Originally Posted by Tenere Tom
If anyone said that about a bike of mine I'd be having words!!!
I like that, but because I agree with it - it never bothered me when I owned an unfashionable 900 Divy (I quite like the 900 TDM as well, but I haven't owned one of them - still in production though, so never say never eh!).
Originally Posted by the pheasant
Bit of a thread resurrection, but FWIW; I bought a 2002 900 Diversion with OE panniers (by Krauser) in 2010 for a 2-up tour around France, Switzerland and Italy. The bike did 4005 miles in 14 days, used no oil, needed a new rear light bulb at 3950 miles and returned around 54mpg on the ride with a best of almost 60mpg. It will also cruise at a ton and is smoother over 90 than under. I sold it last year and recently bought it back 'cos I missed it. It's a big old bus but a bike I'll happily just get out of the garage for a Sunday ride.
I did a similar tour, two up, for a month on a nearly new 2001 Diversion - yea, that long ago.
This thread has brought back fond memories of how good that bike is at two up touring - maybe, in my case, at around 80-90 MPH on the autostradas.
The standard screen is excellent with the wind blast and it has good aerodynamics around all of the upper fairing which is great in the bad weather. Lower fairings can be found for the bike, but I never had those.
The forks are a bit soft and tend to dive a lot when fully loaded with pillion and luggage so progressive springs would have been a good investment on mine; unfortunately, I moved on to own other bikes.
The shaft drive is bullet proof and from what I see of the current Yamaha FJR it hasn't changed in the manufacturing i.e. the Divy 900 final drive looks exactly the same as the shaft drive fitted on the current FJR.