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2006 Honda XR650R
2006 Honda XR650R


– 2006 Honda XR650R


With dozens of championships to its credit, the XR650R is the undisputed king of the desert thanks to its lightweight aluminum frame, race-bred suspension and massively powerful liquid-cooled engine.


Features & Benefits


– Liquid-cooled four-valve SOHC 649cc provides maximum power while maintaining Honda’s legendary dependability and simplicity.

– Compact, lightweight engine weighs only 88 pounds.

– Dry-sump oiling system includes an in-chassis oil tank for optimum cooling and efficiency.

– Unique engine design separates crankshaft and generator rotor from engine oil that causes windage resistance, allowing for a freer-revving engine.

– Nikasil cylinder lining is lightweight and provides cooler and quieter operation for extended engine life.

– 37mm intake valves and 32mm exhaust valves provide maximum engine efficiency.

– Automatic decompression starting system with handlebar-mounted compression release for easy starts.

– 40mm carburetor features crisp response and excellent rideability.

– CD ignition with electronic advance.

– Gear-driven counterbalancer for engine smoothness.

– Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.

– Dual aluminum radiators for optimum cooling and maximum performance.

– Free-flowing two-into-one stainless steel headpipes are lightweight and durable.

– Primary kickstarting allows quick start-up in any gear.

– Extended kickstart lever allows a slow, strong kick to spin the engine quickly for predictable, accurate starts.

– Lightweight magnesium clutch cover provides easy access for maintenance.

– Easy-shifting five-speed transmission.



– New-generation aluminum frame combines optimum rigidity and balance with maximum strength and durability.

– Removable subframe is also aluminum.

– Main frame incorporates engine oil tank with easy-to-use dipstick.

– Tapered-roller steering head bearings maintain precise steering action.

– 46mm Kayaba cartridge fork with compression and rebound damping adjustability.

– Minimal fork protrusion below the axle increases clearance in ruts.

– Tapered aluminum swingarm is lightweight and strong.

– Swingarm pivot is combined with rear engine mount for compactness, light weight and an overall reduction in the number of components.

– 44mm fully adjustable long-travel Kayaba piggyback rear shock absorber.

– Twin-piston front and single-piston rear calipers squeeze large 240mm stainless steel rotors for excellent stopping power.

– CR®250R front master cylinder ensures excellent brake feel and stopping power.

– Lightweight hubs, aluminum rims and straight-pull spokes.

– Large-diameter rear axle for improved rear wheel tracking.


Additional Features

– Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.

– Comfortable seat allows easy rider movement.

– Large, durable fenders provide excellent protection from the elements.

– Enduro-style headlight and taillight.

– Compact, lightweight integrated headlight/number plate.

– One-piece high-impact plastic skidplate protects underside of engine cases, water pump and hoses.

– Resettable, easy-to-read three-digit competition odometer.

– High-quality controls include comfortable grips and dogleg levers with brush guards.

– Unique manual compression-release lever is mounted on top of clutch lever.

– Light-effort throttle and clutch pull reduce rider fatigue.

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

– Aluminum shift lever with folding tip.

– Aluminum rear brake pedal.

– Easy access to the reusable large foam air filter.

– Large-volume USDA-qualified spark arrester/ muffler for maximum power.

– Transferable six-month 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™ (HRCA®). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year of Honda Red Rider™ magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site ( and access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA. For dealers only, please call (310) 783-3958.


Available accessories

– Optional HRC Power-Up Kit, for closed-course use only; increases peak horsepower and provides broad additional power throughout the rpm range.



Model: XR650R

Engine Type: 649cc liquid-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke: 100mm x 82.6mm

Compression Ratio: 10.0:1

Valve Train: SOHC; four-valve

Carburetion: Keihin 40mm piston-valve

Ignition: CD with electronic advance

Transmission: Five-speed

Final Drive: #520 O-ring-sealed endless chain; 14T/48T



Front: 46mm leading-axle Kayaba cartridge fork with compression and rebound damping adjustability; 11.2 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Kayaba single shock with spring preload, compression and rebound damping adjustability; 12.1 inches travel

Front: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper

Front: 80/100-21
Rear: 110/100-18

Wheelbase: 58.3 inches

Rake (Caster Angle): 27.8°

Trail: 111mm (4.3 inches)
Seat Height: 36.8 inches

Ground Clearance: 12.0 inches

Dry Weight: 277 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gallons, including 0.5-gallon reserve

Color: Red

Meets current CARB standards.

California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.

Suggested Retail Price: $6,299.00

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