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2016 - 2018 Yamaha Bolt

2016 - 2018 Yamaha Bolt
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Yamaha’s Urban Performance Bobber

As Yamaha’s "Made in the U.S." cruiser line, Star shows its stuff with the 2018 lineup. The Bolt continues with that classic "bobber" style — high tank and short wheelbase — folks here expect to see in old-school styling. Powered by an air-cooled V-twin engine, but with a plenty of technology on board, the Bolt is a good in-between size — not too small that you’ll outgrow it soon and not so big that it is intimidating for new riders. The bobber-style solo seat, easy cruisin’ rider triangle and naked-bike look make the Bolt a choice little bar hopper or commuter ride.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha Bolt.

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2016 - 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec / Bolt C-Spec

2016 - 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec / Bolt C-Spec

The Performance Bobber With An Attitude

The Bolt from Yamaha’s Star cruiser line is a cool little bobber-style bike with its high tank, short wheelbase and solo seat. It’s a nice around town bike — lightweight and agile — and naked with real-steel sheet metal, it just begs you to customize it. What could be better? Enter the Bolt’s siblings, the dressier Bolt R-Spec and the café racer Bolt C-Spec. The Spec duo are every bit as snappy and fun to ride as the Bolt, but with some upgrades, both hardware and cosmetic. Powered by the air-cooled 942 cc V-twin engine, the Specs are in the same size slot as the Bolt: not too small that you’ll outgrow it right away and not so big to be overwhelming for new riders. At just a few bills more than the Bolt, they’re worth a look.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha Bolt R-Spec and Bolt C-Spec.

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2016 - 2018 Yamaha Bolt

2016 - 2018 Yamaha Bolt

Yamaha’s Urban Performance Bobber

As Yamaha’s "Made in the U.S." cruiser line, Star shows its stuff with the 2018 lineup. The Bolt continues with that classic "bobber" style — high tank and short wheelbase — folks here expect to see in old-school styling. Powered by an air-cooled V-twin engine, but with a plenty of technology on board, the Bolt is a good in-between size — not too small that you’ll outgrow it soon and not so big that it is intimidating for new riders. The bobber-style solo seat, easy cruisin’ rider triangle and naked-bike look make the Bolt a choice little bar hopper or commuter ride.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha Bolt.

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2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt C-Spec

2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt C-Spec

With its classy style, upright riding position and roaring engine, the Star Motorcycles Bolt C-Spec is the best representation of a modern café racer.

It minimalist design is combined with a strong 942 cc, air-cooled 4-stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel injected engine which is mated on a 5-speed transmission with multiplate wet clutch. The engine is linked to a 3.2 Gal fuel tank and delivers a fuel consumption of 51 Mpg.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a double-cradle frame which uses the engine as a stressed member with a rigid mount system.

You’ll also like the sporty clip on handlebars, footpegs set, the LED rear taillight and the slim solo seat.

The Star Motorcycle Bolt C-Spec is available in two colors namely Deep Green and Simple Silver and it can be yours for no less than $8,690.

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2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt R-Spec

2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt R-Spec

The Star Motorcycle Bolt R-Spec features an attractive bobber-style design which is mixed with plenty of raw metal, a textured-color stitched seat and a round headlight paired with an old school windscreen.

The Star Motorcycle Bolt R-Spec is built on a double-cradle frame which uses the engine as a stresse member. Talking about the engine, the motorcycle is built on a 942 cc, air-cooled 4-stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve unit which is mated on a five speed, multiplate wet clutch.

The motorcycle features 12-spoke cast wheels which are wrapped in Bridgestone 100/90-19 front and 150/80-16 rear bias-type tires.

The wheels are kept in check by 298 mm front and 298 mm rear disc brakes, both with wave rotors.

The Star Motorcycles Bolt R-Spec is offered with a base price of $8,390.

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2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt

2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt

Built for those who love to mix classic lines with modern technologies, the Star Motorcycle Bolt is a potent roadster capable to reward you with a unique riding experience each time you fire up its engine.

