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2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec Review
2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The perfect platform for customization combined with a powerful FI 942cc V-Twin and cafÃ©-racer styling…
CAFÃ‰ RACER STYLE
The Bolt C-Spec features minimalist design, cafÃ© racer styling, sporty clip on handlebars and slim solo seat.
Offering class leading performance and a fun filled ride, the Bolt C-Spec features low slung clip-on handlebars, a cool solo seat with rear seat cowl and more sporty riding position than the other members of the Bolt family. 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.
The Bolt C-Spec uses modern technology to create a superior riding experience. At its heart, is a traditional 942cc air-cooled V-twin engine with a modern twist. Ceramic composite plated cylinders, dual bore fuel injection and 4-valve cylinder heads to name a few.
/// Substance & style
The Bolt C-Spec invokes the timeless character and soul of a cafÃ© racer. We’ve kept the centre of gravity low and centralized the mass to provide a light, agile handling machine that offers a truly enjoyable riding experience. Pure style, pure simplicity, pure fun.
2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Stand Out CafÃ© Racer Look
The Bolt® C-Spec epitomizes the cool “CafÃ©” style popular across the globe since the 1960’s. Bolt C-spec features cafÃ© styling with original Star V-twin performance and includes clip-on handlebars, traditional fork boots, a removable passenger seat cowl, and sporty cafÃ© paint and graphics that makes the Bolt C-Spec ultracool.
•Stylish, Narrow Chassis
The compact chassis proudly showcases the enormously popular 58 cubic inch (942cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin Bolt powerplant that has been a huge hit on the showroom.
The Bolt C-Spec uses modern technology to create a riding experience superior to other similarly sized machines. Fuel injection and ignition timing maps have been set to deliver class-leading performance with strong low- and mid-range torque sure to bring a smile to every rider’s face.
•Clean Belt Drive
A belt drive is used to deliver power to the back wheel resulting in an almost maintenance free final drive system that is both durable and reliable.
•Ready to Customize
Designers and fabricators will love the real steel fenders and belt design as they take the Bolt C-spec and fulfill the Star mantra of “we build it, you make it your own.®”
2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Modern Air-Cooled V-Twin
The 58 cubic inch (942cc) engine is an air-cooled SOHC 60° V-twin with four valves per cylinder, a pent-roof-shaped combustion chamber, and 9.0:1 compression ratio. The engine is designed to provide excellent power and superior low-end torque.
•Low Friction Internals
To keep friction loss to a minimum and help the engine achieve the ideal performance characteristics, special roller-type rocker arms with needle bearings are used. These also reduce top-end weight for excellent mass centralization.
•Advanced Cylinder Design
The combustion chamber shape was precisely engineered to direct the fuel/air charge to the center of the piston for more efficient combustion and maximum power. Ceramic-composite plated cylinders provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced oil consumption.
•Lightweight Performance Pistons
High-quality forged aluminum pistons have a lightweight, high strength, compact design that contributes to reduced vibration.
Sophisticated twin bore fuel injection is used on the Bolt C-Spec to deliver the best urban riding fun with strong acceleration. 3D maps for ignition timing and fuel injection have been developed and these settings deliver outstanding acceleration in the mid and low-speed ranges.
•Compact Air Cleaner
The stainless steel air cleaner cover provides a “raw metal” look that accentuates the Bolt C-Spec’s distinctive styling. And the air cleaner design provides great intake efficiency and enhanced torque characteristics.
•Unique Bolt Exhaust System
A 2-into-1 exhaust pipe layout on the right side of the engine contributes to the lively performance and styling of the machine. The minimalist-style exhaust system delivers a throaty and pleasing exhaust note.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Sporty CafÃ© Racer Ergonomics
Foot pegs that are moved up and back for a more aggressive riding posture. The repositioned handlebars and seat provide a sporty riding position.
•Taller Custom Suspension
Old school fork boots and longer forks and shocks are used to enhance styling and cornering lean angle.
A double-cradle frame enhances city riding enjoyment. The engine is mounted to the frame as a stressed member with a rigid mount system that provides precise handling.
The beefy front 41mm fork tubes offer excellent suspension performance and the twin rear shocks, which include piggyback style gas chambers, have been tuned to provide great comfort and handling while contributing to the machine’s low profile.
•Low Maintenance Belt Drive
At just 21mm wide, the drive belt contributes to the slim and clean look of the rear end. The belt has a carbon-fiber core which adds strength and durability for longevity.
•Low Seat Height
Low-set seat is a mere 30.1 inches off the pavement and allows the rider to get both feet on the ground during stops.
The 298mm front disc brake and 298mm rear disc brake both use wave rotors, the style usually found on sport bikes. The front brake uses a floating-mount for great heat-distortion resistance, contributing to excellent braking performance.
Solo Seat Look
Retro styled seat and removable passenger seat cowling.
•Aggressive Clip-on Bars
Clip-on handlebars with sport-styled switch gear.
LED rear taillight looks cool and adds to the modern bobber appeal.
•Real Steel Fenders
Steel front and rear fenders are ideal for personalization, including paint and customization.
2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,690 – Desert Bronze – Available from January 2016
Engine Type 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke
V-twin; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 85.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
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 100/90-19
Tires / Rear 150/80-16
L x W x H 90.4 in x 30.5 in x 45.7 in
Seat Height 30.1 in
Wheelbase 61.8 in
Rake (Caster Angle) n/a
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Fuel Capacity 3.2 gal
Fuel Economy 51 mpg
Wet Weight 542 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Desert Bronze
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $9699 CDN
Air-cooled, SOHC, 8-valves (4 valves / cyl) , 60 degree, V-twin
BORE AND STROKE
85 x 83 mm
8.2 kg-m (59.3 ft-lb) @ 3,000rpm
35mm dual bore throttle body fuel injection
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
21.6 kpl / 61 mpg (imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
41 mm fork
Preload adjustable premium gas charged “piggyback” shocks
298 mm disc / twin piston caliper
298 mm disc / single piston caliper
100/90 x 19
150/80 x 16
/// CRITICAL DATA
2,295 mm (90.4″)
775 mm (30.5″)
1,160 mm (45.7″)
1,570 mm (61.8″)
RAKE / TRAIL
29 degrees / 130mm (5.1″)
765 mm (30.1″)
12 litres (2.6 Imp. gal.)
246kg (542 lb.)
Dark Metallic Orange
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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