2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Guide

2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec

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2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec : BORN WITH PERFORMANCE.

Introducing the new 2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec…

Featuring a torquey V‑Twin engine., this performance bobber combines old‑school soul and modern form.

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.

Now Yamaha is opening the door to the world of customisation to every rider with the new XV950R– a bobber that encapsulates the character and personality of those original back street creations in a new neo retro Japanese look with a sharp edge.

Born with performance
Compact and stylish with a low seat height, the XV950R delivers a sporty ride while retaining the character that is a critical part of owning such an individual machine. Yamaha’s flat line style and use of exposed metal accentuates the bike’s pure simplicity while the V-twin motor provides spirited performance. The XV950R takes the relaxed attitude of a bobber and injects an element of sporting ability with upgraded suspension.

Drawn by iconic Yamahas of the past, fabrication specialists all over the world have used the traditional Japanese quality engineering as a basis to build a new style of bike. Individual to its creator and reflecting their own influences, at their heart these creations remain true to the core principles of engineering excellence ingrained within every Yamaha.

Classic Japanese engineering in a bobber style with a twist
Drawn by iconic Yamahas of the past, fabrication specialists all over the world have used the traditional Japanese quality engineering as a basis to build a new style of bike. Individual to its creator and reflecting their own influences, at their heart these creations remain true to the core principles of engineering excellence ingrained within every Yamaha.

Now Yamaha is providing inspiration to a new generation of rider with the XV950R, a bobber that lends itself perfectly to self-expression. An  enhanced version of the XV950, the XV950R has ABS, twin piggy back shocks with compression adjustment, a buckskin-look seat and a unique paint.



2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Urban Performance Styling
    The Bolt® R-Spec is stripped down with minimal chrome, epitomizing 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.
  • Rider-Focused Engine
    The Bolt R-Spec uses Yamaha’s technology to create a riding experience superior to other similarly sized machines. Fuel injection and ignition timing maps have been chosen specifically for this bike to deliver class-leading performance with strong low- and mid-range torque that’s 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 R-Spec are limited only by the owner’s imagination. As the perfect canvas for customization, Bolt R-Spec is the ultimate example of customization.
  • Unique Bolt Persona
    Components such as the 3.4 gallon fuel tank, belt drive, front and rear wheels, digital meter and steel fenders combine to create a distinct look in the Sport Heritage lineup.




2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
  • 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
    Special roller-type rocker arms with needle bearings are used to keep friction loss to a minimum, increase durability and help the engine achieve the ideal performance characteristics.
  • Advanced Cylinder Design
    The pent-roof 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 and increased durability.
  • Fuel Injection
    A sophisticated twin-bore 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 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. In addition, 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 thanks to the engine mounted to the frame 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 great handling, providing precise, 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 alloy wheels are used to provide strength and toughness. Bridgestone® tubeless 100/90-19 size front and 150/80-16 size rear 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 3.4 gallon fuel tank is a traditional teardrop style, with a slim shape that includes a flattened top and side surfaces plus a flangeless design for even cleaner lines that enhance the Bolt R-Spec’s styling.
  • Modern Lighting
    LED rear taillight looks cool and adds to the modern bobber appeal.
  • Slick Instruments
    Compact digital LCD meter assembly provides 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 while providing support for longer rides.





2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting at $9699 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 9047 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 4
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 piggyback shocks, 2.8-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic single disc, 298mm
Tires / Front 100/90-19
Tires / Rear 150/80-16
L x W x H 90.2 in x 37.2 in x 44.1 in
Seat Height 27.2 in
Wheelbase 61.8 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 29.0°
Trail 5.1 in
Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal
Fuel Economy** 51 mpg
Wet Weight*** 542 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Raven



2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE Air-cooled, SOHC, 8-valves (4 per cylinder), 60 degree, V-twin
MAXIMUM TORQUE 8.2 kg-m (59.3 ft-lb) @ 3,000rpm
FUEL DELIVERY 35 mm dual bore throttle body fuel injection
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 21.6 kpl / 61 mpg (imp.)

SUSPENSION (FRONT) 41mm fork / 120 mm (4.7″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Preload adjustable premium dual gas charged piggyback shocks / 70mm (2.8″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 298 mm disc / twin piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR) 298 mm disc / single piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT) 100/90 x 19
TIRES (REAR) 150/80 x 16

LENGTH 2,290 mm (90.2″)
WIDTH 830 mm (37.2″)
HEIGHT 1,120 mm (44.1″)
WHEELBASE 1,570 mm (61.8″)
RAKE / TRAIL 29 degrees / 130mm (5.1″)
SEAT HEIGHT 690 mm (27.2″)
FUEL CAPACITY 13 litres (2.9 Imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 248 kg (547 lb.)
COLOUR(S) Matte Silver




2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type Air-cooled;4-stroke;SOHC;4-valves;V-type 2-cylinder
Displacement 942cc
Bore x stroke 85.0 mm x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.0 : 1
Maximum power 40kW (54.3PS) @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 79.5Nm (8.1kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh;5-speed
Final transmission Belt
Fuel consumption 5l/100km
CO2 emission 115g/km
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Frame Double cradle
Caster Angle 29º
Trail 130mm
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø41 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm
Front travel 135 mm
Rear Travel 110 mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm
Front tyre 100/90-19M/C 57H (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 150/80B16M/C 71H (Tubeless)
Overall length 2,290 mm
Overall width 830 mm
Overall height 1,120 mm
Seat height 690 mm
Wheel base 1,570 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 252 kg
Fuel tank capacity 13litres
Oil tank capacity 4.3litres
Remark EU4 compliant



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