The History of Honda’s XR500R and XR600R from 1979-2000

=This is my look back at the history of Honda’s iconic four-stroke racers the XR500, XR500R, and XR600R. From its introduction in 1979 through its retirement in 2000, the big-bore XR remained one of the most potent four-stroke racers available. Over its twenty-year run, the XR500R and XR600R captured wins in the desert out west…