2019 Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction

1983 Honda XL600R Motorcycle

$4,000 - $6,000

No Reserve


Engine Single-cylinder, 598cc
Gearbox 5-Speed Manual
Engine No. PD03-5005578
Chassis No. PD03E-5014135
Colour Red
Trim Black

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Produced from 1983 through 1987, Honda’s dual-purpose XL600R featured a 598cc single cylinder engine running twin carburetors and two head pipes, along with a five-speed gearbox and dry sump lubrication.  With a bore and stroke of 100mm by 75mm, the four-stroke unit employed four-valve per cylinder technology, a 9.00:1 compression ratio and was rated at 45 horsepower at 6500 peak revs.  Suspension consisted of a 39mm Showa air-adjustable front fork with dual Syntallic bushings and a Pro-Link set-up at the rear, while stopping power was provided by a twin piston 240mm single front disc brake and a drum at the rear.  Early examples were sold in Flash Red with blue details while later (1986 on) models were done in Shasta White with blue/red tank decals.  Marketed with the advertising pitch “It makes you king of the mountain or king of the road”, Honda’s XL600R was an extremely rapid dirt bike, capable of hitting 100 mph and a quarter mile time in the high 13 second bracket. 


  • Collectible Honda XL600R dirt bike
  • Authentically restored
  • Offered at No Reserve
Freshly restored by the current owner, a Canberra enthusiast with plenty of experience doing up old dirt bikes, this fabulous Honda XL600R presents in showroom condition and was comprehensively restored with several NOS parts including the Tank and rear Pro-Link  suspension unit. Both carburetors have been overhauled by a Honda specialist, however the engine has not been started since completion. Last registered in NSW in 2018 and a fabulous example of Honda’s classic dirt bike, the XL600R is currently unregistered and will be sold at No Reserve, with an original Honda Parts Catalogue and aftermarket Workshop Manual supplied.  
Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research and inspect motorcycles before purchase to authenticate originality and condition as a pre-purchase inspection report is not carried out on these vehicles.

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