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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