1985 Honda XL600R
Great bike, but has some quirks
Primary ignition coil in the stator burned, resulting in very difficult hot starting for a long time until I found the problem.
Oil leaks start occurring from various spots on the engine.
Choke piston on left side carburetor broke.
A rocket on wheels.
Seat is a little uncomfortable for large persons; is also too small for two people.
Difficult to start even under the best conditions; stalls often at low idle particularly when cold.
Oil changes are cumbersome due to the dry sump design.
Exhaust pipe is prone to rust.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2005