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.
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 standard electronics package offers Rain and Road riding modes as standard, controlling the ASC and ABS systems.
‘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.
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.
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.
BMW are promising a fuel economy of 4.2L per 100 km so a range of 300km should be possible.
Forks are 43mm USD items, while the rear shock offers pre-load and rebound adjustability and acts on an aluminium double-sided swingarm.
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.
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 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.
The new F 900 R will be available in Blackstorm metallic, San Marino Blue metallic and Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red colour options.
Total weight comes in at 211kg ready to ride, with Australian pricing and availability yet to be announced.
2020 BMW F 900 R Specifications
|F 900 R|
|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|
|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|
|Emission control||Closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, exhaust standard EU-5|
|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|
|Clutch||Multiplate wet clutch (anti-hopping), mechanically controlled|
|Gearbox||Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, integrated in the engine housing|
|Gear Transmission Ratios|
|Secondary drive||Endless O-ring chain with jerk damping in the rear wheel hub|
|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|
|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|
|Fuel consumption (WMTC)||4.2l/100 km|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||3.7s|
|Top speed||>200 km/h|