Yamaha XJ600 Diversion Bike 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.
Take a closer look at the Yamaha XJ600 Diversion…
Yamaha XJ600 Diversion Bike Spec
- Top speed117mph
- Average fuel consumption52mpg
- Seat height770mm
- EngineAir cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC
Yamaha XJ600 Diversion Bike Insurance
Seat could do with more padding.
Only replaced the battery once in 10 years.
No problems even without ABS.
Good stable ride.
Quite acceptable for 2 up riding.
Cheap to insure, serviced once a year at MOT.
Does the job
Decent power could do with a better top end
Better than my car over 40mpg
Very reliable plastic deteriorated after 20 years but still decent
No ABS/ rear tyre too narrow for comfortable riding through rain/puddles