2024 BMW R 1300 GS Price Leaked

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

US$19,590 including destination and handling fees

Earlier this summer, BMW confirmed a new R 1300 GS model was on its way, with an official world premiere scheduled for Sept. 28. While that’s more than a month away, we now have a good idea of how much it will cost, thanks to an overzealous update on BMW’s official website.

First noticed by Germany’s MotorradOnline and passed along by our friends at ADVRider, the online financing calculator on BMW Motorrad USA’s website briefly listed the 2024 R 1300 GS with a price of $19,590. The financing calculator page was quickly updated to hide the evidence, but not before ADVRider was able to secure a screenshot:

We delved into the code for BMW’s finance calculator page and found evidence that there was a data value between the 2024 R 1250 RT and the R 18 that has since been removed. Based on the ordering of the bikes in the dropdown, it is clear this value was reserved for the R 1300 GS.

Based on the prices for the other models listed in the dropdown, the $19,590 is including destination and handling fees which we expect to be around $695. That leaves us with a U.S. MSRP of $18,895 for the base model. That’s a $900 price increase over the R 1250 GS (MSRP of $17,995 and listed as $18,690 on the calculator with the $695 fees.) Of course, the new GS will be available in a number of package options which will add to the price, so $18,895 is where the pricing will start.

What do the extra nine Benjamins get you? Thanks to Swiss certification documents we previously uncovered, we know the R 1300 GS will be powered by a 1300cc engine with a claimed output of 143.5 hp at 7,750 rpm and 109.9 lb-ft. at 6,500 rpm. That’s an improvement on the R 1250 GS, which is certified at 134.1 hp at 7,750 rpm and 105.5 lb-ft. at 6,250 rpm. We expect the higher numbers are a result of the larger displacement plus the addition of full liquid-cooling.

Further certification data from Australia list the R 1300 GS at a tare weight at 522.5 pounds, or about 26.5 pounds lighter than the listed tare weight from the R 1250 GS’ most recent Australian certification. If the certification data holds true, that means the new R 1300 GS will be both lighter and more powerful than its predecessor.

The R 1300 GS isn’t the only new BMW model on the way for 2024. BMW already confirmed a new R12 NineT is on the way, as well as an M 1000 XR. The S 1000 XR hasn’t been announced yet for 2024, and it’s likely to be updated to go with its higher-spec M variant.

The F 750 GS, F 850 GS, and F 850 GS Adventure have also yet to be confirmed for 2024, and their absence from the finance calculator suggests that they too will be updated. We expect they will be getting renumbered as a new F 800 GS, F 900 GS, and F 900 GS Adventure. The R 1250 GS Adventure is also returning for 2024, but we expect it will be replaced by an R 1300 GS Adventure (or perhaps an R 1400 GS) for 2025.

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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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  • Marty Marty on Aug 15, 2023

    Pleased to see BMW is focusing on reducing weight as well as adding power. Pity their cars are such bloated whales.

    • Tech Tech on Aug 18, 2023

      With 4 BMW GSes in the garage and soon to be 3, and one BMW 3 series E36 a long time ago, they are nice cars but they are not a 911 of which I now own two.

  • Christian ORMAN Christian ORMAN on Aug 16, 2023

    After 63 motorcycles, many BMW's a few BMW cars here is the deal. GR-8 motorcycles---- cars? not so much----not even close.,


    • Tech Tech on Aug 18, 2023

      That is why they make 911s. Now a mint and original E30 M3 would be nice.