about BMW F900 GS / R

he ‘Adventure’ version of BMW’s F-series GS differs substantially to the standard model and for 2024 the gap between the two grows even further as both machines get styling updates to accompany the adoption of the bigger 895cc parallel twin engine.

That change means the old F 850 GS Adventure is gone, replaced for 2024 by the F 900 GS Adventure, and while its revisions aren’t as substantial as those applied to the base version of the F 900 GS it’s still a significant step forward compared to its predecessor.

BMW hasn’t messed with the welded, sheet steel frame of the GS Adventure, but it gets the same new Showa forks as the 2024 F 900 GS. These are 43mm units with 230mm of travel (a distance that’s an upgrade for the base bike, but unchanged for the Adventure). They’re fully adjustable for compression and rebound damping as well as preload, and matched by a rear shock that also offers preload and rebound adjustment, along with 215mm of travel.

Where the Adventure misses out is on the weight-saving measures applied to the base 2024 F 900 GS. It doesn’t get the plastic fuel tank or redesigned rear subframe, nor the lighter swingarm or Akrapovic exhaust, and as a result it’s no lighter than its predecessor. In fact it’s 2kg heftier than the F 850 GS Adventure, rising from 244kg including fuel to 246kg in the same state. That fuel makes up a big part of that, though, thanks to the big, 23-litre tank – 8.5 litres bigger than the standard GS’s.

Optionally, you can add BMW’s Dynamic ESA electronically-adjustable suspension to the F 900 GS Adventure – a piece of kit that isn’t available on the base F 900 GS.

We offer service and upgrades for this model listed below

Engine size895cc
Engine type parallel twin
Frame typeSteel trellis subframe
Fuel capacity18 litres
Seat height850mm
Bike weight244kg
Front suspensionPreload ,rebound ESA 36MM shock
Rear suspensionPreload, rebound,ESA 46MM shock PDS
Front brakeTwin 320mm discs
Rear brake220mm disc
Front tyre size110/80 x 19
Rear tyre size150/70 x 17

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