2013 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

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The 2013 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is one of the most versatile sport bikes developed by the Japanese manufacturer. The bike is not only versatile, is also good looking, featuring a fresh design language that inspires agility and dynamism.

The motorcycle is powered by a smooth and responsive 600 cc, inline 4-cylinder engine that cranks out a maximum power of 57.0 kW (77.5PS) at 10,000 rpm and 59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) of torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated on a constant mesh transmission.

But power without control is useless; thereby the motorcycle is built on a tubular frame with 41mm front forks and Yamaha’s monocross rear suspension system.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include a half fairing for added wind protection, low seat height for easy low-speed maneuverability, a 17 litres fuel tank and an optional 39- or 50-litre top case.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion.


Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

More and more riders want a bike that can do it all. A motorcycle that they can ride to work on, take for a day trip in the mountains at weekends — and even go touring for a few weeks in the summer.

The Yamaha Diversion is designed to do all of this. And a whole lot more.

For ultra-smooth power delivery, there’s a responsive 600cc inline 4-cylinder engine for great performance around town and on the open road. The compact chassis features a tubular frame with 41mm front forks and our famous monocross rear suspension system. And for added comfort the Diversion is equipped with a lightweight half fairing — as well as a low seat height for easy manoeuvrability.

  • 600cc fuel injected inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Half fairing for added wind protection
  • Compact chassis for confident handling
  • Low seat height for easy low-speed manoeuvrability
  • Yamaha’s leading middleweight allrounder
  • New-style seat, and detail changes for 2013


Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

The 600cc category is one of biking’s most popular classes. Check out the Diversion and you can see why! Just like every Yamaha, the Diversion 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 smooth-action suspension and lightweight alloy wheels for great handling. And the gutsy 600cc engine has been built to deliver strong performance at all speeds, making the Diversion a
genuine 7 days a week, do-it-all motorcycle. Diversion: Performance, agility and versatility.

Smooth power

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

Powering the Diversion is a 600cc inline 4-cylinder engine that develops super-smooth performance. Whether you’re riding around town, powering through a mountain pass or touring with a passenger, this lively engine delivers plenty of useable power. And with a lightweight 4-into-1 exhaust and midship muffler, it looks as good as it sounds.

Smooth and confident handling

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

What makes the Diversion so good in a variety of riding situations is its compact chassis. Featuring a lightweight tubular frame, which is equipped with easy-action 41mm front forks and Yamaha’s famous monocross rear suspension system, this agile middleweight gives a smooth and confident ride.

Comprehensive instrumentation

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

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

First-class comfort

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

This bike is designed to be ridden in all sorts of conditions. To ensure you experience first class comfort every time, the Diversion is equipped with adjustable handlebars, allowing you to create your optimum riding position. Combined with the low dual seat and half fairing, you can expect first-class riding comfort on every trip, long or short.

Rugged and stylish storage

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

The Diversion is a seriously competent all-rounder, which can be used for a wide variety of roles, including commuting, leisure riding and touring. For extra load carrying capacity, Yamaha offers an optional sturdy rear carrier and 39- or 50-litre top case. For added security, there’s a U-lock storage space under the seat.


Yamaha XJ6 Diversion
Engine typeliquid-cooled
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 systemElectronic Fuel 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 height1,210 mm
Seat height785 mm
Wheel base1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)211 kg
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Oil tank capacity3.4 litres

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