2013 Honda XR650L Features/Benefits

2/27/2013 9:53:00 PM

Few motorcycles offer truly broadband dual-sport performance, but the legendary XR650L is equally at home on the road and in the dirt. Whether your travels include dirt roads, single-track trails, highways or byways, the XR650L opens the door to riding adventure like few motorcycles ever have. With strong engine performance, comfortable ergonomics and long-travel suspension that easily handles two-up riding, the XR650L has garnered a loyal following that have traveled to many destinations thanks to the bike's amazing versatility. For 2013, the much-beloved XR650L is ready to expand your riding horizons as well.

Features/Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain

- Bulletproof 644cc SOHC four-stroke engine produces power and torque ideally suited for both on- and off-road riding.

- Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.

- 42.5mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response, excellent rideability and maximum power.

- Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.

- Gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibration.

- Free-flowing, 2-into-1 exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.

- Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner and maintenance-free CD ignition with electronic advance keep you out of the shop and on the road.

- Dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and engine temperature.

- Durable five-speed transmission offers a gear for every on- or off-road situation.

- Heavy-duty, multi-plate clutch.

- Heavy-duty, low-maintenance #520 O-ring-sealed drive chain.

Chassis/Suspension

- Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling manners.

- 43mm XR™-spec Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance.

- Pro-Link® Rear Suspension.

- Lightweight, strong and durable aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel.

- Front and rear disc brakes offer superb stopping power.

- Lightweight yet super-strong wheels.

- Frame-mounted passenger footrests for two-up riding capability.

- Aggressive, dual-purpose front and rear tires offer excellent performance both on and off road.

- 18-inch rear wheel for greater tire selection.

- Lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes.

Additional Features

- Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.

- Combination headlight/number plate and dual airflow shrouds direct cool air to the engine.

- Enduro-style headlight features high/low beams.

- Motocross-style seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.

- Large, durable fenders keep debris off the rider.

- Lightweight tubular engine guard.

- Wide-section, folding, cleated footpegs are comfortable and self-cleaning.

- High-output 12-volt electrical system.

- Flex-mounted turn signals resist breakage.

- Compact speedometer features tripmeter/odometer, a neutral light as well as high-beam, turn-signal and sidestand indicators.

- Easy-to-use choke allows for simple cold-weather starts.

- Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.

- High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.

- Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.