BMW F 900 R, F 900 XR launched

BMW Motorrad India has launched its F 900 twins in India. While the F 900 R is available in only the Standard variant, at Rs 9.90 lakh, the F 900 XR sports tourer is available in two variants – Standard (Rs 10.50 lakh) and Pro (Rs 11.50 lakh).

These two motorcycles were unveiled at the 2019 EICMA in Milan and have been launched in the middle of 2020, as planned.

The bikes are imported as CBUs and bookings for both bikes opened

BMW had quite a few motorcycles on display at EICMA 2019, but the new F 900 R and F 900 XR had the most relevance to India. These middleweight offerings share the same chassis and engine, but differ in terms of styling, riding position, suspension travel and other bits.

Powering the bikes is a new 895cc, inline-twin engine that is based on the 2018 BMW F 850 GS' motor, albeit with a slightly larger bore (by 2mm) and higher compression ratio. It produces 105hp at 8,750rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, with as much as 87Nm available from 4,500rpm onwards on both bikes. T

he engine is paired to a 6-speed transmission.

The F 900 XR has a 15.5-litre fuel tank, while the R gets a smaller, 13-litre unit. The XR also gets greater suspension travel – 170mm (front) and 172mm (rear) – in comparison to the 135mm (front) and 142mm (rear) on the F 900 R.

The standard variants of the bikes get two riding modes (Road and Rain), traction control, 6.5-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth, and LED headlights as standard. The XR Pro gets cruise control, a bi-directional quick-shifter and Dynamic ESA. Features like cornering lights, keyless ignition and Pro iding modes are all optional extras.

All these features can be optioned on the F 900 R at an extra cost. Desk: Asianet Online