BMW has updated its GS adventure bike lineup this year, with three significant new models as well as returning bikes, including a GSA that somehow stayed around for 2024.
BMW R1300 GS
This is the flagship of the line, with a new, more powerful engine and yet an overall smaller and lighter package. Pricing starts with a $22,795 MSRP.
BMW R1250 GS Adventure
What, the previous-gen 1250 is back? Yes, because there’s no GSA version of the 1300 yet. Asking price is $24,745.
BMW F900 GS
The F900 GS is the update of the old parallel twin F850 model, with the engine that previously debuted in the F900 XR. This is the start of a new middleweight series, and BMW is selling it for $14,595 MSRP in Canada this year. A lot of riders go for the parallel twin series over the flat twin, due to perceived improved off-roadability. The lower price tag probably doesn’t hurt either.
BMW F900 GS Adventure
BMW usually sells a farkled-up version of its ADV bikes, with better suspension, a bigger gas tank and other useful add-ons. The F900 gets that treatment for 2024 (but why not the 1300?). MSRP is $17,295 for 2024. Of course, taxes and fees are extra.
BMW F800 GS
BMW also sells a toned-down version of its parallel twin ADV bike, usually. In the past, this was the F700 GS, with a smaller engine and lower suspension. The F800 GS does get a more basic chassis than the 900 model, but it’s pretty much the same thing, even with the same engine—or rather, the same engine capacity, just detuned. MSRP is $12,395.
BMW G310 GS
The bare-bones and basic GS. This model has been around a while and is often seen as an entry-level bike. But many experienced riders buy them too, wanting the advantages of a small-bore machine. Asking price in 2024 is a $7,095 MSRP.