Yamaha XJ6 Diversion Bike Overview
If you’re in the market for an affordable, practical but fun middleweight machine then take a look at the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion.
The 600cc machine offers 77bhp, 43mpg and a 200 mile tank range making it an affordable commuter that you can always depend on or the first steps on a ‘big’ bike for you. The lower seat height of 785mm means it can be great for all types of riders, and it can easily be adjusted too.
There’s no extra thrills when it comes to the XJ6 Diversion, what you see is what you get. It is kitted out with the old Fazer engine, there’s not been any reports of any issues or recalls with the XJ6 Diversion. The model does come with a few extras including centre-stand as standard, multi-function LCD dash and preload adjustment for the rear shock.
Price for a new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion start from £6,000.
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion Bike Spec
- Top speed140mph
- Engine16v, inline- four
- Average fuel consumption43mpg
- Seat height785mm
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Bars aren’t set to high or to low so good neutral position. Standard screen deflects enough wind whilst still allowing plenty through my helmet.
It’s a Yamaha so build is good, no rusting or paint flaking etc
Strong brakes front and rear let down a bit by front suspension
Suspension at front is quite soft and takes a bit of getting used to through corners or under braking
Very happy commuting or long distance riding however it will never light the world on fire but if you want that this isn’t the bike for you
Good low insurance, tax and decent fuel economy. Servicing doesn’t cost the earth either and have a nice length of interval
Perfectly balanced bike and once I fitted PR4S rubber it really stuck to the road. It could of done with better aftermarket shocks as sometimes feels a little bouncy at the back.
Not bad for a 600cc and she can hold up motorway speeds with ease. I wish there was a sixth gear though as sometimes it feels like it needed it.
Gives over 100 miles per £10 worth of fuel. Major service is around £300. Road tax - £62!! Per year insurance is low low low compared to other brands or even an MT07.
Very good build quality. Starts first time every time all seasons. I've done over 5000miles in a year without a problem. It also doesn't have traction control, rider modes, tft screens so I guess less technical issues to resolve.
Nissin calipers and brakes all round. It will stop. The lever is adjustable for a personalised preference on position.
No feather weight but not heavy. Smooth ride, OK for fast riding but not far racing
Not a huge bhp figure but good torque
Cheap to service and reliable. Good mpg.
Excellent, no rust, no problems