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Honda XL650V Transalp

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Honda XL650V Transalp review

The Honda XL650V has been providing honest transport seemingly since the dawn of time. Revitalized with a bigger motor and a face-lift in 2000, its softly-chuffing charm and easy-going manners have won a devoted audiences. Mostly blokes more interested in getting from A to B than having a giggle buy them up. The SOHC V-twin of the Honda XL650 V Transalp should struggle with a weighty 192kg to cart about, but actually it does it quietly and efficiently.

Honda XL650 V


The Honda XL650V Transalp's motor is very reliable. It’s in a soft state of tune and, provided it’s regularly serviced, should go on forever. The older 600cc should be checked closely for worn wheel bearings, the suspension bearings in the Pro-Link shock, rusty exhausts and loose or broken spokes. The Honda XL650V Transalp’s equipment level is fair – you do get an ignition-based immobiliser, but the bashplate’s plastic not metal and a centrestand’s only available as a factory option. Ideally you’d want the factory heated grips, taller screen and hard luggage in your deal. More specs and user manual of XL 650 V Transalp you can see in next overview.

Honda XL650V Transalp specification
General information
Model: Honda XL650V Transalp
Category: Tourist enduro

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 647ccm (39.48 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2
Stroke: 4
Power: 55 HP @7500RPM
Torque: 56 Nm @5500RPM
Bore x stroke: 79x66mm (3.1 x 2.6 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor
Valves per cylinder: 3
Gearbox: 5-speed

Transmission type
final drive: Chain
More details Consult a Honda repair manual.
Dry weight: 191 kg
Seat height: 840 mm (33.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1501 mm

Chassis and dimensions
Front suspension travel: 200 mm
Rear suspension travel: 172 mm
Front tyre dimensions: 90/90-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 120/90-17
Front brakes: Dual disc
Front brakes diameter: 256 mm
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 240 mm

Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 108.7mph
Power/weight ratio: 0.2880 HP/kg
Fuel capacity: 19L


Honda XL650V

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