2020 BMW F 900 XR

The midsize adventure sport gets a boost.


The BMW F 900 XR shares a boosted engine, frame, and most part numbers with the F 900 R. What it doesn’t share is the riding intent. Where the F 900 R is more for the aggressive rider, the F 900 XR is for those who seek out a sporty tourer with its longer suspension travel, larger fuel tank, Michelin Road 5GT tires, and wind protection—equating to a $2,700 price increase over the R. With a Cycle World measured seat height of 33.6 inches and measured wet weight of 492 pounds, this midrange adventure sport has reasonable dimensions for newcomers or returnees alike, but if needed, there are various seat heights and a lowering feature available from the manufacturer.

2020 BMW F 900 XR Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

If you would like to see more information on the 2020 model and its F 900 R sibling we addressed more details about these models in our first look.

Competition for the sport-tourer include the Ducati Multistrada 950, Yamaha Tracer 900, and Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT.

BMW F 900 XR Updates For 2020

Like the BMW F 900 R, the XR sees similar updates with the more powerful engine and newly developed subframe. The XR is available in Light White and has two style options to choose from: Style Exclusive (in Galvanic Gold Metallic) and Sport (Racing Red).

2020 BMW F 900 XR Claimed Specifications

Price: $11,695
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: 4.1 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork; 6.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Preload and rebound adjustable; 6.8-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70-17
Rear Tire: 180/55-17
Wheelbase: 59.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gal.
Wet Weight: 493 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height: 33.6 in.
Wet Weight: 492 lb.