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2012 Yamaha XJ6 ABS


At the crux of Yamaha’s mission is the desire to build some of the best street bikes on the planet and as far as the XJ6 ABS is concerned, that’s exactly what you have.

The naked version of the XJ6 Diversion is pure Yamaha spirit with serious street attitude. With Yamaha’s Art of Engineering philosophy, you’ll feel at one with the machine, and the XJ Series’ 600cc liquid-cooled engine is vital to this, contributing smooth power delivery whenever you open up the throttle. Moreover, this combination of cutting-edge technology and concentration on detail is supreme to the XJ Series and creates the confidence in riding experience

The bike’s low-seat height and low weight creates a road-hugging, streamlined machine, while compact chassis provides easy handling, and the XJ6/ABS’s four-into-one exhaust with midship muffler centralizes mass for a better agility.

When you’re comfortable on a motorcycle, it’s mean that you can have fun with it without having to worry about messing up your ride. The XJ6 ABS is that kind of street bike, one that can give you a real riding pleasure very few in its class can match up with.

Find out more about the Yamaha XJ6 ABS after the jump.

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

This funky, naked version of the XJ6 Diversion is pure Yamaha spirit with serious street attitude. Its compact chassis enables easy handling, while the 600cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline 4-cylinder engine delivers good bottom power with plenty of acceleration.

Its low-seat height and low weight help to create a road-hugging, streamlined machine, and the XJ6/ABS’s four-into-one exhaust with midship muffler centralizes mass for enhanced agility.

Digital fuel injection and a three-way catalyzer, with O2 sensor, enable improved fuel consumption, while the adjustable handlebars complete the perfect picture.

Yamaha motorcycles never compromise on quality, and this is reflected in the design and performance of the XJ Series. When you’re comfortable on a motorcycle, that’s when you have fun. Whether leisure riding or commuting that’s what the XJ Series will mean: real riding pleasure.

Yamaha’s Art of Engineering philosophy makes you feel at one with the machine, and the XJ Series’ 4-cylinder engine is crucial to this, offering smooth power delivery whenever you open throttle. This combination of cutting-edge technology and attention to detail is paramount to the XJ Series and creates the confidence every rider should experience.

Powerhouse performance

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

At the heart of the XJ6/ABS lies a 600cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder engine that serves up a journey packed with fun but that’s light on your pocket, too, while digital fuel-injection technology and a three-way catalyser with O2 sensor lower emissions.
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Superior handling

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

A four-into-one exhaust with a midship muffler contributes to centralise the mass of the XJ6/ABS and delivers enhanced agility, while a lightweight tubular diamond-type frame and 41 mm front forks, and monocross rear suspension, take road-hugging to the max.

Ride in comfort

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

Feel how comfortable the XJ6/ABS can be – from its low seat-height, giving you an amazing feeling of confidence and control, to the adjustable handlebars that mean you can find the best riding position.

Storage you can trust

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

The XJ6/ABS is a motorcycle that can cope with your flexible lifestyle. For added functionality we offer an optional sturdy rear carrier and optional big (46 litre) topcase so you can easily stow away an overnight bag or shopping. An under-seat storage compartment features a U-lock for added security.

Clear instrument panel

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

A quick glance at the instrument panel will reveal all the information you need for continuing your journey with total peace of mind. The XJ6/ABS’s trick dash panel includes a fuel gauge, rev counter and time display.

ABS available as an option

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

You can enjoy the twists and turns of the open road, confident that you have responsive brakes at your fingertips. ABS will help prevent a skid and bring you to a controlled stop.

Specifications

Yamaha XJ6 ABS
Engine typeliquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Displacement600cc
Bore x stroke65.5 mm x 44.5 mm
Compression ratio12.2 : 1
Maximum Power57.0 kW (78PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
CarburettorElectronic Fuel Injection
Clutch TypeWet, Multiple Disc
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain
FrameSteel, Diamond Shaped
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel130 mm
Caster Angle26º
Trail103 mm
Rear suspension systemLinked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear Travel130 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre160/60 ZR17M/C (69W)
Overall length2,120 mm
Overall width770 mm
Overall height1,085 mm
Seat height785 mm
Wheel base1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)205 kg / ABS 210 kg
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Oil tank capacity3.4 litres

Quotes

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

Bikez ---- "igital fuel injection and a three-way catalyser, with O2 sensor, enable improved fuel consumption, while the adjustable handlebars complete the perfect picture."

Roadrecord ---- "The XJ6 gets Yamaha’s YZF-R6 engine, but detuned for better low- and mid-range power. This is exactly what you need for whizzing about town and on our stop-start roads; the lack of fairing to protect from windblast makes top speeds redundant anyway"




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