The Yamaha XJ900S Diversion is super comfy for rider and pillion but the suspension’s fairly basic and the forks are a bit soft. It feels stable and can be fun on twisty roads but it feels heavy in to corners and at slow speeds. Brakes are ample (but need regular attention) and the transmission is smooth but the Yamaha XJ900S Diversion could do with a sixth gear, once out on the open road.
There’s plenty of pull throughout the Yamaha XJ900S Diversion's rev range and in any gear and, while it won’t have you clinging on for dear life, it’s steady and consistent. Very dependable. What’s more, it goes on forever, is a doddle to work on and sounds lovely. Very smooth delivery. Down side? Things get a bit vibey on the Yamaha XJ900S Diversion at urban speeds.
The Yamaha XJ900S Diversion's engine’s super reliable and the finish is ok but keep an eye on it. Weak spots are welded areas on the frame, which can be a bit shoddy, and fasteners can quickly corrode. Keep it clean, however, and it shouldn’t get too bad. High mileage Yamaha XJ900S Diversions are common, which is a very good sign…
The Yamaha XJ900S Diversion is an excellent all-rounder at an affordable price: it’s no luxury mega-tourer but it’s supremely practical and great value. Cheap to run and insure, simple to service on your own plus spares are easy to source and not too pricey. Often overlooked and underrated, you can usually pick up a Yamaha XJ900S Diversion for peanuts. Find a Yamaha XJ900 Diversion for sale
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Yamaha XJ900S Diversion's dash includes speedo, tacho and fuel gauge: all clear and easy to read. The Yamaha XJ900S Diversion also boasts underseat storage, grab rail, bungee hooks, large screen, excellent mirrors and a very comfortable seat (and pillions agree, too!). The Yamaha XJ900S Diversion's massive tank is great for touring and many used models will come with luggage.