Some of that fun factor is also due to size and ergonomics. Any rider under six feet tall may have noticed that bikes—especially cruisers—have become ridiculously big these days, often leaving normal-sized riders left to choose between an oversized ride or more appropriately sized but anemically underpowered entry-level machines. The Bolt offers that Goldilocks “just right” feel for an average-sized motorcyclist, without throwing performance out the window. Mid-mount foot controls provide adequate leg room, and the handlebars demand just the right amount of reach to keep your torso slightly tilted into the wind. This riding position, combined with the low, 27.2-in. seat height and a steeply-sloped 3.2 gallon fuel tank, ward off the parachute effect on the freeway until well above 90 mph. The bar bend also keeps your wrists at a more natural angle than many pull-back cruiser styles, and the narrow width still allows easy lane-splitting. The attractive solo seat is surprisingly comfortable with a level stance that lets you feel securely planted and comfortable, even during longer riding intervals. Star makes no touring claims, but for minimalist, bugs-in-the-teeth masochists, it wouldn’t be out of the question.