2005 Honda XR650L Features

6/1/2004 9:09:00 PM

The electric-start XR650L has rightly earned its reputation as the premier dual-sport ride, perfect for both back-road rides and off-road adventure--all in the same day!

Features & Benefits

New for 2005

Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.


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 CV carburetor offers crisp throttle response, excellent driveability and maximum power.
Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.
Gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibration.
Free-flowing two-into-one exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
Maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner and solid-state 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 drive chain.


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® single-shock rear suspension system features a fully adjustable 46mm Showa damper for exceptional rear wheel control both on- and off-road.
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 allow 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

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.
Rear-fender-mounted tool kit.
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 easy cold-weather starts.
Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.
Convenient helmet lock and tool kit are stand-ard equipment.
Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America™ (HRCA®). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year complimentary subscription to Honda Red Rider™ magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com), access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.