The XR 650L and XR 230L were models released by Honda in 2009 is a part of its on/off-road style motorbike lineup. The base MSRP for these bikes is typically around $6,000. The engines for these on/off-road motorbikes are air-cooled and have four valves per cylinder. The Honda XR 230L produces around 45 horsepower at 6,750 RPM and 47.2 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 RPM. The frames of these bikes are made of steel, the suspension is made of aluminum and the body is made of plastic.
The dashboard of these on/off-road motorbikes provide the driver with a standard speedometer and a trip odometer as well. The Honda XR on/off-road motorbikes are equipped with a one-piece seat that is made of vinyl and is designed to hold up to two riders. These motorbikes also come equipped with foot pegs for the driver and passenger as well. An engine case guard, fork guards, brush guards, hand guards, an exhaust guard and side covers are all standard features for the 2009 Honda XR 650L. The 2009 Honda XR 650L motorcycles also come equipped with standard decal kits, halogen headlights, and a vinyl tail bag.
Many riders feel like the 2009 Honda XR 650L is the best motorcycle in its on/off-road class. Riders enjoy this dual sport motorbike because of its light weight, nimble handling, adequate ground clearance and reasonable price. These motorbikes are equally popular among novice riders and more experienced riders as well. Riders feel that the 2009 XR 650L handles the pavement, woods, trail, mud and water better than most dual sport motorbikes currently available. Riders love the power and torque that these on/off-road motorbikes provide. Some riders say that these motorbikes should have a lower first gear and additional storage, as well.
Some riders say that the high riding of these dual sport motorbikes can be intimating at first, but ultimately they are comfortable to ride. Riders typically praise these motorbikes for the power provided from the stock powertrain that enables the 2009 Honda XR 650L to handle almost any type of adverse road condition. Many riders hold on to these motorcycles for many years. Most bikers say that the 2009 Honda XR 650L can be a great starter for bikers interested in trying an off-road or dual sport motorbike.