BMW Motorrad India has just launched the new BMW F 900 R and the F 900 XR in the country. First unveiled at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, while the F 900 R is a street naked motorcycle, the F 900 XR is a sports tourer.
The new F 900 R has been launched in a single Standard variant only while the F 900 XR arrives in Standard and Pro variants.
F 900 R and the F 900 XR are based on the same platform, are powered by the same engine and share the same components as well, the former is a naked roadster while the latter is a sport-tourer.
BMW F 900 R, F 900 XR Specifications
The bikes get a different design altogether, which gives each one of them their own unique identity while also offers different riding dynamics. Powering the two bikes is an 895 cc parallel-twin engine putting out 105 bhp of maximum power at 8,500 rpm, along with a peak torque rating of 92 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
The engine comes with two balancer shafts to keep vibrations minimal. The two motorcycles also share the same cycle parts.
Features an aggressive front section with the headlight and cockpit placed snugly on the handlebars. The overall muscular design and sleek edges compliment the motorcycle’s athletic nature.
Gold painted USD forks and upswept compact exhaust enhance the machine’s visual appeal. Colour options for BMW F 900 R include Hockenheim Silver Metallic / Racing Red, San Marino Blue Metallic and Black Storm Metallic.
At the front, the motorcycles get 43 mm gold-finished upside-down forks upfront along with a 17-inch die-cast Aluminium wheel wrapped in 120/70 XR 17 rubber, while a hydraulically adjustable mono-shock setup, as well as a 17-inch die-cast Aluminium wheel wrapped in thicker 180/55 ZR 17 rubber, has been equipped at the rear.
The front suspension has a travel of 135 mm, whereas the rear-end gets a 170 mm travel. BMW has positioned the F 900 R below the F 900 XR, and the naked middleweight motorcycle will act as a worthy rival to the likes of Ducati Monster 821, Kawasaki Z900 as well as the KTM 790 Duke. On the other hand, the F 900 XR takes on the Ducati Multistrada 950, and the Kawasaki Versys 1000.
The new BMW F 900 R is priced at Rs 9.90 lakh, the F 900 XR has been launched at Rs 10.50 lakh for Standard and Rs 11.50 lakh for Pro variant (ex-showroom).