India is one of the largest two-wheeler industries in the world and it’s not a surprise to see high-profile launches happening in the country. Sadly due to COVID-19, the industry had to endure a few tough months but now it’s picking pace again. BMW Motorrad is launching F900 R and F900 XR on May 21, 2020 in the Indian market. The BMW F900R and the 900XR were both shown at EICMA 2019 and are finally making their way to India With the new F900 R and the F900 XR in roadster and Adventure Sport segments, respectively, the company is further expanding its product portfolio for the popular mid-range motorcycle segment.
BMW F 900 XR displays Adventure Sport segment’s key qualities like sporty riding dynamics combined with upright GS-like ergonomics. The new F 900 XR is equipped with tech features like Adaptive Cornering Light, Keyless Ride and Intelligent Emergency Call which are unique in the mid-range. BMW F900 isn’t just for the sporty bike enthusiasts as the bike will appeal to newcomers also due to easy accessibility, low minimum seat height, A2 capability and attractive entry price.
In the new BMW F900 R and F900 XR, there is a 2-cylinder in-line engine which was first introduced in the F 850 GS back in 2018. There is an upgrade in the engine performance with 105 bhp of maximum power and an even fuller torque curve. This enhances the riding character and dynamics of the bikes. The main factor for the increase in the performance is the 895 cc engine as previously it was 853 cc. With an ignition distance of 270/450 degrees and a new underfloor silencer system, the engine gives a powerful sound.
The new F 900 R and F 900 XR already offer the Rain and Road riding modes as standard. The standard trim also comes with ABS and ASC Automatic Stability Control, which can be engaged if the rider wishes to. The additional riding modes are Dynamic and Dynamic Pro, while Dynamic Traction Control DTC and banking capable ABS Pro are also available, along with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the new engine drag torque control as standard.
The light, plastic-welded fuel tank comes with a capacity of 15.5 litres with the F 900 XR and 13 litres with the F 900 R. All lighting units in the new F models are based on LED technology as standard. Perfectly readable and coloured 6.5-inch TFT screen with BMW Motorrad Connectivity is offered as standard in both the BMW F900 R and F900 XR.
The new F 900 R is available in Blackstorm metallic, San Marino Blue metallic and Style Sport in Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red. In addition to Light White, the new F 900 XR offers the two Style variants: Style Exclusive in Galvanic Gold metallic and Sport in Racing Red.
We have to wait for the official launch to see how many features make it to the Indian market. In the USA, Rs 8.35 Lakhs is the price for F900R and Rs 9.68 Lakhs is the price for the F900 XR.