BMW Motorrad India has finally launched its much-anticipated middleweight motorcycles, the F 900 R and F 900 XR, in India today.
While both models share the same chassis and engine, the former arrives as a naked roadster and the latter as a sports tourer.
Moreover, the company has started accepting bookings for both the models from today via BMW Motorrad dealerships.
BMW F 900 R, F 900 XR: At a glance
The BMW F 900 R gets an exposed engine, golden forks, an aggressive riding stance, and an LED headlamp. The F 900 XR shares it underpinning with the F 900 R but with more body kit, a taller riding position, and a split headlamp.
Both bikes also come with a full-color TFT instrument cluster with BMW Motorrad connectivity and a host of optional equipment.
Power and performance
The F 900 R and F 900 XR are powered by a BS6-compliant 895cc parallel-twin engine which comes mated to a six-speed gearbox and makes 105bhp of maximum power at 8,500rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.
The former can sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds while the latter does it just a fraction second faster (3.6 seconds).
What about safety and suspension setup?
For safety, both the F 900 R, XR come equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels.
They also get several rider-friendly features like multiple riding modes, switchable ABS, dynamic traction control, dynamic brake control, and electronic suspension adjustment for improved road handling.
Moreover, they house a 43mm upside-down telescopic fork at the front and an adjustable mono-shock unit on the rear.
What about the pricing?
The BMW F 900 R carries a price-tag of Rs. 9.9 lakh while the F 900 XR is priced at Rs. 10.5 lakh. Meanwhile, the German automaker has also launched a Pro variant of the F 900 XR, which will set you back by Rs. 11.5 lakh.
Both motorcycles would arrive via the completely built-up (CBU) route and are currently up for bookings.