Honda XR650

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Honda XR650
Also called XR650R, XR650L, XR 650 R, XR 650 L, XR 650
Production 2000 - 2019
Class Enduro
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 100.0mm x 82.0mm
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Top Speed 102 mph (164 km/h)
Horsepower 41.04 HP (30.6 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 38.36 ft/lbs (52.0 Nm) @ 4000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. 42.5mm diaphragm-type cv
Ignition solid-state cd with electronic advance
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet multiplate
Suspension Front: 43mm air-adjustable axle showa® cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability.
Rear: pro-link showa® single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability
Brakes Front: single disc. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 3.00-21
Rear Tire 4.60-18
Wheelbase 57.28 inches (1455 mm)
Length 86.18 inches (2189 mm)
Width 33.7 inches (856 mm)
Height 49.02 inches (1245 mm)
Seat Height 37.01 inches (940 mm)
Weight 683.43 pounds (310.0 Kg) (dry), 156.9 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.8 Gallon (10.60 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.52 liters/100 km (22.1 km/l or 52.04 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda XR650L was a single cylinder, four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Honda between 2000 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 102 mph (164 km/h). Max torque was 38.36 ft/lbs (52.0 Nm) @ 4000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 41.04 HP (30.6 KW) @ 6000 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 100.0mm bore x 82.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 644.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multiplate.


It came with a 3.00-21 front tire and a 4.60-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. two-piston calipers. in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm air-adjustable axle showa® cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability. while the rear was equipped with a pro-link showa® single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability. The XR650L was fitted with a 2.8 Gallon (10.60 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 683.43 pounds (310.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.28 inches (1455 mm) long.

2001 Honda XR650L[edit]

One of the Honda's bikes with a really long tradition, the XR650L is the perfect blend between the asphalt world and the off-road one. A true dual-sport bike, the 2000 version of the XR650L caries on the acclaimed heritage and brings forth the gutsy, bulletproof 644cc single and suspensions to match both highway and fire road conditions.

Compliant, adjustable suspensions make tackling off-road obstacles easy while providing a reassuring stance on the road, as well. Luggage systems are a natural addition to this bike, as the XR650L will become your adventure bike of choice from the very first trip.

2001 Honda XR 650 R[edit]

2001 Honda XR 650 R

Thanks to its single cylinder engine, the XR 650 R motorcycle manufactured by Honda is able to reach a top speed of 164 km/h.

2002 Honda XR650L[edit]

The Honda XR650L is one of the recipes which proved to be almost perfect, and what better proof could one need than the longevity of the model. A reliable and tough-as-nails dual-sport machine, the 2001 XR650L is a great choice if you're looking for both on-road usability and solid off-road reliability.

Compliant, adjustable suspensions and enduring spoked wheels and a great complement for the torquey 644cc single and the dual-sport tires. And with enough real estate for two-up riding, the XR650L is also a nifty bike for real adventures. Add in a luggage system and your significant other and head for the wilderness: there aren't too many obstacles to stop an experienced rider aboard the 2001 XR650L.

2003 Honda XR650L[edit]

2003 Honda XR650L

A recipe which closes to dual-sport perfection, the Honda XR650L is almost unchanged during the past years, and the 2002 model year makes no exception. A thumper which proved its sturdiness and resilience in the most grueling off-road rallies, the XR650L still offers road-worthy comfort and this makes it a great all-rounder, if a bit of av overkill one.

Still, you can enjoy riding asphalt roads to reach your next adventure, or load up a luggage system and get ready for your next continent-crossing adventure.

2004 Honda XR650L[edit]

2004 Honda XR650L

One of the benchmarks dual-sport bikes are judged upon, Honda XR650L is a machine which has only had minor changes along its long life. Created from the ground up to withstand the rigors of hard off-road riding and yet deliver good performance on asphalt, this bike has been one of the most popular choices for people looking to get the best of the two worlds.

