Motorcycle insurance bargains: Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F

Published: 19 March 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 F.                            

Insurance group: 10
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 16v inline four-cylinder. Six gears 
Power: 78bhp
Top speed: 125mph
Weight: 222kg           

The Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F is simply a standard Diversion with a full fairing and ABS. It’s a similarly easy to ride all-rounder that’s practical as a day-to-day bike, but it’s a bit more stylish than the half-faired bike. Plus it's only group 10 to insure.      

The engine was used in the 2003 YZF-R6 once upon a time – so it has a slightly peculiar feeling of a willingness to rev, but it never seems to take off at the top end. Not rocket ship fast, but it’s quick enough for this sort of bike. The handling is competent and unthreatening. Despite budget suspension it can be a lot of fun.

It's pretty well equipped for a budget bike – ABS brakes as standard, a decent underseat cubby hole, centrestand and pillion grab rails are useful, practical touches. The digital dash is comprehensive, the mirrors work well and it’s comfy enough too.

MCN verdict

Handling

3/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

3/5

 

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