Owing to the popularity of enduro-oriented adventure bikes like Yamaha’s Tenere 700, Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro, and KTM’s 790 Adventure R, BMW Motorrad is joining the war with the introduction of the new F 900 GS.

BMW’s most enduro-oriented bike to date

BMW is often credited for popularizing the adventure bike craze when they introduced the R 80 GS in 1980. Since then, the line between a dual-sport adventure bike and an off-road-only enduro bike continued to wear thin, and middleweight adventure bikes are now more off-road capable than ever.


F 900 GS São Paulo Yellow


For BMW, the new F 900 GS will further blur the lines between an adventure bike and an enduro bike, thanks to its array of features that will take you to even the toughest terrains on the planet.

For starters, the new F 900 GS is 14 kilograms lighter than the F850 GS it replaces. It utilizes a plastic fuel tank which saved 4.5 kilos compared to a steel fuel tank.

The F 900 GS also features a completely redesigned rear section which makes it look even more dynamic and saves around 2.4 kg of weight. A further 1.7 kg are saved thanks to the rear silencer by Akrapovič. The front wheel on the F 900 GS and

F 900 GS Adventure is guided by new, fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks from Showa.


Other notable features include the Enduro Pro package, narrow seats, enduro footpegs, hand protectors, riding modes, a 6.5” TFT screen, a multi-function holder, 21” front and 18” rear wheels, off-road tires, and many more.

The new F 900 GS and powered by the same twin-cylinder engine of the F 900 R which produces 106 Ps of power and 93 Nm of torque.

F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS

BMW also announced the new F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS. The F 900 GS Adventure is basically the road-oriented version of the F 900 GS with a bigger fuel tank for extended adventure rides and can be equipped with an optional electronic suspension (Dynamic ESA).


The F 800 GS, on the other hand, is toned down a bit in terms of power and torque and is great for those who want to start adventure riding. The Philippine availability of these bikes is yet to be announced by BMW Motorrad Philippines.