2019 Honda XR650L:
The Honda XR650L is a legendary bike. Not for the way it looks or because of how many races it’s won. But because of how brutally perfect it is for serious off-road adventures. Fully street legal, thousands of riders use it as a brilliant commuter. But when the road ends and the trails start, an entire generation of riders has proven that this is the machine you want, because it never lets you down.
Its ultra-tough 644cc overhead-cam engine has torque and power to spare. And because it’s air-cooled, it’s easy to maintain, and there’s no hoses or radiators to leak out in the middle of nowhere. The engine’s gear-driven counterbalancer reduces vibrations, so you’re more likely to ride farther. Long-travel suspension is trail proven, and easily tames the gnarliest pavement. The XR650L is the dual-sport that rolls up its sleeves and gets the job done.
Electric from the First Moment On.
Rocky uphill section? Stop-and-go traffic? No problem. Starting on the XR650L is easy, thanks to the push-button electric starter with an automatic decompression system. You’ll appreciate it on any terrain.
Tough. Like You’d Expect from a Honda.
The XR650L is designed to be tougher than the trail with rugged construction, sturdy steel frame, and simple air-cooling. And as a commuter, it’s a beast too.
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 2019, the much-beloved XR650L is ready to expand your riding horizons as well.
2019 Honda XR650L Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
On Road or Off, It’s All Honda.
Looking for a new dual-sport bike? These days, you have a lot of good machines to choose from. And a lot of them look pretty similar on paper, or if you’re comparing spec charts. But when you actually come down to ownership, there’s a world of difference. And a Honda starts looking better and better. Why? First there’s Honda’s famous engineering—better materials and better design that make your bike lighter, more powerful, and more fun to ride. Second, there’s Honda’s reputation for reliability, another byproduct of superior design and materials. And finally there’s Honda’s famous build quality. Taken together, they elevate your new Honda XR650L far above other similar machines.
21-Inch Front Wheel
The 21-inch front wheel gives you a wide choice of tire selection for different riding conditions.
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.
Fully equipped for the street—including turn signals, license-plate light, mirrors, speedometer and more. There’s even a grab strap and footpegs for a passenger.
Adventure is just the push of a button away. The XR650L’s 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.
The XR650L’s four-stroke, single-cylinder engine offers good fuel efficiency and a wide powerband. In addition, its proven powerplant requires very little maintenance.
The XR650L’s steel frame is designed to handle the intensity of off-road travel. Plus, the frame’s backbone doubles as the engine’s oil tank, saving weight and space.
The XR’s 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.
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.
No maintenance hassles here, even in case of an off-road tip over. The sealed battery has plenty of cranking power for the electric starter, and is well protected from the vibrations of off-road riding.
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.
18-Inch Rear Wheel
The 18-inch rear wheel gives you a better overall ride and more sidewall protection against flats, and still offers a wide choice of on- or off-road tires.
2019 Honda XR650L Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
•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.
•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.
•California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment
2019 Honda XR650L – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AUS
|Type||644cc air-cooled, dry-sump, single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Valve Train||SOHC; four valve RFVC|
|Bore x Stroke||100.0mm x 82.0mm|
|Induction||42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor|
|Ignition||CD w/ electronic advance|
|Final Drive||#520 O-ring sealed chain; 15T/45T|
|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|
|Front||Single 256mm disc w/ twin-piston caliper|
|Rear||Single 220mm disc w/ single-piston caliper|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||27°|
|Trail||102mm (4.0 in.)|
|Seat Height||37.0 in.|
|Ground Clearance||13.0 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||2.8 gal., incl. 0.6-gal. reserve|
|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
2019 Honda XR650L – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
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