YAMAHA HAS ANNOUNCED CHANGES FOR 2013 TO ITS LEADING XJ6 SERIES

Yamaha XJ6

Powered by a super-smooth 600cc 4-cylinder engine housed in a compact, easy-handling, steel, diamond-shaped frame, Yamaha’s XJ6, Diversion and Diversion F have a strong following amongst European riders. Offering everyday versatility combined with an impressive specification and a sharp, contemporary look, these three models benefit from a range of details changes for 2013.

 

Changes exclusively for XJ6

New sidepanels for more integrated lines

One of the most noticeable changes to the 2013 model XJ6 is its redesigned sidepanels, which feature a more integrated shape that flows seamlessly into the sculpted fuel tank. Being a naked model with minimal bodywork, the new-look sidepanels grab your attention and give this iconic 600 a sleeker, more flowing profile. The new design also emphasises the bike’s characteristic ‘mass-forward’ layout, which accentuates its light and aggressive image.

Newly-designed headlight cowl

To complement the stylish new sidepanels, the XJ6 is also fitted with a newly-designed headlight cowl, to give the bike’s front end and profile a lighter look. Together with all of the other small changes introduced for the new season, this compact new assembly serves to emphasise the XJ6’s sporty and agile character.

 

Changes for XJ6, Diversion and Diversion F

Redesigned passenger grab bars

For 2013 the XJ6 benefits from an all-new passenger grab bar assembly which offers improved looks and functionality. The new two-piece design features individual grab bars on the left and right side of the seat.

Featuring an accentuated rise towards the rear of the bike, these individual grab bars are designed to offer the passenger improved grip, and they also give the XJ6’s rear-end a lighter and sleeker appearance.

New instrument panel with LED backlighting

Another important change for the new season is the introduction of a higher-specification instrument panel. While the new panel retains the shape and layout of the previous design, its appearance and readability are enhanced by new LED backlighting and increased levels of contrast.

New high-grip seat cover

For improved feel and a more attractive appearance, the XJ6 is now equipped with a smooth seat cover, which offers higher grip and a comfortable ride.

Clear turn signal lenses

To complement the bike’s body colours (available in Competition White and Midnight Black) the latest XJ6 is equipped with clear turn signal lenses. Combined with all the other changes made for 2013, these new lenses help to underline the bike’s compact and sporty good looks.

Detail changes

Other detail changes include black accents on the fuel tank cap, as well as an internal position indicator on the rear wheel’s chain adjuster mechanism for easy and accurate chain tension adjustments.

 

XJ6

Changes for 2013

*          Redesigned sidepanels

*          Compact new headlight cowl

*          New-shape passenger grab bars

*          Uprated instruments with LED backlighting

*          New skin on seat cover

*          Clear turn signal lenses

*          Black accents on fuel tank cap

*          Chain adjuster internal position indicator

 

Diversion and Diversion F

For 2013 the half-faired Diversion and the fully-faired Diversion F benefit from many of the updates found on the XJ6, as shown below. Please refer to the XJ6 section for full details on these changes.

 

Diversion and Diversion F

Changes for 2013

*          New-shape passenger grab bars

*          Uprated instruments with LED backlighting

*          New skin on seat cover

*          Clear turn signal lenses

*          Black accents on fuel tank cap

*          Chain adjuster internal position indicator

 

2013 Colours

XJ6

Midnight Black (SMX)

Competition White (BWC1)

Diversion and Diversion F

Competition White (BWC1)

 

Note: ABS available on XJ6 model only for the UK

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