2014 Honda XR650L
Dead reliable and it's a beast waiting to be awakened!
Absolutely nothing - this bike is bullet proof! Have only rode for 2251 miles on it. But I ride this big pig hard! It will take you anywhere; absolutely anywhere! I've fallen down hills onto big rocks. I have fallen into creek beds. I have fallen landing off motocross jumps and on pavement! No matter what, the big pig gets right back up and keeps going.
All I have to show from all these falls and mistakes I have made while riding is a scrape on my muffler from wiping out on the street, and I also had to adjust my forks after that wipe out only because it was such a hard wipe out.
But that's what's so awesome about this bike; everything is built to give so you can bend it back on the spot as long as you have a small tool kit to keep with you while riding; nothing will stop you! I'd rather have a bike that bends than breaks or snaps parts off when I crash, because then you can just keep going and that's what's most important!
When I first bought this bike it was completely stock from the dealer. So it was VERY heavy and kinda slow. As soon as I got home from the dealer, I started taking the bike apart to see where I can lose weight! After a week I was done and I dropped 25lbs - 30lbs from the bike and gained way better overall performance and reliability by doing all these things listed:
Removed and plugged smog.
Trimmed down all plastics by half.
Replaced rear fender and tail light.
Relocated battery fuses and CDI to under the seat.
Also switched to a small, light and powerful ballistic battery.
Protaper handle bars.
ASCRBS hand guards.
Moose racing jet kit.
DG O series slip on pipe.
Moto hose rubber muffler guard.
Full 100% off road tires.
Removed passenger pegs.
Removed side gas tank fairings.
Adjusted throttle so it responds quicker.
Removed turn signals.
After all this I was so absolutely amazed with what a beast I had awakened. This bike can be used for whatever you desire: cross country, trail riding, highway, even motocross haha. I did the motocross - jumping was fun as heck! I chose to put it on a diet and make it quicker and more responsive so I can use it for hill climbing and hard trail riding!
I absolutely love this bike and it will always be in my garage; I refuse to ever sell this pig!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd February, 2016