1996 Yamaha Diversion Pictures
1996 Yamaha Diversion specs: mpg, towing capacity, size, photos
The Yamaha Diversion series of motorcycles are all-round touring motorcycles, and descend from Yamaha's earlier XJ series. All Diversion models are fitted with a four-stroke air-cooled 8-valve inline-four engine.
It was announced during September 2008 that Yamaha is to offer a new-generation Diversion during 2009, with a bike that has a similar ethos to the original XJ600S -- half fairing and 600cc inline four engine, although with four valves per cylinder (16 valve).
Ahead of the introduction of the second-generation, 2009 Yamaha Diversion, the series consists of four main models: the XJ600S, the XJ600N, the XJ900S, and the XJ900GT.
The XJ600S Diversion/ Seca II
The XJ600S is known as the Diversion in most parts of the world, and as Seca II in the North American and Australian markets. The bike has a small top fairing, although a lower fairing is available as an accessory. The XJ600S is a descendant of the earlier Yamaha XJ600 models that were manufactured 1984–1991. The bike is fitted with a 598cc, air-cooled 8-valve inline-four engine giving 61 hp (45kW) / 55 Nm output. The engine was tuned from the original XJ600 model towards improved low- and midrange power, sacrificing some of the peak power in the process.
The 600cc Diversion models were manufactured from 1992 to 2003. The US Seca IIs were manufactured from 1992 to 1998. As the Diversion/ Seca II design is based on an earlier well-matured bike model, changes made to the bike during these years were rather subtle, mostly concerning improvements in fairing, a second front brake disc and small oil cooler appearing in 1998 model plus improvements in carburetors.
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