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2004 Honda XL1000V Varadero

Honda XL1000V Varadero

Honda's class-leading Adventure Touring flagship, the mighty and majestic Varadero, brings a whole wide world of new riding frontiers within easy reach for the most far-ranging blend of motorcycling enjoyment you've ever had the pleasure to experience. Powered by a slim, high-performance fuel-injected 1000cc V-twin engine and ruggedly outfitted for long-distance expeditions over virtually any road one might encounter, the Varadero feels just as strong and confident sailing down the motorways as it is exploring less travelled backroads in your search for new adventures. Its broad, windbreaking front fairing, progressive long-travel suspension and comprehensive accommodations for two ensure exceptional riding comfort, and the Varadero's easily attached optional luggage system makes longer trips as easy to prepare for as pack, snap on and go.

New for 2004, the Varadero also comes available in a new ABS-equipped version that complements the responsive braking capability of Honda's famed Dual Combined Brake System with the confident control of the world's most advanced motorcycle Antilock Brake System for smooth and swiftly effective braking control in virtually any road and riding conditions, and a much-appreciated boost in operating confidence when roads turn nasty.


  • Black
  • Shield Silver Metallic (with Black)
  • Pearl Breezy Blue (with Black)
  • New Features

  • New ABS version incorporates same basic features as standard version.
  • New ABS version's system configuration basically same as that featured on the VFRABS. System uses two ABS modulators, the front one located inside the front cowl and the rear one positioned under the rider's seat, near the rear damper preload adjuster. Additional equipment includes ABS sensors and Hall effect pulsar rings on the wheels, a new right sidecover design, and a new ABS failure warning light installed in the redesigned instrument panel.
  • New ABS version's rear damper features adjustable rebound damping.
  • Rear damper preload adjuster moved from inside of right sidecover to left side. New right sidecover features matte black panel covering access hole (ABS version only).
  • New arrangement of indicator lights on instrument panel features two sets of four LEDs, replacing two sets of three lights. Low fuel warning light moved up to left-side group from current position inside tachometer dial. All other design features remain the same as the current model.
  • New colour variations.

    Specifications XL1000V Varadero (ED-type)

  • Engine Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC 90 V-twin
  • Displacement - 996cm3
  • Bore x Stroke - 98 x 66mm
  • Compression Ratio - 9.8 : 1
  • Max. Power Output - 69kW/8,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Max. Torque - 98Nm/6,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Idling Speed - 1,200min-1
  • Oil Capacity - 4.1 litres
  • Fuel System, Carburation - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
  • Throttle Bore - 42mm
  • Aircleaner - Viscous, cartridge-type paper filter
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 25 litres (including 4-litre warning light reserve)
  • Ignition System - Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
  • Ignition Timing - 10 BTDC (idle) ~ 45 BTDC (4,500min-1)
  • Sparkplug Type - IJR8B9 (NGK)
  • Starter - Electric
  • Battery Capacity - 12V/18AH, ACG Output 434W
  • Headlights - 12V 60W x 2 (low) / 55W x 2 (high)
  • Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
  • Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
  • Transmission Type - 6-speed
  • Primary Reduction - 1.682 (44/74)
  • Gear Ratios, 1 - 2.571 (14/36), 2 - 1.684 (19/32), 3 - 1.292 (24/31), 4 - 1.100 (30/33), 5 - 0.969 (32/31), 6 - 0.853 (34/29)
  • Final Reduction - 2.938 (16/47)
  • Final Drive - O-ring sealed chain
  • Frame Type - Diamond; steel tube
  • Chassis Dimensions - (LxWxH) 2,295 x 925 x 1,500mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,560mm
  • Caster Angle - 27 30'
  • Trail - 110mm
  • Turning Radius - 2.58m
  • Seat Height - 838mm
  • Ground Clearance - 181mm
  • Dry Weight - 235kg (*241.5kg)
  • Kerb Weight - 262kg (F: 122kg; R: 140kg); *268.5kg (F: 123kg; R: 141.5kg)
  • Max. Carrying Capacity - 201kg
  • Loaded Weight - 414kg (F: 154kg; R: 260kg); *420.5kg (F: 155kg; R: 265.5kg)
  • Suspension Type - Front 43mm telescopic fork, 155mm axle travel, Rear - Pro-Link with spring preload-adjustable damper (*and adjustable rebound damping), 145mm axle travel
  • Wheels Type - Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
  • Rim Size, Front - 19M/C x MT2.50, Rear - 17M/C x MT4.00
  • Tyre Size, Front - 110/80 R19M/C (59H), Rear - 150/70 R17M/C (69H)
  • Tyre Pressure, Front - 250kPa, Rear - 250kPa (with passenger: 280kPa)
  • Brakes Type, Front - 296 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston callipers (*ABS) and sintered metal pads, Rear - 256 x 5mm hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston calliper (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
  • Price (XL1000V Varadero) - 6999.00(2003 price), 7139.00 (2004 price)

    *XL1000V Varadero ABS

    All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.