The bike’s fork strikes a great balance, with enough suspension travel to absorb the bumps and rocks of a dirt road or trail, but not so much that the seat height becomes excessive. On pavement, you get a plush, smooth ride.
The 17-inch rear wheel gives you a better overall ride and more sidewall protection against flats than a bike with smaller wheels, and still offers a wide choice of on- or off-road tires.
The 19-inch front wheel rolls better over uneven surfaces than a smaller wheel, and still gives you a wide choice of tire selection for different riding conditions.
Honda Pro-Link® rear suspension system offers compliant and comfortable ride quality with a high level of wheel control. Initial rates are soft for supple action over small bumps and ripples, while increasingly stiffer rates resist bottoming and maintain rear-wheel control over rougher surfaces.
The XR150L’s steel frame is designed to handle the intensity of off-road travel. With bikes like our legendary XR600R, it was tough enough to win Baja—on a bike like this, it’s just what you want.