IntroductionEditYamaha 600 Diversion is a 600cc all-round touring bike with a four-stroke eight valve (2 valves for each cylinder) inline-four engine. Production was started in 1991 and lasted to 2004. This model of Yamaha is dedicated for novice bikers together with a group of similar motorcycles which are quite easy to ride (Suzuki GS 500, Honda CB 500, Kawasaki ER-5 and Kawasaki GPZ 500). It is a very universal bike, so it's used as a street bike and as a touristic one. XJ 600 Diversion has low maintenance costs. In 2009 Yamaha introduced the new model called XJ6, which has 16 valves liquid-cooled engine.
|Engine||598 cc inline-four, four-stroke|
|Valves||8 valves (2 for each cylinder)|
|Power||61 hp at 8500 RPM|
|Torque||53 Nm at 7000 RPM|
|Top speed||180 km/h|
|Front brake||single (1991-1997) or dual (since 1998) 320mm discs with 2-piston calipers|
|Rear brake||single 245 dics with 2-piston caliper|
|Seat height||770 mm|
|Weight||ca. 213-222 kg (187-196 kg dry)|
|Fuel capacity||17 l|
- First version, single dics front break, no oil cooler. Naked version was available from 1994.
- Changed design of the fairing and headlight (in the S version), choke lever placed on the handlebars, new carburetors with electric heating and TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), added the oil cooler and electric fuel pump.
- Added fork protectors, available versions with modified seat.
- Thicker fork tubes, two break discs instead of one in the front, new, more comfortable seat; this was the final version produced to 2003.