2013 Yamaha XJ6 ABS

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Yamaha presented the 2013 version of its XJ6 ABS. The new model comes with a series of upgrades for the new year that help it remain competitive middleweight class. As far as style is concerned, the bike features a new bodywork that puts more accent on dynamism and improved ergonomics. Talksing about ergonomics the, the Yamaha XJ6 comes with adjustable handlebars, a low dual seat and a non-intrusive fuel tank.

The motorcycle’s backbone is a lightweight tubular frame which offers a perfect combination between longitudinal and torsional stiffness.

Needless to say that the motorcycle’s center piece is the strong 600cc inline 4-cylinder engine that rewards you with a maximum output of 57.0 kW (77.5PS) at 10,000 rpm and 59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) at 8,000 rpm.

The stopping power is assured by dual front discs paired with a rear hydraulic single disc. For increased safety, the motorcycle is also available with an optional ABS system.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha XJ6 ABS.

Overview

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

This is the bike that sets the standard in the middleweight class. With new bodywork and enhanced features for 2013, the XJ6 is one of our most popular bikes, because it combines outstanding all-round performance with easy handling and sharp looks.

Its compact chassis features a lightweight tubular frame with a low seat height, which makes for easy handling and enhanced agility. At the heart of this versatile motorcycle is a rapid and reliable 600cc inline 4-cylinder engine that delivers smooth power for strong acceleration.

And to complete this winning package, the XJ6 benefits from dual front discs and sleek new side panels, as well as a midship muffler and a new grab bar.

  • 600cc inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Naked version of the XJ6 Diversion
  • Compact chassis for easy handling
  • Low seat height for easy low-speed manoeuvrability
  • A leading middleweight all-rounder
  • Under seat storage for a U-lock
  • New bodywork and detail changes for 2013

Features

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

The 600cc category is one of biking’s most popular classes. Check out the XJ6 and you can see why! Just like every Yamaha, the XJ6 has been carefully designed and manufactured to deliver pure riding pleasure. We call it the Art of Engineering. And it makes a real difference.

It’s all about attention to detail. So we created a compact chassis with a low seat height for easier manoeuvrability in town. And the gutsy 600cc engine has been built to deliver strong performance at low and high speeds, making the XJ6 a genuine all-rounder.

If you’re looking for performance, agility and day-to-day versatility, the XJ6 ticks all the boxes.

Free-revving performance

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

At the heart of the XJ6, there’s a powerful 600cc inline 4-cylinder
engine that develops super-smooth performance. Whether you’re riding around town or enjoying a blast on the open road, this rapid and reliable engine delivers plenty of useable power. And with a lightweight 4-into-1 exhaust and midship muffler, it looks as good as it sounds.

Agile handling performance

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

One of the most significant features on the XJ6 is its compact tubular chassis, which helps to minimise the bike’s overall weight and dimensions for agile roadholding. And the low seat height of just 785mm allows riders to get their feet on the ground with ease for improved low-speed
manoeuvrability.

Durable and stylish storage

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

The XJ6 is a true middleweight all-rounder, which is designed to be used for a wide variety of roles. Yamaha offer an optional sturdy rear carrier and 39- or 50-litre top case suitable for anything from sports kit, an overnight bag or shopping. And for added security, there’s a U-lock storage space under the seat.

Racing-style instrumentation

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

The XJ6’s racing-style instrument console features an easy-to-read analogue tachometer on the right, and a multi-function digital display—which includes a speedometer—on the left. And for added visibility at night, the console benefits from white LED backlighting and a luminous white tachometer needle

First-class comfort

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

This bike is designed to be ridden whenever the mood takes you, and to ensure you experience first class comfort every time, the XJ6 is equipped with adjustable handlebars. Combined with the low dual seat and the sculpted fuel tank, this allows you to create the most ergonomic riding position for greater riding pleasure.

ABS available as an option

Yamaha XJ6 ABS

The XJ6 is also offered with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) as an option. This compact system is designed to prevent the front and back wheel locking up while braking, and can give added rider confidence on slippery and loose surfaces.

Specifications

Yamaha XJ6 ABS
Engine typeliquid-cooled
Displacement600cc
Bore x stroke65.5 mm x 44.5 mm
Compression ratio12.2 : 1
Maximum power57.0 kW (77.5PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Clutch typeWet
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh
Final transmissionChain
FrameDiamond 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

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