Honda XLV 750 R

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The XLV 750 R Enduro is a Japanese car manufacturer Honda and was produced from 1983 to 1986. A prototype of the terrain motorcycle was presented in October 1982 at the " Salon de la Moto " in Paris. The XLV was initially exclusively for the European market determined ( with the exception of the UK ), but from 1985, the model was also officially available in Australia. On other continents (such as North and South America as well as Asia or Africa) XLV was not sold by Honda.

The presentation of the designed originally as a travel enduro motocross machine on a slope aroused false expectations on the bike. At times when conventional bikes only had one cylinder and 500 cc displacement, the ( full tank ) 220 kg heavy and 61 hp XLV appeared to be unsuitable to be moved sporty off-road.


The XLV 750 R (Honda type classification: RD01 ) was Honda's first Enduro with two cylinders. The drive was carried out by a luft-/ölgekühlten V engine with automatic hydraulic valve lifter ( hydraulic tappets ) and shaft drive. These two design features made ​​the XLV at a very low-maintenance motorcycle. More startling technical features were the 1982 dry sump lubrication with an oil reservoir in the frame tubes, the three valves per cylinder, dual ignition and crankshaft firing interval.

The distinctive air intakes that are mounted on both sides below the tank, serve as additional cooling of the rear cylinder. They were mounted only as in tests of preproduction thermal problems of the rear cylinder were known.


First, the XLV 750 R was introduced in 1982 as the colors of the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC ) (blue / white / red ) is offered with a standard red painted engine and red painted fork legs and wheel hubs. This model carries the additional designation " D".

1985, a revised version of the XLV 750 R was introduced with the additional designation "F". The improved in some details XLV 750 R (F) models (including tamer camshaft, which led to 6 hp less power, improved automatic cam chain tensioner and improved carburetor tuning ) had a black motor and golden rim with black hub and were black in color combinations / metallic red, black / blue metallic and black / silver gray, especially in France, Italy and Australia. In Germany, the "F " models of Honda were not officially offered, as ( presumably because of the bad press mainly ) very held there, the demand for the XLV limited.

In 1986 the production of the XLV 750 R ( RD01 ) has been set. Officially, the RD line of ancestors was but with the models Honda NX 650 Dominator ( RD02, RD08 ), XRV 650 Africa Twin ( RD03 ), XRV 750 Africa Twin ( RD04, RD07 ), XR 650 L ( RD06 ), SLR 650/FX 650 Vigor ( RD09 ), XL 650 V / XL 700 V Transalp ( RD10, RD11, RD13, RD15 ) and FMX 650 ( RD12 ) continued. The type classifications " RD05 " and " RD14 " were not awarded by Honda. The immediate successor of the XLV 750 R, which is very similar in concept to the motor XL 600 V Transalp, was inconsistently considered by Honda with the type classifications PD06 PD10 and.

The Honda XLV 750 R is due to their low for Honda ratios Production figures ( world's estimated total of just over 10,000 copies ) is a very rare Honda model and in many regions of the world, especially outside Europe and Australia, a very rarely seen exotic.