Honda XL100 Review

2008 Honda XL100 from New Zealand

Year of manufacture2008
Acceleration marks 4 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Previous motorcycleSuzuki C50


Yep, it's strong


Clutch cable is broken.

Front brake lever is broken.

General Comments:

This bike is legendary, I've pushed it right to its natural rev limiter (where the valves can't close fast enough for the piston, so the gases just come in the cylinder and then get pushed back out again). It's had an honest thrashing, but it starts first kick with a little bit of gas.

The only thing the I don't like about it is that it's not the fastest bike in the world, quite slow actually, but what can you expect from 100cc eh?

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2008

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 1 review