Neat attempt at a modern retro with well designed motor that finally moves on from the old XJ series. Lack of outright power’s the main complaint but reasonable purchase and running costs. Suspension a bit weak for two-up work, and goes off with age; plus usual caliper rot in winter. Also wheel bearings short-lived. Also Jap market 43hp, 385lb, 400cc version. Naked XJ600N discounted to £3200 in ’99.
1992 on, 599cc DOHC four, 60hp 125mph 55mpg 400lb