2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs & Details Released

No more leaks and rumors. A year after BMW debuted their next-gen R 1300 GS, the German manufacturer has finally dropped the cover on the longer-range variant — the R 1300 GS Adventure. The revamped machine not only boasts a new engine and reworked chassis but it also introduces BMW Motorrad’s first-ever Automated Shift Assistant system as an option.

Like its sister model, the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure is powered by the new 1300cc boxer engine pumping out 145 hp (predecessor: 136 hp), still generated at 7,750 rpm. The new model also benefits from more torque peaking at 110 ft-lbs. @ 6,500 rpm (predecessor: 105 ft-lbs. at 6,250 rpm). Torque is noticeably higher than the outgoing model across the entire engine speed range — especially between 3,600 and 7,800 rpm where a level of more than 96 ft-lbs. is constantly available. 

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

Despite a significant increase in power and torque, the fuel consumption of the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure is almost identical to that of the outgoing model. According to BMW, the new boxer engine sets standards in terms of running smoothness, too, offering a more direct response to throttle command thanks to reduced load reversal cycles in the powertrain. Furthermore, the engine of the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure features the tried-and tested knock sensor system and the BMS-O engine management system for highly effective air-fuel ignition.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

With improved power and torque, the new engine features an increased compression ratio of 13.3:1 (predecessor: 12.5:1). The gain in power and torque with high efficiency is due to recalculated timing and larger valve diameters: These now measure 44 mm instead of 40 mm on the intake side and 35.6 mm instead of 34 mm on the exhaust side.

New Transmission

Like the standard model, the fresh R 1300 GS Adventure boasts a new six-speed transmission now located below the engine.The advantages of this new arrangement are a reduced overall length and improved packaging and weight balance since it was possible to make the transmission shafts significantly shorter. 

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

Compared to the engine of the previous models, a total basic engine weight saving of 8.6 lbs. was achieved. At the same time, the greater concentration of mass towards the overall center of gravity ensures even better handling qualities. As before, power is transmitted to the six-speed transmission via a 10-disk wet clutch with a self-reinforcing anti-hopping mechanism. Output is via two spur gears, one of which has an integrated vibration damper.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

To increase shifting precision, the transmission now has a sensor signal transmitter for the optional Shift Assistant Pro based on a new concept involving a torsion magnet. This is reflected in a much more direct feel when shifting gears.

The shaft drive and rear axle hub have also been newly designed. The shaft drive now has larger universal joints, and the reduced deflection angle also reduces the non-uniformity of the rotational transmission that is inherent in propeller shaft joints. The rear axle hub has been redesigned and now has a longer wheel axle stub for easier mounting and dismounting of the rear wheel.

Optional Automated Shift Assistant (ASA)

Designed to deliver a manual or automatic clutchless experience, the technology features a design in which two electromechanical actuators automate the clutch and gear shift of the six-speed transmission. The rider’s shift request is transmitted to the control unit via a sensor on the gear lever, which is actuated by the conventional foot-operated gear lever. Additional sensors determine the speed of the transmission input shaft and the clutch position.There is no need for a hand lever to operate the clutch manually. Starting, stopping, and maneuvering are all made with the Automated Shift Assistant.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

In ‘M’ shift mode, gear changes can still be made by foot control, allowing the rider to decide when to change gears. If the speed in the desired target gear is within the maximum or minimum rpm range, the shift is made directly. If the engine speed falls below a gear-dependent minimum rpm, the system shifts down automatically in manual mode. This prevents the engine from stalling.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

In ‘D’ shift mode, the Automatic Shift Assistant really comes into its own. Shift points are automatically selected by the engine control unit. In both ‘M’ and ‘D’ modes, the rider benefits from optimally executed gear changes with a smooth interruption of traction. When shifting up, for example, the jolt associated with a classic manual gearbox with a manual clutch is largely eliminated. Gears can also be changed manually at any time in ‘D’ mode.

 Stainless Steel Exhaust System

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The stainless steel exhaust system of the new R 1300 GS Adventure is a 2-into-1 system, designed for optimum power and torque, in conjunction with BMW ShiftCam technology, and for very low weight. It ensures the best possible rideability and performance – whether on the road or off-road. A catalytic converter controlled by an oxygen sensor means the new R 1300 GS Adventure complies not just with current exhaust standards, but is equipped to meet future requirements, too.

