BMW Motorrad Philippines wants more people to Make Life A Ride with their upcoming model, the F 900 R. First launched in EICMA 2019, the new model hopes to bridge the gap between their entry-level roadster, the G 310 R, and the S 1000 R.
The new F 900 R is powered by the same twin-cylinder engine found on the F 850 GS, bored up from 853 cc to 895 cc. It now produces 106 Ps and an even fuller torque curve with a maximum torque of 92 Nm. In addition, the cylinder heads were machined and new forged pistons were used (previously cast pistons). This creates a particularly powerful, emotional sound – similar to that of a 90-degree V2 engine. The sound is rounded off by a completely new and very sporty underfloor silencer system made of stainless steel.
Like the F series GS models, the new F 900 R also makes 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 lights are all-LED complimented by a full-color 6.5-inch TFT screen with BMW motorcycle connectivity. The fuel tank can carry up to 13 liters of gasoline, while the seat height is only at 815 mm. Top speed is claimed to be more than 200 kilometers per hour.
The new F 900 R features 'Rain' and 'Road' riding modes that come standard. Riding Modes Pro (in Style Sport trim) unleashes the sporty characteristics of the new F 900 R even more intensively.
Perhaps the best part of the new F 900 R is the price. BMW Motorrad Philippines will make it available in two variants. The entry level F 900 R will be offered at a starting price of PhP 655,000 for the Standard trim. A higher end variant, Style Sport, will be offered at PhP 775,000. These aren't Asian-made bikes. Both trims will be German made.
The Standard trim already has quite a lot of standard equipment. The Style Sport trim takes it a step further. This trim level will include adaptive headlights (that point into the corner), dynamic traction control, dynamic electronic suspension adjustment), Gear Shift Assist Pro, and Riding Modes Pro. Riding Modes Pro includes additional riding modes, 'Dynamic' and 'Dynamic Pro', Dynamic Traction Control DTC and cornering capable ABS Pro, along with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the new engine drag torque control (MSR).
Worried about the seat height? BMW Motorrad will have a low seat option available, in addition to a wide variety of accessories and luggage.
The upcoming F 900 R will be launched on March 29 to an exclusive list of clients. All the details will be revealed at that event. Express your interest to see the new model at your nearest BMW Motorrad showroom or follow their official Facebook Page for announcements.