Generous, air-adjustable suspensions, strong spoked wheels, comfortable enough for long asphalt hauls and a truly hardcore machine in the dirt, the 2003 XR650L can do pretty, much anything, safe for traveling at sportsbike speed. For commuting and urban errands, adventures and weekend fun, the 2003 XR650L is a truly nifty all-rounder choice.

2004 Honda XR650R[edit]

2004 Honda XR650R

One of Honda's most potent machines, the XR650R is a bike which passes most grueling tests, such as the Baja races, with flying colors. Tall, muscular and built as a tank, the 2003 XR650R still boasts exceptional rideability and easy handling, even when the tough going gets tougher.

A bike engineered with experienced pilots in mind, the XR650R is one of the top off-road machines created for hard riding in adverse conditions. Sand and mud, rocks or rivers to cross, the 2003 XR650R will take on pretty much anything.

2005 Honda XR650L[edit]

2005 Honda XR650L

Almost unchanged since its early days, the XR650L is probably one of the best true dual-sport bikes ever made. Street legal and even a decent bike on the highway, it's beyond the point where asphalt ends where the 2004 Honda XR650L starts showing its true nature. Air-adjustable, long-travel suspensions and big, laced wheels are taking care of obstacles and trail unevenness, while the torquey single-cylinder provides all the nerve needed for passing rough sections.

The bike can also accommodate a lot of gear with optional luggage systems and is great for adventures in the wild, provided you bring some extra fuel with you, as the small tank is the only detail which prevents this bike form being a real Ride The World machine.

2006 Honda XR650R[edit]

2006 Honda XR650R

The 2005 XR650R is the non-street-legal version of the acclaimed XR650L, boasting even more terrainability and being better adapted to the rigors of off-road riding. With suspensions derived from Honda's racing programs, the XR650R delivers excellent obstacle-tackling capabilities and comes with a very reassuring feel.

Its 4-stroke 649cc thumper packs plenty of low-end torque for the light machine, while the clever architecture offers great clearance for riding on rough terrain. An optional HRC Power-Up kit is also available.

2006 Honda XR650L[edit]

2006 Honda XR650L

On or off the road, the 2005 XR650L is pure joy. One of the few true dual-sport bikes left in the industry, this machine is the perfect treat for those who value exceptional terrainability blended with street-legal equipment, lightweight construction and Honda's bulletproof bike-making heritage.

Air-adjustable suspensions, easy maintenance for the 644cc single cylinder, excellent loading capacity are all making the XR650L a great choice for daily commuting, city errands or wild adventures.

2007 Honda XR650R[edit]

2007 Honda XR650R

If you like the XR650L street-legal machine but are looking for a true enduro model with more refined tuning for really hard terrain, then the 22006 XR650R might be the right choice. In the desert, the bike feels at home, and so will it when you hit the wet forest trails. With a lightweight aluminum frame and race-derived suspensions, the 2006 XR650R also boasts HRC-inspired graphics to match its character.

Adjustable Kayaba suspensions allow multiple setup so various riders can get the best form the bike, while the headlight provides the needed visibility after the sun goes down.

2007 Honda XR650L[edit]

2007 Honda XR650L

Generation after generation, dual-sport riders acknowledge the Honda XR650L as one of the benchmarks in reliability and versatility. Created to deliver in almost any condition and provide the riders with a thrill-laden experience, the 2006 XR650L retains the features which have helped it remain at the top of the segment throughout the years.

The bike sports long-travel air-adjustable suspensions, a wide throttle body for instant engine response, and is powered by a bulletproof dry-sump thumper which produces awesome torque right off idle. And with a street-legal trim, this bike will also eliminate the need to trail your bike to your favorite off-road tracks.

