BMW F 900 R & F 900 XR Launched In India From Rs. 9.90 Lakh

BMW F 900 XR And S 1000 XR-3

BMW F 900 R rivals KTM 790 Duke, Ducati Monster 821 and Kawasaki Z900, while F 900 XR puts up against Ducati Multistrada 950 and Kawasaki Versys 1000

BMW Motorrad India has today launched the F 900 R and the F 900 XR motorcycles in the country. The F 900 R Standard is priced at Rs. 9.90 lakh while the F 900 XR Standard costs Rs. 10.50 lakh and the F 900 XR Pro at Rs. 11.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The German manufacturer is currently working on improving its middleweight range in the country, and the launch of these two new motorcycles is a part of the plan.

While the 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. 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 motorcycle also share the same cycle parts.

BMW F 900 XR And S 1000 XR-4

At the front, the motorcycles get 43 mm gold-finished upside down forks up front along with a 17-inch die-cast Aluminium wheel wrapped in 120/70 XR 17 rubber, while a hydraulically adjustable monoshock 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.

BMW F 900-1-2

Will the new Bimmer duo make a big impact in the Indian premium motorcycle space or the prices on the highly exclusive side? Have your say below!

Model Price (Ex-Showroom)
BMW F 900 R Rs. 9,90,900
BMW F 900 XR Standard Rs. 10,50,000
BMW F 900 XR Pro Rs. 11,50,000