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German motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad has launched the F 900 XR in India. The BMW F 900 XR is priced at Rs 12.30 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the 2022 BMW F 900 XR are now open and deliveries will start in June 2022.
The BMW F 900 XR is powered by an 895cc, water-cooled, parallel-twin engine that produces 103.2bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 92Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The F 900 XR's engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
BMW claims that the F 900 XR will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.6 seconds and will continue to accelerate till it tops out when the speedo reading is in excess of 200km/h.
The BMW F 900 XR features a bridge-type frame suspended on a 43mm upside-down telescopic fork at the front and a mono shock at the rear that is guided by a double-sided cast aluminium swingarm. The front suspension offers 170mm of travel while the rear raises that figure to 172mm.
The 2022 BMW F 900 XR sits on 17-inch cast aluminium rims fitted with 120/70 (front) and 180/55 (rear) tyres. Braking duties are carried out by dual 320mm diss at the front that sport 4-piston radial callipers and a single 265mm disc at the rear with a single-piston floating calliper. The brakes are aided by dual-channel ABS.
The 2022 F 900 XR is 2,160mm long, 860mm wide and 1,420mm tall. The bike's wheelbase is 1,521mm long and it weighs in at 219 kilogrammes when fully fueled up. Speaking of fuel, the F 900 XR can hold 15.5 litres of petrol and another 3.5 litres in reserve.
BMW has fitted the F 900 XR with a lot of kit as standard. This includes the multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen. Other standard features include Dynamic ESA and Keyless Ride and centre stand as part of the 'Comfort Package' and Headlight Pro, Daytime Riding Lights and Gear Shift Assist Pro as part of Dynamic Package.
The BMW Active Package adds Riding Modes Pro, Dynamic Engine Brake Control (MSR), Heated Grips, Dynamic Traction Control, ABS Pro, adaptive cornering lights and case holders.
Speaking about the launch of the new F 900 XR, Vikram Pawah, 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. XR represents an uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance riding performance. The new profile of adventure sports tourer BMW F 900 XR's unique performance is combined with powerful features that further enhance riding in a distinctive and future-oriented style of a genuine XR. The sporty riding fun, straightforward handling and unique features makes this bike a value-added package for the ultimate thrill-seekers."
Thoughts On the BMW F 900 XR
The 2022 BMW F 900 XR is the adventure sports tourer for those looking for a bit of Germanic brutality. The little Bavarian Bruiser has retained its good looks and added quite a bit of kit which should make it a palatable offering despite its rather skewed price tag.