Introduced as a 1993 model, the XR650L was a revelation that was considered by many to be the best dual-sport ever. Impressively (or depressingly, depending on your outlook), the bike has just about stayed the same as it’s still offered new from Honda with the tagline of “Post-Apocalyptic Reliability“. It’s still a capable explorer – Nathan did LA-Barstow-Vegas on one while filming our Ural adventure, for example. If you’re not short, this is a great street-legal option that can go nearly anywhere.
For more on what is affectionately known as the Big Red Pig, check out this story on Cycle World where they call it a “Best Used Bike”.
This example is said to run perfectly with no issues and no open maintenance items. Find this XR for sale in San Diego, California for $2,900 here on Craigslist.