2012 Honda XR650 L | Quick Look

2012 Honda Motorcycle

Not a new motorcycle by any means, the XR650L returns to the Honda lineup after a two-year hiatus.

An extremely versatile bike that focuses on the off-road side of dual-sport, the XR650L features ultra-long travel Showa suspension fore and aft (11.6 inches in the front, an even 11 in the rear), along with an impressive 13 inches of ground clearance.

The venerable air-cooled SOHC four-valve motor’s 100mm bore is fed by a 42.5mm CV carb.

Dirt-bike standard 21-inch and 18-inch wheel combination allows the installation of premium off-road tires.

2012 Honda XR650L Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: SOHC single
  • BORE x STROKE: 100mm x 82mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 8.3:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 57.3 inches
  • RAKE: 27 degrees
  • CURB WEIGHT: 346 pounds
  • PRICE: N/A

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