Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F Overview
The XJ6 Diversion is an improvement on the previous XJ6 model. It comes with ABS and in terms of riding, it is a good all rounder bike that works well for day-to-day use. However, it definitely comes with more style than the previous model.
The engine of the bike is the same as used earlier in the YZF-R6, which makes it great to rev, but surprisingly lacks punch at the top.
The power distribution is rather flat – although it is ideal for those who are new riders and on slippery surfaces.
Drive anywhere below 3000 rpm and the throttle tends to sputter whereas once you let your foot down on the pedal it drives smoothly. While it is not superfast, it is ample enough for novice riders to let rip.
An unintimidating bike – it is reasonable in price and okay to ride both at low and high speeds. While the suspensions work okay with a single rider, having a pillion does tend to stress them out quite a bit.
While the finish is in line with Yamaha’s bikes, its details make it a bit of a challenge when cleaning. Care also needs to be taken in wet weather to check for corrosion. Make sure you get it serviced regularly.
With a digital dashboard, ABS braking and useful mirrors – the XJ6 Diversion is a fairly decent bike to own.
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F Spec
- Top speed125mph
- Average fuel consumption45mpg
- Seat height785mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F Insurance
Not brilliant on bends/corners. Fazer seemed better?
Great engine for me, enough power for easy ride or faster more exciting rider
Cornering seems 'lumpy'. Could this be improved,
Handles nice and easy. Light around town and solid feel at speed on the motorways
Ok, not the most powerful of engines, but certainly enough for a recreational rider
Seat comfort – not the best.
No issue whatsoever. Reliably starts every time, even after a winter spell of it being used.
Does the job!