2018 Honda XR650L

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ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

The Honda XR650L is the picture of versatility. Off-road, it dominates the trail with the right combination of power, suspension and durability. And when you’re on the road, its light overall weight, electric starter and excellent fuel efficiency make it great for commuting or even long trips.

While the all-new graphics for 2018 will catch the eye, what really sets the XR650L apart is its ultra-tough 644 cc overhead cam engine that has torque and power to spare. And because it’s air-cooled, it’s easy to maintain. Plus, the engine’s gear-driven counterbalancer reduces tiring vibrations, so you can ride comfortably for hours on end.

Monster trail or monster commute, the XR650L has got you covered.

Innovations

  • 18-INCH REAR WHEEL: 18 inch rear wheel gives you a better overall ride and more sidewall protection against flats, and still offers a wide choice of on- or off-road tires.
  • 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 tip over. 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’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.
  • DRY-SUMP LUBRICATION: 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 designed to handle the intensity of off-road travel. Plus, the frame’s backbone doubles as the engine’s oil tank, saving weight and space.
  • FOUR-STROKE ENGINE: Four-stroke, single-cylinder engine offers good fuel efficiency and a wide powerband. In addition, its proven powerplant requires very little maintenance.
  • ELECTRIC STARTER: Adventure is just a push of the button away. The XR650L’s 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.
  • 21 INCH FRONT WHEEL: The 21 inch front wheel gives you a wide choice of tire selection for different riding conditions.
  • STREET-LEGAL FEATURES: Fully equipped for the street--including turn signals, license-plate light, mirrors, speedometer and more. There’s even a grab strap and footpegs for a passenger.
  • LONG-TRAVEL FRONT SUSPENSION: With a full 11.6 inches of travel, the air-adjustable 43 mm fork also offers 16-position compression damping adjustability, letting you fine-tune it to deal with the bumps of off-road riding.
  • DISC BRAKES: Front- and rear-disc brakes provide superior stopping power. Both front and rear disc rotors are drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model XR650L
Model Code XR650LLJ
Stock Number Hon600058
Color Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear - Single disc

Tires

Front - 3.00-21

Rear - 4.60-18

Dimensions

Weight Curb - 346 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel - ready to ride.)
Ground Clearance 13 in.
Wheelbase 57.3 in.
Seat Height 37 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive

#520 O-ring-sealed chain

15T/45T

Engine

Engine Single-cylinder four-stroke SOHC; Four-valve RFVC
Displacement 644 cc
Bore x Stroke 100 x 82 mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Carburetion 42.5 mm diaphragm-type CV
Fuel Capacity 2.8 gal. including 0.6 gal. reserve
MPG Rating 52 mpg
Ignition Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Cooling Air
Lubrication Dry-sump

Operational

Suspension

Front - 43 mm air-adjustable axle Showa® cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability

Rear - Pro-Link® Showa single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability

Front Travel - 11.6 in.

Rear Travel - 11 in.

Rake 27°
Trail 4 in. (102 mm)

Other

Includes Emissions - Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Warranty One year transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty

MSRP excludes destination charge. Visit powersports.honda.com to view applicable destination charge amount.

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 800-446-9227.