Additional Standard Riding Mode

The new R 1300 GS Adventure now has four rather than three riding modes to suit individual rider preferences. The “Rain” and “Road” riding modes allow riding characteristics to be adapted to most road conditions. The “Eco” riding mode makes it possible to use the innovative BMW ShiftCam technology to obtain maximum range from each tank of fuel. In this riding mode, a gentle throttle curve and moderate torque limitation promote a riding style that is as economical as possible. 

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

In order to provide visual support for a riding style geared towards optimized fuel consumption, an efficiency indicator in the upper status line of the TFT color screen provides feedback when “Eco” mode is activated. If maximum performance is required – e.g., on hills or when overtaking – it is simple to quickly switch to another riding mode using the riding mode button. The riding mode “Enduro” enables an enhanced riding experience off the beaten track with a specific set-up for off-road use.

Optional Riding Modes Pro 

The new R 1300 GS Adventure can be fitted with the optional “Riding Modes Pro” which adds additional riding modes “Dynamic”, “Dynamic Pro” and “Enduro Pro”. In addition, the “Dynamic Pro” and “Enduro Pro” riding modes each allow adaptation to individual needs.

With the standard riding mode pre-selection, the rider can use the riding mode button to make an individual selection. For this purpose, at least two and a maximum of four riding modes can be chosen from a list in the settings menu, and these can be selected successively using the riding mode button. This offers a wide range of options for configuring the new R 1300 GS Adventure to suit the rider’s personal needs. One option is to create a performance-oriented configuration, for example: “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” for the road and “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” for off-road. Another possibility is to reduce complexity to a maximum of only two riding modes, such as “Eco” and “Road”. In this way, a preferred and easily manageable number of riding modes can be configured and selected while riding.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The standard Engine Drag Torque Control can be used to safely avoid unstable riding conditions that can occur during coasting or downshifting due to excessive brake slip at the rear wheel. In these cases, the Engine Drag Control opens the throttle valves at lightning speed to such an extent that drag torque is equalized and the motorcycle stabilizes.

The behavior of the control system depends on the riding mode: in “Eco”, “Rain” and “Road” modes, the Engine Drag Control ensures maximum ride stability, whereas in “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” modes the control system allows a little more slip. In “Enduro” mode, however, the engine drag torque is only minimally reduced so that the available slip torque can be used to improve traction.

New Chassis & Suspension

Like the engine, the entire suspension of the new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure was redesigned. The center piece is the new steel sheet metal main frame, which, in addition to more compact packaging, offers higher levels of stiffness. In the course of the redesign, the rear frame was also completely reconceived. In place of the previous tubular steel construction, the new R 1300 GS Adventure now has a lattice tube rear frame made of aluminum tubes and forged parts.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The choice of this design with load bearing, slender, hexagonal extruded aluminum tubes for the lower beam was developed with long journeys in mind. High seating comfort for the rider and passenger, combined with a large-volume luggage system, have been given top priority. The bike offers a standard two-stage seat height adjustment for the rider’s seat (34.3” and 35.0”) and longer, more comfortable seats for the rider and passenger.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The new R 1300 GS Adventure also places great emphasis on modularity. For example, the footrest extensions for the passenger can be removed for a sporty solo configuration, or three different versions of passenger grab handles can be fitted.

Unlike the standard model, however, the new GSA didn’t lose weight, tipping the scale at a wet weight of 593 lbs compared to 591 for the outgoing model.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

For bump absorption, the new R 1300 GS Adventure offers 0.8-inches more travel front and rear than its sister model featuring 8.3 inches (R 1300 GS: 7.5 inches) and 8.7 inches (R 1300 GS: 7.9 inches) respectively. Due to the longer suspension travel compared to the R 1300 GS, the caster and wheelbase values have changed. Caster is 4.7 inches (R 1300 GS: 4.4 inches) with an identical steering head angle of 63.8 degrees and a wheelbase of 60.4 inches (R 1300 GS: 59.8 inches).

EVO Telelever and EVO Paralever 

With the Evo Telelever, BMW Motorrad now combines the strengths of the two previously used Telelever variants. Clamped tightly to the fork tubes – as previously in the sporty design – the upper fork construction incorporates a handlebar decoupling system that prevents any detrimental tilting movement and only transmits steering forces. The tubular handlebar is clamped in a handlebar bridge via two clamps. The connection from the handlebar bridge to the upper fork bridge is the core element of this construction: a strikingly showcased stainless steel plate – the so-called flex element.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

Due to its flexibility and geometric design, it is able to compensate for the tilting movement while at the same time transmitting steering forces. The actual upper fork bridge is pivotally and rotatably connected via a radial swivel bearing to a sturdy steering shaft tube, which in turn is guided in the main frame via a cylindrical roller bearing at the top and a deep groove ball bearing at the bottom. The diameter of the quick-release axle, which is approx. 2 oz. lighter, has been increased by 0.2 inches to 1.0-inch, thereby further increasing the stiffness of the front wheel guide.

