2024 BMW F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS Announced

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Updates for BMW’s middleweight adventure lineup

As expected, BMW announced a new middleweight adventure lineup for 2024 with the new F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure, and F 800 GS, replacing the previous F 850 and F 750 models. While all three models receive updates including a larger displacement engine, the F 900 GS in particular received additional attention with the goal of making it a sportier model better optimized for off-road riding.

All three models are powered by an 895cc Parallel-Twin engine similar to the one introduced on the F 900 R and F 900 XR for the 2020 model year. On the F 900 GS and GS Adventure, the engine claims a peak output of 105 hp at 8,500 rpm and 69 lb-ft. at 6,750 rpm, compared to 95 hp and 68 lb-ft. claimed by the 853cc engine on the F 850 models. As the entry-level model in the range, the F 800 GS claims a relatively modest 87 hp at 6,750 rpm and 67 lb-ft. at 6,750 rpm. BMW claims the 2024 models produce a fuller torque curve over the full rev range compared to their predecessors.

A bridge-type steel frame uses the engine as a stressed element, while the bolted-on rear frame is designed to produce a shorter, slimmer looking tail.

In standard trim, the 2024 middleweight GS models come with two riding modes, Rain and Road, plus dynamic traction control. An optional Riding Modes Pro adds engine drag torque, Dynamic Brake Control, and, for the F 900 GS and F 900 GS, Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro ride modes.

U.S. pricing and availability remains to be announced. We’ll provide an update when the information is released.

For more photos, visit the 2024 BMW F900 GS, F900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS gallery here.

2024 BMW F 900 GS

The F 900 GS stands out from its siblings with updates by trimming 31 pounds off its weight compared to the previous F 850 GS, with BMW claiming a curb weight of 482.8 pounds.

While the F 800 GS and F 900 GS Adventure employ steel fuel tanks, the F 900 GS uses a plastic, with BMW claiming a 9.9-pound weight reduction. The downside is it brings the fuel capacity down to 3.8-gallon tank from the 4.0 gallon steel tank used on the previous generation models and the new F 800 GS. An Akrapovič silencer further saves another 3.7 pounds, while an aluminum side stand claims another 0.9 pounds of weight savings.

The F 900 GS also has a redesigned rear section, making it narrower while claiming a 5.3-pound weight reduction. The lighter tail includes a new luggage carrier designed to fit soft bags, rucksacks, or aluminum cases, while being quick to assemble and disassemble as needed.

BMW optimized the F 900 GS’ ergonomics for off-road riding, with higher handlebars and lower footpegs. Combined with the redesigned fuel tank, BMW says the changes make it easier to ride in a standing position. The rear brake lever is also new, designed to be easier to reach with the lowered pegs.

Up front, the F 900 GS comes equipped with a fully-adjustable Showa 43 mm inverted fork with 9.1 inches of travel and a rear shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping with 8.5 inches of travel. BMW also offers an Enduro Pro package which includes a titanium nitirde-coated 45-mm fork claiming added rigidity, and a fully-adjustable ZF Sachs rear shock, in addition to raised handlebars and a wear-resistant M Endurance chain. BMW claims the Enduro Pro package’s suspension weighs 0.4 pounds less than the standard suspension.

The F 900 GS receives a new LED headlight producing a larger low beam opening angle designed for better visibility when riding in the dark at low speeds. The headlight is also 1.3 pounds lighter than the previous light. The F 900 GS also has a stubbier beak under the headlight.

Other features include a 12 mm accessory holder for navigation devices or action cameras and heated grips.

For 2024, the BMW F 900 GS comes in a standard Blackstorm metallic, the Passion model in São Paulo yellow, or a GS Trophy version in Lightwhite solid/Racing Blue Metallic.

2024 BMW F 900 GS Adventure

With the F 900 GS positioned as the off-road performance version, the F 900 GS Adventure serves as the long-distance traveler with standard engine guards and a 6.1-gallon fuel tank. The radiator trim features a white aluminum panel with a cutout GS logo.

Like the F 900 GS, the Adventure model comes standard with a fully-adjustable Showa fork and a preload and rebound-adjustable rear shock, with the same 9.1-inch front and 8.5-inch rear suspension travel. The suspension can be further upgraded with BMW’s Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment system.

Other highlights include an LED headlight and heated grips.

The 2024 BMW F 900 GS Adventure comes in the standard Blackstorm metallic or the Ride Pro version in White aluminum matt.

2024 BMW F 800 GS

The entry-level F 800 GS comes with the detuned engine and cast wheels. The F 800 GS retains the 41 mm telescopic fork from the previous F 750 GS and a preload-adjustable rear shock, both with 6.7 inches of travel. As with the Adventure model, Dynamic ESA is an available upgrade.

Unlike the F 750 GS which used analog instruments with an LCD display, the F 800 GS joins the other models in getting a 6.5-inch TFT screen. Other features include heated grips, and an LED headlight.

For 2024, the F 800 GS comes in basic setup with a Lightwhite solid color scheme. The Sport variant comes in Racing Blue with a tinted windshield, silver handlebars, and a black and red seat with embroidered GS branding. A Triple Black version comes in Blackstorm metallic with Mineral Grey metallic mat radiator trims, a silver handlebar, and an embroidered black-gray seat.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Glenn Macom Glenn Macom on Sep 07, 2023

    I have a 2020 xr900 with 30 k mi. I have had 0 issues with the bike one of the smoothest. bike I have owned I cant say that about the 5 other BMWS I have owned😃

  • M.F.M. M.F.M. on Sep 08, 2023

    I see BMW still can't be bothered to put a real wind screen on the F750 now F800.

    • Hacksaw Hacksaw on Oct 18, 2023

      So what? Who said motorcycles must come with windshields? They never used outside of an Electra glide . Maybe every buyer doesn’t want the extra expense.