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Yamaha XJ6

 

   

 

Make Model

Yamaha XJ6

Year

2009

Engine

Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.

Capacity

600
Bore x Stroke 65.5 x 44.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1

Induction

Group injection type fuel injection

Ignition  /  Starting

TCI  /  electric
Clutch Wet Multi-plat disc

Max Power

78 hp  57 kW @ 10000 rpm

Max Torque

59.7 Nm 6.1 kg-m @ 8500 rpm

Transmission  /  Drive

6 Speed  /  chain
Gear Ratio 1st 37/13 (2.846)  2nd  37/19 (1.947)  3rd  28/18 (1.556)  4th 32/24 (1.333)  5th 25/21 (1.190)  6th 26/24 (1.083)
Frame Aluminium die-cast, diamond shaped

Front Suspension

43mm Telescopic fork, 130mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Swingarm Link less type Monocross, 130mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

2x 298 mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 245 mm disc

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

160/60 ZR17
Seat Height 785 mm

Wet-Weight

205 kg
Fuel Capacity 17.3 Litres
 

THE COOL NEW MIDDLEWEIGHT

A contemporary and dynamic all-rounder

For 2009 the Yamaha middleweight line-up is further strengthened with the arrival of the dynamic and agile new XJ6, a naked version of the 2009 XJ6 Diversion.

This all-new 600 is one of the coolest and desirable models in the important naked 600 category, and is powered by an inline 4-cylinder engine that has been tuned to deliver responsive low to mid-range torque for fun riding. With its strong flow of easy-to-handle power, this cool new 600 is a genuine all rounder, designed to make the rider feel at home in town, on twisty back roads, and on the highway.

The lightweight, slim and compact new chassis features a low seat height, making the XJ6 an ideal machine for both new and experienced riders of all ages who want a stylish middleweight that can handle just about any situation. While offering high levels of practicality, the contemporary design of the new chassis and bodywork on the new XJ6 underlines its position as one of the capable and attractive machines in the category.

Its newly-developed FZ6-based engine, combined with the compact, rider-friendly chassis design and agile handling feel ensure that this new naked 600 offers a truly special ride quality. Combined with its high levels of riding enjoyment and outstanding overall performance, the new XJ6 looks set to establish itself as a real favourite with a wide range of new owners in 2009 and beyond.

Technically the XJ6 shares the same bases as the XJ6 Diversion, while its body work gives the XJ6 a cool, light and agile roadster look.

XJ6 Model Overview

Easy-handling, dynamic and stylish new middleweight

Rider-friendly linear power characteristics

Slim and lightweight handling feel

Ideal balance of controllability and performance

Newly-developed FZ6-based 600cc engine

Plenty of low to mid-range torque

Compact and attractive chassis

Contemporary bodywork design give cool, light and agile roadster look

Outstanding levels of fun, enjoyment and performance

Also available with ABS

 

 

Engine Technical Highlights

600cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder 4-valve DOHC

Newly-developed high-compression cylinder head

Slimmer inlet ports

Cam profile designed for strong and linear low to mid-range torque

One-piece cylinder and upper crankcase for good rigidity

Bore x stroke 65.5 mm x 44.5 mm

Lightweight forged aluminium pistons

Four-hole two-direction fuel injection system

4-2-1 exhaust with midship muffler located beneath chassis

3-way catalyzer and exhaust O2 sensor

New inner-push type clutch for easy action

Redesigned shift mechanism for smooth and easy gearchanging

 

Chassis Technical Highlights

Newly-designed high-tensile steel diamond-type frame

Idealised balance of lateral rigidity for strong cornering performance

1,440mm wheelbase

Easy-handling caster angle of 26 degrees and 103.5mm trail

Hexagonal slimline fuel tank with comfortable knee-grip area

New slimline swingarm with inner bracket design

41mm diameter conventional front forks

Monocross rear suspension

17.3 litre fuel tank capacity

Low 785 mm seat height

Lightweight 298 mm front discs and 245 mm rear disc, thickness 4.5mm

120/70-ZR17 front tyre and 160/60-ZR17 rear tyre

Lightweight, low-drag 520 chain (FZ6 is 530)

Newly-designed lightweight cast wheels

Timeless new styling emphasises concentration of mass

Linear-control ABS available as an option

New multi-function instrumentation

Adjustable handlebar position

Colours both XJ6 and XJ6 ABS

Cloudy White Extreme Yellow Midnight Black

Accessories

Yamaha will offer a range of accessories created specifically for the XJ6, and the line-up will be available from authorized Yamaha Dealers. The accessory range will include:

Aluminium rear carrier Centre stand

Engine guard City tank bag

Roller protectors Tank pad

46-litre top case Inner bag for top case Back rest for top case

 

 

Motociclismo impression

For those who don’t want an R1 or even an R6, Yamaha have the do-it-all XJ6. It won’t knock your socks off in terms of styling or performance, but it’s easy to ride, low on maintenance and even provides a reasonable amount of fun as long as you remember it’s an XJ6 and not the YZR-M1. The guys at Motociclismo recently tested the bike, and here are some excerpts from what they have to say about the new XJ6:

Right away, the Yamaha’s ergonomics work for most people. It’s a small, short bike that feels light and narrow, and offers a decent amount of legroom for the rider and the pillion seat passenger. The seat is comfortable, the suspension is soft-ish and the handlebar feels just right.

The XJ6’s 600cc inline-four produces 78bhp and with its decent low-rpm torque delivery, it’s quite usable in town. Out on the highway, the Yamaha engine continues to impress – it’s low on vibration and does a mileage of about 16.4km/l, which, given the bike’s 17.3-litre fuel tank, means a range of around 285km.

The brakes work well, offering adequate stopping power even in streaming wet conditions. And things should be even better with the optional ABS installed. Even with its basic suspension – 41mm fork and monoshock (with adjustable preload) – and tubular steel chassis, the XJ6 offers good cornering stability. As you gain confidence in the bike’s abilities, you can safely increase your cornering speeds without any problem. Overall, it’s a good bike, especially for beginners. If you’re just starting off on two wheels, you definitely want to take a good look at this one!

Source Faster and Faster & Motociclismo 

 

 

 

 

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