How Much Power Does the 2023 Honda XR150L Make?

Measuring max power output from Honda’s smallest dual sport on the Cycle World dyno.

The 2023 Honda XR150L is one of the newest editions to the American Honda US lineup. This lightweight dual sport was originally introduced in 2003 to Asian and Latin America markets, but was never brought stateside. Now, 20 years later, the Honda XR150L has arrived in North America.

Honda’s XR150L utilizes a 149cc air-cooled single with a 22mm carburetor and a five-speed transmission. The chassis features a 31mm telescopic fork with 7.1 inches of travel and a Pro-Link shock providing 5.9 inches of travel. Its MSRP of $2,971 makes the XR150L one of the most affordable motorcycles on the market. In Honda’s street lineup, only the Navi, Metropolitan, and Ruckus have lower sticker prices—all minimoto/scooters.

2023 Honda XR150L Dyno Chart.Robert Martin

On the Cycle World inhouse Dynojet 250i dynamometer, the 2023 Honda XR150L, weighing 283 pounds on our automotive scales, produced 10.8 hp at 7,600 rpm and 8.3 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,000 rpm. Its linear power delivery and flat torque curve further enhance the XR150L’s flexibility. This lightweight dual sport appeals as much to beginner riders as it does to experienced ones due to its usability, accessibility, and Honda’s proven reliability.