Can you ride the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion (2009 onwards) on an A2 motorbike licence. However, you will need to fit a restrictor kit to reduce its power output and make it A2 licence compliant!

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion (2009 onwards) motorcycle

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion (2009 onwards)

The Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is a half-faired version of the regular XJ6, which has been one of the top selling naked bikes of all times. Both motorcycles come with the same technical specifications, but you will get a slightly better wind protection on the Diversion model.

There is a reason why the Yamaha XJ6 is one of the most popular motorcycles on the market. It is cheap, reliable and super easy to handle, yet you can have a lot of fun while riding the bike. So, if you are a beginner motorcyclist, it will be a perfect bike for you to ride on your A2 licence.

In terms of equipment, the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is a pretty basic bike. It doesn’t come with many bells and whistles that you will find in most other bikes, but it has a center stand and an LCD dash as standard.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is a 600cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 57 kW (77 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 38.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha XJ6 Diversion.

CategorySport Touring
Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size600cc
Power output57 kW
Torque output44 ft-lb
Top speed140 mph
Horsepower77 bhp
Weight211 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size17.3 litres
Fuel tank range200 miles
Fuel consumption43 mpg
Oil capacity2.8 litres
Annual road tax£84
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