2023 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Guide

2023 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications
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Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec: BORN WITH PERFORMANCE.

Introducing the new 2023 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.




2023 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • 51 MPG Estimate
  • Blacked out, 942 cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel injected, 60° V-twin power plant pumps out impressive power & torque.
  • Maximum torque is reached at 3,000 rpms, for relaxed cruising performance.
  • SOHC, pent-roof, 4-valve cylinder heads.
  • Specially designed roller rockers activate the valves.
  • No fuss, traditional air-cooled engine design.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • “Liner-less”, ceramic composite-plated cylinder bores.




2023 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • 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-degree V-twin powerplant.
  • Rider-Focused Engine
    The Bolt R-Spec uses Yamaha’s advanced 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 Bolt R-Spec light maneuverability and a stable handling feel. 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 making a bike their own, the options for the Bolt R-Spec are limited only by the owner’s imagination. As the perfect beginning canvas for personalization, the Bolt R-Spec is the ultimate example of a motorcycle conceived and designed with owner customization in mind.
  • Unique Bolt Persona
    Components such as the sculpted 3.4 gallon teardrop fuel tank, muscular blacked-out V-twin engine, distinctive 12-spoke front and rear wheels, belt drive, and steel fenders all combine to bring a hotrod Bobber style to Yamaha’s Sport Heritage lineup.




  • Air-Cooled V-Twin
    The 58-cubic-inch (942cc) engine is an air-cooled SOHC 60-degree 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 strong acceleration for the ultimate in urban riding fun. Precise 3D maps for ignition timing and fuel injection enhance performance 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 minimalist styling while delivering a rich, throaty exhaust note.



  • Handling-Focused Frame
    A double-cradle frame provides precise handling and enhances city riding enjoyment thanks to the rigid mount system mounting the engine directly to the frame.
  • Low Seat Height
    The low-set seat provides a great riding position while being a mere 27.2 inches off the pavement, so most riders can easily put both feet firmly on the ground at a stop.
  • 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, stable 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, aggressive 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 & Tires
    Distinctive 12-spoke cast alloy wheels provide strength and toughness while Bridgestone® tubeless 100/90-19 size front and 150/80-16 size rear tires offer excellent road grip in varying conditions.
  • 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 flattened top and side surfaces. Plus the premium flangeless design makes for even cleaner lines, enhancing the Bolt R-Spec’s custom styling without the ugly tank seams found on so many other bikes in the class.



  • 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.






2023 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $10599 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC 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 piggyback shocks, 2.8-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic single disc, 298mm
Tires / Front 100/90-19 Bridgestone® EXEDRA G721 F
Tires / Rear 150/80-16 Bridgestone® EXEDRA G722 R
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 Storm Gray


2023 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) Storm Grey



2023 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details





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