Best place to buy XR 650 R ??? Where to register it ???

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  • JetPilot

Posted August 04, 2006 - 08:29 AM


I just went to the local Honda dealership to look my next bike and they want $6800 dollars for a new XR 650 R :thumbsup:

There has to be a better place than this, anyone know where ?

Also, is there any state left where I can make the XR 650 R street legal ?



  • hypersthenos

Posted August 04, 2006 - 09:30 AM


There are several states that will easily register an XR for street use. I live in WA & many guys have done this in Idago & transfer them to WA afterwards. If you're a pilot in the Air Force try Mountain Home AFB. I used to live in Mountain Mome & rode with a few enlisted guys. Mountain Home has a licensing office. Should be a simple task there. There are many other states that allow this as well (Nevada & Colorado come to mind). This forum has lots of stuff about DS kits on the XRR. Once the DS kit is installed you should also add a rewound stator. This mod should be mandatory for any excursions at night. There are several posts here that discuss this.

  • MindBlower

Posted August 04, 2006 - 11:17 AM


Got mine plated in Indiana with no trouble.

  • pburke

Posted August 04, 2006 - 12:11 PM


southern Honda sold the '06 for about $5400 - however, right now they don't show any XRR on their web site ( - also would have to go pick it up there, since they don't ship bikes.

Don't try to register it in WI - Michigan and Minnesota are pretty easy states to plate the bike in the midwest. No idea where you are, though.


  • Hoop

Posted August 04, 2006 - 03:15 PM


if you search for 2006's, they have the 650R for $5383 at Southern Honda. I've seen it elsewhere for around $5500.

  • pburke

Posted August 04, 2006 - 05:16 PM


yeah, found it - was looking at the 2005 models before (which is the default, duh)


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  • HawkGT

Posted August 04, 2006 - 05:34 PM


Registering is easy (well, as "easy" as any trip to the DMV can possibly be) in AZ. I don't even have a dual sport kit. Just a brake light and mirror for me.

  • fourstrokin650

Posted August 05, 2006 - 07:53 AM


You could try these guys. I am not sure if they ship south america, if that's where you are. http://www.motorcycl...1.html?pg=Honda

  • MindBlower

Posted August 05, 2006 - 07:56 AM


Wow, I stupidly thought he meant Peru,Indiana :thumbsup:

  • resslera

Posted August 05, 2006 - 08:18 PM


Went through the same issues as you nearly 2 years ago. Was looking for a 650R and planned on installing the baja designs kit and registering it here in Colorado. Looked the 650R up on and found an 03 650R brand new for $4499 (this was 2004) at located in Chanute Kansas. Called them up and the price was completely "out the door". They put on the baja designs kit for an extra $100 plus the price of the kit. It was worth the drive from Colorado Springs CO. Only thing I had left to do for plating in Colorado was to put on street legal tires and a mirror. Oh yeah, they don't check for a darn thing by the way but I did it the legal way.

Coolest thing, I gave them my certificate of origin that came from the bike stamped "not for highway use" and got a complete street title. Hells Yeah!

  • motopsycho650

Posted August 06, 2006 - 09:31 AM


Colorado is a piece of cake to register. You need the following:
1. a VIN Verification form (most dealerships can provide this);
2. Your MSO (Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin) If the bike is financed, the bank has the MSO, but the Registration Office can get it from the bank.
3. You must sign a form stating your bike has a Brake Light, a Mirror (left side is required), and a Horn (audible at 200ft., a bicycle horn is okay).

I have never had a problem, but you can technically be ticketed in CO for non-DOT tires, and having an exhaust without a baffle (i.e. the HRC spark arrestor, or the cut-out stock tip).

  • PIP RC51

Posted August 06, 2006 - 07:29 PM


If anyone has done it in Pennsylvania. How long did it take and how much?


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