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BMW Reveals New Adventure Edition Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad is adding more adventure model bikes to it’s range, announcing the launch of the new F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS models. The new bikes are set to arrive in Australia in Quarter 1 of 2024.

The new BMW F 800 GS represents the ideal proposition for entry-level riders, the BMW F 900 GS and GS Adventure are well suited for extended adventure trips and for long, demanding tours. All three models have been significantly updated and now offer, among other aspects, an even higher level of standard equipment in addition to a new drive. 

The F 900 GS features many far-reaching innovations. The motorcycle’s range of uses has been considerably expanded thanks to its enhanced off-road qualities combined with a drastic weight reduction of 14kg compared with the predecessor model, making it a particularly sporty F Series offering.

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The F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS,  feature the advanced 2-cylinder in-line engine introduced in 2018 with the F 850 GS providing increased riding dynamics. The main reason for this is the increased capacity 895cc (previously 853cc). With a
270/450 degree firing interval, the engine generates a particularly emotional sound.

In the F 900 GS and F 900 GS Adventure it generates 77kW (105hp) and in the F 800 GS 64kW (87hp). In addition to a significant increase in peak power of 10hp each, the new engines are also characterised by a much fuller torque curve, increased pulling power and faster acceleration.

BMW F 900 GS
BMW F 900 GS

Two riding modes, ABS Pro and DTC are standard. Riding modes Pro with additional riding modes, riding mode pre-selection and engine drag torque control are optional equipment.

The new GS models in the F series already offer the two riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard. Dynamic Traction Control DTC, the cornering-optimised ABS Pro and the dynamic brake light is also on offer.

With “riding modes Pro” available as optional equipment ex works, the dynamic qualities of the new F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS can be exploited even more intensively thanks to additional riding modes, the riding mode pre-selection and the engine drag torque control, as well as Dynamic Brake Control DBC.

The new F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS rely on a bridge-type frame made of deep-drawn sheet steel parts welded together, which integrates the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a supporting element. 

The 14.5-litre plastic fuel tank of the new F 900 GS is a completely new development, saving 4.5kg of weight compared with the steel tank of the previous model. The F 900 GS features a completely redesigned rear section, which makes it look even more dynamic and saves around 2.4kg of weight.

BMW F 900 GS Adventure
BMW F 900 GS Adventure

A further 1.7kg is saved thanks to the rear silencer by Akrapovič. The front wheel on the F 900 GS and F 900 GS Adventure is guided by new, fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks by Showa.

The new F 900 GS can be given even more off-road prowess with the optional equipment ex works Enduro Pro package featuring fully adjustable titanium nitride-coated upside-down telescopic forks, fully adjustable central spring strut 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 and the F 800 GS.

The increased off-road qualities of the new F 900 GS are expressed by the ergonomic triangle (handlebar – seat – footrests) optimised for off-road use. Lower footrests in combination with the higher handlebar position and the new design of the fuel tank provide clear advantages, especially when riding standing up on rough terrain.

All three new models offer an adjustable gearshift lever as standard. In conjunction with an optimised bearing and new gearshift lever kinematics, it was also possible to optimise shifting the six-speed transmission even further. The F 900 GS also features a new foot brake lever in a higher position.

The LED headlight on the new BMW F 900 GS offers a larger low beam opening angle and thus better illumination directly in front of the motorcycle compared with the predecessor model. The new F 900 GS Adventure and the F 800 GS also feature LED headlights as standard. Furthermore, the turn indicator and control lights of all three models use LED technology.

BMW F 900 GS
BMW F 900 GS Adventure

The new GS models in the F series already each have a large 6.5-inch TFT display as standard. This applies in particular to the F 800 GS, which previously had an analogue display. Information diversity, quality of presentation and user-friendliness, are unrivalled.

Phoning, listening to music and navigating while riding can be done comfortably. The new BMW F 900 GS is equipped with a 12mm holder as standard, permitting action cams or other devices to be mounted.

New, close-fitting tank side panels, together with a new radiator trim, give the new F 900 GS a sleek, sporty and off-road-oriented look. Off-road qualities, sportiness and dynamic performance are also reflected in the entire rear section, which is significantly narrower and more dynamic than the predecessor model. T

he dynamic appearance of the new F 900 GS is further enhanced by the sporty rear silencer by Akrapovič. The new F 900 GS is available as a basic version in Black Storm metallic, as a Passion model version in São Paulo yellow solid paint and as a GS Trophy version in Light White solid paint/Racing Blue metallic.

The new F 900 GS Adventure is available as a basic variant in Black Storm metallic and as a Ride Pro model variant in matt White Aluminium. The new F 800 GS is available as a basic variant in Light White solid paint, as a Sport model variant in Racing Blue and as a Triple Black version in Black Storm metallic.

For further information please contact your local BMW Motorrad dealer.

BMW F 900 GS
BMW F 900 GS
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkinhttp://twowheeladdicts.com.au
Andrew Jenkin is the founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, a contributor to BikeReview and Drivetribe as well as being a panel judge of Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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