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Yamaha XJ600 Diversion overview

If you’re looking for practical, cheap and fun biking then you’ll find it in the Yamaha XJ600 Diversion. Yamaha aimed the XJ600 Diversion to the biker on a budget; there’s not much in terms of extras but the machine itself is reliable and fun.

The engine takes on the form of the old XJ600 with an air cooled, four cylinder four stroke but it can still kick of 60bhp and a top speed of 117mph, it’s everything you could want in a middleweight machine on a budget. The suspension is basic, the brakes do the job and you can get 52mpg – perfect for running about town on your daily commute.

The XJ600 Diversion was release din 1992 and had a healthy life of over 12 years in production, you can still find them on the market now for around £1,500.

Yamaha XJ600 Diversion spec 

Seat height 770mm
Weight 182kg
EngineAir cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC
Capacity 599cc
Average fuel consumption 52mpg
Top speed 117mph
Insurance group –

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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:ThedustyReview Date: November 2017
Comfort
Seat not very comfortable on long journeys
Ride Quality
Does the job
Build Quality & Reliability
Very reliable plastic deteriorated after 20 years but still decent
Engine Rating
Decent power could do with a better top end
Brake Rating
No ABS/ rear tyre too narrow for comfortable riding through rain/puddles
Running Cost
Better than my car over 40mpg
Overall
Pros CommentsIt's cheap and cheerful/ crash bars come as standard on most of them. Lovely for the price.
Cons CommentsPower and stability.

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