1983: The XL600R. It was the beginning of the RFVC era, this engine was ahead of it's time, and the basic design was used from 1983-2009 in various Honda motorcycles: the XL600R, XR600, XL600LM in Europe, and the XR650L. The release of the XL600 gave way to the bike that won Baja in 1997 and 98, and is the most widely used motorcycle to explore the Australian outback; the XR600, which began production in 1985. It has the ability to be modified into about any type of bike you could want with the least work, from a Baja-burner clod-hoppper monster to "supermoto" styled speed demon. Owning a big red dirtbike has always been my fantasy since age 5. That is why it is the perfect motorcycle.
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