2023 Honda XR150L Guide

2023 Honda XR150L
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

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Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications


Introducing the 2023 Honda XR150L…

Far more than any other brand, Honda has proven to be adept at delivering motorcycling experiences to more and more people. That trend extends to the dual-sport category, with the approachable, value-focused XR150L, boasting potential for both short-run transportation and relaxed weekend off-road outings. Whether serving as an affordable additional motorcycle for veteran riders, campground passage for outdoor-enthusiast families, or around-town transportation for those still relatively new to the world of powersports, the XR150L does it all—while touting both the reputation for reliability established by the XR650L, and the industry’s lowest price for a full-size dual-sport motorcycle.


Remember how much fun you had on your first bike, whether we’re talking about a bicycle or a motorcycle? That’s what you’re going to experience again on a new Honda XR150L. This great little machine hits the motorcycling sweet spot perfectly: It’s just the right size to enjoy at a campground or exploring the countryside. It’s rugged enough to handle trail rides, but is ready for the street too for jaunts into town or on scenic back roads. Built with legendary Honda reliability like our famous XR off-roaders, you get the convenience of an electric starter, the versatility of a rear cargo rack, and some pretty spectacular fuel efficiency. In terms of price, that’s a dream come true too. And don’t forget to check out our line of Honda accessories like saddlebags, hand guards, a skid plate and more that make this awesome bike even more fun and adaptable.




2023 Honda XR150L Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Base Features

  • Electric starter


  • 2.8-gallon fuel tank


  • Low 32.8-inch seat height


  • Dependable air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Honda engine


  • A dirt bike that’s street-legal


Honda Announces Two Beginner-Friendly 2023 Dual-Sport Motorcycles

  • All-new XR150L offers value-focused dual-sport versatility
  • New CRF300L version with shorter seat height introduced

Honda’s already-broad range of small-displacement motorcycles expands for 2023, with a pair of approachable dual-sport bikes. As a pioneer in this category, Honda continues to lead the way in fun and efficient two-wheel transportation for a wide variety of customers.

Headlining today’s announcement is the XR150L, an all-new model for customers seeking an accessible, versatile and value-focused dual-sport motorcycle, ready for everything from urban transportation to weekend adventures on mixed terrain. In addition, Honda introduced a new, low-seat version of the CRF300L—the CRF300LS—making the industry’s most popular dual-sport platform an option for even more riders. Returning dual-sport models included in the announcement are the traditional-seat-height CRF300L and the rally-inspired CRF300L Rally (both available in standard and EBS versions).

Rounding out the announcement is arguably the most approachable street-legal motorcycle, the Navi. In just its second year on the U.S. market, this affordable miniMOTO has garnered a huge following, establishing itself as the industry’s top-selling on-road motorcycle.

“At Honda, we’re committed to producing motorcycles that suit riders of all experience levels and backgrounds, and the dual-sport category is a great example of that,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. “The CRF300L is hugely among those looking for an affordable, reliable dual-sport machine, and the new ‘LS’ version makes the platform an option for those who prefer a shorter seat height. Expanding on that theme, the all-new XR150L is a great dual-sport machine for value-focused customers. We’re also happy to bring back the CRF300 Rally entry-level ADV bike, as well as the popular and amazingly affordable Navi miniMOTO. These models make motorcycling more accessible to new and cost-conscious riders while still offering an enjoyable ride experience for long-time enthusiasts.”




2023 Honda XR150L Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Tough Honda engineering
The low maintenance, single cylinder, air-cooled engine is reliable and easy to ride.

Powerful 149 cc engine
The 149 cc engine delivers unintimidating power with less vibration, giving confidence and the ability to go further

Ready for on and off-road aventures
The XR150L is fully street legal and is ready for any adventure, on or off-road.

All day comfort
The XR150L is designed with comfort in mind. Rider friendly ergonomics; including a comfortable seat, make long hours riding less tiring.

Accessible seat height
The accessible 33 inch seat height is confidence inspiring and approachable for new riders, while the full size wheels can take on any terrain.

Full size wheels
The full size wheels on the XR150L are ready to negotiate any obstacle with ease.

Starts first time, every time
The electric start makes it easy to get things moving when you want to deal with those early morning jobs and the five-speed gearbox offers great flexibility.

Long fuel range
The 12 litre fuel tank, means longer range & more time riding and less fueling.

Standard luggage rack
The standard rear luggage rack makes packing for big adventures a breeze.

Modern conveniences
The XR150 also has a modern dash, great styling and a powerful headlight.




A classic upright dual-sport riding position promotes rider comfort and control, promoting vehicle maneuverability. The tall handlebar allows for a natural riding position, optimizing handling and control. The low seat inspires confidence by enabling stable footing for steady starts and stops. Adding to the high level of rider comfort, the foot pegs feature rubber isolators that dampen vibration, enhancing the smooth, comfortable ride.

