BMW Motorrad Malaysia has unveiled its new line-up of premium motorcycles i.e. the BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR, to strengthen its line-up of popular mid-range motorcycles in the Roadster and Adventure segments. The retail prices are RM62,500 for the BMW F 900 R, and RM69,500 for the F 900 XR (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s all-new 3-Year Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance Programmes).
Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “In 2019, BMW Motorrad Malaysia introduced 10 new motorcycle variants, bringing together a dynamic range of Roadsters, Touring motorcycles, Superbikes and Scooters in Malaysia. With over 1,000 motorcycles delivered last year, the Adventure and Roadster were amongst the top contributing segments. Knowing that performance and pure riding fun sit at the heart of every BMW Motorrad motorcycles, we are thrilled to kick-off a new year with two new models: the New BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR, both intelligently designed for the ultimate riding thrill.”
Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad Malaysia, meanwhile said, “The New BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR arrive with the latest in motorcycling innovation, as we develop motorcycles that perfectly combine both best-in-class performance and technology for a remarkable riding experience. Both models introduced today will display the highest quality of workmanship, down to the finest detail.”
The New BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR
Both the new BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR offer sporty riding fun, straightforward handling and a unique range of equipment options to suit every rider. The BMW F 900 R comes in Style Sport with a particularly sporty, active seating position. With a choice of San Marino Blue metallic and Style Sport in Hockenheim Silver metallic / Racing Red, the BMW F 900 R conveys a sense of freedom and modernity unlike any other Roadster. The passenger seat cover available only with Style Sport further emphasises the sporty character of the F 900 R.
The BMW F 900 XR meanwhile, comes in Style Exclusive; Galvanic Gold metallic with central tank cover and radiator cover in Granite Grey Metallic Matt offering, along with an impressively active yet relaxed riding position for touring and travelling. The F 900 XR also features hand guards from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories for a sportier appearance. The model is equipped with an adjustable windshield that combines a sporty look with sound rider protection. Furthermore, exclusive to the F 900 XR are the centre stand and suitcase holder.
Both the New BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR will 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. 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 front spring travel is 135 mm for the BMW F 900 R and 170 mm for the BMW F 900 XR, while the rear is 142 mm for the F 900 R and 172 mm for the F 900 XR.
The light, plastic-welded fuel tanks with a capacity of 13 litres for the F 900 R and 15.5 litres for the F 900 XR are a 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. While the F 900 R is a dynamic roadster focusing on sporty use and therefore shorter spring travel, the F 900 XR, with its somewhat longer spring travel, offers a noticeable increase in comfort and therefore an even wider range of potential uses.
Coming standard on both motorcycles is state-of-the-art LED technology headlights. The F 900 R gets a single headlight while the F 900 XR features a double headlight configuration. Both models feature optimised low beam and high beam shine. For enhanced safety at night, the Adaptive Cornering Light which is unique in the mid-range, is offered as an optional extra ex works with the Headlight Pro.
Powering both the BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR is the two-cylinder in-line engine that has been further developed. This engine was first introduced in 2018 with the BMW F 850 GS and now boasts output of 77 kW (105 hp) @ 8,750 rpm, and 92 Nm of torque @ 6,500 rpm. The engine also offers more than 87 Nm torque in the relevant lower speed range from 4,500 to 8,500 rpm. The increase in performance and the fuller torque are achieved by increasing the capacity to 895 cc (previously 853 cc) by enlarging the cylinder bore.
With a compression of 13.1:1, a crankshaft with 90-degree offset crankpins and an ignition distance of 270 / 450 degrees – plus a new underfloor silencer system, the engine propels forward with a particularly emotional sound. A higher level of running smoothness is also offered with the two opposed counterweight shafts in front of and behind the crankshaft.
In addition to the standard anti-hopping clutch, the F 900 R and F 900 XR can be equipped with engine drag torque control (MSR) for the first time. The Shift Assistant Pro is also offered as an optional extra for the new motorcycles, enabling the 6-speed transmission to be shifted up and down quickly without clutch actuation. Both motorcycles are equipped with two standard riding modes, “Rain” and “Road” to enable rider adaptability. Automatic Stability Control (ASC) which can be easily disengaged is also available as standard. “Riding Modes Pro” is available an ex works option, offering additional riding modes such as “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro”, along with the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), banking-capable ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the new engine drag torque control (MSR).
BMW Motorrad Connectivity
The two motorcycles now feature “Connectivity” as a standard equipment with a multifunctional instrument cluster and a large 6.5″ full-colour TFT screen. With the standard BMW Motorrad Multi-Controller on the left handlebar, riders can access vehicle and connectivity functions swiftly and conveniently. The BMW Motorrad Connectivity is also a unique feature in the mid-range, offering the ability to conveniently talk on the phone, listen to music or navigate while riding.
With the Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, ownership of the BMW F 900 R starts from RM770 per month, while the BMW F 900 XR starts from RM850. These figures are based on estimates of 80% loan on a 4-year tenure.
Owners can also enjoy additional benefits with the All-New Industry-Leading Premium Engine Oil Inclusive, Service Inclusive and Warranty Extension Programmes by BMW Motorrad Malaysia. For more information on the programmes, please visit this website.
BMW F 900 R
BMW F 900 XR