New Yamaha XJ Series in Limited Edition ‘Race Blu’
Following its show debut in Germany, Yamaha’s new Race Blu colour livery will become available in limited quantities over the next few weeks.
The new colour aims to celebrate Yamaha’s race DNA and uses a combination of Yamaha Blue and matt grey in a way to create a new look. By highlighting selected body parts in Yamaha Blue, designers have been able to focus attention on various components. The first models wearing this colour combination will be the mid-range XJ-Series which incorporates the XJ6 ABS, XJ6 Diversion and XJ6 Diversion F.
One of the most noticeable changes to the 2013 model XJ6, is its redesigned side panels, which feature a more integrated shape that flows into the fuel tank. Being a naked model with minimal bodywork, the new-look side panels are designed to give the bike a sleeker, more flowing profile, claim Yamaha’s designers. The new design also emphasises and accentuates the bike’s characteristic ‘mass-forward’ layout.
To complement the new side panels, the XJ6 is also fitted with a newly-designed headlight cowl, in an attempt to give the bike’s front end and it’s profile a ‘lighter’ look.
All 2013 XJ-Series models will also feature backlit LED instrument panels for better readability.