2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

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2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec


2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Review

2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

In addition to the standard Bolt features, the R-Spec adds piggyback shocks plus textured seat adding old-school style and modern urban performance…


The Bolt R-Spec features compact, raw bobber design and a powerful 942cc V-Twin for a perfect union of old-school style and modern urban performacne. The Bolt R-Spec adds piggyback shocks plus textured seat.

Conquer Road

A trend is emerging in the motorcycle world, with a “back to basics” approach. Designers and custom builders are stepping back to a time when the mechanical beauty of a motorcycle was highlighted in its styling. The Bolt R-Spec’s simple styling, compact layout, V-Twin power and natural riding position combine to offer an incredibly fun riding experience.


/// Power
942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 60° V-twin engine produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque. Maximum torque is reached at only 3,000 rpm – for an exceptionally fun riding experience.

/// Performance
The differences between the standard Bolt and the R-Spec model include; different colours & graphics, preload adjustable premium remote reservoir gas shocks, a cool, textured seat with coloured stitching and blacked-out mirrors.

/// Style
The Bolt R-Spec is designed to be compact and slim, featuring clean, simple styling with the ability to easily personalize / customize the bike with a wide range of Genuine Star accessories. We have over 30 OEM accessories available, making it easy for you to transform a Bolt into “your” Bolt. From traditional Bobber to café racer, the Bolt has unlimited customization possibilities.


2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Urban Performance Styling
The Bolt® R-Spec is stripped down, 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.
•High-Tech Engine
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 midrange torque sure to bring a smile to every rider’s face.
•Compact, Stable Chassis
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.
•Ready to Customize
For riders who value personalization, the options for the Bolt 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 is the ultimate example of that philosophy.
•Unique Bolt Persona
Components such as the 3.2 gallon fuel tank, belt drive, front and rear wheels, digital meter and steel fenders combine to create a distinct look in the Star Motorcycles line-up.


2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Modern Air-Cooled V-Twin
The 58 cubic inch (942cc) engine is an air-cooled SOHC 60º 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.
•Fuel Injection
Sophisticated fuel injection is used on the Bolt R-Spec to deliver ultimate urban riding fun with strong acceleration. 3D maps for ignition timing and fuel injection have been developed to 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 R-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.


Handling-Focused Frame
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.
•Low Seat Height
The low-set seat is a mere 27.2 inches off the pavement, so most riders can easily put both feet firmly on the ground at a stop, as well as enjoy the great riding position the seat provides.
•Agile Wheelbase
Bolt R-Spec’s short, 61.8-inch wheelbase contributes to the bike’s lively handling, providing for tight turns in city riding and solid handling on the open road.
•Advanced Suspension
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.
•Modern Wheels and Tires
12-spoke cast wheels are used to provide strength and toughness. Bridgestone® 100/90-19 size front and 150/80-16 size rear bias-type tires help provide excellent road grip.
•Powerful Braking
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.
•Slim, Stylish Fuel Tank
The 3.2 gallon fuel tank is a traditional teardrop style, with a slim shape that includes flattened top and side surfaces to enhance Bolt R-Spec styling.


Modern Lighting
LED rear taillight looks cool and adds to the modern bobber appeal.
•Slick Instruments
Compact digital LCD instruments offer clean styling with excellent visibility.
•Real Steel Fenders
Steel front and rear fenders are ideal for personalization, including paint and customization.
•Bobber-Style Seat
Solo rider saddle adds to the minimalist bobber look.



2016 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,390 – Rapid Red – Available from August 2015
$8,390 – Stone Gray – Available from August 2015

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
Fuel Delivery
Fuel Injection
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive

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
Tires / Rear

L x W x H
90.2 in x 37.2 in x 44.1 in
Seat Height
27.2 in
61.8 in
Rake (Caster Angle)
5.1 in
Ground Clearance
5.1 in
Fuel Capacity
3.2 gal
Fuel Economy**
51 mpg
Wet Weight***
540 lb

** 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 R-Spec – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $9299 CDN

Air-cooled, SOHC, 8-valves (4 per cylinder), 60 degree, V-twin
85 x83mm
8.2 kg-m (59.3 ft-lb) @ 3,000rpm
35mm dual bore throttle body fuel injection
21.6 kpl / 61 mpg (imp.)
Wet Sump
TCI / Electric
5 speed

41mm fork
Preload adjustable premium dual gas charged piggyback shocks
298mm disc / twin piston caliper
298mm disc / single piston caliper
100/90 x 19
150/80 x 16

2,290mm (90.2″)
830mm (37.2″)
1,120mm (44.1″)
1,570mm (61.8″)
29 degrees / 130mm (5.1″)
690mm (27.2″)
12 litres (2.6 Imp. gal.)
246kg (542 lb.)
Vivid Red
Yellowish Gray Metallic

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 R-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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*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.

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