Honda SLR 650

 

 

 

Make Model

Honda SLR 650

Year

1997-98

Engine

Four stroke, Single cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder.

Capacity

644 cc / 39.3 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 100 x 82 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 8.3:1

Induction

40mm Keihin carburetors

Ignition 

TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Starting Electric

Max Power

44 hp / 32.1 kW @ 5750 rpm

Max Torque

54 Nm / 39.8 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

41mm Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Rising rate monoshock

Front Brakes

Single 276mm discs  2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc  1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

100/90-19

Rear Tyre

120/90-17
Wheelbase 1440 mm /
Seat Height 845 mm / 33.3 in

Dry Weight

161.0 kg / 354.9 lbs
Wet Weight 180 kg /

Fuel Capacity

13 Litres

Consumption Average

43 mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

15.9 sec / 144.8 km/h

Top Speed

160 km/h

A budget, stripped-down version of the NX650 Dominator, the SLR650 is biased more towards the street part of the Dominator's street/dirt package. A 48cm (19in) front wheel replaces the Dominator's 53cm (21in) part, and the seat height is lower. The SLR is lighter than the Dominator, due to the lack of a top fairing, slightly improving acceleration. However, the SLR was built in Spain, and inconsistent quality control is below Honda's usual high quality. For a cheap, simple roadster though, the SLR's grunty, low-maintenance engine and soft suspension are perfectly acceptable. The trail-styled tyres give reasonable grip and disc brakes front and rear allow rapid stopping. The SLR650 was replaced in 1999 by the FX650 Vigor.