The rear wheel guide of the new R 1300 GS Adventure has also been redesigned compared to the predecessor model. The hallmark of the revised Evo Paralever is a significantly stiffer connection via the suspension in the frame, which has been extended for greater traction. In addition, the swingarm bearing is arranged off-axis to the axis of rotation of the shaft drive joint. 

New Wheels

Two different wheels are available for the new R 1300 GS Adventure, sized 3.0 x 19” at the front and 4.5 x 17” at the rear. All model variants have standard, newly developed cross-spoke wheels with aluminum rims for dedicated off-road use. Optional enduro forged wheels are intended for off-road use and offer a total weight advantage of approximately 4.0 lbs. compared to the somewhat more robust cross-spoke wheels.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

New Braking System

The new R 1300 GS Adventure comes standard with two newly developed radially mounted four-piston fixed calipers and twin disks at the front and a single disc brake with two-piston floating caliper at the rear in conjunction with BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro. Here, the handbrake lever activates the front and rear brakes simultaneously. The adjustable foot brake lever now likewise actuates the front and rear brakes at the same time. Full Integral ABS Pro is optimized for on-road and off-road use, depending on the riding selected mode. In the ABS Pro settings, it is possible to lock the rear wheel via the foot brake lever.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

As a back-up system to BMW Motorrad Full Integral ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) offers increased safety when braking in difficult situations by preventing unintentional throttle application. By means of intervention in the engine control, the drive torque is reduced during braking, making full use of the braking power at the rear wheel. This keeps the motorcycle stable and shortens the braking distance.

New standard electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA)

The new electronic DSA combines the dynamic adjustment of the front and rear damping with a corresponding adjustment of the spring rate (“spring stiffness”) – depending on the selected riding mode, riding condition and maneuvers. The automatic adjustment of the spring preload ensures load compensation.

Optional Adaptive Vehicle Height Control 

The feature offers fully automatic adjustment of the vehicle height depending on the operating condition. When stopped, the standard adjustable seat height of 34.3 inches / 35.0 inches is reduced by 1.2 inches to 33.1 inches / 33.9 inches while the standard vehicle height with full spring travel is available when riding. The raising time is approx. 3 seconds, lowering takes approx. 1.5 seconds.

Propping up the R 1300 GS Adventure when it is lowered is now easier due to the Comfort Prop-Up Aid together with the standard center stand, which is also fitted with a fold-out and extended step for easier use. In addition, the Adaptive Vehicle Height Control can be customized, and the rider can choose between automatic or permanent lowering or permanent high setting, depending on personal requirements.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

For smaller riders or for particularly good accessibility and even easier handling, the new R 1300 GS Adventure can also be fitted with the optional Vehicle Height Control Comfort. It has all the features and functions of the Vehicle Height Control, but with the addition of lowering the vehicle by an additional 0.8 inches. This reduces the seat height to 33.5 inches when traveling and to 32.3 inches when stationary. Smaller riders in particular benefit from this special equipment, which can be further customized with additional optional extras such as the comfort handlebars and the low, adjustable comfort seat.

With two different handlebar variants (standard and comfort handlebars) and optional two-stage handlebar risers (+0.6 inches and +1.2 inches respectively), as well as a handlebar twist angle of 10 degrees, the handlebar ergonomics can also be customized in addition to the different rider seats and footrests available as optional equipment or as original BMW Motorrad accessories. A total of five rider seat options, three passenger seat options, three rider footrest options and three hand lever, foot lever and foot brake lever options add to the customization options available for the new R 1300 GS Adventure.

New Storage Options

BMW says, it was particularly important that the 7.9 gallon tank, with its large outer skin, also fulfills its additional task of carrying a tank bag in a special way. That’s why three fastening elements have been added to the upper tank paneling for easy and simple refueling and quick access to the smartphone charging compartment.

This solution offers individual fastening eyelets for items of luggage and at the same time provides an articulated mount with snap lock for the 12-liter tank bag with waterproof inner bag and outer bags, which is available as an accessory. Individual fastening eyelets on the tank also allow luggage to be lashed down.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

Rubberized tank trays to the left and right of the upper tank covers are also standard. They provide non-slip, secure surface for tools or items during stops.

