News 2012 Honda XR650 L | Quick Look

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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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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