Can you ride the Yamaha XJ900 Diversion on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XJ900 Diversion (1994 - 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 XJ900 Diversion (1994 - 2004) motorcycle

Yamaha XJ900 Diversion (1994 - 2004)

The Yamaha XJ900 Diversion is a versatile all-rounder that comes with a reliable 900cc engine and affordable price tag. It is a powerful machine capable of reaching speeds of up to 127 mph, which makes it one of the fastest A2 bikes in the category.

The bike is comfortable enough for long motorway rides, but it feels a little too heavy in the corners. It has a taller windscreen and bigger fuel tank compared to the XJ600 Diversion. Both of these bikes are great for sport touring.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XJ900 Diversion is a 892cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 66 kW (90 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 46.9% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha XJ900 Diversion on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha XJ900 Diversion.

CategorySport Touring
Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size892cc
Power output66 kW
Torque output62 ft-lb
Top speed127 mph
Horsepower90 bhp
Weight239 kg
Seat height795 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Fuel tank size24 litres
Fuel tank range215 miles
Fuel consumption41 mpg
Oil capacity3.4 litres
Annual road tax£117
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