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2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Preview 

The 2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure receives significant upgrades.

For 2024, the BMW R 1300 GS was massively updated, including a new and more powerful Boxer engine, a new sheet-metal main frame, a new cast-aluminum subframe, a next-gen suspension system, and more. For 2025, the BMW R 1300 GS Adventure is added to the lineup, with a few changes that make it even more capable of long-haul touring and adventure riding. 

The 2025 R 1300 GS Adventure benefits from the upgrades made to the base GS, including the 1,300cc Boxer engine that produces a claimed 145 hp at 7,750 rpm and 110 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. The new engine is also lighter in weight than the previous 1,254cc engine by 9 lb, while the whole powertrain weighs 14 lb less. 

Another upgrade to the GS and GSA is the laser-welded sheet-metal main frame and cast-aluminum subframe, which is said to be lighter, stiffer, narrower, and more tightly bonded to the main frame. The Telelever and Paralever suspension systems have been replaced with the next-gen EVO Telelever and Paralever systems. Both bikes also receive significant styling updates, including a replacement of the signature asymmetrical headlight with a centralized X-shaped headlight. For a more comprehensive overview of the BMW R 1300 GS upgrades, read our First Ride review here

The BMW R 1300 GSA departs from the GS in a few key aspects meant to make it more capable for longer adventures. Most noticeable is the massive 7.9-gallon fuel tank, which holds nearly three gallons more than the tank on the GS. This large tank has rubberized trays on either side, where tools and items can be placed when stopped. 

The GSA also gets longer suspension travel than the GS, from 7.5 inches front and 7.9 inches rear to 8.3 inches front and 8.7 inches rear, the same travel length found on the previous R 1250 GS Adventure. The seat height is a tall 34.3-35.0 inches, which can be reduced to 33.1-33.9 inches when stopped if equipped with the optional Adaptive Vehicle Height Control. The wheels on the GSA are spoked compared to the GS’s cast wheels, and the GSA has a wet weight of 593 lb compared to the GS’s 523 lb. 

The BMW R 1300 GS Adventure also includes a few extras that do not come standard on the GS. Where the GS comes with a short Sport windscreen, the GSA has a standard large windscreen with two large transparent wind deflectors. Riders can also choose to purchase the optional electric windscreen adjustment. The GSA also includes an engine guard and a centerstand as standard, adding more adventure-ready attitude to the beefier GSA. 

Electronics on the GSA include a 6.5-inch TFT with connectivity, Full Integral ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control, Dynamic Cruise Control, Dynamic Engine Brake Control, Dynamic Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, a keyless ignition, three riding modes, heated grips, full LED lighting, a USB-C charging port, a 12-volt power socket, and Intelligent Emergency Call. 

One exciting option for the GSA is the Automated Shift Assistant, in which two electromechanical actuators automate the clutch and gearshift of the 6-speed transmission, eliminating the need to use the hand clutch lever at all. 

Related: BMW Motorrad Unveils Automated Shift Assistant 

Other optional technology includes Ride Modes Pro with three additional riding modes, Electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment, Adaptive Vehicle Height Control, Headlight Pro with an adaptive headlight, and Riding Assistant with Active Cruise Control, Front Collison Warning, and Lane Change Warning. 

The GSA is designed to be modified, and BMW offers many accessories for this model. Riders will notice three fastening elements on the upper tank paneling that are prepared to mount the optional 12-liter tankbag with a waterproof inner bag. A range of aluminum side and top cases are available, as well as items to enhance passenger comfort, wind protection, heated seats, and more. 

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure with optional equipment

GSA owners can also choose options packages to equip. The Premium Package includes Ride Modes Pro, sport brakes, Riding Assistant, Shift Assistant Pro or Automated Shift Assistant, Headlight Pro, GPS prep, chrome plated headers, electrically adjustable windscreen, aluminum side case mounts, and aluminum top case mount. The Enduro Package Pro includes handlebar risers, short enduro hand levers, height-adjustable GS Vario rider footrests, hand protectors, and front turn signal relocation stalks. 

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure

The 2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure base model will be available in solid Racing Red. The Style Triple Black version, with large aluminum radiator cowls with holders for bags, comfort seats with seat heating, a luggage holder, and a high windshield with large wind defectors, comes in a black color scheme.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Style Triple Black

The Style GS Trophy version comes in Racing Blue and Racing Red and includes a smaller Sport windscreen and sport grab handles for the passenger, large radiator cowls with mounts for bags, and aluminum tank trays.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Style GS Trophy

The Option 719 Karakorum comes in Aurelius Green with gold accents and includes small aluminum radiator cowls, a protective grille on the auxiliary headlights, heated rider and passenger comfort seats, a luggage rack, and a small Sport windscreen. 

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Option 719 Karakorum

The 2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure will be available in the last quarter of 2024, and pricing will be announced closer to the market launch. 

Check out more new bikes in Rider’s 2025 Motorcycle Buyers Guide 

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