This is the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion. As the bike’s name suggests, it is truly a diversion from the Yamaha XJ6. The diversion is not just in terms of its name, but also overall as an agile, powerful, and flexible bike. Despite some overhauls in the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion, it still retains the affordability, practicality, and fun of its predecessor. This new XJ6 Diversion is also a rider friendly bike. New riders looking to have their first big motorcycle experience would definitely love this bike as it is easy to ride and it’s pretty powerful.
In order to slash the bike’s weight and fortify it, Yamaha has introduced a new chassis made of tubular steel diamond. This modification focuses on the engine as the bike’s gravity center. New swing-arm in the steel box section and new bodywork are among other modifications that contribute to the reduction of the bike’s weight. A lighter bike means easier handling and Yamaha knows how to complement it well with a narrow fuel tank and low seat to make the bike comfortable to ride on with superb handling. With all the reduction in the weight and increase in its aerodynamics, the bike is granted ungodly agility; new riders would have no problem maneuvering the bike through traffic. Despite being in the big bike category, the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion offers a quiet and nice riding experience with zero vibration from the engine.
The engine used in the Yamaha XJ6 is a comeback version of the current Yamaha FZ6 Fazer. The engine is of course upgraded with a new cylinder block and a single piece crankcase, a newly made piston, a newly shaped inlet ports, a softer performance camshafts, and a new cylinder head. The motor of the engine has a neater exhaust with a 3-way converter, and a fuel-injection system which has smaller diameter throttle bodies. A new gearshift design and a new clutch allow gear transition to be smoother than the Yamaha FZ6 Fazer. Yamaha has clearly made its point in producing a bike that is agile, powerful and flexible.