Honda XL 100 Specsby Cathel Hutchison
First introduced in 1974 with the XL 100K0, the Honda XL 100 series was a pioneer in the field of affordable, entry level enduro/off-road dirt bikes. Updated and released as the XL 100K1 in 1975, it then became the XL100 until the XL100S went into production in 1979. The series was discontinued in 1985 but is still widely available on the secondhand market.
The Honda XL 100 has a single-cylinder four-stroke 99cc OHC engine, with a bore and stroke of 2.1 inches by 1.8 inches. The engine is able to generate approximately 8.5 horsepower. It utilizes two valves per cylinder and a carburetor fuel system. It possesses a close ratio five-speed gearbox and uses air to cool the engine. In addition, it uses a chain transmission and a kick starter.
Chassis, Brakes, and Suspension
The XL 100 has a steel frame and comes with single-disk front brakes and drum rear brakes. It possesses telescopic front forks and twin, five-way adjustable rear shocks. The front forks have an oil capacity of 145cc after draining.
Weight and Dimensions
The Honda XL 100 has a dry weight of 178.5 lbs., a wheel base of 48.2 inches and a seat height of 31.5 inches. The front wheels have a 19-inch span and the rear wheels have a span of 16 inches.
Cathel Hutchison began editing and writing in 2007 and has worked with various institutions and publishers, including editing courses for the Open University and captioning for the cultural archive "Am Baile." Hutchison holds a Master of Letters in history from the University of Aberdeen and a Master of Arts in American studies from the University of Edinburgh.