Standard equipment includes a sturdy case holder for mounting a luggage roll or bag, and the comfortable passenger grab handles are functionally integrated. The new R 1300 GS Adventure also features a slim, short rear tail with sports grab handles and attachment options, as on the R 1300 GS Trophy.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

A robust 37-liter aluminum top case and a top case holder with vibration-decoupled top case plate, electrical interface for lighting, central locking, and USB charging socket as well as integrated passenger grab handles are also available as optional accessories with a maximum load capacity of 17.6 lbs. A passenger backrest pad is optionally available for the aluminum top case and the aluminum top case can also be fitted with a single key locking system as an option as well.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The new aluminum side cases, each with a load capacity of up to 22 lbs., are also ideal for easy and safe transport of luggage. The total capacity is over 73 liters (37 liters left, 36.5 liters right). They are simply, quickly, and securely attached to the innovative case holders made of forged aluminum. The magnetic coupling integrated into the left-hand case holder acts as the electrical interface for the USB charging socket in the left-hand case. Thanks to the harmonious integration into the rear, the width does not exceed 39.4 inches when both cases are fitted. They can also be fitted with a single key locking system as an option. The optional 10-liter volume extensions per case provide even more storage space. Made from high quality aluminum, they are quick and easy to fit. 


The new R 1300 GS Adventure features Connectivity as standard, including a 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen. In conjunction with the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller with integrated operation, it gives the rider fast access to vehicle and connectivity functions. An additional Sport screen enables the display of additional information including lean angle, traction and braking behavior, as well as a sports rev counter with gear indicator.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The rider can also easily make a phone call or listen to music during travel using bluetooth connectivity. In addition, the free BMW Motorrad Connected app offers practical arrow navigation directly via the TFT display. 

Optional Riding Assistant

The new R 1300 GS Adventure is already equipped with Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) with braking function as standard. This system can apply the brakes to maintain the selected speed on downhill sections. The optional Riding Assistant offers even more functions. It consists of Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW), and Lane Change Warning. ACC offers electronic cruise control with integrated distance control and can be used to set the desired riding speed as well as the distance to the vehicle in front. A radar sensor at the front of the motorcycle determines the distance to the vehicle ahead based on the yaw rate and vehicle speed. If this distance decreases, the system reduces speed and automatically restores the desired distance. 

FCW with brake intervention is designed to provide protection from collisions and help reduce the severity of accidents while Lane Change Warning monitors the lanes to the left and right and can help ensure a safe lane change while supporting use of the rear mirror.


The new R 1300 GS Adventure offers two different sockets as standard. A 12-volt on-board power socket is installed on the right-hand side of the cockpit. There is also a USB-C socket with a 5-volt power supply in the hinged smartphone charging compartment on the top of the tank. Charging current is available up to 2.4 A, enabling fast charging depending on smartphone type. This most widely used type of USB-C socket with charging electronics enables a smartphone to be charged while riding by connecting an adapter cable. An additional 12-volt socket is available as optional accessories. 

Standard Intelligent Emergency Call

BMW Motorrad has developed an eCall system – “Intelligent Emergency Call” – which aims to get help to the scene of the incident as quickly as possible. The system can be activated automatically or manually by pressing the SOS button on the right handlebar.

Automatic Dealer Notification For Service Due

The Service Assistant service automatically informs the BMW Motorrad dealer (specified in the customer’s BMW ID) that service work is due. This selected authorized dealer then contacts the customer to arrange a service appointment. The Status Report function sends current status data relating to the motorcycle to the BMW Motorrad Connected App – even if the smartphone is not paired with the vehicle. This includes information such as fuel level, remaining range, mileage, and service requirements.


The new R 1300 GS Adventure offers a very small full LED headlamp with a distinctive light icon as standard and two extra-flat auxiliary LED headlamps. Newly designed LED turn indicators – integrated in the hand protectors at the front, function-integrated at the rear – round off the lighting concept.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs
2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

With the optional Adaptive Headlight Pro, the beam of the matrix full LED headlamp turns into the corner according to the lean angle. In this way, the corner is almost fully illuminated because the light moves to where the motorcycle is heading. Due to the adaptive headlight function, the horizon of the light remains relatively constant and is seamlessly adapted to the respective lean angle. This dynamic adjustment of the light cone, also with the support of the daytime running light elements, creates a particularly wide and homogeneous illumination of the road.


Finished in solid Racing Red, with a silver-colored tank and black and red seats, the basic model is joined by the Triple Black, GS Trophy and Option 719 Karakorum for a total of 3 variants in the lineup.

BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Style Triple Black.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

Accents in shades of black and the aluminum fuel tank finished in high-quality Tinted Clear Coat are some of the highlights of this variant.The standard engine protector is black with silver inserts. Black handlebars, black wheel rims and grey hand protector extensions are the traditional Triple Black colors. As well as the large aluminum radiator cowls with holders for the radiator cowl bags, this model also features two black/grey comfort seats with seat heating, a luggage holder, and a high windshield with large wind deflectors.

BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Style GS Trophy.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The Style GS Trophy model is focused on off-road capability and features a sporty color scheme. Racing Blue metallic paintwork is complemented by solid Light White and solid Racing Red stripes. Textured powder-coated parts in Avus black metallic matte create contrasts with the aluminum parts. The variant also displays a sporty, two-tone passenger seat, red protector extensions and black cross-spoke wheels. Black grilles in front of the radiators and auxiliary headlamps provide effective stone guard protection. The smaller sport windshield and sport grab handles for the passenger further emphasize the GS Trophy’s sporty character. Large radiator cowls with mounts for the radiator cowl bags and the aluminum tank trays complete the package.

BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Option 719 Karakorum.

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The Option 719 Karakorum version is finished in an exclusive Aurelius Green metallic matt color. Gold-colored lines, Shadow milled parts package and the “Opt. 719” badge on the tank cover further distinguish the variant. The variant also features gold anodized rims and gold-colored anodized handlebars, plus the standard engine protector is coated black with silver-colored inserts and the hand protector extensions are gray. In addition to the small aluminum radiator cowls and the protective grille on the auxiliary headlights, this model variant also includes black, heated rider and passenger comfort seats, a luggage rack, and the small Sport windshield.

Availability And Pricing

2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure Full Specs

The 2025 R 1300 GS Adventure is expected to be released in the last quarter of 2024. BMW says pricing will be announced closer to its market launch later this year. What they do reveal is that included in the base price will be the Ultimate Care Break-In Service,  or “600 Mile Service.” Time and mileage limits apply with a maximum 6 months from the in-service date or 750 miles. whichever comes first.

R 1300 GS Adventure Specs

Engine Type: Air/liquid-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke boxer engine with two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, a counterbalance shaft, and variable intake camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam
Engine Capacity: 1300cc
Bore/stroke: 106.5 x 73 mm
Horsepower: 145 @ 7,750 rpm
Torque: 110 @ 6,500 rpm
Compression: 13.3/1
Fuel: Premium unleaded 95 RON
Valves per cylinder: 4
Ø intake/outlet: 44 / 35.6 mm
Ø throttle valve: 52 mm
Engine control: BMS-O
Emission control: Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-5
Generator: 650 W
Battery: 12/14 V/Ah
Headlight: LED
Rear light: Function-integrated LED brake/rear lights
Starter: 900
Clutch: Wet clutch with anti-hopping function, hydraulically activated
Gearbox: Claw-shift 6-speed transmission
Primary ratio: 1.479
Transmission ratios: 2.438
II: 1.714
III: 1.296
IV: 1.059
V: 0.906
VI: 0.794
Secondary drive: Propeller shaft
Primary ratio: 1.184
Secondary ratio: 2.909
Frame construction type: Two-part frame concept consisting of main frame and rear frame bolted to it, engine co-supporting
Front wheel guide: EVO Telelever; DSA central strut
Rear wheel suspension: Cast aluminum single-sided swingarm with BMW Motorrad EVO Paralever, DSA
Spring travel, front/rear: 8.3 / 8.7 in.
Wheel castor: 4.7 in.
Wheelbase: 60.4 in.
Steering head angle: 63.8°
Front Brakes: Twin disc brake, semi-floating brake discs, Ø 310 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
Rear Brakes: Single disc brake, Ø 285 mm, 2-piston floating caliper
ABS: BMW Motorrad ABS Pro (lean angle optimized) as standard
Front Wheel: 3.00 x 19” Cross-spoke
Rear Wheel: 4.50 x 17” Cross-spoke
Front Tire: 120/70 R 19
Rear Tire: 170/60 R 17
Total length: 89.8 in.
Total width incl. hand protect.: 39.8 in.
Seat height (max range): 34.3 / 35.0 in. (31.0 – 36.0 in.)
DIN unladen weight, road ready: 593 lbs
Permitted total weight: 1,069 lbs
Fuel tank capacity: 7.9 gallons
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.4 seconds
Top speed: >124 mph

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