Although the mid-size dual-sport market isn’t as dense as it used to be, there are still OEMs like Honda keeping this riding style alive through their reliable and practical dual-sport models. The XR650L is a perfect example of a motorcycle that is purpose-built and great for long-term ownership.
To keep things as simple as possible, Honda has featured the same engine in this motorcycle for years with very minimal changes over the last decade; a 644cc thumper that prides itself in being absolutely bulletproof. To keep things easy, the bike comes ready with an electric starter so you can get on the go without getting stuck with the arduous task of kickstarting.
For a reliable dual-sport model from everyone’s favorite Japanese manufacturer, the XR650L will get you anywhere, anytime. Every area of this bike oozes proof as to why it is a mainstay in their 2022 lineup, and will still be there for (hopefully) decades to come.
The 2022 Honda XR650L starts at $6,999 USD / NA CAD
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43mm air-adjustable axle Showa® cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 11.6 inches of travel
Pro-Link® Showa single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability; 11.0 inches of travel
Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity
2.8 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Rake (Caster Angle)
346 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®
2022 Honda XR650L Features
The XR650L’s four-stroke, single-cylinder engine offers good fuel efficiency and a wide powerband. In addition, its proven powerplant requires very little maintenance.
Front and rear disc brakes provide superior stopping power. Both front and rear disc rotors are drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
Adventure is just the push of a 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.
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.
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.
No maintenance hassles here, even in the 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.
The XR’s dry-sump design keeps the engine compact and eliminates the oil pan for superior ground clearance and damage resistance. Plus, with the engine oil in the frame, the frame itself acts like a giant oil cooler.
In keeping with it clean new look this year, we’ve given the XR650L black rims front and rear. It’s amazing how much cleaner they make the bike look, especially combined with the black fork boots, black seat, and black tool bag.
18-INCH REAR WHEEL
The 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.
21-INCH FRONT WHEEL
The 21-inch front wheel gives you a wide choice of tire selection for different riding conditions.
LONG-TRAVEL FRONT SUSPENSION
With a full 11.6 inches of travel, the air-adjustable 43mm fork also offers 16-position compression damping adjustability, letting you fine-tune it to deal with the bumps of off-road riding.
PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION
Honda 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.
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.
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