BMW F 900 XR 2020 vs. BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 900 XR 2020

BMW F 900 XR 2020

BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 700 GS 2016

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Overview - BMW F 900 XR 2020 vs BMW F 700 GS 2016

The BMW F 900 XR 2020 and the BMW F 700 GS 2016 are both sport touring motorcycles from BMW, but they have some notable differences in terms of technical specifications and strengths.

Starting with the technical specifications, the BMW F 900 XR 2020 is equipped with a more powerful engine compared to the BMW F 700 GS 2016. The F 900 XR has a bore of 86 mm and a stroke of 77 mm, resulting in an engine displacement of 895 ccm. It generates an impressive engine power of 105 HP and a torque of 92 Nm. On the other hand, the F 700 GS has a bore of 82 mm and a stroke of 75.6 mm, resulting in a slightly smaller engine displacement of 798 ccm. It generates an engine power of 75 HP and a torque of 77 Nm.

In terms of transmission, both motorcycles use a chain drive. They also have a similar suspension system with a swing arm at the rear. The chassis of both motorcycles is made of steel, but the F 900 XR has a Twin Tube frame while the F 700 GS has a tubular frame. Both motorcycles have double disk brakes at the front.

BMW F 900 XR 2020

BMW F 900 XR 2020

When it comes to advanced rider assistance systems, the F 900 XR is equipped with ABS, anti-slipping control, and riding modes. On the other hand, the F 700 GS has electronically adjustable suspension as its advanced rider assistance system.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the F 900 XR has a front tire width of 120 mm and a diameter of 17 inches, while the F 700 GS has a front tire width of 110 mm and a diameter of 19 inches. The rear tire width is 180 mm for the F 900 XR and 140 mm for the F 700 GS, both with a diameter of 17 inches. The wheelbase is slightly shorter for the F 900 XR at 1518 mm compared to 1562 mm for the F 700 GS. The seat height is also lower for the F 900 XR at 815 mm compared to 820 mm for the F 700 GS. The F 900 XR has a kerb weight of 211 kg with ABS, while the F 700 GS has a kerb weight of 209 kg with ABS. The fuel tank capacity is 15.5 liters for the F 900 XR and 16 liters for the F 700 GS.

BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 700 GS 2016

Moving on to the strengths of each motorcycle, the F 900 XR 2020 is praised for its resilient and powerful engine, variable ergonomics, sufficient wind protection, great Brembo brakes, stylish looks, and wide range of accessories. On the other hand, the F 700 GS 2016 is commended for being very manageable, surprisingly powerful, having a comfortable seating position, low seat height, good brakes, and a good price.

However, the F 900 XR 2020 has a weakness in terms of its behavioral sound, while the F 700 GS 2016 is criticized for its optics.

In conclusion, the BMW F 900 XR 2020 and the BMW F 700 GS 2016 are both impressive motorcycles with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. The F 900 XR offers more power and a wider range of accessories, while the F 700 GS provides a more manageable ride and a lower price. Ultimately, the choice between the two would depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications BMW F 900 XR 2020 compared to BMW F 700 GS 2016

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Engine and Drive Train

BoreBore86 mmBore82 mm
StrokeStroke77 mmStroke75.6 mm
Engine powerEngine power105 HPEngine power75 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8500 rpmRpm at Max. Power7300 rpm
TorqueTorque92 NmTorque77 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6500 rpmRpm at Torque5500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio13.1 Compression Ratio12
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Can be restricted for A2 licenceCan be restricted for A2 licenceYesCan be restricted for A2 licenceYes
LubricationLubricationDry sumpLubricationDry sump
DisplacementDisplacement895 ccmDisplacement798 ccm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTwin Tube, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engine

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonDouble piston

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonSingle piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Anti-slipping control, Riding modesAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsSuspension electronically adjustable

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width110 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height80 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter19 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width140 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height80 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2140 mmLength2280 mm
WidthWidth815 mmWidth855 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1518 mmWheelbase1562 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height815 mmSeat Height820 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)211 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)209 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15.5 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 900 XR 2020

BMW F 900 XR 2020

The new BMW F 900 XR proves that it now needs no more than the middle class. With 105 hp, you are never underpowered in any situation and the two-cylinder offers enough elasticity to be both relaxed and very sporty on the road. Its solid quality and proven high-volume technology of the F 850 series make it a perfect companion if you want to be sporty on the road with a high level of comfort. As a basis, the equipment is sufficient, but the BMW accessories programme gives enough options to put together your dream motorbike (recommendation: Gearshift Assistant Pro!).

Resilient and powerful engine

Variable ergonomics

Sufficient wind protection

Great Brembo brakes

Stylish looks

Wide range of accessories

Behavioural sound

BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 700 GS 2016

The smaller of the two F GS sisters, the F 700 GS convinces with a successful overall performance. It looks like its big sister, but at its core it is more of a lively naked bike than a big enduro. The fact that the bike has outgrown the entry-level segment can be seen in the braking system - with two brake discs at the front, it is on a par with its big 800 sister and now decelerates just as confidently. In terms of the chassis, it convinces with good suspension comfort and at the same time a firm set-up in tight bends. Upgrading is never a problem with BMW; in addition to traction control, there is also the electronic suspension ESA for the F 700 GS.

Very manageable

surprisingly powerful

comfortable seating position

low seat height

good brakes

good price.

any optics

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 900 XR vs BMW F 700 GS

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 900 XR 2020 and a BMW F 700 GS 2016. In terms of price, the actual average price of a BMW F 900 XR 2020 is about 43% higher. A BMW F 900 XR 2020 experiences a loss of 740 USD in one year and 830 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 220 USD and 350 USD for a BMW F 700 GS 2016. Compared to BMW F 700 GS 2016 there are less BMW F 900 XR 2020 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 13 compared to 15. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 900 XR with 75 days compared to 90 days for a BMW F 700 GS. Since model year 2020 1000PS.de editors have written 23 reviews for the BMW F 900 XR and 7 reviews for the BMW F 700 GS since model year 2013. The first review for the BMW F 900 XR was published on 11/5/2019 and now has more than 136,400 views. This compares to more than 18,800 views for the first review on BMW F 700 GS published on 7/2/2012.

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