The Star Motorcycles Bolt features a double-cradle frame which uses the engine as a stressed member improving handling.

Talking about the engine, the Star Motorcycle Bolt is powered by a 942 cc, air cooled, 4 - stroke, V - twin, SOHC, 4 - Valve, fuel injected engine which is mated on a 5 speed transmission with multiplate wet clutch.

For 2015 the Star Motorcycles Bolt receives black mirrors and revised meter assembly.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2015 Star Motorcycle Bolt can be yours for no less than $7,990.

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2014 Star Motorcycle Bolt R-Spec

2014 Star Motorcycle Bolt R-Spec

With Star’s unmistakable character, a bobber-style design and top notch performances, the 2014 Bolt R-Spec is ready to continue the heritage of the Bolt name with dignity.

Features like special colors, piggyback shocks, cool textured-color stitched seat, black fenders, and blacked-out mirrors the R-Spec version has all it needs to distinguish itself by the rest of the heard.

The bike’s newly designed double-cradle frame showcases the 58 cubic inch (942cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin, 4-Stroke, SOHC, 4-Valve engine which is mated on a five speed transmission with wet multiplate clutch. The engine is mounted to the frame as a stressed member with a rigid mount system further enhancing the motorcycle’s handling abilities.

The 2014 Bolt R-Spec sits on newly designed 12-spoke cast wheels that are wrapped in 100/90-19 size front and 150/80-16 size rear bias-type Bridgestone tires.

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2014 Star Bolt

2014 Star Bolt

Yamaha’s Star brand knew they needed a different kind of motorcycle to bring in the younger Generation X and Y crowd – those individuals who are between 20 and 36 years old. So to better understand this young crowd, Star did some extensive market and demographic research. They discovered that these younger generations think of themselves as anti-establishment, counter-culture individuals, with a black sheep mentality. Their mantra is “simple is more”, and they embrace the idea of stripped down, “bobber style motorcycles, and are proud of what they could create with a minimalist approach. They definitely don’t look to buy their “Father’s Cruisers”, with all the glitz and chrome. If anything, they want a very “un-bling” looking motorcycle. And because they are just starting out in life, they want something affordable.

So Star went to work with a clean slate, and the result is the all new Bolt – an “Urban Performance Bobber.” The engineers and designers set down a particular set of parameters to achieve the right balance of performance and styling to suit their target audience.

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2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt R-Spec

2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt R-Spec

The 2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt R Spec is a modern motorcycle wrapped in a pretty classic design.

As far as the ergonomics are concerned, the 2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt R-Spec features a low seat height a perfectly angled handlebar and a non intrusive 3.2 gallon fuel tank. Thanks to this features, the Star Motorcycle Bolt R spec offers a pretty upright and relaxed riding position.

The motorcycle is powered by a 58 cubic inch (942 cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin engine paired with a 5 speed multiplate wet clutch transmission.

The company says that the fuel injection and ignition timing maps were “carefully chosen specifically for this bike” so you can expect to pretty good overall performances and strong low- and mid-range torque.

The 2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt R Spec is offered with a starting price of $ 8,290.

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2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt

2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt

Like the previous model, the 2013 Bolt features a distinctive design language that underlines the sporty character of the motorcycle. The list of fresh components for the 2013 model includes the 3.2 gallon fuel tank, belt drive, front and rear wheels, digital meter and steel fenders. You’ll also like the slim body, the imposing headlight and the refined lines that are working together ot give the motorcycle a tough yet modern appearance.

As far as ergonomics are concerned, the 2012 Star Motorcycle Bolt features a low seat height and a convenient handlebar. Due to these two elements you get a pretty upright riding position that is perfect for both long and short journeys.

The 2013 Star Motorcycle Bolt is equipped with a 58 cubic inch (942cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin unit which sends power to the rear wheel through a 5-speed multiplate transmission with wet clutch.

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