Click here for an instaVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2000 Honda XR650R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Affectionately known as the King of Baja, the XR650R was a totally new bike compared to its XR600 predecessor. An innovative 649-cc, liquid-cooled lightweight SOHC engine weighing in at only 88 pounds was seamlessly mated to an aluminum box frame, 40mm carbs, and five-speed transmission.
Built to challenge Kawasaki’s long-standing desert racing success with the KX500, the big XR was specialized, capable, and most importantly, reliable. Kawi dropped out of Baja by the time that the 650R made its debut in the 1999 Baja 1000, but Honda won easily (and kept doing so). Dubbed the “Big Red Pig,” the Honda XR650R has gleaned a cult-like following among Honda fans and remains to this day one of the most outstanding open class enduro bikes on the market – for those of you that aren’t scared of a kickstarter.
This example is VIN: JH2RE0118YK101259. It is titled in California with a green sticker (off-road use only). Some more lenient states would let you plate this with turn signals, a mirror, and a license plate order.
It is equipped with a couple of extras, such as the Baja Designs headlight.
As well as a White Brothers E series exhaust.
It has been used as intended and seen its share of dirt.
We note that there’s some sticker peel on both sides of the tank.
The seller acquired it in a package deal but never used it. He’s requested a copy of the title and that will come in a few days.