Buyers Guide 2016 Honda XR650L | Buyer's Guide

2016 Honda XR650L | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Honda XR650L | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Honda XR650L | Buyer's Guide
2016 Honda XR650L

A versatile bike that focuses on the off-road side of dual-sport (it is based on the 1992-2000 XR600R off-road race bike), the XR650L features ultra-long travel Showa suspension fore and aft, 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 and enjoys electric starting. Dirt-bike standard 21-inch and 18-inch wheel combination allows the installation of premium off-road tires. Riders use the XR650L for everything from trail riding to commuting to local adventure riding.

2016 Honda XR650L Specs:

  • Engine: 644cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore x 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 suspension: 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression damping adjustability; 11.6 inches travel
  • Rear suspension: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 20-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustability; 11.0 inches travel
  • Front brake: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: Single disc
  • Front tire: 3.00-21
  • Rear tire: 4.60-18
  • Wheelbase: 57.3 inches
  • Rake: 27.0 degrees
  • Trail: 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

2016 Honda XR650L Color:

  • Red

2016 Honda XR650L Price:

  • MSRP $6690

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 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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