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Good, solid, reliable commutor bike.

Not at all fast or flashy.

I bought an M reg Diversion with 16,000 miles on the clock, about 5 years ago. I use it as my only means of transport and ride it in all weathers. I must be every bike's worst nightmare - the bike is kept on the street, has never been serviced and eventually goes to the garage when the tyres are...

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“A return to two wheels”

published 22/03/2002

Excellent mid range starter bike

Not cutting edge

I have recently been fortunate to have been bought an XJ600S Diversion by my dear wife (Bless her). She has known I've been after a bike since I sold my last one seven years ago. Previously I had had a Suzuki A100, a Honda H100S2 and a Suzuki GSX250. Maybe I'm getting old but my re-entry to...

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“XJ 900 Diversion 1995”

published 19/02/2009

Genuine all round bike, fun to ride, easy to live ...

Might be a little boring for some of you? Very ta...

OK so i got mine to replace a much bigger/more powerful bike, Honda CB1300 X4 which was starting to eat its electrics and proving hard/expensive to find parts for. So I found a 1995 vintage XJ900 Diversion that had just been brought in and a deal was reached. I have a very clean and tidy...

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“Yamaha XJ600N”

published 09/04/2008

Lightweight great fuel economy fun cheap to run ch...

exhaust front brakes

So its actually the xj600N i own but the only difference between the S and the N is the N has no fairing at all (a Naked bike) the S has the fairing. Well i bought my XJ600n a year and a half ago now it's a 2003 model and to be honest its generally a great little commuter bike. Its ideal as a...

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Super

well balanced , superb fairing , robust , reliable

chain drive train , heavy , high ride height

Through my many years as a central London courier for one of the more famous and largest firms , i had the unique perspective of riding several bikes to death , not many bikes will with stand 11 hours of constant hard filtering and top speed cruising on distance work. The Diversion series by...

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“XJ600S”

published 28/10/2005

Cheap, Easy To Maintain And Repair Yourself, Relia...

Vibration At 4,500rpm, Lacking In Poke

I bought a 1994 Yamaha Diversion 5 months ago on ebay of all things. I paid pitance for it and put it on the road all ready to go for under £600 incl a whole spare engine! As a first bike it was a marvellous choice for the novice rider as it sits up well and is beautifully balanced. It was also...

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“xj600s diversion”

published 29/07/2008

economy,handling,performance and fun

getting engine oil drain nut off is a pain

Brought my l reg 1994 xj600s for £450,have changed oil and filter and tyres ,soon to do brakes and re-MOT in sept. An excellent bike for me after a 25 year absence from 2 wheels,I have found it reliable,economic and steadfast on the road,the kids love it and I have to keep finding excuses to go...

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Cheap, grin factor

Exhausts

The Yamaha XJ Diversion 600s... Not a bike that pops into every bike riders mind... But in my opinion probably one of the best commuter bikes that your pennies can buy. The "pre-diversion" Yamaha XJ's never seemed to appear on the radar of the biking press. In 1992/93 Yamaha launched the...

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published 08/12/2008

I bought a 'P' reg Yamaha XJ600 as my first bike after passing my test. it had 23,00 miles on the clock, 1 previous lady owner and it had never been ridden in the rain. The body work was immaculate for a bike 11 years old. Like many I bought the bike for those sunny afternoons, the occasional journey to work and as back up transport. I found the sitting position a little awkward at first as I had been riding a 125 for a year or so, and the postion was very upright. But I soon got used to it. I find the seat very comfy, the acceleration is good and the bike will quite happily sit at 80mph all day. Fantastic little bike.

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“My sight of Yamaha´s XJ600”

published 25/11/2011

Very Reliable

Dashboard lacks sofistication

I have this bike and i love to ride it. It´s engine is not "shy" but it isn´t too much powerful either (for a 600cc diplacement). It is a decent bike if you look for a reliable, good-looking, and fast but not too much powerful bike. It handles pretty well and breaks good too. It has a confortable...

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Excellent

published 23/10/2007

I would agree with all of the above it's a great work horse with no bad habits. Does suffer from loom rot eventually but don't they all. I get 60mpg bang on @ over 500 commuting miles a week I keep a good eye on the fuel consumption figures. Change the oil and air filters regularly and it will go on and no without any hassle. MAtt G

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published 11/10/2007

I have recently purchased a 1992 Divvie 600 S and put approx 500 miles on the clock in a couple of weeks. I am returning to biking after a 9 yr drought and have found the divvie first class as an intro into biking again. Yesterday I completed 180 miles with a pillion, no probs at all! It handles well, has adequate power, good comfort and easy to run. (£83.50 for a yrs ins!) If you can pick up a mint one like I did - GO FOR IT! It is a great foundation for a return to biking.

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