BMW Motorrad Philippines will be releasing a very limited number of its much anticipated follow up to the popular F900R sports naked, the F900XR.
Already released in America and Europe since the middle of 2020, the launch of the F900XR here in the Philippines was delayed because of supply issue due to the high demand worldwide.
But finally, we received information that it will be released this month in November to a very lucky few at a price of P975,000.
A substantial price increase from the standard XR, but consideting it has many upgrades that make it a more comfortable and a more capable bike for touring and light adventuring.
The ergonomics of the F 900 XR are designed for not only long-distance performance but also for sporty riding.
It has a more upright, relaxed sitting position than the F900R and has a height-adjustable windshield to protect you against the wind and weather. It can be adjusted by hand.
The seat height can be adjusted from 30.5 to 34.25 inches, as well as the hand levers which are fully reach-adjustable.
It is still powered by the high-torque two cylinder in-line engine of that delivers between 4,500 and 8,500 rpm for 68 lb-ft.
At this price point, it is safe to assume that the F900XR will have Riding Modes, Quickshifter, the Dynamic ESA that delivers optimal suspension comfort plus the Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Engine Braking Control (EBC) that deliver more control for emergency braking and for abrupt releases of the accelerator as well as sudden downshifts.
Like the top end F900R , the XR might also come with adaptive cornering light placed in the newly developed striking LED headlamps, that provides perfect illumination for corners at a 7° angle.
It will also come with BMW Motorrad Connectivity and that fantastic large 6.5” TFT color display that can directly connect with your smartphone.
For sure, BMW will offer as accessories a set of hard case bags in the bike color for long range storage space.
This is indeed a more suitable bike for Philippine roads. And with its price and scarce availability, comes with its own exclusivity as well.