Motorcycle insurance bargains: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

Published: 16 August 2010

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion.

Insurance group: 12
Engine: 600cc inline four
Power: 77bhp
Top speed: 140mph 
Weight: 211kg                      

The XJ6 Diversion defines affordable yet fun biking. It’s easy to ride, so it’s perfect for new riders looking for their first ‘big’ bike, it’s comfy enough to make a superb workhorse and it's fun to ride to boot. Plus it's only group 12 to insure.       

Overall the motor is very smooth, friendly and has lots of power (77bhp) if you’re prepared to rev it; enough for decent wheelies if that’s your thing. It’s a heap more fun than the Honda CBF600, the Yamaha’s closest rival.

For the most part the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is stable, corners easily and is easy to ride in any conditions. With its low seat and narrow fuel tank, the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is very easy to get on and ride, short or tall, on your own or with a pillion. The steering lock is pretty handy and the wind protection from the half fairing is good too. On the move there’s zero vibration felt from the engine and around town the Divvy is agile and easy to navigate through traffic.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare.   

 

 

 

 

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