Honda XL600R Review from South Africa

1983 Honda XL600R

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CB250 Nighthawk


Not even Africa can break her..


Stator coil replaced.

Carb rebuild.

New piston and rings (replaced original).

Every bearing on the body.

General Comments:

Fantastic torque like very few other in its class.

Old but still a serious bike off road; not the best but good. A road toy because of that fantastic pulling power and sound, it really makes the old school bikers think back to the day I bought a FJ1100, but no way I was selling my red rocket.

Highly recommendable flag stone model right through the range. People, this bike knows Africa and even she can't break it...

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th November, 2008

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 1 review