2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Coolness Factor = 62.2%

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2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Coolness Factor = 62.2%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:33 am

2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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Old School Just Got Schooled...

Bolt R-Spec. More Style. More performance. And more ways to customize than ever. From its slim, classic bobber-style design
to its raw metal, it’s everything you need in a motorcycle. And nothing you don’t. The R-Spec includes special colors, piggyback shocks, cool textured-color stitched seat, available black fenders, and blacked-out mirrors.

Bolt R-Spec features include special colors, remote reservoir shocks, textured-color stitched seat, and blacked-out mirrors.

47 MPG




2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•The Bolt R-Spec is stripped down and devoid of chrome parts and epitomizes the “Urban Performance Bobber” look. The compact chassis proudly showcases the 58 cubic inch (942cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin sitting at the heart of the bike.
•The Bolt R-Spec uses modern technology to create a riding experience superior to other similarly sized machines. Even fuel injection and ignition timing maps have been carefully chosen specifically for this bike to deliver class-leading performance with strong low- and mid-range torque sure to bring a smile to every rider’s face.
•Components such as the 3.2 gallon fuel tank, belt drive, front and rear wheels, digital meter and steel fender
•The slim body and low seat design combine to give the motorcycle light maneuverability and a stable handling feeling. The upright riding posture helps the rider feel the wind, hear the sounds, and experience the pulse of the machine.
•For riders who value personalization, the options for the Bolt R-Spec are limited only by the owner’s imagination. As we say at Star motorcycles, “we build it, you make it your own.” And as the perfect canvas for customization, Bolt R-Spec is the ultimate example of that philosophy.


New for 2015:

•Revised meter assembly.


2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,390 (Raven); $8,390 (Matte Silver) USD
Canada MSRP Price: $9,199 (2014 model) CDN

Engine
Type 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled 4-stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke 85.0 x 83.0
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injected
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt

Chassis
Suspension Front Telescopic fork, 4.7-in travel
Suspension Rear Dual piggyback shocks, 2.8-in travel
Brakes Front Wave-type disc, 298mm
Brakes Rear Wave-type disc, 298mm
Tires Front 100/90-19M/C 57H
Tires Rear 150/80-16M/C 71H

Dimensions
L x W x H 90.2 X 37.2 x 44.1 in
Seat Height 27.2 in
Wheelbase 61.8 in
Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Fuel Capacity 3.2 gal
Fuel Economy** 51 mpg
Wet Weight*** 540 lb

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Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:22 pm

Nah Yamaha has some great machines out but not this one sorry it's uncool to me.
there aint nothin like it

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:52 pm

I rode this bike at demo days. The ride was a little over half an hour. I could hardly wait for the ride to be over.

It's suitable for smaller framed people. I felt cramped on it. It also was bone jarring.

It handled great though.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:49 pm

blues2cruise wrote:I rode this bike at demo days. The ride was a little over half an hour. I could hardly wait for the ride to be over.

It's suitable for smaller framed people. I felt cramped on it. It also was bone jarring.

It handled great though.
That's a shame, it does look quite promising and when you compare it to say, a Harley-Davidson sportster, it definitely has some advantages there as well, but an uncomfortable bike is, well, not worth much. Do you think if you got a 3rd party or gel seat for it it would make the difference or is it more the riding position?

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:52 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:I rode this bike at demo days. The ride was a little over half an hour. I could hardly wait for the ride to be over.

It's suitable for smaller framed people. I felt cramped on it. It also was bone jarring.

It handled great though.
That's a shame, it does look quite promising and when you compare it to say, a Harley-Davidson sportster, it definitely has some advantages there as well, but an uncomfortable bike is, well, not worth much. Do you think if you got a 3rd party or gel seat for it it would make the difference or is it more the riding position?

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In my case nothing would help. But a younger person with a good back who just wants to bop around town would love it. It shifted well and cornered well and had lots of pep....just not for me.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by faded sun » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:08 pm

well, you wouldn't want to go very far on the highway dressed like the guy in the picture now, would you? He does have gloves and ankle boots on and he is wearing a helmet, of sorts. But it looks like they are marketing to the short-run, urban, single guys. Not me.

Meh.

Uncool.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:26 pm

Too much displacement for bopping around town...

Not enough gas tank for eating up freeways.

Strictly a bar hopper or boulevard machine. And it's not edgy enough to pull those off.

