This is why

The 650R is unbreakable.........This poor bike gets it's arse kicked by this guy and loved it.....An orange would have cried UNCLE early.........:banghead:

Wheelies and burn outs are about as impressive as a drag race.

Hauling ass in the desert is what the bike was built for.

haha, sweet vid. did you see the radiator boillingover?

na, sometimes i wish i opted for the R.

I like this video! What a cool way of showing the power and ear to ear grin that this bike can give. We all know it is the altimat desert bike but, the raw power is showen here! Doesn't take much to make it run cool and make the radiators indestructable.

The 650R is unbreakable.........This poor bike gets it's arse kicked by this guy and loved it.....An orange would have cried UNCLE early.........:banghead:

SWEET:thumbsup:

haha, sweet vid. did you see the radiator boillingover?

na, sometimes i wish i opted for the R.

You had better not try one. A few years ago I was having dome engine problems on my 600 and I wasn't going to be able to get it back together before a 5 day trip to Kennedy Meadows. A friend loaned me a bone stock still corked 650R. Even corked the power was about as good as my 600 if not slightly better. The suspension was better.

ya i hear ya. over it now!lol

Oh, No, I can see another 10,000 post thread of ripping what bike is best! Flame on! The 'R' rips and the 'Lame' 'L' 'Limps to Starbucks!:D:busted::banghead:

Oh, No, I can see another 10,000 post thread of ripping what bike is best! Flame on! The 'R' rips and the 'Lame' 'L' 'Limps to Starbucks!:busted: :busted: :banghead:

just doesnt get old.... or does it!LOL

"R" RETIRED

"L" LAST'S LONGER

:D :D

Oh, No, I can see another 10,000 post thread of ripping what bike is best! Flame on! The 'R' rips and the 'Lame' 'L' 'Limps to Starbucks!:D :D :banghead:

I thought only Harleys limped to Starbuck?:busted:

There are a few things about the two bikes that does not get talked about.

The XR650R frame is just over ten pounds heavier then the XL650L! The 'R's' frame maybe aluminum but, that is not what makes the bike any lighter! The XL650L engine is air cooled, no water to weigh it down but, it is over ten pounds heavier then the water cooled XR650R! We have fun as step childeren about the two different bikes but, Honda could/should make a XR/XL/CRF/SM out of one bike frame/engine that would just have tail/rake being different for the job at hand. There is no reason for the XR650R frame to be so heavy! The XL650L should have a bullet proff lighter water cooled engine.

Oh, No, I can see another 10,000 post thread of ripping what bike is best! Flame on! The 'R' rips and the 'Lame' 'L' 'Limps to Starbucks!:D:busted::banghead:

The best part about that thread is I started it with a statement that should have put to bed the whole 'which is better' thing- its about what's better for what you're going to do!

Dave

Holy Cow! that is great - he is a good rider !!!!! jeez and afterwards it settles into an nice idle - as if to say ho hum....

L's all the way!

L's all the way!

I second this ...^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^:banghead:

Times have changed, was 80~90% XR650R guys and lots of those raced, now it's 80~90% Latte riders. The XR650R riders are all but, gone. The "L" riders don't need a bike that you have to be fit to ride, going to fast to sit down and has was to much grin power. It is true that most "L" riders are way over weight and work in a cubical/office. The "L" does have enough power to handle that.:banghead:

Times have changed, was 80~90% XR650R guys and lots of those raced, now it's 80~90% Latte riders. The XR650R riders are all but, gone. The "L" riders don't need a bike that you have to be fit to ride, going to fast to sit down and has was to much grin power. It is true that most "L" riders are way over weight and work in a cubical/office. The "L" does have enough power to handle that.:D

So you're saying L riders are educated white collar types? You're probably right. If I didn't get my geophysics degree, I would have bought the R. But then I'd be making $15/hour and lifting stuff all day long. :banghead::D

C'mon guys... R's are great bikes, L's are great bikes. Love thy neighbor for going red.

:busted:

It's idiots that ride like this, and idiots the promote videos like this that keep us from getting good dual sport bikes, looses us good riding areas, and makes all dirt bikers look like loosers. This guy is one.

Yeah no way a KTM (or any other bike) could stand up to wheelies or burnouts. :banghead:

Times have changed, was 80~90% XR650R guys and lots of those raced, now it's 80~90% Latte riders. The XR650R riders are all but, gone. The "L" riders don't need a bike that you have to be fit to ride, going to fast to sit down and has was to much grin power. It is true that most "L" riders are way over weight and work in a cubical/office. The "L" does have enough power to handle that.:busted:

Hey!! ...... I resemble that remark!! :D:banghead::busted::D

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