Due to the rising popularity of midsize adventure tourers in the local motorcycle scene, BMW Motorrad Philippines is now offering the 2021 F 900 XR at local dealerships.
Launched in Spain this time last year alongside the F 900 R and S 1000 XR, the sharp-looking F 900 XR comes in two color schemes: Racing Red and Galvanic Gold Metallic. It shares the same sporty DNA as the F 900 R naked.
Aside from its towering height, the F 900 XR can easily be distinguished from its twin brother by the long silver radiator trim and twin LED headlamps (equipped with adaptive cornering) and daytime running lights which are part of the Headlight Pro package. It also boasts three riding modes: Rain, Road, and Dynamic Pro. The latter allows riders to switch off the ABS on the rear wheel and adjust the throttle response and traction control based on their riding style.
Another feature onboard is the 6.6-inch TFT screen which can be paired to your smartphone for hands-free calls, music, and navigation. With the BMW Motorrad Connected app, riders can record their daily travels to analyze their riding style, accounting for factors like lean angle, braking, and acceleration, among others. It also has a dynamic brake light setup that signals to motorists behind the intensity of the rider’s braking.
The F 900 XR is powered by an 895cc DOHC, liquid-cooled, inline-two engine that churns out 105hp at 8,500rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Its factory-claimed top speed is 200kph, while fuel economy is listed at 24km/L. The adventure tourer is now available for P975,000 with the full gamut of options.