Post Listing Update: This XL was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.
Honda’s XL600R was a popular dual-sport for a wide variety of riders in the 80s – Dirt Rider magazine said it was the best in the dirt of the open class dual purpose bikes (like the Kawasaki KL600 or Yamaha XT600). Most have been adorned in the traditional Honda red, but here’s a low-mileage example of my favorite paint scheme of the XL600R – a patriotic red, white, and blue.
The XL600R featured a 589cc, 45 horsepower engine – Cycle World claimed they were able to hit 103 miles per hour with it. The XL shared many components with the off-road oriented XR bike, like the frame, brakes, Pro-Link rear suspension, Showa forks, skid plate, and more. For more on the XL, check out this rehosted Cycle World test of the 1983 model.
This example (VIN: JH2PD0302GK300207) has just 2,482 miles and it’s being offered out of the seller’s (Windy City Motorsports) “private collection of over 20 80’s era dirt bikes, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers, etc.” The seller is the second owner, who notes that it has nearly new tires and that the only aftermarket part is the mirrors.
Find this XL for sale in Lombard, Illinois with a BIN of $4,995 or best offer