BMW Motorrad has launched three new motorcycles in India today – the F 850 GS (Rs 12.50 lakh), the F 850 GS Adventure (Rs 13.25 lakh), and the F 900 XR (Rs 12.30 lakh) (all prices, ex-showroom, India). The manufacturer has also discontinued the F 900 R and the F 750 GS in our market.
2022 BMW F 850 GS Pro, F 850 GS Adventure Pro
BMW Motorrad has brought back the F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure in India, priced at Rs 12.50 lakh and Rs 13.25 lakh respectively (introductory, ex-showroom, India). Both adventure motorcycles are available in the ‘Pro’ guise in India.
Both models feature the iconic GS asymmetric headlight design and gold rims. The F 850 GS is available only in the Style Rallye (Racing Blue Metallic) colour scheme, while the Adventure can be had in either the Style Rallye (Kalamata Metallic Matt) or Style Triple Black (Black Storm Metallic) colour schemes.
The F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure come equipped with a 6.5-inch colour TFT screen, the BMW Motorrad Connected app, riding modes (Rain, Road, Dynamic, Enduro), dynamic ESA, BMW Motorrad ABS (cornering ABS), ASC (automatic stability control), keyless ride, LED lights, gear shift assist pro, dynamic traction control, comfort seat, heated grips and cruise control. Additionally, the Adventure also comes with knuckle guards, widened enduro footrests and an adjustable gear lever.
Both motorcycles are powered by an 853cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates 95hp at 8,250rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6,250rpm, and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. They also get a 90/90 R21 front tyre and a 150/70 R17 rear tyre. However, while the F 850 GS has a 15-litre fuel tank and a seat height of 860mm, the Adventure has a larger 23-litre tank and a seat height of 875mm.
Both GS 850s come with a 3-year/unlimited km warranty, with deliveries set to begin in June. The BMW 850 GS range rivals the likes of the Triumph Tiger 900 range (Rs 13.70 lakh-14.35 lakh) and the Honda Africa Twin range (Rs 16.01 lakh-17.55 lakh). As such, it manages to undercut both its rivals.
2022 BMW F 900 XR Pro
The 2022 BMW F 900 XR has been launched at Rs 12.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India) in the ‘Pro’ guise. Brought in as a CBU, deliveries for the adventure sports tourer are set to commence in June.
The 2022 BMW F 900 XR is powered by an 895cc, in-line, two-cylinder, four-valve engine that puts out 105hp at 8,500rpm and 92Nm at 6,500rpm. It uses a 6-speed gearbox and does the 0-100kph sprint in a claimed 3.6sec. The top speed of the F 900 XR is said to be “over 200kph”.
BMW has equipped the 2022 F 900 XR with a 6.5-inch coloured TFT display, the BMW Motorrad Connectivity app, LED lights all around, ASC, riding modes, adjustable levers, adjustable rear suspension, slipper clutch, cast aluminium wheels and an adjustable windscreen as standard.
The F 900 XR Pro is also available with three distinct packages – Comfort, Dynamic and Active – that offer more features. Features in the Comfort package include dynamic ESA, keyless ride and a centre stand, while the Dynamic package includes Headlight Pro with adaptive curve light, daytime running lights and gear shift assist pro. The Active package, meanwhile, includes riding modes pro, dynamic engine brake control (MSR), heated grips, dynamic traction control, ABS Pro and case holders.
The 2022 BMW F 900 XR comes with a 3-year/unlimited km warranty and is available in a single Sport Style (Racing Red) colour scheme.
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