Key Features 2015 YAMAHA XVS95CFB/C Star Bolt R Spec
|Model||2015 YAMAHA XVS95CFB/C Star Bolt R Spec||Engine||952|
The Bolt from Yamaha’s Star cruiser line is a cool little bobber-style bike with its high tank, short wheelbase and solo seat. It’s a nice around town bike — lightweight and agile — and naked with real-steel sheet metal, it just begs you to customize it. What could be better? Enter the Bolt’s siblings, the dressier Bolt R-Spec and the café racer Bolt C-Spec. The Spec duo are every bit as snappy and fun to ride as the Bolt, but with some upgrades, both hardware and cosmetic. Powered by the air-cooled 942 cc V-twin engine, the Specs are in the same size slot as the Bolt: not too small that you’ll outgrow it right away and not so big to be overwhelming for new riders. At just a few bills more than the Bolt, they’re worth a look. Cosmetically, the Bolt R-Spec has all the same modern bobber appeal as the Bolt along with a contrast-stitched saddle and accent-striped paint. These little details set the Bolt R-Spec apart from its more pragmatic sibling. The C-Spec — that wasn’t been carried forward for 2017 — is the café-racer style in the stable with its tapered tail fairing, drag-style bars and bellowed fork gaters, though I’d like to see a little bullet fairing to complete the look.