Yamaha XJ6 Diversion Walk Around
Another overview of the Yamaha Xj6 Diversion, but this time with exterior shots of the bike. A great all-rounder I reckon.
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion Review
An indepth review of the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion, covering engine characteristics, brakes, fuel injection and the overall weight and balance of the machine, plus a look at the seat height versus handlebar position. This is a more hands on review rather than my previous walkaround the bike from a while back.
Chasing the Vanishing Point, basically how to read roads a little easier.
I give you my take on describing the Vanishing Point or Limit Point, which could be useful for any motorcycle rider who does not currently use a point of reference when accessing the severity of any particular corner. I guess if you asked most riders how they know if they can make it round a given corner safely they''d say "Through experience!" or " I just know!" and perhaps they really do know and experience helps of course, but this system helps take some of the risk or guesswork away. It's not mine of course! I came across this when reading some motorcycle books years ago just after passing my test, the book is called "Motorcycle Roadcraft" and is available through amazon etc http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Roadcraft-Police-Handbook-Motorcycling/d p/011341143X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375125579&sr=8-2&keywords=roadcraft I should also state for reference although I didn't really mention it in my video, that most of my speeds were aimed at between 40mph - 60mph and were pretty much done using a single gear with maybe the odd up or down gear change for either entering or exiting tighter bends. I also only used my brakes when absolutely necessary to give a smoother ride overall. There's nothing to stop you using the brakes of course but then there's a whole new ball-game with braking points etc, I was just doing it this way to keep it simple.
Buying your first big motorcycle, 500 - 600cc
My personal advice on which bike to choose as your first big bike in the 500-600cc bracket. Models covered are Kawasaki Er5, Honda CB500, Suzuki SV650, Honda Hornet 600, Yamaha FZS Fazer 600, Suzuki Bandit 600.