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Old 07-06-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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The XL600 thread

The mighty and worthy XL600R.

These bikes are between 20 and 25 years old now, but will give an XR650L, DR650, KLR650, and so on, a run for their money.
As near as I can tell here's how they compare:

Seat height 33.9 in
Dry weight 295 lb
Horsepower 43 bhp

Seat height 37.0 in
Dry weight 324 lb
Horsepower 43 bhp

Seat height 33.0 – 34.8 in
Dry weight 324 lb
Horsepower 43 bhp

It seems that the old XL's have a 29 lb weight advantage over the newer XR's.
If you aren't much of a thrasher in the woods or taking huge air the older Showa suspension on the XL's will do just fine, but that seems to be their biggest disadvantage.
But if you're like me and not racing anyone, they're just fine.

Let's see some more XL's

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