Honda XR600RG Review from New Zealand

1986 Honda XR600RG

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11111 kilometres
Most recent distance33333 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CR250


Awesome machine


When I got it in 97, it was using oil. Have done the rings, gaskets etc. 6 months later, the stator coil went, since then I have had no problems with it.

I've moto x it in the novices and kicked all the flash 2 strokes (1999). Not bad considering at that time it was 13 years old. Was running a 44 back sprocket, so I didn't often get out of 3rd on the track. Also kicked its ass on the gravel, in the bush and on the beach.

General Comments:

This bike is like a good drug - you get off it shaking, but can't wait to get going again.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review