Honda XL600R Review from Australia

1983 Honda XL600R

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1995
Distance when acquired7500 kilometres
Most recent distance10125 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CB900F

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Front fork seals leaking, due to lack of use maybe.

General Comments:

Love the big single sound and power.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2006

8th Mar 2009, 05:37

Loved my XL 600 R. Bought her brand new from Allan West Honda, Coffs Harbour. N.S.W. Australia early '84. Had her set up with a surfboard rack on the left-hand side, which was probably slightly illegal, but hey a bloke's gotta carry his board somehow hey? Rode her up and down the east coast of Oz quiet a few times, and right across Australia, yep, that's right, across that bloody Nullabor, and she never missed a beat!! Selling her was one of the dumbest things I've ever done. But as ol' Ned Kelly was supposed to have said, "Such is life".

Rob Marshall, Currumbin, QLD, Oz.