BMW F 900 R & F 900 XR Launched In India: Prices Start At Rs 9.90 Lakh

BMW Motorrad has launched the F 900 R and F 900 XR in the Indian market. The new BMW F 900 R naked roadster and the BMW F 900 XR adventure Sport tourer are priced at Rs 9.90 lakh and Rs 10.50 lakh, respectively. The BMW F 900 XR is further offered in two variants: Standard and Pro, with the top-spec variant priced at Rs 11.5 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (India).

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

Both motorcycles will be positioned below their respective litre-class siblings, the S 1000 R and S 1000 XR. The BMW F 900 R will take on rivals such as the KTM 790 Duke and the Triumph Street Triple RS while the F 900 XR will rival the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 950 and the upcoming Triumph Tiger 900.

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

BMW Motorrad has started accepting bookings for both motorcycles across all their dealerships in India, starting today. The two new middle-weight motorcycles from the German brand will be imported into India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route.

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

Arlindo Teixeira, acting President, BMW Group India said,

"BMW Motorrad has brought the world's finest premium motorcycles to India and created a distinct place for itself among motorcycling enthusiasts. With the introduction of the dynamic duo - the all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR - BMW Motorrad is set to redefine and captivate the popular mid-range segment in India at a truly attractive value proposition. The dynamic roadster BMW F 900 R is a precise and intuitive bike offering purist riding fun at all times."

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

"The adventure sports tourer BMW F 900 XR's unique performance combined with powerful design interprets long-distance riding in a distinctive and future-oriented style of a genuine XR. The sporty riding fun, straightforward handling and a unique range of equipment options on both these bikes will be a value-added package for the ultimate thrill-seekers."

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

Both motorcycles come powered by the same 895cc parallel-twin engine. It produces 105bhp at 8500rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6500rpm, paired with a six-speed gearbox. The engine is a re-bored version of the older F 750 GS and F 850 GS models available previously.

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

BMW Motorrad claims that the naked sportster is capable of doing a 0 - 100km/h in 3.7 seconds, while the BMW F 900 XR is capable of doing the same sprint in 3.6 seconds. Other changes between the two motorcycles include the fuel tank capacity, wherein the XR comes with a larger 15-litre tank, compared to the R's smaller 13-litre capacity.

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

Being an adventure sport tourer, the BMW F 900 XR also comes with more suspension travel. The 900 XR features 170mm travel at the front and 172mm at the rear. In comparison, the BMW F 900 R gets 135mm and 142mm travel at the front and rear, respectively.

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

Common features on both motorcycles include a 6.5-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity, traction control, two riding modes (Rain & Road), LED headlights, bi-directional quickshifter, cruise control, cornering lights, dynamic ESA and keyless ignition; among others.

Both motorcycles are also offered in a choice of two colour schemes each. The BMW F 900 R comes with a choice of Black Storm Metallic and Style Sport Hockenheim Silver Metallic/Racing Red. The BMW F 900 XR, on the other hand, is offered in either Light White or Style Sport Racing Red paint schemes.

2020 BMW F 900 R And F 900 XR Launched In India At Rs 9.90 Lakh: Specs, Features, Rivals & Other Details

Thoughts About The BMW F 900 R & F 900 XR Motorcycles In India

The two 900cc motorcycles fill the void for BMW Motorrad in the middle-weight segment. Both motorcycles come with sharp styling, combined with powerful engines and a host of features, which at around Rs 10 lakh, makes it an extremely attractive offering.

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Article Published On: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 15:16 [IST]
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