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2008 Honda XR 650L

User Rating 21 of 37
2008 On-Off Road


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2008 Honda XR 650L
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2008 Honda XR 650L Specifications

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Model Type  On-Off Road
BASE MSRP(US)  $5,949.00
Warranty  12
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  100 / 3.94
Stroke (mm/in)  82 / 3.23
Displacement (cc/ci)  644 / 39.3
Compression Ratio  8.3:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  42.5
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  3
Rear Wheel Width (in)  4.6
Chromed  No
Front Wheel Diameter  21
Rear Wheel Diameter  18
Front Tire (Full Spec)  3 X 21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  4.6 X 18
Front Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.7 / 43
Front Travel (in/mm)  11.6 / 294.6
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Front Suspension Brand Name  Showa®
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.8 / 46
Rear Travel (in/mm)  11 / 279.4
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  Pro Link®
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  57.3 / 1455.4
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  13 / 330.2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  324 / 147
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.8 / 10.6
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.6 / 2.3
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.99
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  37 / 939.8
Number Of Seats  2
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  Yes
Brush Guard  Yes
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Skid Plate  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  On-Off Road
Manufacturer Country  Japan
NADATrimID  28550
Parent Company  Honda
Display Name  XR650L
Tool Bag Mount  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Decal Kit  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Tail Bag Material  Vinyl
Tail Bag Trim  Plain
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
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By Dan Blaine(Owner), Aug. 3, 2009
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By Dan N Blaine(Owner), Aug. 15, 2009
I really enjoy owning this motorcycle. It is reliable and a lot of fun. I take it into the mountains all the time and ride the trails. I bought a rack with pennier set. Loads of fun. It is a great ride. Recommend it!! Read Full Review


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By mark fisher(Owner), Sep. 6, 2009
My previous bike was a 250cc street & trail. I loved it for the off-road, but it lacked enough power on the hiway. My Honda 650L solved that problem. I love this bike both on and off-road. I live in a semi-rural area and it is so nice to ride to the mountains, instead of hauling it. I would like... Read Full Review


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By Erik Suttie(Owner), Sep. 7, 2011
All in all not a bad bike. Off road, on road, and highway ridding, even handled nicely maneuvering around a left turn idiot. But just when I thought it was the tank of all enduros, the torque of the mill snaped the frame, littrualy a hole section toward the bottom left side, also cracking the gusse... Read Full Review


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