BMW has lifted the covers off its new R 1300 GS Adventure, the brand’s flagship long-distance touring adventure bike, which is expected to hit Australian showrooms in early 2025.

The BMW R 1300 GS Adventure will launch in five full time variants, with the Trophy, Trophy X, Triple Black and Option 719 grades coming in above standard. Variants can be distinguished by colour, with the base version finished in Racing Red, the Trophy and Trophy X in Racing Blue Metallic, the Triple Black in Black Storm Metallic and the range-topping Option 719 in Aurelius Green Metallic Matt.

Pricing for the new R 1300 GS Adventure has yet to be confirmed, although INFO MOTO understands it will come at some premium over the regular R 1300 GS which launched earlier this year from $28,535 rideaway. For further comparison, the outgoing R 1250 GS Adventure is currently advertised from $29,850 rideaway.

The BMW R 1300 GS Adventure brings an array of new features and benefits compared to the R 1250 GS Adventure – including, but not limited to – an optional automated gearshift system, a new steel and aluminium frame, revamped electronic suspension as well as BMW’s most powerful boxer engine ever.

Perhaps most notable, however, is the new design language which sees ‘square’ and ‘boxy’ bodywork features, which is most pronounced by the new 30-litre fuel tank.

“The appearance of the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure is sure to attract attention,” says BMW Motorrad Development head Christof Lischka.

“The big GS is not only visually different from its almost dainty sister. Never before have seating comfort, ergonomics and wind and weather protection been so harmoniously combined with precise handling, exceptional suspension comfort and smooth running.

“The new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure has set itself the goal of becoming the benchmark for large adventure motorcycles.”

Like the regular R 1300 GS, the Adventure model is motivated by BMW’s 1300cc boxer engine producing 107kW and 149Nm, making it BMW’s most powerful production engine of its kind. This engine is significantly more compact than the previous 1250 unit, which has allowed BMW to make the R 1300 GS range smaller and more approachable than ever before.

Accessibility is also aided by a ride height device, which lowers the bike automatically when the rider needs to get on, or off the bike.

The R 1300 GS Adventure is the first BMW model to receive the Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) system for fully automatic clutch actuation. This functions as a virtual automatic gearbox, although a conventional transmission system is fitted as standard.

The ASA, which will also be available as an option on the standard R 1300 GS in 2025, presents as a button on the left switchblock allowing riders to toggle between manual and automatic shifting.

Also new are aluminium cases with integrated magnetic couplings as electrical interfaces for USB charging and lighting. The top case offers 37-litres of storage, while the side cases offer a total of 73 litres (37-litres left, 36.5-litres right).

Further details, including local availability and pricing, are expected to be revealed before year’s end.

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