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

Seat height785mm
Weight222kg
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
Capacity600cc
Average fuel consumption45mpg
Top speed125mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:RichReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Comfortable for several hours riding.
Ride Quality
Not brilliant on bends/corners. Fazer seemed better?
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Great engine for me, enough power for easy ride or faster more exciting rider
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Pros CommentsParts and accessories are expensive but seems to be that for many bikes. Cornering seems 'lumpy'. Could this be improved,
Cons CommentsCornering seems 'lumpy'. Could this be improved,
Submitted by:Kevin KnowlesReview Date: May 2017
Comfort
Not the best of padding on the seat so can be uncomfortable on longer runs.
Ride Quality
Handles nice and easy. Light around town and solid feel at speed on the motorways
Build Quality & Reliability
No issue whatsoever. Reliably starts every time, even after a winter spell of it being used.
Engine Rating
Ok, not the most powerful of engines, but certainly enough for a recreational rider
Brake Rating
Does the job!
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Pros CommentsEasy to ride and reliable. Oh, and looks great. Love it. Got me back in the saddle after 25 years and having fun.
Cons CommentsSeat comfort – not the best.
Submitted by:RichReview Date: May 2017
Comfort
Needed a saddle pad for longer journeys
Ride Quality
Corners well
Build Quality & Reliability
Reasonable good
Engine Rating
Good engine for what I need
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Pros CommentsEasy to handle, fairly cheap to run. Nice bike and easy to handle. Will cope with town traffic and also is good for motorway.
Cons CommentsGear change is very harsh at times

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