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Old 19th May 2020, 14:12   #1
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BMW Motorrad will launch the F 900 R and F 900 XR on May 21, 2020.

BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR. Edit: Launched at 9.9L and 10.5L respectively-f900r.jpg

The F 900 R is a naked street bike, while the F 900 XR is a sport touring bike. Both use the same 895cc, twin-cylinder engine, which produces 105 BHP @ 8,500 rpm and 92 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR. Edit: Launched at 9.9L and 10.5L respectively-f900xr.jpg

The F 900 R has a flat seat with a relaxed riding position. The bike has an LED headlamp and a side-mounted exhaust.

The F 900 XR comes with a front cowl with twin headlamps and a windscreen. The bike has a stepped seat and an upright riding position.

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I feel the F 900XR is an interesting proposition for the Indian market. Internationally, the pricing of this road-biased adventure-sport tourer falls between the F750GS and the more adventure focussed F850GS, and similarly - I'm expecting a price tag of around Rs 12.5 lakhs ex-showroom in the Indian market as well.

As a roadgoing machine - it makes much more sense than the F750GS, with 26 hp more, with supposedly good midrange performance. But, there is the small issue of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 offering much more value for the money.

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The f900xr costs lesser than the Ninja 1000 and versys 1000 in the USA. The price has been, if not a shocker, atleast a pleasant surprise for sure there.

If they can launch it at an equally competitive price in India, I think it can take a big chunk of the Tiger's sales.

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Expect the BMW F 900 R prices to start at Rs. 10.5 lakh

BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR. Edit: Launched at 9.9L and 10.5L respectively-smartselect_20200520171657_chrome.jpg

BMW F 900 XR prices to start at Rs. 11.5-12 lakh.

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https://www.carandbike.com/news/bmw-...tation-2232220
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F900R faces the same situation as Duke 790. In a market obsessed with the looks of the motorcycle - it looks identical to the smaller 310R.

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Wow side by side they really look similar! There was duke 790 a few months back following me. When I got a wide open road I thought ill lose him but he overtook me with ease. I was shocked till I recognized it was a duke 790 and not a 390. Once he was going slow no one gave his bike a second look as everyone else also probably figured out it was a duke.

That said the BMW g310r is still quite rare so shouldn't be as much of a problem as the ever present dukes on the road
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But, there is the small issue of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 offering much more value for the money.
No chance. F900XR is a far superior bike than V1000 - over 30kgs lighter, much more punchier due to twin cylinder engine, Dynamic Suspension & one of the best TFT screens. Plus the BMW badge.

Versys 1000 has a identity crisis of its own - very difficult to consider it over N1000 leave alone other ADVs
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Default re: BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR. Edit: Launched at 9.9L and 10.5L respectively

Adv touring bike i.e. '17 inch front wheel + upright seating position + better suspension' currently available in India:
  • Versys 650 - 6.69 (ex-sh)
  • Versys 1000 - 10.99 (ex-sh)
  • Aprilia Capo
  • Multistrada 1260
  • BMW S1000XR

The bottom 3 European bikes were all around 18L ex-showroom. Of these the BMW had inline-4 which compared to other two was buzzy. The 900 variant is a twin which should be much better for touring perspective.

Hopefully the 900XR is priced closed to Versys 1000 for our market.
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Launch prices:

F900R: 9.5 Lakhs
F900XR: 10.5 Lakhs
F900 XR Pro: 11.5 Lakhs

All prices ex-showroom.

The Pro seems to get a quickshifter, cruise control and electronic suspension over the standard model. Well worth the 1 lakh premium I'd say.
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Launch prices:

F900R: 9.5 Lakhs
F900XR: 10.5 Lakhs
F900 XR Pro: 11.5 Lakhs

All prices ex-showroom.

The Pro seems to get a quickshifter, cruise control and electronic suspension over the standard model. Well worth the 1 lakh premium I'd say.
Kick ass pricing by BMW - will totally smash Versys 1000. Pro is the variant to get undoubtedly
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Some highlights from the Press Release -

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BMW Motorrad India launched the all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR in India today. The two most-awaited motorcycles of the year will be available as completely built-up units (CBU) throughout the BMW Motorrad dealer network.
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Mr. 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. 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.”
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The all-new BMW F 900 R will be offered in one variant, whereas the all-new BMW F 900 XR will be offered in a Standard and a Pro variant. The ex-showroom prices are as follows:

BMW F 900 R : INR 09,90,000

BMW F 900 XR Standard : INR 10,50,000

BMW F 900 XR Pro : INR 11,50,000
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For complete peace of mind and to ensure that the journey of pure motorcycling continues uninterrupted at all times, the all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR come with a standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometers’, with an option to extend warranty to fourth and fifth year.
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The all-new BMW F 900 XR Pro variant offer additional features such as the CruiseControl, Gear Shift Assist Pro and the class-leading Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) which allows riders to switch between suspension settings while riding and further enhance riding experience and comfort.
BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR. Edit: Launched at 9.9L and 10.5L respectively-p90382729_highres_bmwf900randbmw.jpg

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F900R: 9.5 Lakhs
F900XR: 10.5 Lakhs
F900 XR Pro: 11.5 Lakhs

All prices ex-showroom.
Correction. F900R is priced at 9.9 lakhs ex-showroom.

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Kick ass pricing by BMW - will totally smash Versys 1000. Pro is the variant to get undoubtedly
True. Pricing is a pleasant surprise indeed, especially for CBU units!

900XR will give nightmares to everything from Versys 1000 to Tiger GT series, Multistrada 950 etc. On the other hand, I'm not sure about the F900R. Priced right between the Z900 and the Street Triple RS - will a parallel twin that looks like a 310R sell at this price?

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Kick ass pricing by BMW - will totally smash Versys 1000. Pro is the variant to get undoubtedly
With looks alone. The Versys 1000 is ugly in my books.

Makes almost 15 HP less, the F 900 XR, but is lighter by more than 30 kg than the Versys 1000.

Just keeping the design POV, I think MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 (DOA product though) was the Monalisa. But this BMW Motorrad F 900 XR looks good too.

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But this BMW Motorrad F 900 XR looks good too.
Subjective opinion and with due respect - None of these sports ADVs will look 'good' thanks to the giant size and small 17-inch front wheel. Same issue with the Versys 1000, same with the F900XR too. F900XR, though much better than the Versys 1000, still is a front-heavy design that has a slight insect look in my eyes - though not designed to be made as evident as in the Multistrada.

But then - that's a compromise one has to make for this combination of upright touring comfort + sporty handling abilities.

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Also, doesn't seem to have much room to ride with a pillion?

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Brilliant pricing by BMW after the serious flops of 750 and 850 GS not doing well at all. The New Tiger 900 will have a run for their money with GT pro price starting at Rs 14.5 Lakhs Ex-Showroom.

XR Pro variant seems to be apt for those long tours and semi-offroads. But if the pockets fits, Tiger 900 and Africa Twin are an overall bikes to bet on.

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The XR looks great, except the exhaust pipes on the way down look a little out of place. They should have got a snug fit there. Have seen the cowl they have as an add on but that still doesn't hide those pipes. Good pricing also. Would love to see more of these Germans on road. Hope the COVID crisis doesn't dampen the spirit.
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