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2006 Honda XR650L
2006 Honda XR650L


– 2006 Honda XR650L

For adventure both on and off the pavement, the durable, powerful, electric-start XR650L has earned a reputation as the premier dual-sport ride.


Features & 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 carburetor offers crisp throttle response, excellent driveability and maximum power.

Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.

Gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibration.

Free-flowing two-into-one exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
Maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner and solid-state 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 drive chain.



Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling manners.
43mm XR(TM)-spec Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance.

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.

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 allow 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.


Additional Features

Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.

Combination headlight/number plate and dual air flow 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.

Rear-fender-mounted tool kit.

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

High-output 12-volt electrical system.

Flex-mounted turn signals resist breakage.

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

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

Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.

High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.

Convenient helmet lock and tool kit are standard equipment.

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

Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership for an individual in the Honda Rider’s Club of America(TM) (HRCA(R)). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year of Honda Red Rider(TM) magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site ( and access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.





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 constant-velocity

Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance

Transmission: Five-speed

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

Suspension 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

Brakes Front: Single disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear: Single disc

Tires 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

Suggested Retail Price: $5,799.00

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