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2015 Honda XR650L Review
2015 Honda XR650L on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Let The Adventures Begin…
If you can get there by motorcycle, Honda’s do-it-all XR650L is the bike you can count on to take you there. Dirt or street, freeway or trail, mountains or desert, to work every day or to someplace where the phone never rings on the weekend. It’s one of the most versatile vehicles on the planet—and it’s a bargain to boot.
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.
Both practical and fun, the XR650L has developed a loyal following, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re looking for one bike that can really introduce you to new worlds, look no further than the XR650L.
Based on the XR600R that dominated the Baja 1000 race for years, the XR650L is perhaps the most dirt capable of the big dual sports. Narrow waisted with a long, flat seat, the ergonomics of the XR650L offer true off-road rider positioning. A 43 mm cartridge fork, and Pro-Link single rear shock mean the XR650L can take on the roughest trails, and with a full complement of street hardware the XR650L is also completely at home on the highway.
2015 Honda XR650L www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency while maintaining high power output.
•42.5 mm constant-velocity carburetor offers crisp throttle response and excellent driveability.
•43 mm Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability for superb off-road performance.
•Motocross-style seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.
Electric to Start. Electric to Ride.
The XR650L push-button electric starter teams up with an automatic decompression system to make startups a snap. Rocky uphill section? Stop-and-go traffic? You’ll appreciate it everywhere.
Honda Tough. Baja Proven.
Dirtbikes need to be tough to survive, and with a sturdy steel frame, simple air cooling and rugged construction, the XR650L is one of our toughest. Plan on using your XR650L as a commuter? You’ll appreciate its bulletproof reliability even more.
2015 Honda XR650L www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
644 cc SOHC four-stroke engine produces strong low-end power and torque well suited to both on-road and off-road riding..
Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency while maintaining high power output..
42.5 mm constant-velocity carburetor offers crisp throttle response and excellent driveability..
Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting..
Gear-driven counter-balancer minimizes vibration, reducing fatigue..
Free-flowing dual-header exhaust system with quiet spark arrester/muffler..
Maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner and solid-state CD ignition with electronic advance reduce maintenance time..
Dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and lowering engine temperature..
Durable five-speed transmission offers a gear for most conditions..
Heavy-duty multi-plate clutch..
Heavy-duty, low-maintenance #520 O-ring-sealed drive chain..
Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling..
43 mm Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability for superb off-road performance..
Pro-Link single-shock rear suspension system features a fully adjustable 46 mm Showa damper for exceptional rear wheel control both on and off road..
Lightweight, strong and durable aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel..
Front and rear disc brakes offer strong, controllable stopping power..
Lightweight yet super-strong wheels..
Frame-mounted passenger footrests facilitate two-up riding..
Aggressive dual-purpose front and rear tires offer excellent performance both on and off-road..
18-inch rear wheel for greater tire selection..
Lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes.
Honda Racing-inspired colours and graphics..
Combination headlight/number plate and dual airflow shrouds direct cool air to the engine..
Enduro-style headlight features high/low beams..
Motocross-style seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement..
Large, durable fenders keep debris off the rider..
Lightweight tubular engine guard..
Rear-fender-mounted tool kit..
Wide-section folding, cleated footpegs are comfortable and self-cleaning..
High-output 12-volt electrical system..
Flex-mounted turn signals resist breakage..
Compact speedometer features tripmeter/ odometer, neutral light, as well as high beam, turn signal and sidestand indicators..
Easy-to-use choke simplifies cold-weather starts..
Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch..
High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards..
Convenient helmet lock and tool kit are standard equipment..
1 year, unlimited mileage, transferable warranty..
2015 Honda XR650L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
644cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke
100mm x 82mm
SOHC; four-valve RFVC™
42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
Solid-state CD with electronic advance
#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
43mm air-adjustable axle Showa® cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 11.6-inches of travel
Pro-Link® Showa single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability; 11.0-inches travel
Single disc with twin-piston caliper
102mm (4.0 inches)
346 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
2.8 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
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.
Meets current California Air Resource Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
2015 Honda XR650L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke
100 mm x 82 mm
SOHC, RFVC 4 valves
Single 42.5 mm CV carb
Five-speed with manual clutch
#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T
43 mm Showa cartridge fork with compression damping adjustment; 279 mm (11 in.) travel
Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, compression and rebound damping adjustment; 280 mm (11 in.) travel
3.00 – 21 front; 4.60 – 18 rear
Front 255 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper
330 mm (13 in.)
940 mm (37 in.)
1,455 mm (57.3 in.)
157.8 kg (348 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
10.5 litres, including 2.8-litre reserve
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2015 Honda XR650L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.