2017 Honda XR650L

No Boundries

The timeless XR650L oozes versatility. Off-road, it eats up the dirt with power, suspension and durability. On-the-road, its light overall weight, electric starter and excellent fuel efficiency make it the perfect commuter, or even for long trips.

At the heart of this bike is an ultra-tough 644cc overhead cam engine with huge torque and power. To keep things simple and easy on maintenance, it’s air-cooled. And the engine’s gear-driven counterbalancer reduces tiring vibrations.

Get all the versatility you need with the XR650L. So whether you’re tackling a monster commute or taking it to the trails, you’ve got it covered.


  • 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. The XR650L’s 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.
  • 21-INCH FRONT WHEEL: The 21-inch front wheel gives you a wide choice of tire selection for different riding conditions.
  • 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 2017
Model XR650L
Model Code XR650LL
Color Red



Front - Single disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear - Single disc


Front - 3.00-21

Rear - 4.60-18


Weight Curb - 346 lb.
Ground Clearance 13 in.
Wheelbase 57.3 in.
Seat Height 37 in.


Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive 520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T


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



Front - 43 mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa® cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability, 11.6 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® Showa single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability, 11 in. travel

Rake 27°
Trail 4 in. (102 mm)


Warranty One year transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty