Honda XL1000V Varadero
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|Engine||996 cc, 2-cylinder 90° Water-cooled V-twin|
|Bore / stroke||98 mm × 66 mm (3.9 in × 2.6 in)|
|Power||93 hp (69 kW) @ 8,000 rpm|
|Torque||98 N·m (72 lbf·ft) @ 6,000 rpm|
|Transmission||Six-speed, Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain; 16T/47T|
|Suspension||Front: 43 mm telescopic fork; 155 mm (6.1 in) travel
Rear: Pro-Link single shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability; 145 mm (5.7 in) travel
|Tires||110/80R–19 radial front; 150/70R–17 radial rear|
|Wheelbase||1,560 mm (61 in)|
|Dimensions||L 2,295 mm (90.4 in)
|Seat height||838 mm (33.0 in)|
|Weight||244.2 kg (538 lb) (dry)
276.7 kg (610 lb) (wet)
|Fuel capacity||25 L (5.5 imp gal; 6.6 US gal)|
The Honda XL1000V Varadero is a dual-sport motorcycle produced by Honda. Different models have been in production from 1998 to present. It has capabilities for both long road trips and limited off-road. A smaller 125 cc version, the XL125V Varadero is also produced.
Honda's flagship Adventure Touring motorcycle, the XL1000V Varadero is a 996 cc V-twin engine Adventure Touring motorcycle. Honda introduced the Varadero to the public at the 1998 Munich motorcycle show. First launched in 1998 as a 1999 Model Year, its engine architecture is based on the Honda VTR1000F Firestorm/Superhawk. The Adventure category refers to motorcycles that are designed for long-range touring with basic off-road capability (hence the term Adventure used by Honda as opposed to Dual Sport such as the Honda XR650L.
In 2001 production of the Varadero was switched to the Spanish Montesa Honda factory outside of Barcelona where the model continues to be built.
For 2003 the Varadero received some major changes. These included the move to fuel injection and the addition of a six-speed gearbox and a new instrument panel. These changes benefited the model with better torque and fuel consumption. In 2004, ABS was introduced, and it is now fitted as standard in a number of markets based on Honda's safety commitment.
- Steve Bond. "2009 Honda Varadero XL1000V Review". 2009 Honda Varadero Review. Toronto Star. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
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