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