Honda XR600R 1994 in white text on gray background with 1994 Honda XR600R dirt bike on a silver stand

James Stewart

Honda XR600R 1994 Overview


If you’re wondering if the Honda XR600R 1994 model is the bike you want to purchase next, we will give you technical and practical advice on whether this bike will fit your needs. 

Let’s hop in the time machine and head back to 1994…

Honda XR600R 1994 Overview

The 1994 Honda XR600R model is an off-road dirt bike manufactured by Honda as part of its XR series (later replaced by the CR and CRF series’). The bike provides reliability and comfort even in the roughest terrains due to its build quality, power, and design. 

They just don’t build them like they used to, am I right? And who doesn’t love the retro gold rims (even Roczen rocks them sometimes)?

1994 XR600R dirt bike on silver stand

Honda’s XR600R is a versatile bike with great build quality and specs. Let’s take a look at them below.

Build-Quality and Honda XR600R 1994 Specs

The engine and transmission

The beating heart of the XR600R is its four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with 2 inlet and 2 exhaust valves. The engine displacement is around 591 cubic capacity (cc’s) with a bore of 97 millimeters, a stroke of 80 millimeters, and a compression ratio of 9.0:1.

With such specifications, the engine can deliver around 46 horsepower and 52 Newton meters of torque at around 6,000 RPM. (Do you think this bike could go toe-to-toe with a modern YZ450F?)

The carburetor manages the fuel/air mixture and ignition through a solid-state CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition).

If you’re having issues with the carbureting causing the bike to not run right, be sure to check out our lean bog vs rich bog guide.

The entire engine compartment is, unfortunately, air-cooled. But considering the design and the parts’ exposure, it can still maintain a steady working and operating temperature. 

The Honda XR600R 1994 transmission consists of 5 gears, delivering softer power output to the rear wheel, thanks to the wet multi-plate clutch system. A chain drive delivers power to the rear wheel from the transmission.

The chassis

The entire design and chassis of the bike are slim to accommodate for a more efficient engine cooling and make the bike more aerodynamic. 

The engine is mounted on two round tubes which make up the frame and run on the underside of the bike. The oil that cools the engine runs through a square tube just behind the front wheel. The front and side parts of the engine are all open, which results in better air circulation and cooling.

The back of the bike is simple in design, with two tubular pipes holding the rear wheel connected to the rear suspension. The bike has a ground clearance of about 345 millimeters (13.58 inches), which makes it ideal for bumpy and uneven dirt roads.

The suspension

The suspension on the XR600R is well balanced, making the bike comfortable to ride in almost all non-racing terrains (the Honda XR600R 1994 is not quite a motocross race bike).

The front forks provide a soft suspension, while the rear shock is more responsive and quick to rebound. Both the front and rear shocks have similar travel, with 295 millimeters and 280 millimeters, respectively.

Because it is air adjustable, you can adjust the front suspension to make it stiffer, especially if you are a rider over 250 pounds. The rebound remains the same, no matter how the compression is adjusted. 

Long rides on uneven and bumpy roads will not feel shaky or stiff, except for the rear shock, which may give you an unpleasant feeling occasionally.

Weight and handling

Considering that it is a dirt bike, it has a wet and ready-to-ride weight of around 320 pounds (146 kilograms) and is a bit on the heavy side. Unlike a smaller, lightweight dirt bike, the 1994 Honda XR600R will not be as easy to handle. 

Being a heavy bike also means that it is bigger in size. The XR600R is one of the biggest dirt bikes out there.

Who Is the Honda XR600R Meant For?

The Honda XR600R 1994 is primarily meant for taller and more experienced off-road riders. Because of its seat height of 955 millimeters (37.59 inches), this bike is not as suitable for people under 6 feet; they will have trouble putting both their feet down and keeping the bike stable.

(That means I won’t fit very well on a 1994 Honda XR600R… I’m well below 6 foot…)

The bike is also suitable for casual riders that want to experience a stable and comfortable outdoor riding adventure. 

The Honda XR600R 1994 is one of the most versatile, stable, and reliable bikes built by Honda.

I know if you’re a Honda fan, you’re probably loyal to the brand, but you might also like the overview we did of the Kawasaki KDX 220 or the KLX 650 Big Bore Kit.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Honda XR600R 1994

How much HP does a XR600 have?

A XR600 has about 46 HP at 6,000 RPMs.

How much does an XR600 weight?

An XR600 weighs about 320 pounds (146 kilograms).

How fast is a Honda 600R?

A Honda XR600R has about 46 horsepower.