Honda XR600R Urban Crosser
Phew. We are glad to be done with it. Certainly our longest project so far. After all, quite
incomprehensible. But now we can’t do anything anymore.
A Honda XR600R Bj.92 was the model to start with. We were looking at a white frame, a bright yellow
old plastic tank and a red bench with a lot of cracks. The Honda was pretty destroyed when she was
pulled home by Tom from Upper Austria. A few stickers from Erzbergrodeo gave evidence about her
hard pre-life. According to Tom, he could start the engine before handing over the money in Linz.
Styrian air was too hard for her. I had to wait more than a year to hear the piston going up and down
on it’s own.
But let’s start at the beginning. The disassembling was pretty fast. Never a problem at all. We wanted
to build it up again with a classic tin tank and aluminum fenders. It should be an urban crosser. The
front wheel had to get smaller, definitely. The rear maybe an inch bigger. The rims were anodized in
champagne matt, a very cool solution indeed.
It needed a full rework from a technical perspective, this was clear. The engine and suspensions were
disassembled and overhauled, unfortunately the customer cancelled our sheetmetal concept, a
plastic tank of the 87 model and rear fender plastics lent from a 250 Honda should be installed.
Should look very 80ies colorwise.
On the other hand, I designed a new wiring loom, the Honda runs now on finest Motogadget
instruments, m-unit on push button controls, alarm and Li-ion battery.
Last but not least, we were able to enforce LED headlights and some nice aluminum parts made by
It took more than a year to be able to release it. With shorter and longer breaks. But now we are
satisfied with it. Cheers.