2013 Honda XR650L

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Forged from Honda’s desire to develop a capable, reliable and ergonomic off-roader, the Honda XR650L has all it needs to be considered a true dirt lover.

On the savage tracks, the motorcycle is helped by a reliable 644cc OHC powerplant that uses Honda’s patented Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC). The engine is mated on a five speed transmission which delivers an average fuel consumption of 52 MPG.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a semi-double-cradle steel frame which is paired with a 43mm Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression damping adjustability and an aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include the front and rear disc brakes, push-button electric starter, and a modern instrument panel. You also get a pair of massive wheels that measure 21 inches up front and 18 inches out back.

The 2013 Honda XR650L is offered with a starting price of $6,690.

Overview

Honda XR650L

It all starts in the engine room, where the XR’s potent, 644cc OHC powerplant uses Honda’s patented Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) to put out huge torque and power. From there, a gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes vibrations, while a light, rigid chassis and long-travel suspension soak up the bumps and deliver superb handling on pavement and off. Handy electric starting simply makes it all that much easier.

Check out the features that make the XR650L such a competent machine on both the street and in the dirt: Semi-double-cradle steel frame. 43mm Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression damping adjustability. Lightweight aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel. Items like that make it a great dirt bike, while front and rear disc brakes, push-button electric starter, and a compact speedometer, steel fuel tank, and superior fuel economy make it an excellent street machine.

Street-Legal Features

Honda XR650L

The XR650L is fully equipped for the street: Horn, turn signals, license-plate light, mirrors, speedometer and more. There’s even a grab strap and footpegs for a passenger.

Electric Starter

Turn the key and push the button—that’s all it takes to get your XR650L going. The electric starter takes all the drama out of restarting off road, or getting underway on a cold morning or after the bike’s been sitting all week.

Passenger Ready

With a passenger grab strap, folding passenger pegs, a long MX-style seat and plenty of Honda power, the XR650L lets you carry a passenger with ease.

Sealed Battery

No maintenance hassles here, even in case of an off-road tipover. The sealed battery has plenty of cranking power for the electric starter, and is well protected from the vibrations of off-road riding.

Pro-Link® Rear Suspension

Honda XR650L

Honda’s Pro-Link rear suspension system offers compliant and comfortable ride quality with a high level of wheel control. Initial rates are soft for supple action over small bumps and ripples, while increasingly stiffer rates resist bottoming and maintain rear-wheel control over rougher surfaces.

Four-Stroke Engine

Four-stroke single-cylinder engine offers good fuel economy and a wide powerband.

Long-Travel Front Suspension

With a full 11.6 inches of travel, the air-adjustable 43mm fork also offers 16-position compression damping adjustability, letting you fine-tune it to deal with the bumps of off-road riding.

18-Inch Rear Wheel

The 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide choice of tire selection for on- or off-road riding.

Dry-Sump Lubrication

Honda XR650L

Dry-sump design keeps the engine compact and eliminates the oil pan for superior ground clearance and damage resistance.With the engine oil in the frame, the frame itself acts like a giant oil cooler.

Steel Frame

The XR650L’s steel frame is built to handle the rigors of off-road travel. In addition, the frame’s backbone doubles as the engine’s oil tank, saving weight and space.

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes front and rear provide superior stopping power. Both front and rear disc rotors are drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.

21-Inch Front Wheel

The 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel give you a wide choice of tire selection for on- or off-road riding.

Specifications

Honda XR650L
Engine Type644cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke100.0mm x 82.0mm
Compression Ratio8.3:1
Valve TrainSOHC; four-valve RFVC
Induction42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
IgnitionSolid-state CD with electronic advance
TransmissionFive-speed
Final Drive#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T
Front Suspension43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 11.6-inches of travel
Rear SuspensionPro-link Showa® single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability; 11.0-inches travel
Front BrakeSingle disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle disc
Front Tire3.00-21
Rear Tire4.60-18
Rake27.0 degrees
Trail102.0mm (4.0 inches)
Wheelbase57.3 inches
Seat Height37.0 inches
Curb Weight346 lbs (*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity2.8 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Ground Clearance13.0 inches
Miles Per Gallon52 MPG - Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Available ColorsRed
Model IdXR650L
EmissionsMeets current CARB and EPA standards. California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
MSRP$6,690*

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