Yamaha has continued its massive new model push in 2014 with the announcement of the new 2015 Yamaha Star Bolt C-Spec. Promising to be a sportier version of the regular Star Bolts, it attaches itself to the resurgent ‘cafe racer’ style of motorcycle that is so popular at the moment.
Powered by a fuel-injected, 58-cubic-inch (950cc), air-cooled, V-Twin engine, mounted
in a double-cradle frame, it also features clip-on handlebars, traditional fork boots, a removable passenger seat cowl and sport café paint (I have no idea what that means) and graphics that supposedly tie it all together.
Along with the Bolt C-Spec, Star Motorcycles is excited to add the Raider and Stryker Bullet Cowl editions to its already full line of Star Motorcycles. The Bullet Cowl adds additional wind protection on both models and makes for an even bolder statement.
The Bolt C-Spec will be available in two color options—Liquid Silver and Envy Green–and will retail for $8,690, with bikes available in dealerships starting in January. The Raider Bullet Cowl is available in Raven–and will retail for $15,390, with bikes available in dealerships starting in October. The Stryker Bullet Cowl is available in Camo Green–and will retail for $12,090, with bikes available in dealerships starting in October.
|Engine||Air-cooled 4-stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve|
|Front Brakes||Wave-type disc, 298mm|
|Rear Brakes||Wave-type disc, 298mm|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork, 4.7-in travel|
|Rear Suspension||Dual shocks, 2.8-in travel|
|Front Tire||100/90-19M/C 57H|
|Rear Tire||150/80-16M/C 71H|
|Wet Weight||542 lb (245 kg)|
|Tank Capacity||3.2 gallons (12.1 ll)|