2024 BMW F 900 GS & F 800 GS Unveiled in Typical Bavarian Style

2024 BMW F 900 GS & F 800 GS Unveiled in Typical Bavarian Style

BMW has always pushed the ADV boundaries of what's possible on two wheels. With the iconic R 1250 GS and the eagerly anticipated R 1300 GS, BMW continues to lead the charge in the ever-evolving adventure riding experience.

Now, while the spotlight understandably shines brightly on the larger model, it's essential to note that BMW hasn't forgotten about the middleweight category either.

For 2024, BMW will offer a trio of machines that continue this midweight evolution legacy, each designed to cater to the unique desires of riders seeking the thrill of the open road and the challenges of the unbeaten path.

Meet the F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure, and the F 800 GS, which replace the F 850 GS, F 850 GS Adventure, and F 750 GS, respectively. 

2024 BMW F 900 GS and F 800 GS

All three models now feature an updated parallel-twin engine with a liquid-cooled design, maintaining four valves per cylinder and twin overhead cams while adding a pair of counterrotating balance shafts that effectively dampens vibrations.

Notably, the displacement across the board has been increased from the previous 853cc to a uniform 895cc on these models. Interestingly, and again somewhat confusingly, the new F 800, despite its name, shares this 895cc displacement, although its power output has been scaled down.

The claimed power figures for the F 900 GS models now stand at an impressive 105 hp at 8,500 rpm, a notable increase from the previous 90 hp, and a torque of 68.6 lb.-ft. at 6,750 rpm, up from 63 lb.-ft. On the other hand, the F 800 claims a slightly lower 87 hp at 6,750 rpm and 67.1 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,750 rpm.

The 2024 models share several notable upgrades. All three now feature a 6.5-inch full-color TFT display along with LED lighting and indicators. This represents a significant departure from the previous F 750 GS, which retained an analog/LED display.

Regarding riding capabilities, the new middleweight adventure bikes come standard with a pair of ride modes, Rain and Road, and include ABS Pro and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control).

For those seeking additional options, the Ride Modes Pro package offers extra modes, along with Dynamic Brake Control and engine drag control. Keyless Ride is available as an option, as is the Intelligent Emergency Call feature.

Weight reduction is another highlight, with all three models shedding significant pounds. The F 900 GS, for example, boasts a remarkable 14kg (31lbs.) weight reduction.

This achievement is partly attributed to replacing the steel fuel tank with a lightweight 14.3-liter (3.8-gallon) plastic unit, which alone shaves nearly 4.5kg (10lbs.). Additionally, the tail section and exhaust have been redesigned for further weight savings.

Enhanced ergonomics cater to off-road enthusiasts, featuring lower footpegs, a higher handlebar riser, and a reshaped tank to optimize the rider's standing position while navigating off-road terrain. Further refinements include an adjustable shift lever and a rear brake positioned higher to suit off-road riding better.

The one garnering all the headline action is the all-new BMW F 900 GS, offered in typical BMW fashion as a base model and an upgraded Adventure.

The F 900 GS boasts a responsive and agile chassis, meticulously engineered to provide optimal highway stability and agility on off-road trails. Its advanced suspension system, featuring adjustable damping, allows riders to fine-tune their ride to suit the demands of various terrains, providing a smooth and controlled experience.

For riders seeking boundless exploration, the 2024 BMW F 900 GS Adventure is an ideal companion.

With a capacious 23-liter (6.1-gallon) fuel tank, this motorcycle extends your range, allowing you to venture deeper into uncharted territories. Robust crash bars and an adjustable windscreen enhance protection and comfort for long journeys.

The F 900 GS Adventure prioritizes rider comfort. Its ergonomic design ensures long-haul comfort, while an adjustable seat accommodates riders of various heights. The motorcycle's LED lighting system illuminates the path ahead, enhancing visibility and safety during night rides.

Also returning for 2024 is the classic mid-weight ADV bike—the F 800 GS. The F 800 GS is celebrated for its nimbleness and versatility. Equally proficient on urban streets and challenging trails, it features a suspension system with ample travel to absorb bumps, providing a comfortable ride both on and off-road.

Whether you are drawn to the power and precision of the F 900 GS, the exploration capabilities of the F 900 GS Adventure, or the classic versatility of the F 800 GS, BMW's 2024 lineup offers something exceptional for every rider.

Following is a rundown of all the highlights.

2024 BMW F 900 GS base model

2024 BMW F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS: Common Highlights

  • Advanced 2-cylinder in-line engine with increased capacity of now 895 cc (previously 853 cc).
  • Even higher output and torque: F 900 GS and F 900 GS Adventure with 77 kW (105 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 93 Nm at 6,750 rpm. F 800 GS with 64 kW (87 hp) at 6,750 rpm and 91 Nm at 6,750 rpm.
  • 35 kW (48 hp) versions for driving licence class A2 (F 800 GS only).
  • High refinement due to two counter-rotating counterbalance shafts.
  • Two riding modes, "Rain" and "Road" and ABS Pro and DTC as standard.
  • Ride modes Pro with two additional ride modes as well as Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and engine drag torque control as optional equipment ex-factory.
  • B ridge-type style frame.
  • Optimized adjustable gearshift lever.
  • Sophisticated ergonomics and numerous seat alternatives.
  • Practical wind and weather protection.
  • Powerful LED lighting units.
  • Large, perfectly readable 6.5-inch TFT display with unrivaled information diversity and functionality.
  • Intelligent emergency calls for quick emergency help as optional equipment ex works.
  • Keyless Ride for convenient activating the locking functions by radio as an optional extra ex works.
  • Powerful paintwork and model variants make for unmistakable Enduro characteristics.
  • Extensive range of optional equipment, original BMW Motorrad accessories and rider equipment.

2024 BMW F 900 GS Highlights:

  • Weight reduced by 14 kg.
  • Significantly lighter plastic fuel tank and rear section.
  • New body parts.
  • New, fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks.
  • Lighter swinging arm.
  • Enduro Pro package as optional equipment ex works.
  • Sport rear silencer by Akrapovič.
  • Ergonomics optimized for off-road use.
  • Enduro footrests.
  • Heated grips.
  • Hand protectors.
  • Aluminum side stand.
  • New foot brake lever.
  • New LED headlight.
  • Multifunction holder.

2024 BMW F 900 GS Adventure Highlights:

  • New, fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks.
  • LED headlights.
  • New side panels.
  • Heated grips.
  • Aluminium engine guard.
  • New Ride Pro optional equipment package.

2024 BMW F 800 GS Highlights:

  • TFT display as standard.
  • Heated grips
  • LED headlight.
  • Hand protectors.
  • Variocase carrier.