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2013 Honda XR650L Review
2013 Honda XR650L
On-road. Off-Road. All roads…
It all starts in the engine room, where the XR’s potent, 644cc OHC powerplant uses Honda’s patented Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) to put out huge torque and power. From there, a gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes vibrations, while a light, rigid chassis and long-travel suspension soak up the bumps and deliver superb handling on pavement and off. Handy electric starting simply makes it all that much easier.
Few motorcycles offer truly broadband dual-sport performance, but the legendary XR650L is equally at home on the road and in the dirt. Whether your travels include dirt roads, single-track trails, highways or byways, the XR650L opens the door to riding adventure like few motorcycles ever have. With strong engine performance, comfortable ergonomics and long-travel suspension that easily handles two-up riding, the XR650L garnered a loyal following that have traveled to many destinations thanks to the bike’s amazing versatility. For 2013, the much-beloved XR650L is ready to expand your riding horizons as well.
Electric to Start. Electric to Ride.
Push-button electric start combined with a high-output 12-volt system means easy starts. Includes a choke to help in cold weather.
The 650 that Beat Baja.
Our 644cc single in the XR650L can handle offroad terrain, so it can certainly handle your daily commute. Powerful, compact, durable and time-tested, you can’t beat it.
Ride with Team Honda.
Check out all of the off-road racing action in our racing section.
2013 Honda XR650L Key Features
– 644cc air cooled dry sump single cylinder four stroke engine
– Honda’s patented Radial Four Value Combustion Chamber (RFVC)
– Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2013 Honda XR650L Features and Benefits
Four-Stroke Engine – Four-stroke single-cylinder engine offers good fuel economy and a wide powerband.
Steel Frame – The XR650L’s steel frame is built to handle the rigors of off-road travel. In addition, the frame’s backbone doubles as the engine’s oil tank, saving weight and space.
Dry-Sump Lubrication – Dry-sump design keeps the engine compact and eliminates the oil pan for superior ground clearance and damage resistance.With the engine oil in the frame, the frame itself acts like a giant oil cooler.
Electric Starter – Turn the key and push the button—that’s all it takes to get your XR650L going. The electric starter takes all the drama out of restarting off road, or getting underway on a cold morning or after the bike’s been sitting all week.
Street-Legal Features – The XR650L is fully equipped for the street: Horn, turn signals, license-plate light, mirrors, speedometer and more. There’s even a grab strap and footpegs for a passenger.
Long-Travel Front Suspension – With a full 11.6 inches of travel, the air-adjustable 43mm fork also offers 16-position compression damping adjustability, letting you fine-tune it to deal with the bumps of off-road riding.
21-Inch Front Wheel – The 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide choice of tire selection for on- or off-road riding.
Disc Brakes – Disc brakes front and rear provide superior stopping power. Both front and rear disc rotors are drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
Pro-Link® Rear Suspension – Honda’s Pro-Link rear suspension system offers compliant and comfortable ride quality with a high level of wheel control. Initial rates are soft for supple action over small bumps and ripples, while increasingly stiffer rates resist bottoming and maintain rear-wheel control over rougher surfaces
Passenger Ready – With a passenger grab strap, folding passenger pegs, a long MX-style seat and plenty of Honda power, the XR650L lets you carry a passenger with ease.
Sealed Battery – No maintenance hassles here, even in case of an off-road tipover. The sealed battery has plenty of cranking power for the electric starter, and is well protected from the vibrations of off-road riding.
18-Inch Rear Wheel – The 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide choice of tire selection for on- or off-road riding.
2013 Honda XR650L – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD
Engine Type 644cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 100.0mm x 82.0mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Valve Train SOHC; four-valve RFVC
Induction 42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
Ignition Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 11.6-inches of travel
Rear Suspension Pro-link Showa® single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability; 11.0-inches travel
Front Brake Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single disc
Front Tire 3.00-21
Rear Tire 4.60-18
Rake 27.0 degrees
Trail 102.0mm (4.0 inches)
Wheelbase 57.3 inches
Seat Height 37.0 inches
Curb Weight 346 lbs (*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 2.8 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Ground Clearance 13.0 inches
Miles Per Gallon 52 MPG – Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Available Colors Red
Model Id XR650L
Emissions Meets current CARB and EPA standards. California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
2013 Honda XR650L – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN
2013 Honda XR650L – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)
2013 Honda XR650L – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $TBA AU