The original XR650R is affectionately known as the Big Red Pig, and it was a desert champion thanks to the monster power and suspension. Those two things also make it a very interesting platform to build a supermoto with.
This example is offered by the original owner, who “started researching what upgrades would make the XRR into a fun, reliable commuter, and canyon bike.” This led to modifications including Excel rims with Talon hubs, the XR “uncorking” mods, White Brothers exhaust, MotoMaster rotor and caliper, Emig Racing CRF450 fork conversion, and Renazco seat.
It has never been off-road. “I rode the XRR for many years in this configuration, putting on over 40k reliable miles of commuting and canyon riding, then I got the want for more power. I contacted Crago Racing about a motor rebuild. They suggested an HRC kit equivalent, this includes a higher compression piston, more aggressive cam, valves, and springs. They also recommended installing a Keihin FCR carburetor. Crago Racing did a great job with the rebuild and tuning, the XRR really hauls. The XRR now has over 20k miles since the rebuild and runs great, a recent leak down test showed good numbers.”
Extra modifications include a Vancouver Supermoto Warness wiring harness and a 6.3 gallon Acerbis tank. This would be a fun battlewagon of a commuter – find it for sale in Los Angeles, California for $5,400 here at Full Tilt Boogie Moto.