2009 Yamaha XJ6 & XJ6 Diversion Review —

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Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha XJ6

Euros divert to diversion

Honda proved there is a for friendly middleweights with the Yamaha has decided to do the same in the new XJ6 The concept is pretty much to the original Diversion of the 1980s and but in all new trim. The XJ6 and XJ6 Diversion are made to be an entry-level model. To achieve there was a need to be less and edgy than the R6-derived

The current FZ6 sports around 100 hp, and from the engine to the chassis can be back to the pre-2006 R6 model.

And it is to ride, indeed. As I first set the engine buzzes silently and the XJ6 pushes away from the lights in the city centre of The engine specs are almost to Honda’s CBF600, which in 78 hp at 10,000 rpm with almost 44 of torque at a relatively low 8,500

Relatively because these 600cc inline Fours revs by nature, but the maximum figure is reached more 1,500 rpm earlier than on the highly strung FZ6.

also means that the XJ6 is to launch and few revs are needed for stop-and-go city riding. The XJ6 also feels more in the lower gears than the True, it’s been a since I rode the CBF600, but I do that it feels both and softer than my experience on the Yamaha XJ6.

Spec sheets us that the curb weight is 18 lbs lower than the CBF.

It me about a minute to get used to the ergonomics and controls, and then all I had to do was to the view of the famous Australian and its beautiful surroundings. Everything the clutch response to the gearbox as smooth as butter. Nothing the XJ6 is intimidating even in the slightest apart from the aggressive headlight.

This is essential for someone getting into bikes or for the subtle personalities out there.

For me, the XJ6 appeals in the scenario where I afford riding anything The level of finish and design value to what essentially is a entry-level motorcycle. I wouldn’t to even test the XJ6 to see that it great value for money.

But if I looking, I would have happy that I tested because the XJ6 isn’t all that for the touring part.

It took a to get out of the Sydney city limits and some beautiful roads the bush where we finally the Pacific Highway. In the really stuff, the suspension and bulk of the XJ6 isn’t ideal. It has a tendency to up and down a bit on the budget-minded suspension. The tubular frame chassis this bike perfectly, but is not as light as the aluminum perimeter on the FZ6.

You lack some of the fine that expert riders are for, but that feedback you really utilize fully as a new so why pay extra for it? The XJ6 and XJ6 Diversion have got it takes to be mildly entertaining out on the roads but not more, and that snugly into the concept I

One thing worth mentioning the tires is the fact that have opted for a very 160-section rear tire. narrow rear tire FZ6 has a 180) makes the bike tipping into corners the weight, and easier to make maneuvers in the city.

The XJ6 Diversion differs from its XJ6 by having a half fairing. fairing is a well designed and option for those planning to do touring than city The only major difference the two (apart from some wind protection) is that the stick out further. This is for touring, but I also felt the mirrors on the … XJ6 were good.

Yamaha XJ6

Contributing to that is the that there’s very vibration from the quiet There’s some high vibration that can be felt in the handlebars and footpegs, which bother me much and only after riding many

What did start bothering me a few miles however, was the thinly seat. After far too few miles, my started aching. The low seat made me feel quite big on the and with footpegs touching the fairly early you can’t lower those either. So I myself trying to push my backwards whilst riding to some more padding the pillion seat to no avail.

I can see a great opportunity for aftermarket gel makers here.

Riding into Sydney, we were to a great photo location in of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, called the Coat Hanger. allowed, it would have rude not to! Besides, first easily allows for some air that front tire.

The XJ6 is a city bike or commuter, and I’d say this is budget with

The instruments are easy to read and on both XJ6 models. There’s a speedo on the left console and an rev counter to the right.

Yamaha has now a gap in its model range, and overall I the XJ6 and XJ6 Diversion offer great for the money. The high level of makes the bikes look expensive than they which should be well in the market. Should you grow of it after a year or two, the XJ6 be easy to shift on the second-hand too.

The only downside for me, were the padded seats, but everything was what you would expect for a in this market segment. is back and it complements Yamaha’s middleweight range nicely.

Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha XJ6


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