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Yamaha launched the all new 2009 XJ6 Diversion in an attempt to recapture a large slice of the new rider and commuter markets. The new design incorporates a new 600cc engine that has been designed to give a good performance, combined with a smooth easy to use power band. Perfect for those who are new to getting about on two wheels, as well as those looking for a daily town commuter.

The new engine, with its 65.5mm x 44.5mm bore and stroke dimensions, and high compression ratio, produces a maximum of 57 kW @ 10,000 rpm, perfect for getting through town traffic or going for a blast on the weekend.

A new diamond type frame, designed to give a slim chassis and a low seat, has been made with the minimum number of welds and bends. Good suspension is provided with new conventional front forks, with 41mm tubes, which provide the rider with good rigidity balance and exceptional shock absorption and a mono-cross rear suspension unit. The un-sprung weight is kept low by using lightweight cast wheels, and combined with the suspension delivers a smooth ride and very good road holding abilities.

The new Diversion comes with an optional compact and lightweight ABS system with a 3 position linear control system, which has been developed to give an improved feel to the brakes.

The bike also has adjustable handlebars so that, no matter what your size or height, you can set the bike up to ‘fit’ you so that you are comfortable with your riding position.

Specifications

Engine: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves, DOHC
Displacement: 600 cc
Bore x stroke: 65.5 x 44.5 mm
Compression ratio: 12.2 : 1
Maximum power: 57.0 kW (78 PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Carburettor: Fuel injection
Clutch type: Wet, multiple-disc
Ignition system: TCI
Starter system: Electric
Transmission system: Constant mesh 6-speed
Final transmission: Chain
Fuel tank capacity: 17.3 L
Oil tank capacity: 3.4 L
Chassis: Aluminium, diamond shaped
Front suspension system: Telescopic fork
Front travel: 130 mm
Rear travel: 130 mm
Rear suspension system: Swingarm (mono cross)
Caster angle: 26º
Trail: 103.5 mm
Front brake: Dual discs, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake: Single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) (tube less)
Rear tyre: 160/60 ZR17M/C (69W) (tube less)
Length (mm): 2,120 mm
Width (mm): 770 mm
Height (mm): 1,210 mm
Seat height (mm): 785 mm
Wheel base (mm): 1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance (mm): 140 mm
Service weight (kg):211 kg / ABS: 216 kg


Colours both XJ6 Diversion and XJ6 Diversion ABS
Ocean Depth
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Lava Red
 

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Thats a big improvement on the previous model. Still not fussy on Yam's?? Never have been, not sure why?? Oh well, still looks better than before.
 

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That looks terrible...literally one of the worst designs I've ever seen.
 

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Fugly doesn't even come close to describing that monstrosity on two wheels
 
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