The 2012 Honda XR650L as dual purpose bike, has the power, suspension, and durability a dirt rider demands on off-road beside Kawasaki KLR650. And on-road its light overall weight, electric starter and excellent fuel economy make it the perfect commuter, even for long trips. Check the new version in 2013 model. 644cc overhead cam engine produces huge torque and power, and the air cooling keeps things simple and reduces maintenance chores. New graphics for 2012 keep it looking up to date, and Honda XR650L looks has more advantages compare than dual-sport bike from Yamaha manufactures like WR250R and Super Tenere in 2012. Push-button electric starter, and a compact speedometer, steel fuel tank, and superior fuel economy make it an excellent street machine, without the hassle of having to ride on hard terrain. Find more about detail specification and new features on 2012 Honda XR650L.
2012 Honda XR650L Specification
Engine Type – 644cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke – 100.0mm x 82.0mm
Compression Ratio – 8.3:1
Valve Train – SOHC, four-valve RFVC
Induction – 42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
Ignition – Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Transmission – Five-speed
Final Drive – #520 O-ring-sealed chain, 15T/45T
Emissions – Meets current CARB and EPA standards. California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
Chassis and Dimension
Model Id – XR650L
Available Colors – Red
Front Suspension – 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjust-ability, 11.6-inches of travel
Rear Suspension – Pro-link Showa® single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjust-ability, 11.0-inches travel
Front Brake – Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake – Single disc
Front Tire – 3.00-21
Rear Tire – 4.60-18
Rake – 27.0 degrees
Trail – 102.0mm (4.0 inches)
Wheelbase – 57.3 inches
Seat Height – 37.0 inches
Curb Weight – 346 lbs (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity – 2.8 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Ground Clearance – 13.0 inches
Miles Per Gallon – 52 MPG
2012 Honda XR650L Features
Engine and Transmission – The XR650L’s proven power-plant requires very little maintenance. Four-stroke single-cylinder engine offers good fuel economy and a wide power-band. 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. The electric starter takes all out of restarting off road, or on a cold morning. Five-speed transmission with #520 O-ring-sealed chain (15T/45T) final drive.
Chassis and Suspension – The 2012 Honda XR650L’s steel frame is built to handle the rigors of off-road travel. The frame’s backbone doubles as the engine’s oil tank, saving weight and space. Fully equipped for the street such as horn, turn blinkers, license-plate light, mirrors, speedometer and more. 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. Disc brakes front and rear provide superior stopping power on 2012 Honda XR650L.