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


Love it


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.