Honda XL185 & XL185S Motorcycles


1979 XL185’79

Engine

Engine Type OHC single cylinder
Displacement 180cc

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

N/A

DIMENSION

N/A

OTHER

Color Tahitian Red
  • The gas tank and side cover stripes were black, gray, and yellow
  • The bike had a one-piece rectangular instrument pod
  • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were chrome
  • The frame was black
  • The serial number began XL185S-5001103.

1980 XL185’80

Engine

Engine Type OHC single cylinder
Displacement 180cc

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

N/A

DIMENSION

N/A

OTHER

Color Helios Red
  • The gas tank and side cover stripes were white, yellow, and orange
  • The “HONDA” tank decal was red with a white outline
  • The bike had a round speedometer unit
  • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
  • The frame was black
  • The serial number began MD02-5000003.

1981 XL185’81

Engine

Engine Type OHC single cylinder
Displacement 180cc

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

N/A

DIMENSION

N/A

OTHER

Color 1981 in one color: Monza Red with Black
  • The gas tank was a two-tone: Red and Black
  • The “HONDA” tank decal was black
  • The “XL185S” side cover decal was red and white on a black panel
  • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
  • The bike had a round speedometer unit
  • The frame was black
  • The serial number began JH2MD0203BK200002.

1982 XL185’82

Engine

Engine Type OHC single cylinder
Displacement 180cc

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

N/A

DIMENSION

N/A

OTHER

Color Monza Red
  • The gas tank top stripe was black
  • The “185S” side cover decal was white and red on a black panel
  • The frame was red
  • The seat was black with a white “XL” logo on the side
  • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
  • The bike had a round speedometer unit
  • The serial number began JH2MD020*CK300003.

1983 Honda XL185S’83 (XL185SL’83 in California)

 

Engine

Engine Type OHC single cylinder
Displacement 180cc

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

N/A

DIMENSION

N/A

OTHER

  • This was the last year for the XL185 series in the USA, but continued in Canada and elsewhere
  • One color was available: Monza Red
  • The “185” side cover decal was white
  • The side cover panels were black
  • The speedometer was round (unlike the rectangular model in 1979)
  • The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black
  • The seat was black with a white “XL” logo
  • The frame was red
  • The California serial number began JH2MD0203DK400003 while the rest of the US models began JH2MD0204DK400003.

1984 XL185S’84

Engine

Engine Type OHC single cylinder
Displacement 180cc
Ignition CD

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission 5-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension Air-assisted fork
Front wheel travel 200mm (7.9 in.)
Rear wheel travel 165mm (6.5 in.)

DIMENSION

Wheelbase 1310mm (51.6 in.)
Dry weight 105.5 kg (232.5 lb)
Seat height 820mm (32.3 in.)

OTHER

The serial number began JH2MD0204EK400003.

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