Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Yamaha XJ6, the cool new middleweight

2009 sees an addition to Yamaha’s middleweight collection in the dynamic new Yamaha XJ6, the naked version of the 2009 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion with a character all of its own. This striking all-new 600 with its lightweight new chassis, stylish bodywork and low seat height is ideal for both new and experienced riders looking for a beautifully-designed performance middleweight.

Technically the Yamaha XJ6 shares the same bases as the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion, but with a contemporary and agile roadster look. Its newly-developed four cylinder engine and responsive torque makes this The cool all-rounder – whether you’re on the motorway, in town or on twisting back roads this bike has a consistency of performance to delivery a truly special ride every time.

Complementing the wardrobe of the Yamaha XJ6 are several new accessories for an extra practical touch or hint of individualism. A rear carrier complete with top-case stands alongside a flip-up screen and a new range of soft and durable luggage bags. The Yamaha XJ6 engine guards, among other items in the spectrum of add-ons, show the high degree of quality, design and style typical of all products leaving Yamaha’s factory floors.

The Yamaha XJ6 is powered by a 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke inline 4-cylinder engine with all-new internals, this cool-looking middleweight delivers easy controllability together with strong all-round performance. A newly designed easy-action clutch makes for smooth gear shifting, and the stylish 4-1 exhaust and compact midship muffler give this new 600 a seriously sporty image. The combination of a lightweight tubular diamond-type frame together with 41mm front forks and an efficient Monocross rear suspension system ensure agile handling performance in the city, through mountain passes and out on the highway. A low seat height enhances overall controllability at low speeds – and ABS available as an option.

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