2020 BMW F 900 XR


Alongside the announcement of the new F 900 R for 2020, BMW Motorrad have also unveiled the F 900 XR as an ‘adventure-sport’ option but at first glance it looks more sports-tourer, but with an upright adventure style riding position. 

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2020 BMW F 900 XR

In comparison to the S 1000 XR, the F 900 XR has 60 less horsepower, 22 Nm less torque, and weighs in 9 kg lighter.  The F 900 XR also boasts a lower seat height, as well as a smaller fuel tank and does without the fork adjustability of the S 1000 XR. The F 900 XR you would expect will make for a more accessible entry-point for riders at what will hopefully be a considerable cost saving compared to its fire-breathing litre class sibling. 

BMW F XR
2020 BMW F 900 XR

The F 900 range introduces a new 895cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin. Its roots are from the F 850 but the F900 machine gain a capacity boost due to a 2mm bore increase to 86mm, while running the same 77 mm stroke.

Peak power is now 77 kW (105 hp), with 92 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. BMW claim that a strong 87 Nm of grunt is available from as low as 4500 rpm.

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The new 2020 BMW F 900 XR boasts 105hp and 92Nm of torque

As with the S 1000 XR, the F 900 XR offers a mix of sport and touring capability, now in a mid-range package, with styling designed to pay homage to the S 1000 XR but with a lower seat height. 

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2020 BMW F 900 XR

Seat height as standard is 825mm, while low seat height options cover 775mm and 795mm, while higher options are available up to a tall 870mm.

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2020 BMW F 900 XR – Hard luggage accessory options, colour matched

A steel-bridge frame is utilised alongside a bolt-on rear steel frame designed specifically for the F 900 models. A lightweight welded-plastic fuel cell has a capacity of 15.5 litres on the XR, in comparison to the new F 900 R’s 13L capacity.

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Th F 900 XR and F 900 R share the same frame, subframe and swingarm

The F 900 XR also features longer travel suspension, helping to offer greater comfort for a wider range of riding conditions, with 170mm stroke through the forks and 172mm at the shock.

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Dynamic ESA is available as an option for the rear suspension

Forks are 43mm USD units while the shock is preload and rebound adjustable. Dynamic ESA is available as an option for the rear of the machine.

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The 2020 BMW F 900 XR also features longer travel suspension at 170/172mm front/rear

Standard electronics include Riding Modes, ASC and ABS, with Rain and Road riding modes available.

The Riding Modes Pro optional package offers the addition of Dynamic and Dynamic Pro modes, alongside Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and banking ABS.

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A 6.5inch display is standard fitment with BMW Motorrad Connectivity

Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) is also included with Riding Modes Pro, while the new engine drag torque control (MSR) is also featured.

Standard is a large 6.5inch TFT display with BMW Motorrad Connectivity.

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Hand guards are standard fitment

Other optional extras include Adaptive Cornering Lights, the BMW Keyless Ride system, and Intelligent Emergency Call. All standard lighting is also LED, with an adjustable windshield enabling fine-tuning of wind protection.

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

The 2020 BMW F 900 XR will be available in Light White, Galvanic Gold metallic (Style Exclusive), and Racing Red (Sport) with Australian availability and pricing yet to be released.

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2020 BMW F 900 XR – Light White
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2020 BMW F 900 XR – Racing Red
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2020 BMW F 900 XR – Galvanic Gold metallic

2020 BMW F 900 XR Specifications

F 900 XR
Engine
Capacity895 cc
Bore/stroke86/77 mm
Output77/105  kW/hp
at engine speed8,500 rpm
Torque at engine speed92 Nm /6,500 rpm
TypeWater-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four valves per cylinder activated by cam followers, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication
Compression13.1/1
FuelPremium unleaded 95 RON
Valve controlDOHC (double overhead camshaft), cam followers
Valves per cylinder4
Ø intake/outlet33.5 mm/27.2 mm
Ø throttle valve48 mm
Engine controlBMS-M
Emission controlClosed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-5
Electrical System
Alternator416 W
BatteryV/Ah 12/12, maintenance-free
HeadlampLED headlights (low and high beam) (Headlight Pro option: LED daytime riding light and Adaptive Cornering Light)
Rear lightLED brake light/rear light
IndicatorsLED turn indicators
Starter0.9 kW
Power Transmission
ClutchMultiplate wet clutch (anti-hopping), mechanically controlled
GearboxConstant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, integrated in the engine housing
Primary ratio1.821
Gear Transmission Ratios
I2.833
II2.067
III.1.6
IV.1.308
V1.103
VI.0.968
Secondary driveEndless O-ring chain with jerk damping in the rear wheel hub
Secondary ratio2.588
Suspension
Frame construction typeSteel bridge frame in monocoque design, load-bearing engine
Front wheel controlUSD telescopic fork Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel controlAluminium double-sided swinging arm, directly mounted central spring strut,hydraulically adjustable spring rest, adjustable rebound damping (option: Dynamic ESA)
Spring travel, front/rear170/172 mm
Wheel castor105.2 mm
Wheelbase1,521 mm
Steering head angle60.5°
Front BrakesHydraulically activated twin disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 320 mm, 4-piston radial brake calipers
Rear BrakesHydraulically activated single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, 1-piston floating caliper
ABSBMW Motorrad ABS as standard
WheelsDie-cast aluminium wheels
Front: 3.5 x 17″
Rear: 5.5 x 17″
TyresFront:120/70 ZR 17
Front: 180/55 ZR 17
Dimensions & Weights
Total length2,160 mm
Total width not including mirrors860 mm
Seat height825 mm
Accessory Seat(Option  Lowered suspension 775)
(Option Seat, low 795)
(Optional Accessory Seat, high 840)
(Optional Accessory Comfort seat 845)
(Optional Accessory  Seat, extra high 870)
DIN unladen weight, road ready219 Kg
Permitted total weight438 Kg
Fuel tank capacity15.5 l
Performance Figures
Fuel consumption (WMTC)4.2l/100 km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.6s
Top speed>200 km/h