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Honda Motorcycles
XL185 & XL185S

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XL185S'79 The XL185'79 was sold in 1979 in one color: Tahitian Red. The gas tank and side cover stripes were black, gray, and yellow. The bike had a one-piece rectangular instrument pod. The shock springs and kickstarter arm were chrome. The frame was black. The engine was a 180cc OHC single cylinder linked to a 5-speed. The serial number began XL185S-5001103.
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Clymer Honda XL/XR/TLR 125-200, 1979-1987
XL185S'80 The XL185'80 was sold in 1980 in one color: Helios Red. The gas tank and side cover stripes were white, yellow, and orange. The "HONDA" tank decal was red with a white outline. The bike had a round speedometer unit. The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black. The frame was black. The engine was a 180cc OHC single cylinder linked to a 5-speed. The serial number began MD02-5000003.
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XL185S'81 The XL185'81 was sold in 1981 in one color: Monza Red with Black. The gas tank was a two-tone: Red and Black. The "HONDA" tank decal was black. The "XL185S" side cover decal was red and white on a black panel. The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black. The bike had a round speedometer unit. The frame was black. The engine was a 180cc OHC single cylinder linked to a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2MD0203BK200002.
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XL185S'82 The XL185'82 was sold in 1982 in one color: Monza Red. The gas tank top stripe was black. The "185S" side cover decal was white and red on a black panel. The frame was red. The seat was black with a white "XL" logo on the side. The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black. The bike had a round speedometer unit. The engine was a 180cc OHC single cylinder linked to a 5-speed. The serial number began JH2MD020*CK300003.
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XL185S'83 The Honda XL185S'83 (XL185SL'83 in California) was sold in 1983. This was the last year for the XL185 series in the USA, but continued in Canada and elsewhere. One color was available: Monza Red. The "185" side cover decal was white. The side cover panels were black. The speedometer was round (unlike the rectangular model in 1979). The shock springs and kickstarter arm were black. The seat was black with a white "XL" logo. The frame was red. The engine was a single cylinder 180cc OHC with a 5-speed transmission. The California serial number began JH2MD0203DK400003 while the rest of the US models began JH2MD0204DK400003.
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Honda XL185S'84

The Honda XL185S'84 was sold in 1984.
Engine: 180cc four-stroke OHC
Ignition: CD
Front suspension: Air-assisted fork
Wheelbase: 1310mm (51.6 in.)
Dry weight: 105.5 kg (232.5 lb)
Seat height: 820mm (32.3 in.)
Front wheel travel: 200mm (7.9 in.)
Rear wheel travel: 165mm (6.5 in.)
The serial number began JH2MD0204EK400003.
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