The pair are Motorrad's latest additions and both bikes share the same in-line twin-cylinder engine thats origins can be traced back to the earlier F 850 GS adventure. The engines have had the displacement increased to 895cc for these new mid-range bikes and that bump in size brings the power to 107hp. The peak torque remains the same at 92Nm at 6,500rpm.
The bikes frames are steel bridge frames similar to that used in the F 850 GS and F 750 GS. Much like the aforementioned bikes, the engine acts as a stress-bearing element to optimise weight reduction and mass centralisation. The F 900 XR will have a 15.5-litre fuel tank and F 900 R will get a 13-litre. Another key difference is the suspension travel. The F 900 XR is designed as a sports adventure bike and as such, the suspension travel is set to 170mm (front) and 172mm (rear) whereas the F 900 R Roadster has less with 135mm (front) and 142mm (rear)
An element that both bikes share is the latest 6.5-inch TFT screen with BMW Motorrad Connectivity. The bikes will also come with two rider modes as standard, road and rain, as well as ABS and ASC both being included as standard safety features. The option to add Rider Modes Pro, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), ABS Pro, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and engine drag torque control (MRS) is also available.
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The new BMW S 1000 XR will feature a new engine, and come better equipped than the outgoing model. The biggest headline improvement though is the bikes new weight. Now reduced by 10kg, making it 226kg, several areas have been trimmed back. The biggest area though is a reduction of 5kg from the engine (based on the new S 1000 RR’s) now weighing 5kg less.
The inline-four produces 165hp at 11,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 9,250rpm and BMW has also revealed that the fourth, fifth and sixth gear now have longer ratios, to reduce noise, fuel consumption and engine speed level. In addition to the improved performance, the new S 100 XR will include an anti-hopping clutch and also features engine drag torque control (MSR). The suspension has been redesigned as well and features lighter components.
Unlike the F 900 twins, the 2020 S 1000 XR features Dynamic ESA, Riding Modes Pro, ABS Pro, DTC, Hill Start Control Pro and four riding modes – Rain, Road, Dynamic and Dynamic Pro – as standard. The 6.5-inch TFT screen has been redeveloped as well and is supposedly easier to read while offering more information to the rider.
Updates to the new S 1000 XR are evident on the surface as well, with redesigned bodywork and two colour schemes – Ice Grey and Racing Red/White Aluminium.