2008 Honda XR650L[edit]

2008 Honda XR650L

Honda XR650L is one of the dual-sport legends and the 2007 model year carries on the acclaimed heritage. Engineered for those for whom motorcycles must not stop where the asphalt ends, the XR650L blends in the city ride comfort with the sturdiness and dependability of off-road machines. Built with technologies derived from the bikes which won the Baja 1000, the 2007 XR650L is as potent in the dirt as it is mighty on the road.

Top-grade suspensions offer both long travel to soak in the uneven trails, and the adjustability needed for street rides and long asphalt hauls loaded with luggage and a passenger. Regardless of where would you take your XR650L. this mighty beast will be happy to show you the real meaning of usable power and terrainability. And touring capabilities. And true fun. And so on.

2009 Honda XR650L[edit]

2009 Honda XR650L

The XR650L is one of the most acclaimed dual-sport bikes ever made, a trend-setter and a benchmark at the same time. Retaining the full maneuverability of the quarter-liter bikes, this one brings the might of the big-bore power unit in a package loaded with touring and off-road worthy features which will put a big smile on every rider's face.

Long-travel pro-grade Showa suspensions make sure you've got the best road or trail contact, while the overall bulletproof construction provides exceptional resistance to abuse. A bike ready for extreme conditions, yet fully and perfectly streetable, the 2008 Honda XR650L also comes with comfort-focused revisions for longer adventures and touring purposes.

2010 Honda XR650L[edit]

2010 Honda XR650L

The 2010 MY Honda XR650L has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 644cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 61 horsepower and 64 Nm of torque.

It also boasts standard feature such as laced wheels with knobby tires mounted on them, a large, high-mounted exhaust system, a 46mm Kayaba telescopic fork, a Pro-Link Kayaba adjustable monoshock as a rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes, an under-seat, 10-liter fuel tank, a digital instrument cluster and a livery inspired from official Enduro machines from the House of Tokyo.

2012 Honda XR650L[edit]

2012 Honda XR650L

One of Honda's iconic motorcycles and at the same time, one of the industry's benchmarks in dual sport, the XR650L is truly one bike which can do it all. Adventure riding, on and off the road, in and out of the city, enduro or highway hauls across the interstate, the 2011 XR650L is there to deliver. Its bulletproof engine puts massive power and torque at hand, being ready to tackle both the urban jungle and the forest trails.

The 2011 Honda XR650L is also a great choice for touring, as it will carry a lot of gear with accessory storage systems, and yet retain the full vivid character of a bike that's been engineered to provide fun no matter what.

2013 Honda XR650L[edit]

2013 Honda XR650L

Even after all these years, the XR650L remained virtually unchanged, a living testimony of how cool a dual sport machine can in fact be. Tall, muscular, slender and enduring, the XR650L is a true ride the world bike, if you can manage carrying some extra fuel with you.

Air-adjustable suspensions, true dual-sport wheels, a simple and reliable single-cylinder engine architecture and excellent luggage capacity, all of these make the XR650L a bike which can be used for pretty much anything, including daily commuting, city errands, vacations and off-road weekends, alike.

2014 Honda XR650L[edit]

2014 Honda XR650L

If there is such a thing as a perfect recipe, then the recipe Honda used when it created the XR650L is it. Needing no introduction, the 2013 model year carries on the same amazing features which have transformed this bike into a dual-sport benchmark. A generous ground clearance which grants passage over tough obstacles, air-adjustable suspensions, plenty of room for a passenger and/or luggage, tough laced wheels with a 21" front, the 2013 XR650L has them all.

Add in the simple bulletproof liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which has proved its reliability in the grueling conditions of the Baja 1000. On both asphalt and in the dirt, the XR650L is providing riders with a constant happy grin.

2016 Honda XR650L[edit]

The 644cc single-cylinder engine is air-cooled for simplicity, and offers legendary reliability, even under harsh conditions. Electric starting means getting underway is a snap, and an integral engine counterbalance means it runs smooth. Off-road it has the power, suspension and durability a dirt rider demands. On-road its light overall weight and excellent fuel efficiency make it the perfect commuter.

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