The 2024 BMW R 1300 GS is officially unveiled and headed or already at dealerships. The new model may have ruffled a few feathers in its camp and the adventure riding community as a whole, but one thing is for certain, we’re expecting the brand to continue selling a ton of these bikes in the near future.
One of the things that has changed between the 1250 GS and the 1300 GS is the size of the bike. The R 1300 GS has leaned a little more on its off-road capability rather than its touring look. With a presence that is not as boisterous as it once was, the totally new look has made a bit of a splash. Personally, I like it but that hasn’t stopped long-time GS fans from penalizing BMW for changing a lot of things on its beloved GS.
Gallery: 2024 BMW R 1300 GS - Action and Studio
Regardless, we’re looking forward to what this model will bring to the market, and here is a video that you might want to see if you are like me and a fan of the brand-new GS’ look.
For the 2024 model year, while you may not be able to see it when you pick up your bike, this is how the GS will come into the dealers. Within the shipping crate, the bike will be disassembled on a few fronts, namely with regard to some of the bits that stick out like the windshield, the side mirrors, and also the license of the skid plate. Apart from that, the GPS mount and even the tool kit have been separated from the seat from the factory in Germany.
Speaking of the factory in Germany, Smokey also has another video of him getting a tour and attending the global launch of the 2024 R 1300 GS. It’s also worth a watch as well.
The model that Life of Smokey is unboxing is a Triple Black, but it’s one of the last showroom units that the BMW dealer had to unbox. The others on the floor include the sweet-looking green colorway, which was used to demo the new center stand assist feature.
As for the unboxing itself, it went quite smoothly. After the bike was assembled a quick sound and startup test was done as well as a quick test ride. Throughout the video, there were also other live demonstrations that were conducted and that would be nice to have a gander at. BMW Louyet in Waterloo, Belgium, was the dealer that hosted Smokey and it got a clip of gratitude at the end of the video as well. While many won’t get to unbox a bike in person, at least here’s a video covering the activity in rather good detail.