New 2025 BMW R 1300 GSA Will Go As Far As You Want, Via Whichever Route You Like

The BMW R 1300 GS Adventure has been revealed as the Munich marque's new flagship travel bike at BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch

BMW R 1300 GSA
BMW R 1300 GSA

It’s been one of motorcycling worst kept secrets of recent months but finally it’s been officially unveiled – the new 2025 BMW R 1300 GS Adventure, the big-tanked, more off-road capable, more rugged Adventure version of its class-leading 1300GS.

Revealed following an online ‘teaser’ campaign and timed to coincide with the opening of the factory-backed BMW Motorrad Days event in Garmisch, Bavaria, the new GSA is the all-new successor to the best-selling R1250GSA. Like that bike (and its predecessors dating all the way back to the first ‘Adventure’, the R1150GSA of 2001), it is essentially a larger-tanked, more rugged ‘world traveller’ variant of the standard GS, and is surely going to contend for places among the best big adventure bikes of next year.

As such it’s based on the new R1300GS as launched for 2024 so is similarly powered by BMW’s all-new, 1300cc, 145bhp boxer twin with the same pressed steel ‘shell’ frame.

BMW R 1300 GSA
BMW R 1300 GSA

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Instead, what immediately sets the new GSA apart, is its much bigger (and also much wider) 30-litre aluminium fuel tank (the standard GS’s holds 19 litres), so shaped to aid tank bag fitment; its strikingly angular revised styling (some have already likened it to Judge Dredd’s Lawmaster motorcycle from the eponymous 1995 movie starring Sylvester Stallone) which includes new clear side wind deflectors; and its now standard-fit, ally-rimmed, ‘Crosspoke’ wire wheels (the base, standard 1300GS comes with cast alloy hoops).

As well as being wider, the new GSA is also taller with 20mm more suspension travel front and rear in keeping with its role as an adventure and expedition
machine. As a result, spring travel is now 210mm at the front and 220mm at the rear.

The new GSA’s also the first BMW to come as standard with the marque’s new Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) with automated clutch operation. (The system is also due to come on the 2025 R1300GS).

As with the standard 1300GS, four different versions of the new GSA with varying spec and colour options will be made available: a basic variant; Triple Black; GS Trophy and the top spec Option 719 accessorized version, which is this time called the Karakorum as opposed to the R1300GS Tramauntana.

BMW R 1300 GSA
BMW R 1300 GSA

Other features carried over from the 1300GS include the new style ‘Matrix’ LED headlight (with adaptive lighting available as an optional extra); BMW’s Dynamic Cruise Control (DCC) with brake function; the German firm’s familiar, tried and tested 6.5in colour TFT dash with accompanying scrolling wheel switchgear; keyless ride, ‘Emergency Call’; heated grips; a smartphone charging compartment complete with integrated USB charging point and four riding modes as standard

Optional extras, meanwhile, include BMW’s new radar-guided Riding Assistant with Active Cruise Control (ACC), Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Change Warning and Rear End Collision Warning (RECW); a new, all-aluminium three-box luggage system comprising 37-litre top case and 37-litre (left) and 36.5-litre (right) panniers and BMW’s clever new Adaptive vehicle height control system which works with the marque’s latest Electronic Dynamic Suspension Adjustment (DSA) system.

Claimed kerb weight of the new 1300GSA is 269kg (compared to the 1300GS’s 237kg), its seat height is 870mm adjustable to 890mm (GS: 850-870mm) but its availability is yet to be revealed.

As for the pricing, the standard GSA comes in at £18,870, the TE version at £20,635, and the top-of-the-range TE ASA variant at £21,300.

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