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2009 Honda XL1000V VARADERO / ABS

2009 Honda XL1000V VARADERO / ABS

Introduction

Load up your dreams of distant lands and head for the horizon. Honda’s big Adventure Touring flagship, the XL1000V Varadero makes every journey a welcome escape, whether you’re aiming to reach the highest peak by the end of the day or simply beat the traffic for a stress-free commute. Powered by a strong reliable V-twin engine, and boasting a comfortably contoured seat and a wide windscreen, it offers a superbly comfortable ride for you and a passenger.The handling is smooth and nimble and the long-travel suspension accommodating enough to negotiate unpredictable off-road surfaces as well as city streets. An ABS version offers the effortlessly responsive brake control provided by Honda’s advanced Dual Combined Antilock Brake System. Its imposing, angular bodywork, two-tone graphics and focused, gleaming contours exude an air of confidence that matches its long experience, exhilarating performance capabilities and outstanding reputation for reliability.

The ever-eager Varadero is happy to tackle any riding situation, and always ready for a change of scenery. All you need to do is to relax and take in the view.

Key Features

  • High-performance fuel-injected DOHC 8-valve V-twin engine delivers an inspiring rush of acceleration
  • HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with strict EURO-3 emissions regulations
  • Rigid frame and long-travel suspension systems tackle the twisties like a sportsbike
  • Smoothly responsive Dual Combined Brakes enhance braking ease and control
  • ABS version also available, offering the confident operation of Honda’s most advanced motorcycle Antilock Brake System
  • Optional luggage system provides big carrying capacity while making your packing as easy as clip on and go

Additional Features

  • Optional ABS

Colours

  • Barley Yellow Metallic
  • Chevalier Silver Metallic
  • Pearl Concourse Black

Accessories

Various accessories including:

  • Comfort
  • Luggage
  • Decoration
  • Protection
  • Audio and Electronics
  • Anti-Theft

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Available: Now
  • Changes for 2009: New colour

Technical Specification

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/7,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Max. Torque - 98Nm/6,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Idling Speed - 1,300min-1
  • Oil Capacity - 4.1 litres

Fuel System

  • Carburetion - 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)

Electrical System

  • Ignition System - Computer-controlled digital transistorised with
    electronic advance
  • Ignition Timing - 15° BTDC (idle) ~ 45° BTDC (4,500min-1)
  • Sparkplug Type - IJR8B9 (NGK)
  • Starter - Electric
  • Battery Capacity - 12V/18AH
  • ACG Output - 434W
  • Headlight - 12V 60W ? 2 (low) / 55W ? 2 (high)

Drivetrain

  • 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) - 2,300 x 930 x 1,465mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,560mm
  • Caster Angle - 27° 30'
  • Trail - 110mm
  • Turning Radius - 2.58m
  • Seat Height - 838mm
  • Ground Clearance - 181mm
  • Kerb Weight - 268.7kg (F: 126.3kg; R: 142.4kg) *276.7kg (F: 130kg; R: 146.7kg)
  • Max. Carrying Capacity - 201kg
  • Loaded Weight - 415kg (F: 152kg; R: 263kg) *422kg (F: 156kg; R: 266kg)

Suspension

  • Front - 43mm telescopic fork, 155mm axle travel
  • Rear - Pro-Link damper with 40-step spring preload (*and stepless rebound damping) adjustment, 145mm axle travel

Wheels

  • Type - Front; Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
  • Rear; Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
  • Rim Size - Front; 19M/C ? MT2.50
  • Rear; 17M/C ? 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

  • 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

* Combined-ABS version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.