2012 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

Yamaha motorcycles never compromise on quality, and that quality is reflected on the design and performance of the Japanese bike maker’s XJ Series. It doesn’t even matter if you’re a new or experienced rider, the XJ6 Diversion has found its way in the must-have lists of a lot of riders.

The appeal of this sports bike can be attributed to its 600cc liquid-cooled 4-cylinder engine, producing effortless fun and unrivaled performance, especially at low revs. Add in an ABS system as an extra option and you get the kind of responsive brakes that makes the bike safe to ride too.

Other design features of the XJ6 Diversion ABS is its lightweight cast wheels that keep unsprung weight low to the 41 mm front forks and a monocross rear suspension that delivers impressive roadholding.

On top of all that, the bike also comes with plenty of other features, including adjustable handlebars that guarantee a comfortable riding position and a half-fairing that will protect you from wind and other elements. When you’re comfortable on a motorcycle, it’s mean that you’ll have fun with your experience.

That, in a nutshell, is what the XJ6 Diversion ABS is all about.

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

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

No matter whether you’re a new or experienced rider, the XJ6 Diversion has the quality to ensure every ride is filled with enjoyment and satisfaction.

From the lightweight cast wheels that keep unsprung weight low to the 41 mm front forks and monocross rear suspension that deliver impressive roadholding, this is a superior all-rounder. The 600cc liquid-cooled 4-cylinder engine produces effortless fun performance, especially at low revs, while an ABS option means responsive brakes are at your fingertips.

The XJ6 lets you appreciate your journey: adjustable handlebars guarantee a comfortable riding position and a half-fairing protects you from wind and other elements.

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 with 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.

Power you can handle

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

Enjoy easy, smooth power whether it’s on the city streets or as you open up and head into the country. The 600cc fuel-injected engine is superbly responsive and a newly designed clutch makes for much smoother gear shifting. An aerodynamic half-fairing will help to protect you from the elements whatever speed you’re at.

Great roadholding and excellent handling

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

The reassurance of taking the twists and turns that make for an enjoyable ride comes from knowing you have excellent support underneath you. The XJ6 Diversion features 41 mm front forks and monocross rear suspension, as well as lightweight cast wheels to keep unsprung weight low – and to guarantee a smooth ride.

Enhanced agility

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

Great torque at low revs is a signal that the XJ6 Diversion means business – but it’s the inclusion of a four-into-one exhaust with midship muffler which contributes to centralise mass, that underlines this bike’s enhanced agility. You’ll also feel in command, too, courtesy of adjustable handlebars that allow you to dictate the best riding position.

New lightweight frame

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

Yamaha has given the XJ6 Diversion a new tubular frame that has been designed to provide easy handling. It also helps to emphasise the bike’s slim appearance – and it weighs in at an impressively lightweight 211 kg (216 kg for ABS version).

Storage that suits you

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

The XJ6 Diversion is a motorcycle that can cope with your flexible lifestyle. For added functionality we offer as Genuine Yamaha accessory a sturdy rear carrier and a 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.

ABS option

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

Ride with increased confidence thanks to responsive ABS, which helps prevent skidding and brings you to a controlled stop.

Specifications

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion 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 suspensionsystem Telescopic 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 height1,210 mm
Seat height785 mm
Wheel base1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)211 kg / ABS 216 kg
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Oil tank capacity3.4 litres

Quotes

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS

Bikez ---- "With lightweight cast wheels, large 41 mm diameter front forks and Monocross rear suspension, the XJ6 Diversion F ABS delivers great handling and secure road-holding"

Motorcyclenews ---- "Competent and unthreatening with a distinct budget feel. It can be ridden quite quickly, but is also reassuring in the wet and well-balanced at low speed"


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