Honda XL500 in Movies
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Made for movie based on first version of the Honda XL 500 S
It seemed to me to remember (discussion with biker friends after the movie!) That these bikes looked ridiculous and out of place. Still big "Anything!" ... On the other hand find motorcycles of the 30s to blow them up, it's not the simplest thing I imagine. In all areas it's the same (motorcycle, car, computer, medicine, etc ..): the films seem credible as you do not know too much
I think these bikes were meant to be BMWs, so this page should be re-named Made for Movie BMW. Unlike the other bike these are heavily modified, so we should rename this page Made for movie BMW R75 based on 1977 Honda XL-500 S. I wonder, why they couldn't simply use Urals? They were a reverse engineered BMW R71, so so they would easily pass for real BMW R71s and fit the time period. They were meant to be, but Made for Movie is for specially made vehicles that were not based on existing, identifiable vehicles. These have little to no modification, so Made for Movie can't be used. no one can do easy a wheely on a clapped old BMW R75 like they do in the movie with the modified XL 500S.
If I'm not mistaken, the XL500S were made from 1979 onward, not 1977.
MacGyver EP: 1.07
Honda XR,125 or 150 La ligne d'échappement et surtout la jante en 23 pouces sont typiques des cylindrées supérieures. Plutôt 250 au minimum pour moi... Mais ce que j'en dis, moi, hein... i think minimum the 250 maybe a XR s with the plastic gas tank.
Definitely a 500- tailpipe bore and small rear sprocket dead giveaways.I tried the small 500 highway sprocket on one of my 250's- struggled at100 kmh.
T.J. Hooker EP: 2.19
Ça ressemblerait bien à une Honda XLS 500...
Looks like it with that large (23") front wheel. I owned one of those myself in the '80s.
Hooten & the Lady EP: 1.05
Safety first: the bad girl steals the motorbike AND the helmet (0:10:16 0:11:24 0:11:26) (0:11:36 0:14:49 0:15:52) 1981 Honda XL 500 S, (poss' 250) From what I understand, the front fender of a 1979 model was shorter. But what is the difference between a 1980 XLS and a 1981 one? Silver painted box section swinging arm, 1980 models were black painted tubular steel, 1982 went Pro-Link. The forks on this bike look to be from a later model with longer travel. Thanks for the explanations. For the N. American market, it's all here http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Motorcycle_Wiki Thanks again By the way: it's indeed a 500cc engine (7 cooling fins visible), not a 250cc (only five would be visible).
Looks like a Yamaha xt front guard. Far as I know honda didn't use vented guards. Maybe cr forks too.
Death Wish 3
Au vu du cylindre, 500 XLS and the yellow one maybe a Suzuki PE 175/250. Old main image (slightly more visible due to aspect ratio) showing the cylinders:
Going by the tank, it's a 250- the 500 tank is fatter with a bigger filler cap. It may have been changed, but my 500 has the choke on the other side, my250's are both on the left. Hope he didn't flood it leaving it on!
Os Trapalhões no Reino da Fantasia
1982 Honda XL 500 R built in Manaus Brazil , the factory opened in 1976 XL 500 came in 1979 Link to "www.motorradonline.de"
CHiPs EP: 4.02
This is a YAMAHA XT/TT 500. note rounded sidecover, front brake hub, Honda has leading front axle,tank shape, cylinder cooling fins rounded- Honda look squarer,bash guard.Also, this bike does not have twin header pipes.
MythBusters EP: 6.17
Footage from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade": /vehicle_78947-Honda-XL-500-S-1977.html
Maybe Honda XL 500
1981 XL500SB. Tank shape unique to the S model and plastic headlight surround only on SB submodel.
- XL 500
- XL 500 R
- XL 500 S