1984 Honda XL600R Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1984 Honda XL600R from Canada

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007

Summary:

If you can find one, pounce on it and don't let it go

Faults:

Nothing's gone wrong, oil changes, oil and air filter changes, keeps it running great...

General Comments:

This bike has amazing acceleration. The reliability has to be the high point of this bike. Starts first kick almost every single time. If you can find one, pounce on it and don't let it go.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2007

1984 Honda XL600R from United States of America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired8200 miles
Most recent distance11600 miles
Previous motorcycleDucati 750 Sport

Summary:

I'll never sell it

Faults:

Seat cover replaced.

Tires, chains, and oil. That's it.

General Comments:

The best 500 dollars I've ever spent. I've ridden it 13 years on nothing but chains, tires, gas and oil.

Fast, comfortable, and dead reliable.

Nearly a quarter century old, and still starts first kick.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2007

20th Apr 2011, 15:26

OK, you rode it 13 years, but something like 3 000 miles... that's not much!

1984 Honda XL600R from United States of America

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership2001
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda ZR50

Summary:

The best "all-around" bike I ever owned

Faults:

Oil seepage on lower frame fittings and hoses.

Turn signal switch sometimes didn't work.

Minor fork seal leak.

General Comments:

As others have noted, this bike is deceptively quick for a single cylinder S.U.B. (Sport Utility Bike).

It's also comfortable enough for light touring. It does vibrate a little, but hey, it's a BIG single. I nicknamed mine "Trail Wing".

And as long a mountain road is VERY twisty, it'll give some sport bikes a run for their money.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2006

1984 Honda XL600R from United Kingdom

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired24900 miles
Most recent distance27500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda cm 200t

Summary:

Good all rounder when running right

Faults:

Total engine rebuild on purchase of the bike.

Cam chain replaced after 500 miles.

Head gasket leaking.

New front brake caliper fitted.

Rear brake shoes replaced.

General Comments:

Good all rounder, with a comfy ride.

Parts are hard to locate and are expensive.

Needs regular services.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2006

1984 Honda XL600R from United Kingdom

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired24500 miles
Most recent distance25500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CM200T

Summary:

Nice classic bike, but a bit pricey for parts

Faults:

Total engine rebuild on purchasing the machine.

New rear and front brakes.

New piston rings after 1000 miles.

General Comments:

Nice off road bike, but it's costing a fortune.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st May, 2005

27th Feb 2013, 22:52

I have owned a 1984 Honda XL600R from day one. Have had it for the last 28 years. Never had a problem, it is daily ride for me, and I keep it all original and in showroom condition. It's very powerful, fast and smooth in the street and off road. If you have one, make sure you look after this great bike.

All the best.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 7 reviews