2014 Star Bolt R-Spec comes in matte grey or camo green. EVOLUTION Star took the V-Star 950 engine and created a new bike around it that embraces the elements of the Yamaha XS650 bobber craze. RIVALS Harley-Davidson 883 Iron Triumph Bonneville Moto Guzzi V7 Stone TECH Price$7,990 Engine typea-c 60-deg. V-twin Valve trainSOHC, 8v Displacement942cc Bore x stroke85.0 x 83.0mm Compression9.0:1 Fuel systemEFI ClutchWet, multi-plate Transmission5-speed Claimed horsepowerna Claimed torquena FrameSteel double-cradle Front suspensionKYB 41mm fork Rear suspensionKYB shocks with adjustable spring preload Front brakeTokico two-piston caliper, 298mm disc Rear brakeTokico single-piston caliper, 298mm disc Front tire100/90-19 Bridgestone Exedra G721 Rear tire150/80B-16 Bridgestone Exedra G722 Rake/trail5.1 in. Seat height27.2 in. Wheelbase61.8 in. Fuel capacity3.2 gal. Claimed curb weight540 lbs. ColorsRaven, Pearl white AvailableNow Warranty12 mo., unlimited mi. Contact Yamaha Motor Corp. USA 6555 Katella Ave. Cypress, CA 90630 800.962.7926 www.yahama-motor.com VERDICT 4 out of 5 stars A great value, the Bolt is a capable, urban machine and extremely fun to ride. Handling on the Bolt is very agile without being twitchy with a 61.8" wheelbase and 29 degree rake. Handling on the Bolt is very agile without being twitchy with a 61.8" wheelbase and 29 deg Star's new narrow belt drive is low maintenance and helps smooth out the driveline. The R-Spec package costs and extra $300 and has quite a few cosmetic upgrades like the blacked-out mirrors. The R-Spec package costs and extra $300 and has quite a few cosmetic upgrades like the bla The round LED tailight and bobbed fender add to the XS650 bobber look. The dash is sleek and attractive in keeping with the minimalistic vibe of the bike. The 942cc 60 degree V-twin adapted from the V-star 950 has excellent heat-management, a good feature for urban traffic. The 942cc 60 degree V-twin adapted from the V-star 950 has excellent heat-management, a go « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Thomas Kinzer Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!