The bikes remain completely unchanged despite the price hike.
When BMW Motorrad launched the F 900 R and F 900 XR in the global market, they outdid themselves with a bike equipped with a powerful and capable engine, and an affordable price tag to boot. Ever since launching last year, the BMW F 900 R and XR have enjoyed considerable success across multiple markets.
Unfortunately for the Indian market, BMW Motorrad India has announced a massive price hike covering both the F 900 R and XR. For starters, the F 900 R has been slapped a massive Rs 90,000 surcharge, bringing its retail price to a whopping Rs 10.80 lakh, or the equivalent of $14,762 USD. This is rather unfortunate, especially for a bike that has been lauded across the globe for its enticing price point.
The BMW F 900 XR fares no better in this ordeal of price hikes, as both variants, the Standard and the Pro, see a substantial price hike as well. The Standard version gets an Rs 45,000 price increase, causing its retail price to exceed the Rs 10.95 lakh mark, or $15,000 USD. The Pro version gets a whopping Rs 90,000 increase just like the F 900 R—it now costs Rs 12.40 lakh, or well over $17,000 USD.
To make things worse, the price increase across the F 900 range brings with it absolutely no changes or updates to the bikes whatsoever. That being said, the powerful 895cc parallel twin rated for 99 horsepower on the F 900 XR, and 105 horsepower on the F 900 R continues to be the centerpiece of these bikes. Of course, a machine of this caliber is expected to be equipped with a slew of electronic rider aids such as ABS, traction control, two riding modes, and Bluetooth connectivity.