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BMW F 900 R: The dynamic roadster for purist riding fun.

BMW F 900 XR: The adventure sports tourer designed for sporty long-distance performance.

Chennai, NFAPost: BMW Motorrad India has launched the all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR in India. The two most-awaited motorcycles of the year will be available as completely built-up units (CBU) throughout the BMW Motorrad dealer network.

The dynamic, progressive and intuitive all-new BMW F 900 R roadster conveys a sense of freedom and a modern lifestyle. The adventure sports tourer, the all-new BMW F 900 XR offers an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capabilities. The two new bikes are a perfect amalgamation of sports-style design and dynamics coupled with awe-inspiring performance.

BMW Group India Acting President ArlindoTeixeira said BMW Motorrad has brought the world’s finest premium motorcycles to India and created a distinct place for itself among motorcycling enthusiasts.

“With the introduction of the dynamic duo – the all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR – BMW Motorrad is set to redefine and captivate the popular mid-range segment in India at a truly attractive value proposition. The dynamic roadster BMW F 900 R is a precise and intuitive bike offering purist riding fun at all times. The adventure sports tourerBMW F 900 XR’s unique performance combined with powerful design interprets long-distance riding in a distinctive and future-oriented style of a genuine XR. The sporty riding fun, straightforward handling and a unique range of equipment options on both these bikes will be a value-added package for the ultimate thrill-seekers,” said BMW Group India Acting President ArlindoTeixeira.

The all-new BMW F 900 R will be offered in one variant, whereas the all-new BMW F 900 XR will be offered in a Standard and a Provariant.The ex-showroom prices are as follows –

BMW F 900 R                          :           INR 09,90,000

BMW F 900 XR Standard          :           INR 10,50,000

BMW F 900 XR Pro                 :           INR11,50,000

The all-new BMW F 900 R is available in Black Storm Metallic and in Style Sport Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red paintwork. The all-new BMW F 900 XR is available in Light Whiteand Style Sport Racing Red paintwork.

The all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR come with a standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometres’, with an option to extend the warranty to fourth and fifth year. Roadside assistance, a 24×7 365 days package further ensures prompt services in case of breakdown and towing situations.

The all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR will be sold and serviced through the BMWMotorradauthorizeddealernetwork, present across important centres in India including Delhi (LutyensMotorrad), Mumbai (Navnit Motors), Pune (Bavaria Motors), Chennai (KUNMotorrad), Bengaluru (Tusker Motorrad), Ahmedabad (GallopsAutohaus), Kochi (EVMAutokraft), Hyderabad (JSPMotorrad), Indore (Munich Motors), Lucknow (Speed Motors), Chandigarh (Krishna Automobiles), Jaipur (PratapMotorrad), Raipur (Munich Motors), Kolkata (OSLPrestige), Cuttack (OSL Prestige)  and Ranchi (Titanium Autos). Test rides and deliveries will be initiated in accordance to all government directives post the lockdown period, the company said.

The all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR are powered by a water-cooled 4-stroke in-line 2-cylinder 895 cc engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry-sump lubrication. With an output of 105 hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 92 Nm at 6,500 rpm, the engine enhances sporty riding dynamics and pleasure. The high torque engine offers just the right speed range to get the most fun out of the power. The motorcycles sprint from 0–100 km/hr in just 3.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 200 km/hr, the company added.

In terms of the suspension, the motorcycles are based on a completely newly developed concept and set a technological benchmark in the mid-range segment. The bridge frame integrates the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a load-bearing element and is made of deep-drawn and welded sheet steel parts. Front wheel control is taken care of by an upside-down telescopic fork, while the rear wheel is guided by a double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut. The bolt-on steel rear frame has also been newly developed in order to create a visually short and slim rear. The short underfloor silencer renders a typical athletic look with a free-standing rear wheel.

Both bikes offer ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes as standard. In ‘Rain’ mode, throttle response is gentler and the control characteristics of ABS and traction control allow optimal grip on wet and slippery road surface. In ‘Road’ mode, the engine offers optimum throttle response, while ABS and traction control are set to achieve ideal performance. Both motorcycles feature a high-performance brake system for precise braking.

The all-new BMW F 900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR feature a best-in-class large 6.5-inch colour TFT screen with BMW Motorrad connectivity as standard, wherein the variety of information, display quality and user-friendliness are unmatched, the company said.

Riders can easily connect their smartphone, helmet equipped with BMW Motorrad Communication System with the bike and conveniently make phone calls, listen to music and navigate during their travel. In addition, the BMW Motorrad Connected App offers handy arrow-based navigation suitable for day-to-day use directly via the TFT screen. The multi-controller on the left-hand handlebar panel enables quick, safe and convenient screen operation.

The bikes offer high level of safety to riders with standard features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), automatic stability control (ASC), anti-hopping clutch and cast aluminium wheels.

The all-new BMW F 900 XR Pro variant offer 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.

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