- Prices start at Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom)
- Features full-LED lighting and Bluetooth connectivity as standard
- Uses a BS6-compliant 895cc twin-cylinder engine
BMW Motorrad has announced the launch of its new middleweight ADV sports tourer, the F 900 XR, in the Indian market. The motorcycle will be offered in two variants - standard and Pro. The standard variant is priced at Rs 10.50 lakh while the Pro version will be offered at Rs 11.50 lakh (both ex-showroom India). The new F 900 XR is a budget-friendly, twin-cylinder engine powered alternative to the company’s litre-class ADV sports tourer, the S 1000 XR.
The S 1000 XR-inspired styling cues bring twin-pod LED headlight setup, semi-fairing design and an adjustable windscreen at the front. The feature list comprises of full-LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled colour display as standard. The motorcycle is built around a steel bridge frame that uses the engine as a stressed member.
Mechanical specifications include a BS6-compliant, 895cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor that is tuned to produce 104bhp of maximum power and 92Nm of peak torque. The engine is linked to a six-speed transmission.
The hardware on the F 900 XR includes upside-down telescopic forks (170mm travel) at the front and a mono-shock (172mm travel) at the back. Anchoring power comes from twin discs at the front and a single rotor at the back.
The safety net of two riding modes (Road and Rain), Automatic Safety Control (ASC), ABS and a switchable traction control system come as standard while the optional pack brings more electronic rider aids to the motorcycles. The optional pack brings features such as Riding modes Pro (Dynamic and Dynamic Pro), Shift Assistant Pro, engine drag torque control (MSR), Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), banking capable (cornering) ABS Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Intelligent Emergency Call.