2024 BMW R 1300 GS Photos Leaked

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung
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The official reveal is Sept. 28

2024 bmw r 1300 gs photos leaked

BMW will be revealing its 2024 R 1300 GS next week, but photos of the new adventure bike have leaked online, revealing its styling and other details.

The first batch of photos we came across were reportedly first shared on Facebook, but reposted on a German GS Forum (and shared again on ADVrider.com, where we became aware of their existence). This first set included photos someone took of a PDF marked as “Strictly Confidential.”

They reveal a bike with an X-shaped headlight mounted into the GS’ familiar beak, below what we assume to be a front-facing radar sensor and an adjustable windscreen.

2024 bmw r 1300 gs photos leaked

Shortly afterward, additional photos from promotional materials were posted, providing a full glimpse of the new R 1300 GS.

2024 bmw r 1300 gs photos leaked

The photos confirm a lot of the details from our previous reporting, including a look at the new 1300cc engine. We’ve long suspected the engine is fully liquid-cooled, and while the opposed cylinder heads do have some visible fins, they won’t have surface area to provide adequate air cooling. We spy radiators on either side of the telelever shock, and their covers appear to have much larger openings than the R 1250 GS to better ventilate heat. The R 1300 GS has been homologated in various markets with peak outputs of 143.5 hp at 7,750 rpm and 109.9 lb-ft. at 6,500 rpm, compared to the R 1250 GS’ homologated 134.1 hp at 7,750 rpm and 105.5 lb-ft. at 6,250 rpm.

2024 bmw r 1300 gs photos leaked

Visually, the styling on the new GS looks a little cleaner and less industrial than the R 1250 GS, with fewer edges and no visible steel trellis frame. While the styling of each generation of the GS takes some getting used to, it’s clear the R 1300 GS is going in a different direction compared to the last few iterations. That’s probably because the R 1300 GS is designed by Alexander Buckan, who will be BMW Motorrad’s new head of design as of Jan. 1, taking over for Edgar Heinrich, who BMW announced today is retiring. Heinrich helmed the design of the R 1200 GS and R 1250 GS, while BMW confirmed Buckan designed the R 1300 GS as well as the CE 04 and CE 02 electric models.

We’ve previously reported that the R 1300 GS might be lighter than the R 1250 GS, being certified in Australia with a curb weight of 522.5 pounds, and the bikes in the photos do look relatively svelte, but we’ll know more when BMW releases official details. We do have an idea of the pricing, with the BMW Motorrad USA’s online financing calculator briefly listing the R 1300 GS at $19,590, including destination and handling fees. That price may be subject to change, but we don’t expect it to be too far off. All will be revealed on Sept. 28, when BMW reveals 2024 R 1300 GS.

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  • David K David K on Sep 23, 2023

    My previous KLR650 at 432 lbs., was too heavy as well. I think I road it maybe one mile of its 53,000 miles off road.

  • David David on Sep 25, 2023

    Love my R 1250 GS; it is a true do-it-all bike. That being said, unless you are a Paris-Dakar expert, anything more than than a fire-road is a recipe for disaster, especially if you don't have enduro tires. I give credit to the few that really ride them hard off road, but why? Imagine picking this bike up after dropping in on slick rock fording a creek.

    Was hoping the 1300 would be lighter/smaller, but I've read the exact opposite. i doubt anyone will be able to notice a difference in the miniscule power bump (I couldn't jumping off a 1200 & on a 1250). This follows the GS evolution paradigm though...

    Eager for a full review on the bike though.

    I take my KTM EXC out if I want to seriously play in the dirt. :)