The 2014 Star Bolt: a short, simple name for a short, simple motorcycle. And that’s the whole point. Rather than reaching back in time for stylistic inspiration, parent company Yamaha is leaning on stylistic trends in modern choppers to, “attract a new cruiser buyer to the Star brand.” That is, a trendier, more youthful buyer (relax, current Star owners, they still like you, too). To pique the interest of the young, hip, urban crowd Star has repurposed the 60 degree, 942cc, fuel-injected powerplant from its V Star 950 and cradled it in a bobber-style chassis. That means a low (27.2 inch) seat height and a claimed weight of 540 pounds with a full tank. In-house YHS shocks and 41mm fork suspend 12-spoke cast wheels—19-in. front, 16-in. rear—while the same wave-style, 298mm disc is mounted to both hoops.