BMW's all-new naked middleweight motorcycle, the F 900 R, is all set to make its India debut. The F 900 R is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom).
Although the ongoing coronavirus crisis has put all major car and bike launches on hold in the country, we’ve got information that BMW Motorrad will launch the all-new F 900 R in India very soon. According to our sources, the bike will be officially launched as early as May 2020. However, due to the current situation, customer deliveries may get delayed.
The 2020 BMW F 900 R was unveiled at the EICMA show in 2019. The F900R is the company’s brand-new middle-weight naked motorcycle, which is based on the same platform as the F850 GS adventure bike (already available in India). However, apart from having a more aggressive and hunkered down look, there’s more to the F 900 R than simply sharing its platform with the F 850 GS.
At the heart of the F 900 R sits an 895cc parallel-twin engine. Now, this is the same powerplant as the 853cc unit of the F 850 GS but with a bigger bore. As a result, the engine produces more power and torque – 103bhp and 92Nm, respectively. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission.
In global markets, the bike is available in two trims – base and SE. The base version has two riding modes, namely, Road and Rain, and gets a traction control system, a full-colour 6.5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity, full LED headlights, and adjustable brake and clutch levers as standard. The SE version has Dynamic ESA (semi-active electronic suspension) at the rear wheel, Pro riding modes, a quick-shifter, ABS Pro or cornering ABS, keyless ignition, adaptive cornering lights, etc. Front-suspension duties are carried out by a 43mm fork in both the bikes, and it’s non-adjustable.
The BMW F 900 R is expected to be priced between Rs 10 and 11 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. Its competition will include the likes of Ducati Monster 821, Triumph Street Triple, and Kawasaki Z900.