BMW further expands its middleweight offering at EICMA today by introducing the F 900 XR. This younger and slightly tamer version adventure sports sibling to the S 1000 XR promises fun and dynamic riding experience while embracing particular creature comforts found in sport touring and adventure motorcycles.
2020 BMW F 900 XR
At the heart of the F 900 XR is an 895cc inline 2 cylinder engine that was introduced in 2018 with the F 850 but receives a 42cc increase. The updated engine produces 105 horsepower and 64 ft-lbs of torque and will also be available in a 42hp A2 license class for European riders.
Two riding modes are included in the base package: “Rain”, “Road”, with “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” added as a premium option. With the upgraded “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” riders receive more ability to customize throttle response, traction control (DTC) intervention, engine braking (DBC), and cornering ABS.
Where the F 900 XR and F 900 R diverge is in the suspension department. The F 900 XR has increased travel of 170mm of up front and 172mm of in the rear making for increased options for two-up riding, long-distance touring, or exploring the unbeaten path should the mood strike. The F 900 XR also enjoys a sufficiently high level of agility for sporty riding due to higher fork offset and the same steering head angle resulting in a shorter castor and therefore increased maneuverability. The XR suspension is manually adjustable for preload, rebound and damping however BMW offers a Dynamic Electronic Suspension option on the F 900 XR for an additional price.
Other standard features include a world motorcycle first, plastic welded 4.1-gallon tank, LED lighting, daytime running lights, 6.5-inch TFT display, and BMW Motorrad connectivity suite.
For a little extra coin, the F 900 XR is generously optioned via BMW ex-works packages. Additional options can include Adaptive Cornering Light, keyless ride, BMW Shift Assist Pro (BMW’s version of an up/down quick shifter), heated handgrips, cruise control, Intelligent Emergency Call, and more.
Braking comes courtesy of 4-piston radial brake calipers biting on dual 320 mm up front and single-piston floating caliper and 265 mm single disc in the rear.
The F 900 XR will be available in three colorways: Racing Red, Galvanic Gold Metallic, and Light White.
U.S. pricing and availability have yet to be announced but we will update you when the information becomes available.