Honda XL600R: history, specs, pictures

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Honda XL600
Manufacturer
Production 1983 - 1987
Class Enduro
Engine
589cc air-cooled single cylinder four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 75.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Top Speed 104 mph (167 km/h)
Horsepower 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 8000RPM
Torque 39.09 ft/lbs (53.0 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System Keihin Carburetor
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9 '83-87 [1]
Battery YUASA YB3L-A '83-87
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: 41mm Showa hydraulic telescopic forks
Rear: Pro-link single shock
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Recommended Tire Pressure Front: 21 psi
Rear: 21 psi
Wheelbase 59.25 inches (1505 mm)
Length 86.81 inches (2205 mm)
Seat Height 33.46 inches (850 mm)
Weight 432.11 pounds (196.0 Kg) (dry), 207.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 2.5 L [1]
Oil Filter K&N KN-112[2]
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 3.2 US gal 13.0 Liters
Fuel Consumption 0.60 liters/100 km (166.7 km/l or 392.03 mpg)
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Manuals File:Honda XL600R 1983 1984 Service Manual.pdf
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The Honda XL600R was a single cylinder four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Honda between 1983 and 2000. It could reach a top speed of 104 mph (167 km/h). Max torque was 39.09 ft/lbs (53.0 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 8000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a large thumper single cylinder four-stroke. A 75.0mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 583.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was moderated via a chain driven overhead cam with 4 valves. Honda later re-used a very similar engine in the Honda GB500.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 90/90-21 front tire and a 130/80-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm Showa hydraulic telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a Pro-link single shock. The XL600R was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 432.11 pounds (196.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.25 inches (1505 mm) long. er at 6500rpm. Thanks to its engine, the bike is able to reach a top speed 142 km/h.


Intro[edit]

XL600 Videos

1983[edit]



The XL600R'83 was sold in 1983 in one color: Monza Red. The gas tank, side covers, fenders, headlight cowl, and frame were red. The seat, fork boots, number plate panels, and engine were black. The wheels, fork legs, and swingarm were silver. The "600R" side cover decal was solid white. The engine was a 589cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with two carburetors and two head pipes. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2PD030*DM000027

1984[edit]



The XL600R'84 was sold in 1984 in one color: Monza Red (in some countries it was called Flash Red).

  • The "600R" side cover decal was red with a white outline.
  • The gas tank, side covers, fenders, headlight cowl, and frame were red.
  • The seat, fork boots, number plate panels, and engine were black.
  • The wheels, fork legs, and swingarm were silver.
  • The engine was a 589cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with two carburetors, dry sump, and two head pipes.
  • The transmission was a 5-speed.
  • Suspension: Pro-Link™ rear suspension
  • Brake: Disc front brake
  • Wheelbase: 1420mm (55.9 in.)
  • Dry weight: 134 kg (295.3 lb)
  • Seat height: 860mm (33.8 in.)
  • Front wheel travel: 229mm (9 in.)
  • Rear wheel travel: 203mm (8 in.)
  • The serial number began JH2PD030*EM100006

1985[edit]

1985 Honda XL600R



The XL600R'85 was sold in 1985 in Flash Red. The seat, fork boots, and shock spring were blue. The tank wing decal was red, white, and blue. The "600R" tank decal was white and blue. The number plate panels were yellow. The gas tank, side covers, fenders, headlight cowl, and frame were red. The wheels, fork legs, and swingarm were silver. The engine was a 589cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with two carburetors and two head pipes. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2PD030*FK200003

1986[edit]



The XL600R'86 was sold in 1986 in Shasta White with Southern Blue. The gas tank was 3-tone blue, red, and white. The fenders, side covers, frame, and headlight cowl were white. The wheels, fork legs, and swingarm were gold color. The engine was red. The number plate panels were black. The engine was a 589cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with two carburetors and two head pipes. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2PD030*GK300001

1987[edit]



The XL600R'87 was sold in 1987 in Shasta White with Southern Blue. The gas tank was 3-tone: blue, red, and white. The red stripe was actually 3-tone dark, medium, and light red. The wheels, fork legs, and swingarm were silver. The fenders, side covers, frame, and headlight cowl were white. The engine was red. The number plate panels were black. The engine was a 589cc OHC RFVC single cylinder with two carburetors and two head pipes. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2PD030*HK400001

The XL600R is a Honda motorcycle equipped with an air cooled, single cylinder, four stroke, 591cc engine developing 44 horsepower.



In Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1983 - 1984 Honda XL600R Service Manual. Honda. 
  2. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 

See Also[edit]


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