Is it true? No '08 XR 650???!

15 replies to this topic
  • husky1360

Posted December 07, 2007 - 08:28 PM


Is it true that there is no 2008 650?

If so, thats a bummer. Not everyone wants to ride a 450.

  • jbird710

Posted December 07, 2007 - 08:38 PM


I'm pretty sure Honda has announced all of their 2008 line and I've yet to see anything about a 650R - they are still doing the 650L. If you look on their web page, they only show '06 & '07 650R and all of the other models that have a 2008 version show '08.

  • scalejockey

Posted December 08, 2007 - 07:09 AM


Ya it sucks!!! why don't they make it a 700 and dual sport it? At least it will still be around to modify for the dirt.

  • dirtrider115

Posted December 08, 2007 - 07:17 AM


Yep its done,one of the best bikes ever made.The new designs will never be as durable as the xr models.I cried when they quit the 400, now no 650,oh well thats why I switched back to yamahas the wr's are way more durable then any new honda.

  • goblin127

Posted December 08, 2007 - 10:26 AM


Not that it matters to the R guys,but my dealer says the L is gone in 2010.

  • hondacrf150f1

Posted December 08, 2007 - 11:29 AM


Not that it matters to the R guys,but my dealer says the L is gone in 2010.

Its about time, maby we will see it loose 30 pounds and gain liquid cooling, then they can make that model for 25 years to come:bonk:

  • off_road_4_me

Posted December 08, 2007 - 11:31 AM


a loss for sure :banghead:

  • frankiewhipit

Posted December 08, 2007 - 01:09 PM



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  • tgstoken

Posted December 08, 2007 - 01:49 PM


maybe we will see it loose 30 pounds and gain liquid cooling, then they can make that model for 25 years to come

But if they do that, Kawasaki will lose sales on thier new KLR650 and Suzukis DRZ400 will utterly fail.:banghead:

  • EddieTNT

Posted December 08, 2007 - 02:58 PM


RIP BRP:foul:

  • husky1360

Posted December 08, 2007 - 04:18 PM


The world is running short on real bikes.

dirtrider115, you are having good luck with WR Yamahas?

  • dmvmechanics

Posted December 15, 2007 - 10:18 PM


hoppefully someone will show up with something, i may be forced to a Service Honda 500 sm

  • Canyon ED

Posted December 22, 2007 - 08:21 PM


Would like to find a nice 06/07 xr650l cal model.

  • miguelitro

Posted December 22, 2007 - 10:17 PM


which is why i just stepped up to a 07 from a 01:D

  • dirtrider115

Posted December 22, 2007 - 10:21 PM


You bet I like the wr's my idea of a good bike is one that works good and holds together,Ill always keep my 650r around for long dual sport rides but the newer yamies are awsome and require little maintence.


Posted December 22, 2007 - 10:51 PM


I have never been a big KTM fan but their Baja bike (690) I think looks pretty trick, and from the looks of it might be the next best thing in the future. It is to bad it seems Honda is offering fewer choices even when there is a loyal following for bikes that no longer are produced (650R, CR 250R, XR 400, XR 250R). I like the new bikes, I have a 450R, but low maintainence air cooled bikes have their place. While I am complaining, what were they thinking spending money to produce that smaller dual sport bike?:busted: The old 200-350 cc dual sports they produced back in the 80's looked better and probably performed as good as or better than what that bike is capable of.:banghead:

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