Can you ride the Yamaha XJ600 Diversion on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XJ600 Diversion (1992 - 2004) 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 XJ600 Diversion (1992 - 2004) motorcycle

Yamaha XJ600 Diversion (1992 - 2004)

The Yamaha XJ600 Diversion is a beginner-friendly all rounder that is great for both riding around town and sport touring. The bike it affordable and super-easy to ride, but it doesn’t offer that much power compared to some other bikes in the category.

The motorcycle comes with a reliable inline four engine that is air-cooled and sounds pretty nice. The handling is smooth and predictable, which makes the XJ600 Diversion one of the best sport touring bikes you can ride on your A2 licence.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XJ600 Diversion is a 599cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 45 kW (61 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 22.2% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha XJ600 Diversion on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha XJ600 Diversion.

CategorySport Touring
Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size599cc
Power output45 kW
Torque output34 ft-lb
Top speed117 mph
Horsepower61 bhp
Weight182 kg
Seat height770 mm
Front tyre size110/80-17
Rear tyre size130/70-18
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range165 miles
Fuel consumption52 mpg
Oil capacity2.5 litres
Annual road tax£84
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