My new bike, a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

First ride out on my replacement for the CBF1000, this time it's a Yamaha XJ6 Diversion (aka FZ6R in the US). I give you my first thoughts on the machine even though I've literally just bought it.

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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.

2010 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F v Suzuki GSX650F review
The new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F is essentially attempting to pull off the same trick the Suzuki GSX650F managed when introduced two years ago. But has it succeeded? Love this video? Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel: Get the best of biking EVERY day... Stay up to date with the latest from MCN: Latest motorcycle news: Facebook: Follow @MCNnews on Twitter: Follow @MCNsport on Twitter: Welcome to the official YouTube channel of the world’s biggest print and online motorcycle publication. All the greatest motorcycle video content from the world’s most respected motorcycling media brand. Since 1955 MCN is available weekly in both print and digital editions and 24/7 on

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F 2013 Test Ride GoPro Hero 3+
I have now created a new channel dedicated to bikes so please subscribe: A very short review as a newbie. I still ask myself why didn't I buy this bike instead of the Honda CB500X. I loved it so much after the test ride however it's the £2000 price difference that I went for in the end. The XJ6 Diversion F had it all; comfort, speed, the look, the sound... except it's a slightly older frame but it's so practical who cares. The seat was low and comfortable. The bike didn't feel heavy and throttle was nice and responsive. For a beginner this would have been a perfect first bike. It copes very well with low town speed as well as fast country roads. The inline 4 cylinder engine is silky smooth compare to most parallel twins. The only other bike I would like to consider is the Kawasaki ER6f but I doubt it's going to be as smooth as the Yamaha. Not sure which one will win in the top speed. Filmed by a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver on chest mount.