BMW R 1300 GS Adventure announced

With radical new styling, a 30-litre fuel tank and optional automatic gear shifting, the 2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure has been announced… and we suspect it’ll be everything lovers of big, comfortable and capable globetrotting adventure touring bike are expecting.

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Its styling will be polarising, with some boxy shapes, distinctive crashbars and the large tank making the bike look imposing.
“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”, says Christof Lischka, Head of BMW Motorrad Development, in the press kit.

Designed and built for the long haul, solo or two-up, the R 1300 GS Adventure is essentially a completely new model compared to its 1250 predecessor, but of course we’ve seen a lot of the new bike in the standard R 1300 GS.
Both the Adventure and standard R 1300 GS will have the Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) available as an option (see our article on automatics on page 18).
The list of high tech features is as long as your arm. There’s the distinctive new headlight with daytime running lights, indicators built into the handguards and a pair of ‘extra-flat’ auxiliary headlamps (which aren’t on the stock R 1300 GS).

Dynamic Suspension Adjustment is standard. This alters suspension spring and damping rates on the fly, while also providing automatic load compensation.
The big tank is aluminium and incorporates mounts for a tankbag and a ‘rubberised storage area’, presumably for a smartphone.
Adaptive Vehicle Height, which lowers the bike when slowing by reducing the preload is an option. It will lower the bike by 30mm. Optionally, Adaptive Vehicle Height Comfort Control sets the standard height of the bike 20mm lower.

In stock trim the bike has four riding modes with packages for more. Riding Assistant with Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Change Warning and the new Rear End Collision Warning (RECW) are optional.
The new R 1300 GS Adventure is already equipped with Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) with braking function as standard.
The Riding Assistant offers many more functions as an optional extra ex works. It consists of the components Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Change Warning and the new Rear End Collision Warning (RECW). The new Rear End Collision Warning (RECW) system signals an impending rear end collision to following traffic by flashing the hazard warning lights with a higher frequency. The Rear End Collision Warning (RECW) system will also be available on the BMW R 1300 GS in 2025.
Three aluminium cases can be fitted to the R 1300 GS Adventure, for a total capacity of nearly 110L, with a load capacity of 28kg, plus a tankbag… and there are 10L optional volume extensions available for each case. Electronic connections offer USB charging inside the left pannier.
In addition to the standard model, Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719 Karakorum versions will be available, plus options, accessories and packages.
Pricing and availability hadn’t been announced as Australian Road Rider went to press.