Tonight, BMW Motorrad Philippines, will unveil a motorcycle for the first time digitally. Being unwrapped online will be the new 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, offering roadster styling and maneuverability with the smooth power and compact dimensions of a parallel twin engine.
The F 900 R is the latest product from BMW’s steadily expanding F series platform. 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. To help reign in all this power, the new F 900 R features 'Rain' and 'Road' riding modes that come as standard. Top speed is claimed to be more than 200 kilometers per hour.
To help produce more power, 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. The fuel tank that is now back to 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 new model will receive a whole host of new tech. For one, 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.
Worried about the seat height? In the standard configuration, the seat height is only at 815 mm. There will be a low seat option available, in addition to a wide variety of accessories and luggage that can attach to the bike.
BMW Motorrad Philippines will make it available in two variants: the Standard trim, and a higher end variant called Style Sport.
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).
Perhaps the best part of the new F 900 R is the price. The Standard will be offered at PhP 655,000. The Style Sport will be offered at PhP 775,000. These aren't Asian-made bikes. Both trims will be German made.
The 2020 F 900 R will be launched tonight on social media. Tune in to the MotoPinas.com Facebook page tonight, June 20, 2020, at 8 PM and watch with us.