The MX-inspired shrouds and front fender take after the CRF Performance line, while the modern headlight styling adds an aggressive look to the front end. An included rear rack provides convenient cargo space for luggage and supplies.

With bore-and-stroke figures of 57.3mm and 57.8mm, the 149.2cc air-cooled four-stroke engine offers legendary XR toughness and reliability and produces smooth, predictable power. Capable of highway speeds, the engine is tuned to competently handle around-town riding and confidently negotiate dirt roads and trails. Remarkably efficient, the small-displacement engine has a wide powerband and pairs with a largest-in-class 2.8-gallon fuel tank to deliver a tested 346 miles of fuel range. The XR150L features both electric start and a kickstart backup.

The XR150L’s steel frame is designed to handle the intensity of off-road travel. A tubular-steel rear carrier is standard, providing a great platform to secure a small load.

The XR150L’s suspension strikes a great balance, the 31mm conventional fork and single rear shock delivering 7.1 inches and 5.9 inches of front and rear wheel travel, respectively—enough to absorb the bumps and rocks of a dirt road or trail, but not so much that the seat height is excessive. Suspension settings are optimized for a comfortable, controlled ride on the pavement and in the dirt.

Wheels / Brakes
Even with the XR150L’s low seat height, it still boasts full-size wheels (19-inch front, 17-inch rear), allowing it to roll over potholes and rough off-road terrain, while also promoting stability at speed.

The dual-piston hydraulic front caliper is paired with a 240mm rotor for strong, precise braking. Out back, a 110mm drum brake provides reliable performance in a wide array of conditions.

Honda offers a range of accessories for the XR150L, including a Dual Sport Tank Bag, Dual Sport Saddle Bags, Handguards, a Skid Plate and a 12V Accessory Socket.


The XR150L uses a four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that offers legendary XR toughness and reliability along with excellent fuel efficiency and a wide powerband.

The front disc brake on the XR150L provides excellent stopping power. The disc rotor is drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.


The XR150L’s electric starter makes it easier to get underway on a cold morning, or restarting off road.


Want to pick up a bundle of firewood at the camp store, or bring along a gym bag with lunch or some extra clothes? The XR150L comes with a tubular-steel rear carrier as standard equipment, giving you a great platform to secure a small load.

The XR150L is fully equipped for the street—including turn signals, license-plate light, mirrors, speedometer and more. There are even folding footpegs for a passenger.


The bike’s fork strikes a great balance, with enough suspension travel to absorb the bumps and rocks of a dirt road or trail, but not so much that the seat height becomes excessive. On pavement, you get a plush, smooth ride.

The 17-inch rear wheel gives you a better overall ride and more sidewall protection against flats than a bike with smaller wheels, and still offers a wide choice of on- or off-road tires.

The 19-inch front wheel rolls better over uneven surfaces than a smaller wheel, and still gives you a wide choice of tire selection for different riding conditions.

Honda 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.

The XR150L’s steel frame is designed to handle the intensity of off-road travel. With bikes like our legendary XR600R, it was tough enough to win Baja—on a bike like this, it’s just what you want.


No maintenance hassles here, even in the 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.

Our XR650L is a legend in the dual-sport world, and in terms of style the XR150L is just about its twin, especially the white version. Check out the black seat, exhaust, handlebar, controls, frame and graphics.





2023 Honda XR150L – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $2,971 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $4,579 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type 149.2cc air-cooled, 15º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train OHC; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 57.3mm x 57.8mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Induction Carburetor w/ 22mm bore
Ignition DC-CDI
Starter Electric
Transmission Five-speed manual
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive Chain; 17T/49T
Front 31mm telescopic fork; 7.1 in. travel
Rear Single shock; 5.9 in. travel
Front Single hydraulic caliper w/ 240mm disc
Rear 110mm drum
Front 90/90-19
Rear 110/90-17
Rake (Caster Angle) 27°
Trail 104mm
Length 81.7 in.
Width 31.9 in.
Height 44.5 in.
Seat Height 32.8 in.
Ground Clearance 9.6 in.
Wheelbase 53.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.8 gal.
Curb Weight* 282 lbs.
Color Black; White

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA and CARB emissions standards





2023 Honda XR150L – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type Air-cooled, single cylinder
Displacement 149 cc
Bore & Stroke 57.3 x 57.8
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Valve Train SOHC, 2 valves
Fuel Delivery Carburetor
Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive Chain: 17T/49T
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension Telescopic fork; 160 mm (6.3 in) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock; 149 mm (5.9 in) travel
Additional Information
Tires Front: 90/90-19
Rear: 110/90-17
Brakes Front: Disc
Rear: Drum
Seat Height 839 mm (33 in)
Wheelbase 1,363 mm (53.7 in)
Ground Clearance 249 mm (9.8 in)
Curb Weight 129 kg (284 lb)
Fuel Capacity 12 litres
Colour White
Warranty 12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus



2023 Honda XR150L – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details





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