Honda XR650 review

Good enough without being great, the XR tries to be all things (dirt) to all people - and doesn't do a bad job of it!

Ben Cope's picture
By Visordown on Thu, 1 Jan 2004 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Off Road
Price:
£ 5600
Overall
3
A tough toy for tough boys
Just don't expect the XR to be winning you many trophies

Full-on green laner with a strong motor and tough ally chassis. Ideal trail bike for the hardened off-roader but no out- and-out competition machineFull-on green laner with a strong motor and tough ally chassis. Ideal trail bike for the hardened off-roader but no out- and-out competition machine
Length (mm) 2225
Width (mm) 825
Height (mm) 1245
Dryweight (kg) 129
Seats 0
Seat Height (mm) 935
Suspension Front 46mm air-assist leading-axle telescopic fork, 285mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Pro-link with adjustable compression/rebound damping, 308mm axle travel
Tyres Front 3.00-21
Tyres Rear 4.50-18
Brakes Front 240mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 240mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Wheelbase (mm) 1485
Cubic Capacity (cc) 649
Bore (mm) 1010
Stroke (mm) 82.6
Compression Ratio 10.0
Ignition Electronic
Fuel Delivery EFI
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Chain

Score Breakdown
Overall
3

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