November 06, 2019 By Mavelle Durian

BMW Motorrad adds F 900 R, F900 XR to adventure sport range

BMW F 900 range offers enhanced driving dynamics, tech features

With the new Dynamic Roadster F 900 R and the F 900 XR in the Adventure Sport segment, BMW Motorrad is further expanding its product range for the popular mid-range.

Self-confident, sporty, active, focused on a dynamic experience – this is how the BMW F 900 R could be described. The new dynamic roadster by BMW Motorrad conveys a sense of freedom and a modern lifestyle, while the F 900 XR has an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capability.

The F 900 XR also demonstrates easy mastery of the Adventure Sport segment’s key qualities: sporty riding dynamics combined with upright, GS‑like ergonomics, outstanding long-distance, and passenger suitability and a design that conveys a powerful sense of character.

BMW F 900 XR

The new F 900 XR also benefits from the technology transfer from the upper class: Adaptive Cornering Light, Keyless Ride or Intelligent Emergency Call are all unique features in the mid-range.

In addition to sporty riders, the XR is also aimed at newcomers and motorcycle returnees due to its easy accessibility, low minimum seat height, A2 capability, and attractive entry price.

Both the F 900 R and the F 900 XR set the technological benchmark in the mid-range segment with their high-quality standard equipment (Connectivity, LED all round as standard) and their wide range of optional extras – in some cases unique in this class (including Adaptive Cornering Light, Keyless Ride, Dynamic ESA, Riding Modes Pro, Shift Assistant Pro, Intelligent Emergency Call, ABS Pro, MSR, DTC, DBC, RDC).

BMW F 900 R

These mid-range bikes have enhanced riding dynamics by developing the existing 2-cylinder in-line engine that was first introduced in the F 850 GS. The upgraded engine now produces a 105 bhp and an even fuller torque curve. The main factor here is an increase in capacity to 895 cc.

In addition to the standard anti-hopping clutch, the new F 900 R and F 900 XR can be fitted with engine drag torque control (MSR) for the first time. It prevents the rear wheel from slipping as a result of abrupt throttling or downshifting, thereby ensuring even greater safety.

Like the GS models in the F Series, the new F 900 R and F 900 XR make use of a steel bridge frame that integrates the engine as a load-bearing element and a fuel tank that is now back in its classic position in front of the rider.

BMW  F 900 XR

The light, plastic-welded fuel tanks with a capacity of 15.5 liters (F 900 XR) and 13 liters (F 900 R) are a world first in motorcycle construction. The bolt-on steel rear frame has also been newly developed for the F 900 R and F 900 XR in order to create a visually short and slim rear.

With the BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), it is possible to further enhance the dynamic riding experience, riding comfort and also touring and passenger suitability, since the damping of the rear spring strut is automatically adapted to the conditions depending on riding state and manoeuvers.

Even greater safety is offered by the Adaptive Cornering Light as a component of Headlight Pro, which is unique in the mid-range and comes as an optional extra ex works.

In addition, information diversity, display quality, and user-friendliness are unmatched. The graphics on the screen are visually adapted to the sporty on-road world. Additional Core screens are available in conjunction with the optional Pro riding modes. The standard BMW Motorrad Connectivity offers the ability to conveniently talk on the phone, listen to music or navigate while riding.

BMW F 900 R

 

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