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2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike Review Specs

The new 2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike is one of the legendary motorcycles that boasts broadband dual-sport performance, ultimate heritage, and a long record of reliability. The motorcycle gives an incredible performance on both dirt tracks and single-track trails, and highways. The versatile dual-sport model opens the door to riding adventure like few motorcycles ever have. The overall review of the 2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike with its price and specification is written below.

2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike – Features and Price

2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike

Engine Features

The new 2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike features a bulletproof 644cc, SOHC, four-stroke engine that delivers power and torque ideally suited for both on-road and off-road riding. In addition, the new radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency and high power output. The new 42.5mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers a crisp throttle response with more excellent rideability and maximum power.

The new reliable electric starter system helps easy push-button starting while the gear-driven counter balancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibrations. Furthermore, the free-flowing 2-into-1 exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/ muffler while the maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner and maintenance-free CD ignition with electronic advance keep the rider out of the shop and on the road.

The new dry-sump engine maximizes power by reducing crankshaft windage and engine temperature, while the durable five-speed transmission gives a gear for every on and off-road situation. Additionally, the heavy-duty and multi-plate clutch gives incredible performance, while the heavy-duty and low-maintenance O-ring sealed drive chain is standard.

Chassis/ Suspension

The new 2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike comes with Honda Racing-inspired color and graphics. The chassis features a semi-double-cradle steel frame that is lightweight, strong and gives precise handling manners. The motorcycle features 43mm of Showa cartridge fork containing 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance, while the rear suspension features pro-link. In addition, the lightweight, durable and robust aluminum box swingarm including a quick-detach rear wheel.

2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike

The braking system gives incredible stopping power featuring front and rear disc brakes. The new lightweight yet super-strong wheels (18 inches rear wheel) comes standard that offers great riding pleasure on both off-road and on-road. The frame-mounted passenger footrests are mounted for two-up riding capability. An aggressive, dual-purpose front and rear tires give more excellent performance both on and off the road. In addition, lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes while the combination of headlight/number plate and dual airflow shrouds direct cool air to the engine. The enduro-style headlight contains high/low beams, and the motocross-style seat is comfortable and helps maximize rider movement.

The large and durable fenders keep the debris off the ride, and the lightweight tubular engine guard keeps the engine safe from any potential damage from stone or rubble. The wide-section, folding, cleated footpegs are comfortable and self-cleaning, and flex-attached turn signals resist breakage. The new compact speedometer contains a trip meter/ odometer and a neutral light and a high-beam, turn signals and side-stand indicators. The motorcycle offers high-quality controls including a comfortable grips and brush guards.

2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike

2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike – Technical Specifications


Type 644cc air-cooled, dry-sump, single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train SOHC; four-valve RFVC
Bore x Stroke 100mm x 82mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Induction 42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
Ignition CD with electronic advance
Starter Electric
Transmission Five-speed
Clutch Multi-plate wet
Final Drive #520 O-ring sealed chain; 15T/45T


Front 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge telescopic fork with 16-position compression damping adjustability; 11.6 inches travel
Rear Pro-Link Showa single shock having spring preload, 20-position compression damping, and 20-position rebound damping adjustability; 11.0 inches travel


Front Single 256mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Single 220mm disc with single-piston caliper


Front 3.00-21
Rear 4.60-18

2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike


Rake (Caster Angle) 27-degree
Trail 102mm (4 inches)
Length 86.2 inches
Width 33.7 inches
Height 49 inches
Seat Height 37 inches
Ground Clearance 13 inches
Wheelbase 57.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 2.8 gal., incl. 0.6-gal. reserve
Color Red
Curb Weight 346 lbs.


In the end, we would love to conclude that the new 2020 Honda XR650L Adventure Bike is a fantastic adventure motorcycle that comes with plenty of impressive features. The powerful 644cc engine ensures that riders will always have instant throttle response, while the lightweight chassis provides that riders will enjoy fantastic riding pleasure.

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