Yamaha Bolt heads down the café – Coffee shop cool for C-Spec Bolt

The release of the original Bolt and Bolt R-Spec attracted a new breed of riders keen to ride an authentically styled modern day performance bobber.

That style has now taken a hipster turn with the new Bolt C-Spec.

Epitomising the cool cafe style that has been popular across the globe since the 1960s, the Bolt C-Spec features retro styling with original Star V-twin performance. Riders will be transported to the roots of motorcycling as they re-discover the joy of riding a unique looking custom bike with the pulse and feeling that only an air-cooled V-twin can provide.

Unique C-Spec Bolt features include clip-on handlebars, traditional fork gaiters, a removable passenger seat cowl and sport café paint and graphics to tie it all together. In addition the footpegs have been moved rearwards to offer a more aggressive riding position. Piggyback ‘R-Spec’ shocks are fitted as standard.

Powered by a fuel-injected, 950cc, air-cooled, V-twin engine, mounted in a double-cradle frame, the Bolt C-Spec uses modern technology to create a riding experience superior to other similarly sized machines. Fuel injection and ignition timing maps have been set to deliver class-leading performance with strong low- and mid-range torque that is sure to bring a smile to every rider’s face.

Stylish with a low seat height, the C-Spec Bolt delivers both a refined and agile ride while retaining the timeless character and soul that is a critical part of owning such an individual machine. Yamaha’s unique flat line style and use of exposed metal components accentuates the bike’s pure simplicity while the V-twin motor provides both spirited performance and unquestioned reliability Stripped back and stylish, this new Bolt variant provides a perfect platform for personalisation.

The Bolt C-Spec is available in two colour options – Liquid Silver and Envy Green and like all Star models comes with a factory backed five year warranty. The new model retails for $12,699 RRP inc GST.

2015 Yamaha Bolt Cafe C-Spec
2015 Yamaha Bolt Cafe C-Spec
2015 Yamaha Bolt Cafe C-Spec specifications
  • Engine type – 4-stroke, air-cooled, 4-valves, SOHC, V-type 2-cylinder
  • Displacement – 942cc
  • Bore x stroke – 85.0 mm x 83.0 mm
  • Compression ratio 9.0 : 1
  • Lubrication system Wet sump
  • Clutch Type Wet, Multiple Disc
  • Carburettor Fuel Injection
  • Ignition system TCI
  • Starter system – Electric
  • Transmission system – Constant Mesh, 5-speed
  • Final transmission – Belt
  • Frame – Double cradle
  • Front suspension system – Telescopic forks, 41mm – 135mm travel
  • Caster Angle 29º
  • Trail 130 mm
  • Rear suspension system – Swingarm – 110mm travel
  • Front brake – Hydraulic single disc, 298 mm
  • Rear brake – Hydraulic single disc,  298 mm
  • Front tyre – 100/90-19M/C 57H (Tubeless)
  • Rear tyre – 150/80B16M/C 71H (Tubeless)
  • Overall length – 2295 mm
  • Overall width – 775 mm
  • Overall height – 1160 mm
  • Seat height – 765 mm
  • Wheel base – 1570 mm
  • Minimum ground clearance – 135 mm
  • Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) – 251 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity – 12 litres
  • Oil tank capacity – 4.3 litres
  • Warranty – Five years, unlimited kms, parts and labour
  • Colours Liquid Silver, Envy Green
  • RRP (inc GST) – $12,699
2015 Yamaha Bolt Cafe C-Spec
2015 Yamaha Bolt Cafe C-Spec
2015 Yamaha Bolt Cafe C-Spec
2015 Yamaha Bolt Cafe C-Spec