BMW F900R and F900XR India Launch has been done and now let’s look at these bikes in detail. The all-new BMW F 900 R roadster packs a powerful punch with its aggressive styling and performance. The striking LED headlamp, muscular fuel tank, attractive trim elements and characteristic roadster proportions of the front and rear give it a mature presence on the road. The compact underfloor silencer further supports this crisp look. ‘XR’ stands for an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capability.
The all-new BMW F 900 XR’s thrilling design reflects pure performance and the promise of long-distance travelling comfort with a riding position that is impressively active yet relaxed. The striking light guides of the newly developed LED headlight emphasize the commanding nature of the bike. The fairing along with precise edges define the bike’s aggressive design while the slim and short tail invokes its athletic nature.
The all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR are powered by a water-cooled 4-stroke in-line 2-cylinder 895 cc engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry-sump lubrication. With an output of 105 hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 92 Nm at 6,500 rpm, the engine enhances sporty riding dynamics and pleasure. The high torque engine offers just the right speed range to get the most fun out of the power. The motorcycles sprint from 0–100 km/hr in just 3.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 200 km/hr.
In terms of the suspension, the BMW F900R and F900XR India Launch versions are based on a completely newly developed concept and set a technological benchmark in the mid-range segment. The bridge frame integrates the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a load-bearing element and is made of deep-drawn and welded sheet steel parts. Front wheel control is taken care of by an upside-down telescopic fork, while the rear wheel is guided by a double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut. The bolt-on steel rear frame has also been newly developed in order to create a visually short and slim rear. The short underfloor silencer renders a typical athletic look with a free-standing rear wheel.
Both bikes offer ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes as standard. In ‘Rain’ mode, throttle response is gentler and the control characteristics of ABS and traction control allow optimal grip on wet and slippery road surface. In ‘Road’ mode, the engine offers optimum throttle response, while ABS and traction control are set to achieve ideal performance. Both motorcycles feature a high-performance brake system for precise braking.
BMW F900R and F900XR India Launch version feature a best-in-class large 6.5-inch colour TFT screen with BMW Motorrad connectivity as standard, wherein the variety of information, display quality and user-friendliness are unmatched. Riders can easily connect their smartphone, helmet equipped with BMW Motorrad Communication System with the bike and conveniently make phone calls, listen to music and navigate during their travel. In addition, the BMW Motorrad Connected App offers handy arrow-based navigation suitable for day-to-day use directly via the TFT screen. The multi-controller on the left-hand handlebar panel enables quick, safe and convenient screen operation.
The bikes offer features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), automatic stability control (ASC), anti-hopping clutch and cast aluminium wheels. The all-new BMW F 900 XR Pro variant offer additional features such as the Cruise Control, Gear Shift Assist Pro and the class-leading Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) which allows riders to switch between suspension settings while riding and further enhance riding experience and comfort.
The all-new BMW F 900 R is available in Black Storm Metallic and in Style Sport Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red paintwork. The all-new BMW F 900 XR is available in Light White and Style Sport Racing Red paintwork.
For complete peace of mind and to ensure that the journey of pure motorcycling continues uninterrupted at all times, the all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR come with a standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometers’, with an option to extend warranty to fourth and fifth year. Road Side Assistance, a 24×7 365 days package further ensures prompt services in case of breakdown and towing situations.
BMW F900R and F900XR will be sold and serviced through the BMW Motorrad authorized dealer network, present across important centres in India including Delhi (Lutyens Motorrad), Mumbai (Navnit Motors), Pune (Bavaria Motors), Chennai (KUN Motorrad), Bengaluru (Tusker Motorrad), Ahmedabad (Gallops Autohaus), Kochi (EVM Autokraft), Hyderabad (JSP Motorrad), Indore (Munich Motors), Lucknow (Speed Motors), Chandigarh (Krishna Automobiles), Jaipur (Pratap Motorrad), Raipur (Munich Motors), Kolkata (OSL Prestige), Cuttack (OSL Prestige) and Ranchi (Titanium Autos). Test rides and deliveries will be initiated in accordance to all government directives post the lockdown period.
The ex-showroom prices are as follows –
BMW F 900 R : INR 09,90,000
BMW F 900 XR Standard : INR 10,50,000
BMW F 900 XR Pro : INR 11,50,000