2018 Honda XR650L Review

2018 Honda XR650L

2018 Honda XR650L

EXPAND YOUR RIDING HORIZONS.

2018 Honda XR650L Review on Total Motorcycle:

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 has garnered a loyal following of riders who have traveled to many destinations thanks to the bike’s amazing versatility. For 2017, the much-beloved XR650L is ready to expand your riding horizons as well.

 

 

 

2018 Honda XR650L Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

2018 Honda XR650L Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain
•Bulletproof 644cc SOHC four-stroke engine produces power and torque ideally suited for both on- and off-road riding.
•Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.
•42.5mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response, excellent rideability and maximum power.
•Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.
•Gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibration.
•Free-flowing, 2-into-1 exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
•Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner and maintenance-free CD ignition with electronic advance keep you out of the shop and on the road.
•Dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and engine temperature.
•Durable five-speed transmission offers a gear for every on- or off-road situation.
•Heavy-duty, multi-plate clutch.
•Heavy-duty, low-maintenance #520 O-ring-sealed drive chain.

Chassis/Suspension
•Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.
•Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling manners.
•43mm Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance.
•Pro-Link® rear suspension.
•Lightweight, strong and durable aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel.
•Front and rear disc brakes offer superb stopping power.
•Lightweight yet super-strong wheels.
•Frame-mounted passenger footrests for two-up riding capability.
•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.
•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.
•Wide-section, folding, cleated foot pegs are comfortable and self-cleaning.
•Flex-mounted turn signals resist breakage.
•Compact speedometer features tripmeter/odometer, a neutral light as well as high-beam, turn-signal and side-stand indicators.
•High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
•Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
•Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

 

 

 

2018 Honda XR650L – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD

ENGINE

Type      644cc air-cooled, dry-sump, single-cylinder four-stroke

Valve Train          SOHC; four valve RFVC

Bore x Stroke     100.0mm x 82.0mm

Compression Ratio          8.3:1

Induction             42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor

Ignition CD w/ electronic advance

Starter  Electric

Transmission      Five-speed

Clutch   Multiplate wet

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

SUSPENSION

Front     43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge telescopic fork w/ 16-position compression damping adjustability; 11.6 in. travel

Rear       “Pro-Link Showa single shock w/ spring preload, 20-position compression damping and 20-position rebound damping adjustability; 11.0 in. travel.

BRAKES

Front     Single 256mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper

Rear       Single 220mm disc w/ single-piston caliper

TIRES

Front     3.00-21

Rear       4.60-18

MEASUREMENTS

Rake (Caster Angle)         27°

Trail       102mm (4.0 in.)

Seat Height         37.0 in.

Ground Clearance            13.0 in.

Wheelbase         57.3 in.

Fuel Capacity     2.8 gal., incl. 0.6-gal. reserve

Color     Red

Curb Weight*    346 lbs.

 

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride

Meets current EPA and CARB emissions standards.

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda XR650L – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

ENGINE

Type      644cc air-cooled, dry-sump, single-cylinder four-stroke

Valve Train          SOHC; four valve RFVC

Bore x Stroke     100.0mm x 82.0mm

Compression Ratio          8.3:1

Induction             42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor

Ignition CD w/ electronic advance

Starter  Electric

Transmission      Five-speed

Clutch   Multiplate wet

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

SUSPENSION

Front     43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge telescopic fork w/ 16-position compression damping adjustability; 11.6 in. travel

Rear       “Pro-Link Showa single shock w/ spring preload, 20-position compression damping and 20-position rebound damping adjustability; 11.0 in. travel.

BRAKES

Front     Single 256mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper

Rear       Single 220mm disc w/ single-piston caliper

TIRES

Front     3.00-21

Rear       4.60-18

MEASUREMENTS

Rake (Caster Angle)         27°

Trail       102mm (4.0 in.)

Seat Height         37.0 in.

Ground Clearance            13.0 in.

Wheelbase         57.3 in.

Fuel Capacity     2.8 gal., incl. 0.6-gal. reserve

Color     Red

Curb Weight*    346 lbs.

 

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride

Meets current EPA and CARB emissions standards.

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda XR650L – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 
GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

 

 

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