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2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Coolness Factor = 67.9%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:57 am

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

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All-new, featuring minimalist design, powerful FI 942cc V-Twin, café-racer styling, sporty clip-on handlebars, footpegs set further back, and slim solo seat...

The World's 1st Urban Performance Cafe Racer

An instant cafe-racer classic, the all new 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec features everything that makes the Bolt great - minimalist design, powerful fuel-injected 942cc V-Twin, great handling, and ads cafe racer styling, sporty clip on handlebars, footpegs set further back for a more athletic riding position, and slim solo seat. Available in two colors: Deep Green and Simple Silver.

Introducing the latest addition to the Bolt family... the 2015 Bolt C-Spec. Offering class leading performance and a fun filled ride, the new Bolt C-Spec features low slung clip-on handlebars, a cool solo seat with rear seat cowl and a new, more sporty riding position. Perfect for unwinding after a hard day's work, the Bolt C-Spec returns riders to the roots of motorcycling with a uniquely styled model, offering the sound and "character" that only an air-cooled V-twin can provide.

2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,690 - Liquid Silver - Available from January 2015;
$8,690 - Envy Green - Available from January 2015
Canada MSRP Price: $9,699 CDN


Engine
Engine Type 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled 4-stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke 85.0 x 83.0mm
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 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 90.4 x 30.5 x 45.7 in
Seat Height 30.1 in
Wheelbase 61.8 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Fuel Capacity 3.2 gal
Fuel Economy** 51 mpg
Wet Weight*** 542 lb

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:59 pm

This week's TMW Cool Wall bike was suggested by: Jamers!

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by Jamers! » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:39 pm

ugh, the c-spec is the ugly "O Ring" 'cafe racer' variant. Hard to give that an awesome. I have the more traditional bobber look. Even still, no awesome from me even though i own it. for the price and the size i think it is totally Cool worthy though. Good tech, good fun at a decent price. a true competitor to the H-D Sportster and worthy adversary of the Bonneville.


All the extra plastic and decorative stuff on this c-spec is too much though!.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by ZRex » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:04 pm

I personally love the looks of the C-spec, Awesome for me.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:23 pm

Although I like the look of the Bolt....and it is very nimble, shifts, brakes and accelerates well.....

it is probably THEE most uncomfortable ride I have ever tried.

I'll have to give it a cool for what it is.....

It is definitely for people who don't have back problems and who are a bit shorter in stature. I found it to be a bit cramped.

The demo ride I did was only half an hour....but I could hardly wait for the ride to end.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:21 am

Cool, and lots of really good Bolt customs are popping up. The "clocks" are quite annoying though. Considering the style of the Bolt, couldn't they have stuck with a classic analogue gauge?

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:03 pm

I voted: Cool.

It's hard to fault the recent Café Racer trend. Manufacturers want to sell bikes, riders want bikes that are cool and affordable. Take a naked bike, add some components that are affordable to it and you got just that. Café Racers were never about comfort, it's was a lifestyle, an attitude, a way of riding. Started in London, riders would literally race from café to café at illegal speeds and do the must insane riding on unsafe bikes you have ever witnessed. Something like the Isle of Man TT I would imagine. I rode with the Houston Ace Café riders for a bit and they were insane, especially when it consisted of buckets of beer at each stop and speeds over 100km/h on 50km/h roads. But that's the lifestyle of a Rocker.

Back to the bike. The C-Spec is a Café Racer that unfortunately fills the look aspect but misses on actually being a café racer. At 542 lb it's just too heavy and would come last for sure. Strip it back to 400lbs by ditching everything not needed, spruce up the suspension, add a few go-fast mods and got a winner.

Still a cool as it stands though. :)

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:26 pm

Grey Thumper wrote:The "clocks" are quite annoying though. Considering the style of the Bolt, couldn't they have stuck with a classic analogue gauge?
Is THAT what the instruments look like on this thing??? :shock:

OMG, that's AWFUL!! Blchhhhhh!!! :disgust:

Fail. Fail, fail, fail!!!! :2guns:
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:54 am

jstark47 wrote:Is THAT what the instruments look like on this thing??? :shock:

OMG, that's AWFUL!! Blchhhhhh!!! :disgust:

Fail. Fail, fail, fail!!!! :2guns:
:lol: Yep. I think they're the worst instruments I'm aware of on any current production bike. I mean, why even have a round binnacle if you're going to use some generic square partsbin LED display?
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:05 pm

Grey Thumper wrote:
jstark47 wrote:Is THAT what the instruments look like on this thing??? :shock:

OMG, that's AWFUL!! Blchhhhhh!!! :disgust:

Fail. Fail, fail, fail!!!! :2guns:
:lol: Yep. I think they're the worst instruments I'm aware of on any current production bike. I mean, why even have a round binnacle if you're going to use some generic square partsbin LED display?
Ya, I'll agree as well, considering the bike is a hark back to the old school, it's a shame not to have used traditional clocks. The LCD and the type of LCD display is a poor choice. That said, at least it's not a big square iPhone thingy....lol.

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Re: 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Coolness Factor = 67.9%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:17 pm

2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec - Coolness Factor = 67.9%
Featured: June 19th, 2015 - June 26th 2015
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=51416
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec is:

Awesome (3 points) 18% [ 5 ]
Cool (2 points) 71% [ 20 ]
Uncool (1 point) 7% [ 2 ]
Fail (0 point) 4% [ 1 ]

Total votes: 28

= a Coolwall Factor of 67.9%

Notes: A cool bike marred by a small detail. It's a shame that Yamaha went to so much effort to create a Café Racer variant of the Bolt that a simple square LCD gauge in a round display usurps the design flow. Other than this it looks good, rides well but it's ergo's are not for everyone. Overall, it seems 68% Cool is a very fitting result.

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