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.
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
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.
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
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
Durable and stylish storage
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.
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
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
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.
|Bore x stroke||65.5 mm x 44.5 mm|
|Compression ratio||12.2 : 1|
|Maximum power||57.0 kW (77.5PS) @ 10,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||130 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment|
|Rear travel||130 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm|
|Front tyre||120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Rear tyre||160/60 ZR17M/C (69W)|
|Overall length||2,120 mm|
|Overall width||770 mm|
|Overall height||1,085 mm|
|Seat height||785 mm|
|Wheel base||1,440 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||140 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||205 kg / ABS 210 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||17 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||3.4 litres|