Yamaha have been building and supplying police models of all capacities to forces all over the world. The Yamaha Diversion is one such example, with it's full fairing and powerful four cylinder engine.
Police equipment varies form police force to police force with the far east having it's own specific model.
The model shown was developed by Yamaha Europe for the Dutch Politie in the Netherlands. The police equipment was supplied by Federal Signal and the fairing by Schurgers. Only a handful were built and used for promotional work.
All the models were stripped of their police accessories and sold on.
The picture was taken at Essex Police Headquarters, Chelmsford, UK and the motorcycle was kindly loaned by Yamaha for our Essex Police Motorcycle Rally in 1996.
Engine: four stroke, three cylinder
Maximum Power: 89bhp
Transmission: 5 speed, shaft final
Weight: 5961b (271kg)
FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT
Full fairing, solo or dual seat, panniers, rear radio rack, blue halogen warning lights,
Rear blue pole light, electric two tone horns