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– 2005 Honda XR650L

The electric-start XR650L has rightly earned its reputation as the premier dual-sport ride, perfect for both back-road rides and off-road adventure–all in the same day!

Features & Benefits

New for 2005

o Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.



o Bulletproof 644cc SOHC four-stroke engine produces power and torque ideally suited for both on- and off-road riding.

o Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC(tm)) allows excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.

o 42.5mm CV carburetor offers crisp throttle response, excellent driveability and maximum power.

o Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.

o Gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibration.

o Free-flowing two-into-one exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.

o Maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner and solid-state CD ignition with electronic advance keep you out of the shop and on the road.

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

o Durable five-speed transmission offers a gear for every on- or off-road situation.

o Heavy-duty multi-plate clutch.

o Heavy-duty, low-maintenance #520 O-ring drive chain.



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

o 43mm XR(tm)-spec Showa(r) cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance.

o Pro-Link(r) single-shock rear suspension system features a fully adjustable 46mm Showa damper for exceptional rear wheel control both on- and off-road.

o Lightweight, strong and durable aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel.

o Front and rear disc brakes offer superb stopping power.

o Lightweight yet super-strong wheels.

o Frame-mounted passenger footrests allow two-up riding capability.

o Aggressive dual-purpose front and rear tires offer excellent performance both on- and off-road.

o 18-inch rear wheel for greater tire selection.

o Lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes.


Additional Features

o Combination headlight/number plate and dual airflow shrouds direct cool air to the engine.

o Enduro-style headlight features high/low beams.

o Motocross-style seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.

o Large, durable fenders keep debris off the rider.

o Lightweight tubular engine guard.

o Rear-fender-mounted tool kit.

o Wide-section folding, cleated footpegs are comfortable and self-cleaning.

o High-output 12-volt electrical system.

o Flex-mounted turn signals resist breakage.

o Compact speedometer features tripmeter/ odometer, a neutral light as well as high beam, turn signal and sidestand indicators.

o Easy-to-use choke allows easy cold-weather starts.

o Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.

o High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.

o Convenient helmet lock and tool kit are stand-ard equipment.

o Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

o Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America(tm) (HRCA(r)). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year complimentary subscription to Honda Red Rider(tm) magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (, access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA. For dealers only, please call (310) 783-3958.



Model: XR650L

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

Carburetion: 42.5mm diaphragm-type CV

Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance

Transmission: Five-speed

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

Front: 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression damping adjustability; 11.6 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 20-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustability; 11.0 inches travel

Front: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single disc

Front: 3.00-21
Rear: 4.60-18

Wheelbase: 57.3 inches

Rake (Caster Angle): 27.0¡

Trail: 102mm (4.0 inches)

Seat Height: 37.0 inches

Ground Clearance: 13.0 inches

Dry Weight: 324 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 2.8 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve

Color: Red

California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.

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