1983 Honda XL600R from United States of America
Wasn't my favorite, but in the top five
The bike took some muscle to kick, had no problems with it besides being a bit heavy, but it's a 600 thumper! It had sat for several years in an old house on a farm when I found it. I took the carbs off and cleaned it, changed the gas, and with a lil' persuasion from pulling it, it fired right up!!!
Awesome bike! Loved it and would like to find another. Mainly used it offroad, with some road riding getting to the hills. Smooth riding on paved roads, even with off road knobbies! It had plenty of torque to climb hills in 2nd gear, and could pull nice little wheelies in the straights. The hills of eastern KY are rocky, muddy and dusty on a ride, and it had no problems. Kept an eye on the air filter; it's the life of it here.
My buddy aggravated me to death about it til I sold it to him, and I still regret it LOL, but that's how it goes. We would ride thru three counties and back, it never let me down and I didn't have to refuel much, AWESOME BIKE!! It was way ahead of its time...
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2017