2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike Review Specs


The new 2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike is one of the best and legendary motorcycles that enhance broadband dual-sport performance, Baja heritage, and a good record of reliability. The bike is good at home and on dirt roads, single-track trails, highways, and byways; the versatile dual-sport model opens the door of riding adventure like few motorcycles ever have. The full review of the 2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike with its price and specifications is written below.

2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike – Features

2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike

Key Features

The Honda XR650L is one of the legendary motorcycles. It is not because of its winning track records but because it has won several races, but it is because of how brutally perfect it is for serious off-road adventures. The motorcycle is fully streeled legal and is ideal for thousands of riders who use it as a commuter. Things get interesting where the road ends and actual adventure start to happen. The XR650L is equipped with an ultra-tough 644cc overhead-cam air-cooled engine, a gear-driven counterbalance that helps in reducing vibration, plus a proven long-travel suspension. So, the rider has a dual-sport that rolls up its sleeves and gets the job done on the road or trail.

Engine Features

The new 2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike comes with a bulletproof 644cc SOHC four-stroke engine that delivers power and torque ideally suited for both on and off-road riding. The radial four-valve combustion chamber (RFVC) helps in getting excellent combustion efficiency and greater power output. The new 42.5mm constant-velocity (VC) carburetor provides crisp throttle response and outstanding rideability, and greater power.

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

2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike

All-new dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and engine temperature. The transmission consists of a durable five-speed gearbox that offers a gear for every on and off-road situation. The heavy-duty and multi-plate clutch helps get smooth riding pleasure, while the heavy-duty and low-maintenance #520 O-ring-sealed drive chain efficiently delivers power to the rear wheel.

Chassis / Suspension

The new 2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike comes with Honda Racing-inspired color and graphics. The semi-double-cradle steel frame is extremely lightweight, strong, and provides accurate handling manners. The new 43mm Showa cartridge fork contains 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance, while the pro-link rear suspension ensures smooth riding pleasure.

All-new lightweight, durable and robust aluminum box-section swingarm comes with a quick-detach rear wheel. The braking system comprises front and rear disc brakes that offer excellent stopping power. The Honda XR650L comes with lightweight but super-strong wheels, while the new frame-attached passenger footrest comes standard for two-up riding capability. The dirt bike has aggressive and dual-purpose front and rear tires that offer excellent performance both on and off-road. The new 18 inches of rear-wheel for more excellent tire selection, while the lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes.

2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike

The combination headlight/number plate and dual airflow shroud direct cool air to the engine. The new enduro-style headlight comes with both high and low beams. The new motocross-style seat is extremely comfortable and helps in maximum rider movement. The large, durable fenders help keep debris away from the rider, while the tubular engine guard is exceptionally light in weight. The wide-section folding cleated footpegs offer maximum comfort and self-cleaning while the flex-attached turn signals resist breakage. The compact speedometer contains an odometer, trip meter, neutral light as well as high-beam, turn-signal and side-stand indicators. At the same time, the latest high-quality controls come with comfortable grips and brush guards.

2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Type 644cc air-cooled, dry-sump, single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train SOHC; four-valve RFVC
Bore x Stroke 100.0mm x 82.0mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Induction 42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
Ignition CD w/ 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 w/ spring preload, 20-position compression damping, and 20-position rebound damping adjustability; 11.0 in. 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


Rake (Caster Angle) 27°
Trail 102mm (4 inches)
Length 86.2 inches
Width 33.7 inches
Height 49 inches
Seat Height 37.0 inches
Ground Clearance 13.0 inches
Wheelbase 57.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 2.8 gallons, incl. 0.6-gal. reserve
Color Red
Curb Weight 346 lbs.


In the end, team Bikes Catalog would love to say that the new 2020 Honda XR650L Powerful Dual Sports Bike is a compelling and high-performing motorcycle. The chassis is not only compact but is extremely lightweight. The braking and suspension system offers greater riding pleasure.