The F 900 XR is described as being an adventure bike, but in reality, it’s more of a practical sports tourer that can be used for everyday commuting or long-distance rides. It’s too sporty to compete with the heavier tourers in the 2021 BMW line-up, but it’s not sporty enough to go toe-to-toe with BMW’s high-performance bikes. Instead, it’s somewhere between the two: a versatile motorcycle with a sports-feel and adventure aspirations.
The heart of the F 900 XR is a European-made 895cc twin-cylinder engine. It’s this engine that makes the F 900 XR such as versatile machine. The engine produces a modest 99 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque, making it accessible for new riders but not at all underwhelming for experienced hands.
What makes this bike ideal for part-time adventurers is the addition of several off-road practicalities. These include increased suspension travel, an adjustable windshield, LED lights, and Automatic Stability Control. Plus, there are selectable riding modes and a smart TFT display with full BMW Motorrad Connectivity. Additionally, there’s plenty of cargo space and the option to add more luggage if needed too.
For 2021, the F 900 XR is available in three color options: Racing Red, Light White, or an exclusive Galvanic Gold Metallic color scheme.
The 2021 BMW F 900 XR starts at $17,945 USD / $19,750 CAD
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Single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
120/70 ZR 17
180/55 ZR 17
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.1 gal (15.5 L)
Permanent magnetic alternator 416 W (nominal power)
12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
85.0″ (2,160 mm)
33.9″ (860 mm)
52.0″ – 55.9″ (1,320 mm – 1,420 mm)
60″ (1,521 mm)
4.1″ (105.2 mm)
Standard Seat: 72.4”, High Seat: 73.6”, Low Seat: 70.7”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled
482 lbs (219 kg)
2021 BMW F 900 XR Features
Clear body language – the unmistakable XR.
The motivation of the F 900 XR can be seen at the very first glance. The striking LED light guides of the newly developed headlight emphasize the commanding nature of the F 900 XR – a feeling that you know best. The fairing builds further upon this dynamic excitement. Precise edges define its aggressive design. The slim and visually short tail invokes the athletic energy of this long-distance performer.
At the end of the day, you’ve put in just the right number of miles onto the odometer and have just enough in your bones. The ergonomics of the F 900 XR are designed for sporty long-distance performance. Take on curve after curve behind its protective front fairing. Maximum variability is the rule here, with seat heights from 30.5 to 34.25 inches, as well as a fully adjustable hand lever and flexible two-level windshield. The optimal position of the footrest and seat enables your passenger to join in on the passion for every mile.
Your resting heart rate: 68 lb-ft.
The racing line before your eyes and your gaze far ahead, you take every curve calmly and confidently. One after the other, again and again. Just typical #NeverStopChallenging. Well, if this insatiable desire for every straightaway, this drive to always go further, meet the right partners: The high-torque two cylinder in-line engine of the F 900 XR delivers between 4,500 and 8,500 rpm for 68 lb-ft. The optional Dynamic ESA delivers optimal suspension comfort and very stable handling. Those who press forward like this leave the others behind.
Systematic safety features.
Numerous other innovations ensure a pleasant and relaxed ride. The Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Engine Braking Control (EBC) deliver more control for emergency braking and for abrupt releases of the accelerator as well as sudden downshifts.
Visionary – literally.
The F 900 XR is setting standards when it comes to illumination. It has an adaptive cornering light – available for the first time in the mid-range segment. Placed in the newly developed striking LED headlamps, it provides perfect illumination for corners at a 7° angle: an obvious plus when riding at night or with poor lighting conditions.