Honda XL350: history, specs, pictures

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The Honda XL350R was a single cylinder, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Honda between 1974 and 1987. It could reach a top speed of 83 mph (134 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 84.0mm bore x 61.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 340.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.00-21 front tire and a 4.60-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The XL350R was fitted with a 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters) fuel tank.

First Generation[edit]

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Honda XL350
Manufacturer
Production 1974 - 1978
Class Dual-sport
Predecessor Honda SL350
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 84.0mm x 61.3mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Top Speed 83 mph (134 km/h)
Horsepower 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Spark Plug NGK D8EA [1]
Battery YUASA 6N6-3B [1]
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive Chain: 530x
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.00-21 [1]
Rear Tire 4.00-18 [1]
Weight 137.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Related Honda XR350R
Manuals Service Manual

Brochures ·

1974[edit]


The XL350K0 was sold in 1974 and came in one color: Metallic Silver with blue stripes. The gas tank, fenders, and headlight shell were silver. The stripes on the gas tank and fender were blue. The side covers were matte black. The "XL350" side cover decal was orange and white. The engine was a 348cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began XL350-1000001.

1975[edit]


The XL350K1 was sold in 1975 and came in one color: Excel Black with Red. The gas tank was two-toned red and black. The fenders and side covers were black. the "XL350" side cover decal was red and white. The headlight shell was silver. The engine was a 348cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began XL350-2000001.

1976[edit]

1976 Honda XL350



The XL350'76 was sold in 1976 and came in one color: Excell Black with Red and White. The gas tank and side covers were 2-tone black and red. The fenders were white color impregnated plastic. The "XL350" side cover decal was black with a white outline. The bike had a new frame and chassis with an upswept exhaust system. The engine was a 348cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began XL350-3000001.

1977[edit]

1977 Honda XL350



The XL350'77 was sold in 1977 and came in one color: Tahitian Red with Black. The gas tank and side covers were 2-toned black and red. The fenders were red, color impregnated plastic. The "XL350" side cover decal was also red. The bike had the new frame and chassis with an upswept exhaust system introduced in 1976. The engine was a 348cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began XL350-3100001.

1978[edit]



The XL350'78 was sold in 1978 and came in one color: Tahitian Red with Black. The gas tank and side covers were black with red stripes. The fenders were red, color impregnated plastic. The "XL350" side cover decal was red and white. The wheel hubs were black. The bike had the new frame and chassis with an upswept exhaust system introduced in 1976. The engine was a 348cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began XL350-3200001.

Second Generation[edit]

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Honda XL350R
Manufacturer
Also called XL350R (reduced effect), XL 350 R (reduced effect), XL350R, XL 350 R, XL 350
Production 1984 - 1985
Class Dual-sport
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 84.0mm x 61.3mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Top Speed 83 mph (134 km/h)
Horsepower 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9 [1]
Battery YUASA YB3L-A [1]
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive Chain: 530x
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.00-21 [1]
Rear Tire 4.60-17 [1]
Weight 137.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-112
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Related Honda XR350R
Manuals Service Manual

Brochures ·


1984[edit]



The XL350R'84 was sold in 1984 and came in one color: Monza Red. The headlight was rectangular with a red cowl. The seat, fork boots and number plate panels were black. The engine was a 339cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. Engine: RFVC radial valve, 339cc dual-carburetor engine

  • Suspension: Pro-Link™ rear suspension
  • Brakes: Front disc
  • Wheelbase: 1415mm (55.7 in.)
  • Dry weight: 123 kg (271.1 lb)
  • Seat height: 840mm (33.1 in.)
  • Front wheel travel: 220mm (8.7 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 205mm (8.1 in.)
  • The serial number began JH2ND030*EM000012.

1985[edit]

1985 Honda XL350R



The XL350R'85 was sold in 1985 and came in one color: Flash Red. The Honda wing decal on the gas tank was red, white, and blue. The "350R" tank decal was white and blue. The seat and fork boots were blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The engine was a 339cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with 2 carburetors and 2 head pipes. The transmission was a 6-speed. The serial number began JH2ND030*FK100001.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 



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