Our Honda XR650R Tackles Single Track at El Dorado Canyon, Nevada!

The Honda XR650R is best known for its dominance of open desert racing and successive wins in the Baja 1000, beginning with its launch in 2000 through the 2009 period. (Some still race this bike, though Honda abandoned production after model year 2007.) Iconic, the XR650R starred in the cult classic documentary “Dust to Glory!”…Having ridden desert and mountainous Nevada terrain for years on XR Hondas, I thought El Dorado Canyon (a hardcore 4×4 route) could be handled. In this action coverage, friend Jason Ferguson brought his modified Honda CRF450X. Both cycles are “plated” at Nevada and were ridden on pavement to Dayton and out through Carson City. Can the XR650R handle rugged single track? The proof is in this video!

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