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2016 Honda XR650L Review
2016 Honda XR650L on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Wherever You Want, It’ll Take You There…
If you’re looking for one motorcycle that can do it all, Honda’s time-tested XR650L is that machine. Off-road it has the power, suspension and durability a dirt rider demands. On-road its light overall weight, electric starter and excellent fuel economy make it the perfect commuter, even for long trips.
Its bulletproof 644cc overhead cam engine produces huge torque and power. Air-cooling keeps things simple and reduces maintenance chores. And the engine’s gear-driven counterbalancer reduces tiring vibrations.
Baja tough, the XR650L has the versatility to take you anywhere you want to go on a motorcycle without the hassle of having to
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.
2016 Honda XR650L www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Not Just Another Dual-Sport. It’s a Honda.
Adventure bikes are all the rage today, but Honda’s XR650L has the dirtbike cred that lets it ride circles around some of the other bikes out there. And the features that make the XR650L such a competent machine in the dirt make it a great choice for the street, too. The semi-double-cradle steel frame, 43mm Showa® cartridge fork with 16-position compression damping adjustability and a lightweight aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel make it a great dirtbike, while front- and rear-disc brakes, push-button electric starter, compact speedometer, steel fuel tank and superior fuel efficiency make it an excellent street machine.
Tackle and terrain.
2016 Honda XR650L www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine & Drivetrain
Built to last
Heavy-duty, low-maintenance #520 O-ring-sealed drive chain.
Able to traverse most terrain
Durable five-speed transmission offers a gear for most conditions.
Dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and lowering engine temperature.
Maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner and solid-state CD ignition with electronic advance reduce maintenance time.
Gear-driven counter-balancer minimizes vibration, reducing fatigue.
Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.
42.5 mm constant-velocity carburetor offers crisp throttle response and excellent driveability.
Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency while maintaining high power output.
Excellent torque on or off-road
644 cc SOHC 4-stroke engine produces strong low-end power and torque well suited to both on-road and off-road riding.
Chassis & Suspension
Easy remove & replace rims and hubs
Lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes.
Excellent all-terrain performance
Aggressive dual-purpose front and rear tires offer excellent performance both on and off-road.
Great for doubling up
Frame-mounted passenger footrests facilitate two-up riding.
Lightweight yet super-strong wheels.
Great stopping power
Front and rear disc brakes offer strong, controllable stopping power.
Light and secure
Lightweight, strong and durable aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel.
Exceptional rear wheel control
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.
Superb off-road performance
43 mm Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability for superb off-road performance.
Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling.
1 year, unlimited mileage, transferable warranty.
Comfort is key
High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.
Easy start in cold conditions
Easy-to-use choke simplifies cold-weather starts.
Information at a glance
Compact speedometer features tripmeter/ odometer, neutral light, as well as high beam, turn signal and sidestand indicators.
Lightweight tubular engine guard.
Large, durable fenders keep debris off the rider.
Move comfortably while riding
Motocross-style seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.
See where you’re going – anytime
Enduro-style headlight features high/low beams.
Superior engine cooling
Combination headlight/number plate and dual airflow shrouds direct cool air to the engine.
2016 Honda XR650L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6999 USD
Engine Type 644cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 100mm x 82mm
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 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 102mm (4.0 inches)
Wheelbase 57.3 inches
Seat Height 37.0 inches
Curb Weight 346 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a 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 California Air Resource Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
2016 Honda XR650L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $7999 CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-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
Chassis & Suspension
43 mm Showa cartridge fork with compression damping adjustment; 260 mm (10.2 in.) travel
Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, compression and rebound damping adjustment; 280 mm (11 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
Front: 3.00 – 21 Rear: 4.60 – 18
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.)
158 kg (348 lbs.) 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
2016 Honda XR650L – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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