Bridging the gap

BMW Motorrad has just recently revealed their newest motorcycle model at the 2019 EICMA in Milan, Italy. The new F 900 R, is envisioned to bridge the gap between their entry-level roadster, the G 310 R, and the S 1000 R.

BMW shows off their new F 900 R in Milan image

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 and 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.

'Rain' and 'Road' riding modes come standard, with Riding Modes Pro (as an optional extra), the sporty characteristics of the new F 900 R can be experienced even more intensively. The additional riding modes, 'Dynamic' and 'Dynamic Pro', Dynamic Traction Control DTC and cornering capable ABS Pro are available, along with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the new engine drag torque control (MSR).

BMW shows off their new F 900 R in Milan image

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.