ floating 2-piston caliper & ABS

Wheels, Front: Cast, 3.00 x 19 in.

Rear: Cast, 4.50 x 17 in.

Tires, Front: Tubeless, 120/70-ZR19

Rear: Tubeless, 170/60-ZR17

Wet Weight: 523 lb (factory claim)

Load Capacity: 502 lb

GVWR: 1,025 lb


Horsepower: 145 @ 7,750 rpm (factory claim)

Torque: 105 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm (factory claim)

Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal.

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