BMW’s bigger F-series adventure twins

BMW’s mid-range twins are growing again, now at 893cc, up 42 from the 850s which were introduced in 2018.


More power, a better torque curve, fully adjustable USD Showa forks and positioning as the best off-road adventure bikes (or enduros as BMW likes to call them) the company has ever produced are the highlights of the new bikes.
The entry-level F 750 GS has also seen changes to become the F 800 GS in the line-up for 2024.

BMW’s parallel twin adventure bikes have proven to be some of the most popular midweight tourers around the Australian Road Rider office, proving to be comfortable and capable on the bitumen while offering a very competent ride when the road turns to gravel.
The two F 900 GS models are differentiated primarily by the larger fuel tank and thus range of the Adventure and other long-distance adventure touring features.

For 2024 there’s more power and less weight, the new engine producing around 10 more horsepower while pushing a massive 14kg less weight, so we’re expecting the new models to be even more sprightly and easier to throw around, especially off-road.
The weight saving comes from a new plastic fuel tank and rear section of the frame, plus an Akrapovic muffler that saves over 1.5kg.

With its 270-degree crank the motor sounds like a V-twin, while the power is put to the ground through two standard riding modes – Rain and Road. For Australian conditions we’d recommend adding the optional Riding Modes Pro, for additional riding modes including off-road and drag torque control (which acts like a slipper clutch). ABS Pro and DTC as standard.

New fully adjustable Showa upside down forks are standard, or you can go a step further and order the Enduro Pro package which includes titanium nitride-coated upside-down telescopic forks, fully adjustable shock as well as handlebar risers and M Endurance chain.
The Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) electronic suspension is available as optional equipment for the new F 900 GS Adventure.
The F 900 GS features a completely redesigned rear section – better looking and around 2.4kg lighter than the 850’s.

The ergonomics have been tweaked for the new models, with a focus on off-road riding – it’s now ore comfortable standing, thanks to a skinnier tank, lower footpegs and higher handlebars. There’s new gearshift and brake levers.
Not only do the new F 900 GS models feature a 6.5-inch TFT instrument display, there’s also a multifunction holder to accommodate navigation devices, action cams and more.

Fuel capacity has dropped by half a litre to 14.5 in the standard F 900 GS. The GS Adventure has a 23 litre fuel tank.
The new F 900 GS is available as a basic version in Blackstorm metallic, as a Passion model version in São Paulo yellow solid paint and as a GS Trophy version in Lightwhite solid paint/Racing Blue metallic.