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2005 Honda XR650R

The undisputed king of the desert, the Honda XR650R has earned championship after championship thanks to its lightweight aluminium frame, long-travel suspension and a powerful yet dependable liquid-cooled engine.

Colours

  • Extreme Red
  • New for 2005

  • New Honda Racing-inspired colours and graphics
  • Liquid-cooled four-valve 649cm³ SOHC single-cylinder engine provides maximum power while maintaining Honda's legendary dependability and simplicity.
  • Compact, lightweight engine weighs only 40kg.
  • Dry-sump oiling system incorporates oil tank into frame for optimum cooling and efficiency.
  • Unique engine design separates crankshaft and generator rotor from engine oil, eliminating windage resistance to allow for a freer-revving engine.
  • NiCaSil cylinder lining is lightweight and provides cooler and quieter operation for extended engine life.
  • 37mm intake valves and 32mm exhaust valves provide maximum engine efficiency.
  • Automatic decompression starting system with handlebar-mounted compression release for easy starts.
  • 40mm carburettor features crisp response and excellent rideability.
  • Capacitor Discharge ignition (CDI) with electronic advance.
  • Gear-driven counter-balancer for engine smoothness.
  • Maintenance-free XR400-type automatic camchain tensioner.
  • Dual aluminium radiators for optimum cooling and maximum performance.
  • Free-flowing two-into-one stainless steel headpipes are lightweight and durable.
  • Primary kickstarting allows quick start-ups in any gear.
  • Extended kickstart lever allows a slow, strong kick to spin the engine quickly for predictable, accurate starts.
  • Lightweight magnesium clutch cover provides easy access for maintenance.
  • Easy shifting 5-speed transmission.
  • Chassis/Suspension

  • New-generation aluminium frame combines optimum rigidity and balance with maximum strength and durability.
  • Removable sub-frame is also aluminium.
  • Main frame incorporates engine oil tank with easy-to-use dipstick.
  • Tapered-roller steering head bearings maintain precise steering action.
  • 46mm Kayaba cartridge-type front fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping adjustability.
  • Minimal fork protrusion below the axle increases clearance in ruts.
  • Tapered aluminium swingarm is lightweight and strong.
  • Swingarm pivot is combined with rear engine mount for compactness, light weight and an overall reduction in the number of components.
  • 44mm fully adjustable long-travel Kayaba piggyback rear damper.
  • Dual-piston front and single-piston rear calipers squeeze large, 240mm stainless steel rotors for excellent stopping power.
  • CR250R front master cylinder ensures excellent brake feel and stopping power.
  • Lightweight hubs, aluminium rims and straight-pull spokes.
  • Large-diameter rear axle for improved rear wheel tracking.
  • Additional Features

  • Comfortable seat allows easy rider movement.
  • Large, durable fenders provide excellent protection from the elements.
  • Enduro-style headlight and taillight.
  • Compact, lightweight integrated headlight/number plate.
  • One-piece high-impact plastic skidplate protects underside of engine cases, water pump and hoses.
  • Resettable, easy-to-read three-digit competition odometer.
  • High-quality controls include comfortable grips and dogleg levers with brush guards.
  • Unique manual compression-release lever is mounted on top of clutch lever.
  • Light-effort throttle and clutch pull reduce rider fatigue.
  • Wide-section folding, cleated footpegs are comfortable and self-cleaning.
  • Aluminium shift lever with folding tip.
  • Aluminium rear brake pedal.
  • Easy access to the reusable large foam air filter.
  • Large-volume, spark arrester-equipped silencer for maximum power and low noise.
  • Available Accessories

  • Optional HRC Power-Up Kit, for closed-course use only, increases peak power output and provides broad additional power throughout the rpm range.
  • Specifications

  • Engine - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve OHC single
  • Displacement - 649cm3
  • Bore x Stroke - 100 x 82.6mm
  • Compression Ratio - 10 : 1
  • Max. Power Output - 45kW/6,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Max. Torque - 64Nm/5,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Carburation - 40mm Keihin piston-valve carburettor
  • Ignition System - Capacitor discharge (CDI) with electronic advance
  • Starter - Primary kick
  • Transmission - 5-speed
  • Final Drive - #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 14T/48T
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 10 litres (including 2-litre reserve)
  • Dimensions - (LxWxH) 2,255 x 825 x 1,245mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,481mm
  • Caster - 27° 48'
  • Trail - 111mm
  • Seat Height - 935mm
  • Ground Clearance - 305mm
  • Suspension - Front, 46mm leading-axle cartridge-type telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping, 285mm axle travel, Rear - Pro-Link with adjustable spring preload and compression/rebound damping, 308mm axle travel
  • Wheels - Aluminium rim/Tangentially Located (TL) spokes
  • Tyres - Front, 80/100-21 51P, Rear - 110/100-18 70P
  • Brakes - Front 240mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper and sintered metal pads, Rear - 240mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
  • Dry Weight - 127kg