Post Sale Update: This XR sold for $2,600 after 40 bids on eBay.
Honda’s XL/XR series has been the mount of choice for enduro riders for decades, and the XL600R was a popular option in the 80s – Dirt Rider magazine said it was the best in the dirt of the open class dual purpose bikes (including the Kawasaki KL600 and Yamaha XT600).
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: PD0308EM102250) is claimed to run excellent by the seller, who’s recently performed a service that included an oil change, oil filter, air filter, front brake fluid, new seat cover, and new Metzeler rear tire. The seller is the second/third owner, as he acquired it from the son of the original owner. That gentleman “used it for riding around town and on RV trips where he would load it on the back of the RV to then ride around camp.”
There’s a few cosmetic issues, but per the seller, this XL is in “excellent condition with minimal wear, low miles, and no mechanical issues. It is in absolutely phenomenal shape for dual sport motorcycles that were often modified or ridden hard off road. The XL600R actually has more horsepower than a 2019 Honda XR650!”
Find this XL for sale in Boulder, Colorado with bidding up to $1,129
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