Unveiled in the 1982 Paris Motor Show and manufactured in 1983 came yet another high tech dual sports bike by Honda, Honda XLV750R. It was launched as a limited edition model at first to look at the market response. Unlike the dual sports bike flagship by Honda, the 750R came with two cylinders. The engine is a 750cc, four stroke, air cooled, Single Overhead Camshaft, V-twin engine with a compression ratio of 8.
4:1 and two spark plugs per cylinder. The ignition system, transmission, suspension and brakes were kept the same as the XL series: Capacitor Discharge Ignition; five speed transmission; front telescopic and rear Pro-link suspension; front mounted disc and rear drum brakes were provided. The most unique feature of the XLV series is that these are low maintenance bikes. In 1985 came 750R (F) with improved carburetor system, cam chain but less power, black engine and golden painted rims.
Looking at the reducing demand the production finally stopped in 1986.