Honda XL1000V Varadero

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Honda Varadero 1000 (2007-2012)

The Honda XL 1000 V Varadero enduro touring motorcycle began production in 1998 and was produced until 2012. Initially, the model was produced in Japan (until 2001 - serial number SD01 ), then production was moved closer to the motorcycle sales market, namely to Europe: from 2001 to 2011. the model was produced in Spain (serial number - SD02 ), and in the last year of production (2011-2012) - in Italy (serial number - SD03). In addition to the European market, the Varadero 1000 was available in limited numbers in Japan and Australia.

Main competitors:

Since 2003, the model has received a number of significant technical and visual changes. In particular, the fuel injection system, a 6-speed gearbox, new suspensions (new springs in the fork and a rear shock absorber with reduced travel), as well as a new generator stator (increased output power).

Subsequent updates to the model were minor, so it is logical to divide the entire production cycle of the Honda XL1000V Varadero into 2 generations - before 2003 and after 2003.

The basis for the Honda XL 1000 V Varadero was a liter engine from the sports model Honda VTR1000F, which was refined from year to year and brought to modern standards of efficiency and environmental friendliness. In addition, it was significantly derated and reconfigured, due to which the maximum power was noticeably reduced, but the torque increased from low and medium revs. As a result, the motor began to produce 94 hp. power and almost 99 Nm of torque. The maximum engine performance was reached already at 6000-8000 rpm.

Key features of the Honda XL1000V Varadero include a steel frame, cable clutch, conventional suspensions in the form of a simple telescopic fork in front and a progressive swingarm with a mono-shock absorber at the rear, a combined braking system, the presence of versions with ABS (denoted as `` XL1000VA ), 6 -step gearbox (since 2003), chain drive and from 220 kg "dry" mass.

The Honda XL 1000 V Varadero was the flagship enduro tourist and was considered the "big brother" of the Transalp line. In 2012, the model was discontinued, and it was replaced by Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer, radically different from the Varadero and built on the basis of the engine from the sports tourist Honda VFR1200F.


  • Honda XL1000V Varadero - regular version.
  • Honda XL1000VA Varadero - version with ABS. Available since 2004.

The "little brother" of the model is Honda XL125V Varadero.



Specifications Honda XL1000V Varadero:

Model Honda XL1000V Varadero
Motorcycle type tourist enduro
Release year 1999-2012
Frame steel space
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 996 cm³
Bore / stroke 98.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.0: 1 - Varadero (1999-2002)

9.8: 1 - Varadero (2003-2012)

Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Carburetor, 2x Keihin 42 mm - Varadero (1999-2002)

Injector: PGM-Fi, 42 mm - Varadero (2003-2012)

Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 94.0 h.p. (69.0 kW) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque 98 Nm (9.9 kg * m) at 6000 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed - Varadero (1999-2002)

6-speed - Varadero (2003-2012)

Drive type chain
Front tire size 110/80 R19 59H
Rear tire size 150/70 R17 69H
Front brakes 2 discs, 296 mm, 3-piston calipers, combination (since 2004 - ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 256 mm, 3-piston caliper, combined (since 2004 - ABS)
Front suspension 43mm telescopic fork, 175mm travel - Varadero (1999-2002)

43mm telescopic fork, 155mm travel - Varadero (2003-2012)

Rear suspension linkage (Pro-Link) with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 155 mm - Varadero (1999-2002)

linkage (Pro-Link) with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 145 mm - Varadero (2003-2012)

Motorcycle length 2295mm - Varadero (1999-2002)

2300 mm - Varadero (2003-2006)

2,292 mm - Varadero (2007-2012)

Motorcycle width 880mm - Varadero (1999-2002)

930 mm - Varadero (2003-2006)

924 mm - Varadero (2007-2012)

Motorcycle height 1460mm - Varadero (1999-2002)

1465 mm - Varadero (2003-2012)

Wheelbase 1560 mm
Saddle height 845mm - Varadero (1999-2002)

838mm - Varadero (2003-2012)

Minimum ground clearance 195mm - Varadero (1999-2002)

181 mm - Varadero (2003-2012)

Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.9 sec
Maximum speed 200 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 25.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry) 220 kg - Varadero (1999-2002)

235 kg - Varadero (2003-2006)

245 kg - Varadero (2007-2012)

Motorcycle weight (curb) 250 kg - Varadero (1999-2002)

265 kg - Varadero (2003-2006)

269 ​​kg - Varadero (2007-2012)

277 kg - Varadero ABS (2007-2012)

Fuel consumption

Average fuel consumption for Honda XL1000V Varadero, according to test results, is 5.5-6.4 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style.