2020 BMW F 900 R

BMW Motorrad have announced a new F 900 R nakedbike for 2020 at EICMA alongside a new F 900 XR ‘adventure-sport’ option that widens their street-bike portfolio yet further.

2020 BMW F 900 R announced at EICMA

The F 900 R replaces the F 800 R and puts to rest rumours of an F 850 R which had been circulating. In the F 900 R we get a new 895 cc in-line twin-cylinder engine based on the F 850 powerplant, now producing 77 kW (105 hp) and 92 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. BMW state that 87 Nm is already available from 4500 rpm.

The 2020 BMW F 900 R boasts a 895cc in-line two-cylinder

The standard electronics package offers Rain and Road riding modes as standard, controlling the ASC and ABS systems.

2020 BMW F 900 R

‘Riding Modes Pro’ option offers further rider aids with DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), ABS Pro (corner ABS), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control) and MSR – the new engine torque control system which prevents rear wheel slip during abrupt down-shifting or throttle closure.

Standard fitment is a 6.5inch TFT display with two riding modes, ASC and ABS

The F 900 R is designed to offer a sporty, active and upright seating position, with low and high seat options available. Standard seat height is 815mm but low seats down to 770 mm, and high-seat options up to 865 will also be available.

Standard seat height on the F 900 R is 815mm with two lower and two higher options

BMW F R chassis
A new steel sub-frame was developed to keep the rear compact

A steel bridge frame uses the engine as a load-bearing element while the fuel tank is traditionally located. The fuel cell is a plastic-welded construction and offers a relatively limited 13-litre capacity. A new bolt-on steel rear frame is also featured.

A plastic welded fuel tank offers 13L capacity and keeps weight down

BMW are promising a fuel economy of 4.2L per 100 km so a range of 300km should be possible.

A 300km range on the 2020 F 900 R should be plentiful

Forks are 43mm USD items, while the rear shock offers pre-load and rebound adjustability and acts on an aluminium double-sided swingarm.

43mm forks are fitted, with the option for Dynamic ESA on the rear shock

Suspension travel is 135mm front and 142mm rear, with the option of Dynamic ESA available as an ex-works option for electronic suspension control at the rear.

Brembo provides stoppers on both ends with ABS as standard on the F 900 R

The 2020 F 900 R is also fitted with dual 320mm front rotors and Brembo radial four-piston calipers. A 265mm rear rotor and single-piston floating caliper looks after the rear. Wheels are die-cast aluminium items running 120/70 – 17 and 180/55 – 17 tyres.

A top notch 6.5 inch display comes with BMW Motorrad connectivity as standard, although to get the full electronics package Riding Modes Pro is required

A 6.5-inch TFT display includes the BMW Motorrad Connectivity system as standard, with LED lighting all round also standard, but able to be upgraded to Adaptive Cornering Light with the optional Headlight Pro extra.

Lighting is all LED, with cornering lights available as an extra

The new F 900 R will be available in Blackstorm metallic, San Marino Blue metallic and Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red colour options.

2020 BMW F 900 R – Blackstorm metallic

Total weight comes in at 211kg ready to ride, with Australian pricing and availability yet to be announced.

2020 BMW F 900 R – Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red

2020 BMW F 900 R Specifications

F 900 R
Capacity 895 cc
Bore/stroke 86/77 mm
Output 77/105  kW/hp
at engine speed 8,500 rpm
Torque at engine speed 92 Nm /6,500 rpm
Type Water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder activated by cam followers, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication
Compression 13.1/1
Fuel Premium unleaded 95 RON
Valve control DOHC (double overhead camshaft), cam followers
Valves per cylinder 4
Ø intake/outlet 33.5 mm/27.2 mm
Ø throttle valve 48 mm
Engine control BMS-M
Emission control Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-5
Electrical System
Alternator 416 W
Battery V/Ah 12/12, maintenance-free
Headlamp LED headlights (low and high beam)
(Headlight Pro option: LED daytime riding light and Adaptive Cornering Light)
Rear light LED brake light/rear light
Indicators LED turn indicators
Starter 0.9 kW
Power Transmission
Clutch Multiplate wet clutch (anti-hopping), mechanically controlled
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, integrated in the engine housing
Primary ratio 1.821
Gear Transmission Ratios
I 2.833
II 2.067
III. 1.6
IV. 1.308
V 1.103
VI. 0.968
Secondary drive Endless O-ring chain with jerk damping in the rear wheel hub
Secondary ratio 2.588
Frame construction type Steel bridge frame in monocoque design, load-bearing engine
Front wheel control USD telescopic fork Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel control Aluminium double-sided swinging arm, directly mounted central spring strut,hydraulically adjustable spring rest, adjustable rebound damping (option: Dynamic ESA)
Spring travel, front/rear 135/142 mm
Wheel castor 114.3 mm
Wheelbase 1,518 mm
Steering head angle 60.5°
Front Brakes Hydraulically activated twin disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake calipers
Rear Brakes Hydraulically activated single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, 1-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS as standard
Wheels Die-cast aluminium wheels
Front: 3.5 x 17″
Rear: 5.5 x 17″
Tyres Front:120/70 ZR 17
Front: 180/55 ZR 17
Dimensions & Weights
Total length 2,140 mm
Total width not including mirrors 815 mm
Seat height 815 mm
Accessory Seat (Option Lowered suspension 770)
(Option Seat, low 790)
(Optional Accessory Seat, high 835)
(Optional Accessory Comfort seat 840)
(Option Seat, extra high 865)
DIN unladen weight, road ready 211 Kg
Permitted total weight 430 kg
Fuel tank capacity 13 l
Performance Figures
Fuel consumption (WMTC) 4.2l/100 km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.7s
Top speed >200 km/h


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