2016 Honda XR650L

2016 Honda XR650L

2016 Honda XR650L

2016 Honda XR650L
2016 Honda XR650L

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.

Maximized power

Dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and lowering engine temperature.

Low maintenance

Maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner and solid-state CD ignition with electronic advance reduce maintenance time.

Minimized vibration

Gear-driven counter-balancer minimizes vibration, reducing fatigue.

Push-button start

Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.

Excellent driveability

42.5 mm constant-velocity carburetor offers crisp throttle response and excellent driveability.

Runs efficiently

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 durability

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.

Precise handling

Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling.

Additional Features

Great warranty

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.

Engine protection

Lightweight tubular engine guard.

Rider’s protection

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

Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T

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.

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


Engine Type

Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke


644 cc

Bore & Stroke

100 mm x 82 mm

Compression Ratio


Valve Train

SOHC, RFVC 4 valves

Fuel Delivery

Single 42.5 mm CV carb


Five-speed with manual clutch

Final Drive

#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T

Chassis & Suspension


Front Suspension

43 mm Showa cartridge fork with compression damping adjustment; 260 mm (10.2 in.) travel

Rear Suspension

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

Ground Clearance

330 mm (13 in.)

Seat Height

940 mm (37 in.)


1,455 mm (57.3 in.)

Curb Weight

158 kg (348 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity

10.5 litres, including 2.8-litre reserve


Fighting Red


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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