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2009 Yamaha XJ6

2009 Yamaha XJ6

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

Technical Specifications

Engine

  • Engine Type - Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves, DOHC
  • Displacement - 600 cc
  • Bore x stroke - 65.5 x 44.5 mm
  • Compression ratio - 12.2:1
  • Max. Power - 57.0 kW (78 PS) @ 10,000 rpm
  • Max. Torque - 59.7 Nm (6.1 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
  • Lubrication system - Wet sump
  • Fuel supply system - Fuel injection
  • Clutch type - Wet, multiple-disc
  • Ignition system - TCI
  • Starter system - Electric
  • Transmission system - Constant mesh 6-speed
  • Final transmission system - Chain
  • Primary reduction ratio - 86/44 (1.955)
  • Secondary reduction ratio - 46/16 (2.875)
  • Gear ratio, 1st gear - 37/13 (2.846)
  • Gear ratio, 2nd gear - 37/19 (1.947)
  • Gear ratio, 3rd gear - 28/18 (1.556)
  • Gear ratio, 4th gear - 32/24 (1.333)
  • Gear ratio, 5th gear - 25/21 (1.190)
  • Gear ratio, 6th gear - 26/24 (1.083)

Chassis

  • Frame - Diamond shaped
  • Front suspension - Telescopic fork
  • Front wheel travel - 130 mm
  • Rear suspension - Swingarm (mono cross)
  • Rear wheel travel - 130 mm
  • Caster angle - 26º
  • Trail - 103.5 mm
  • Front brake - Dual discs, Ø 298 mm
  • Rear brake - Single disc, Ø 245 mm
  • Front tyre - 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) (tube less)
  • Rear tyre - 160/60 ZR17M/C (69W) (tube less)

Dimensions

  • Overall length - 2,120 mm
  • Overall width - 770 mm
  • Overall height - 1,085 mm
  • Seat height - 785 mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,440 mm
  • Min. ground clearance - 140 mm
  • Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) - 205 kg
  • Fuel capacity - 17.3 litres
  • Oil capacity - 3.4 litres

Specification are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations