2020 BMW F 900 R

The naked Beemer gets a boost.

2020 BMW F 900 RBMW

The F 850 gets a boost for 2020. The result is the all-new BMW F 900 R which is now powered by an 895cc parallel-twin engine—an engine that is also shared with the new F 900 XR. While both models share the same engine, they do differ in target audience. The F 900 R is designed as a “dynamic roadster” for riders looking for sporty and aggressive styling while the XR caters to the adventure-tourer. Top-shelf quality meets affordable pricing with high-end components like the Sachs suspension and Brembo brakes for a total MSRP of $8,995. Compared to the XR, the F 900 R squats a little lower with a 5.3- and 5.6-inch front and rear suspension travel and is paired with a sporty, active seating position. Electronics include two ride modes, ABS, and Automatic Stability Control (ASC)—if you want more than those basics, BMW has optional packages available.

2020 BMW F 900 R Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Road Test Editor Michael Gilbert took to the twisties of central California to find that, “This middleweight Beemer is light on its feet, comfortably carving the twisties and tackling side-to-side transitions quickly, and the OE-fitted Bridgestone Battlax S21 tires offer ample amounts of grip that are required for shredding.”

Competition for this BMW includes the KTM 890 Duke R, Suzuki GSX-S1000, Yamaha MT-09, Kawasaki Z900, and Triumph Street Triple RS.

BMW F 900 R Updates For 2020

The engine is new and improved with more power and sings with a new underfloor muffler system. There is a new bolt-on steel rear frame as well. The F 900 R is available in Blackstorm Metallic and San Marino Blue Metallic or the Style Sport version in Hockenheim Silver Metallic/Racing Red.

2020 BMW F 900 R Claimed Specifications

Price: $8,995
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin
Displacement: 895cc
Bore x Stroke: 86.0 x 77.0mm
Horsepower: 99.0 hp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque: 67.0 lb.-ft. @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 32.5 in.
Rake: 29.5°
Trail: 4.5 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork; 5.3-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Preload and rebound adjustable; 5.5-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70-17
Rear Tire: 180/55-17
Wheelbase: 59.7 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal.
Wet Weight: 465 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height: 32.5 in.
Wet Weight: 472 lb.