With the economy slowly rising out of a corana induced 60 days slumber, auto companies are getting their acts together. BMW Motorrad has announced the launch of two motorcycles in India, the F900R and F900XR. Though both the bikes are based on the same engine, they differ significantly in their suspension and chassis. The F900R is a road biases naked bike while the F900XR is an adventure sports bike.
The F900R is expected to go against the types of Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple, while the F900XR has its crosswire aimed at the Ducati Multistrada 950. Pricing for the F900R starts at INR 9.90 Lakhs (USD 13,200) + taxes while the F900 XR is available in two versions. The standard bike will set you back by INR 10.50 Lakhs (USD 14,000) + taxes and the F900XR Pro costs INR 11.50 Lakhs (USD 15,300) + taxes.
Both the bikes are powered by BS VI parallel twin petrol engines displacing 895 cc. They produce 105 BHP of power at 8,500 rpm and 92 N-m of torque at 6,500 rpm. BMW Motorrad is offering the F900R in two colours, Black Storm Metallic and in Style Sport Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red. On the other hand the F900XR is available in Light White and Style Sport Racing Red paintwork.
BMW Motorrad offers all the bell and whistles as well as the electronic nannies expected at this price range. The bikes come with riding modes like Rain and Road. ABS and stability control is also standard on all bikes. The BMW F 900 XR Pro variant offers additional features such as the Cruise Control, Gear Shift Assist Pro and the class-leading Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) which allows riders to switch between suspension settings while riding and further enhance riding experience and comfort.
BMW Motorrad is offering a three year, unlimited Km warranty on both the bikes.