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2008 BMW R 1200 GS vs. 2008 Honda XR 650L Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2008 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2008 Honda XR 650L. The 2008 BMW R 1200 GS has an MSRP of $14,600, while the 2008 Honda XR 650L has an MSRP of $5,949.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer BMW Honda
Model R XR
Year 2008 2008
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Germany Japan
MSRP $14,600

PRICE QUOTE
$5,949

PRICE QUOTE
 
PRICE
   
Warranty 36 months 12 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 1
Compression Ratio 12.0:1 8.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1170 644
Valve Configuration OHV SOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Air / Oil Air
Engine Type Flat Twin Single-Cylinder
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 33.5 37
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.7
Front Travel (in) 7.5 11.6
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 7.9 11
Rear Suspension Brand Name Paralever Pro Link
Rear Suspension Type Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in) 13
Trail (in) 3.9 4
Width (in) 36.6
Wheelbase (in) 59.3 57.3
Length (in) 87
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 2.8
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2008
Year 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Germany Japan
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 324
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/70 HR17 4.6 X 18
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/80 HR19 3 X 21
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2008 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2008 Honda XR 650L