- Feature full-LED lighting and Bluetooth connectivity as standard
- Expected to arrive in Rs 12 lakh-Rs 14 lakh price range
- Bookings likely to commence soon after the launch
BMW Motorrad will launch its new middleweight motorcycles, the F 900 R and the F 900 XR, in India tomorrow. The F 900 R replaces the F 800 R while the F 900 XR is a budget-friendly alternative to the company’s litre-class ADV sports tourer, the S 1000 XR.
Both motorcycles use a Euro-5/BS6-compliant, 895cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor although they feature different power and torque output numbers. The engine is tuned to produce 99bhp of maximum power and 90.8Nm of peak torque on the F 900 R naked roadster. The F 900 XR, on the other hand, gets a maximum power and torque output of 104bhp and 92Nm. The 895cc motor is based on the 853cc unit that powered the F850 GS and F750 GS.
The feature list on both motorcycles includes full-LED lighting and Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster. Standard electronic rider aids include two riding modes (Road and Rain), ABS and a switchable traction control system. The optional pack brings added safety features to the motorcycles.
The F 900 R will rival the likes of Triumph Street Triple RS, KTM 790 Duke and Yamaha MT-09. The F 900 XR, on the other hand, will compete against the Ducati Multistrada 950 and the Triumph Tiger 900 GT range in the Indian market. Expect both motorcycles to arrive in the Rs 12 lakh-14 lakh (ex-showroom) price range.