Uncool.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by montanalifter » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:07 am

If the bolt has too much displacement for around town then I'm in trouble with my Stratoliner :D . I voted awesome, good price, nice looking bike, good power and lean angle, lower weight for the city. No I don't feel its a highway bike but not that it would not do it.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:18 am

faded sun wrote:well, you wouldn't want to go very far on the highway dressed like the guy in the picture now, would you? He does have gloves and ankle boots on and he is wearing a helmet, of sorts. But it looks like they are marketing to the short-run, urban, single guys. Not me.

Meh.

Uncool.
Sorry for being slightly OT, but the pic you're referring to is an official PR/manufacturer photo, isn't it? It kinda annoys me when manufacturers use, well, somewhat underprotected riders in ads (even though, I gotta admit, the rider is completely "legal" in terms of what he's wearing). I think bike brands should set an example and show some sort of minimum standard of safe riding gear in their ads. Motorcycle magazines do this; even riders of cruisers and so-called retro bikes are usually still shown wearing protective gear. Even if you're targetting hipsters, there are loads of cool looking retro mesh and leather jackets out there (maybe there are even a few in Yamaha's own clothing catalog). Ok, rant over.

Back to the bike: Well, it's cool enough, and I assume with the upgraded suspension it'll handle better. Hopefully it'll have an analog speedo instead of the awful digital one on the regular Bolt.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:54 am

After some thought, I went with: Awesome.

It was close to a cool, but really, this is something quite special (for a cruiser) in Yamaha's line up and it looks really cool as well. The silver version reminds me a lot of Yamaha's 80's paint jobs they put on the Seca, so that's a nice retro touch. I'd have liked to see a bigger tank but 47/51 mpg for a 950cc bike? That's pretty darn good and at 3.2 gal, that will take you almost 150miles, which is almost double of that of the Harley-Davidson Sportser on a peanut tank.

I've sat on one and I do think it's (strangely) as top heavy as the Sportster is. I would think that it wouldn't feel very light nor confidence inspiring to a new or newer rider. Heck, it feels top heavy to me and I've rode full on Harley's. But that said, I'm happy to see Yamaha offering an upgraded model "R", very nice!

Kinda a standard mixed with a cruiser, somewhat like the VX800 of old.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:04 am

Grey Thumper wrote:
faded sun wrote:well, you wouldn't want to go very far on the highway dressed like the guy in the picture now, would you? He does have gloves and ankle boots on and he is wearing a helmet, of sorts. But it looks like they are marketing to the short-run, urban, single guys. .
Sorry for being slightly OT, but the pic you're referring to is an official PR/manufacturer photo, isn't it? It kinda annoys me when manufacturers use, well, somewhat underprotected riders in ads (even though, I gotta admit, the rider is completely "legal" in terms of what he's wearing). I think bike brands should set an example and show some sort of minimum standard of safe riding gear in their ads. Motorcycle magazines do this; even riders of cruisers and so-called retro bikes are usually still shown wearing protective gear. Even if you're targetting hipsters, there are loads of cool looking retro mesh and leather jackets out there (maybe there are even a few in Yamaha's own clothing catalog). Ok, rant over..
I have to agree with you, I think AGATT is always the way to go (All Gear All The Time) as I'd rather sweat than bleed, and trust me, I'm sweating a lot with AGATT here in Texas under 90-110°F, 60-90% humid temperatures. But for marketing matched gear looks great with the bike, and I think that's what riders have a paradox with... look good/cool or be safe but be not so cool looking?

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:04 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec - Coolness Factor = 62.2%
Featured: July 25th, 2014 - August 1st, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec is:

Awesome (3 points) 23% [ 7 ]
Cool (2 points) 47% [ 14 ]
Uncool (1 point) 23% [ 7 ]
Fail (0 point) 7% [ 2 ]

Total votes : 30

= a Coolwall Factor of 62.2%

NOTES: Cool looking, but falls short on a few things to make it even better. Our readers thought that a bigger tank, lower weight and/or retro clocks would push the bike up for sure. For now, it's a cool bike, and one a rider would be quite happy with, but Yamaha could go even further to make it even better and personally, I'd like to see version 2.0 of the Bolt myself as well. :D

Next 2014 TMW Cool Wall bike is now up for voting on, have fun!!
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