BMW Motorrad India has launched its F 900 twins in India. While the F 900 R is available in only the Standard variant, at INR 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). The bikes are imported as CBUs and bookings for both bikes open today.
These two motorcycles were unveiled at the 2019 EICMA in Milan and have been launched in the middle of 2020, as planned.
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. The displacement has been increased from 853cc. Also, the power output has been increased to 105PS from 95PS in the GS. The torque rating, however, has been left unchanged. The 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.
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.
The company will be offering a standard warranty for three years, unlimited kilometers, with an option to extend warranty to fourth and fifth year.