2017 Bolt

$8,999

Designers and custom builders are stepping back to a time when the mechanical beauty of a motorcycle was highlighted in its styling. The Bolt’s simple styling, compact layout, V-twin power and natural riding position combine to offer an incredibly fun riding experience.

Dealer #: 6249


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Key Improvements for 2017

  • New 13 litre flangeless fuel tank
  • New classic spoke wheels

Engine

  • Blacked out, 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel injected, 60° V-twin power plant pumps out impressive power & torque. Maximum torque is reached at 3,000 rpms, for relaxed cruising performance.
  • SOHC, pent-roof, 4-valve cylinder heads.
    • 4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency & overall engine performance at all rpms
    • 31.5 mm intake & 28 mm exhaust valves use friction reducing single valve springs
    • compact pent roof combustion chamber design & optimized squish area forces the fuel / air mixture toward the centre of the combustion chamber for more complete combustion & excellent power with reduced emissions
    • 25,000 km valve adjustment intervals
  • Specially designed roller rockers activate the valves.
    • Y shaped roller rocker arms allows a greater amount of valve lift without causing excessive camshaft wear & friction
    • slipper portion of the rocker arm utilizes a needle bearing for reduced camshaft wear & reduced sliding resistance (friction)
  • No fuss, traditional air-cooled engine design.
    • cylinders have a tapered “V” appearance to highlight the V-twin engine design
    • cooling fins have been optimized for reliable cooling even in stop & go traffic
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • “Liner-less”, ceramic composite-plated cylinder bores.
    • ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum blocks, eliminating the liners & reducing weight
    • excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
    • ceramic coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
    • extended cylinder service life
  • Flat top, lightweight forged aluminum pistons.
    • less reciprocating mass for fast engine response
    • reduced mechanical vibration for excellent reliability
  • Single pin style crankshaft.
    • design accentuates V-twin engine character, pulse feel & sound
  • Wet sump lubrication system with easy access, spin on oil filter & drain plug for easy oil changes.
  • Classic side mounted 2.3 litre air box houses an easy access, a high-flow viscous paper-type filter.
  • “Closed loop”, dual bore, 35 mm throttle body fuel injection system with linear throttle response for easy riding.
    • system uses throttle position sensor (TPS) to help optimize intake air flow & power
    • ISC or idle speed controller ensures a steady idle
    • 4 – hole injectors optimize fuel atomization & feature a dual spray pattern for more complete combustion chamber filling
    • “closed loop system” uses an oxygen sensor to “sniff” spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
    • oxygen sensor is located before the mufflers, so the use of aftermarket “slip-on” mufflers will not affect the closed loop system
    • fuel injection benefits include; excellent throttle response, choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
  • Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission.
    • optimized gear ratios match engine power for strong acceleration
    • 5th gear offers reduced engine rpms at highway speeds
    • clutch is an “outer pull” design for light, easy lever effort
  • Special narrow design belt drive final drive.
    • narrow 21 mm wide belt design
    • cleaner & quieter than chain drive… no messy chain splatter
    • low maintenance… no regular adjustments or lubrication required
    • belt drive system simplifies customization
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
    • produces a strong spark for fast starts
    • provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • 2 into 1 exhaust system.
    • large diameter header pipes for maximum flow
    • dual stage muffler produces a low, throaty V-Twin growl
    • heat shields protect rider & passenger from hot components
    • 3-way honeycomb catalyzer reduces harmful exhaust emissions
  • Air Injection System injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, further reducing exhaust emissions.

CHASSIS

  • Tube type, double cradle steel frame.
    • provides a natural riding position & roomy ergonomics combined with a low 690 mm (27.2″) seat height
    • frame utilizes a rigid engine mounting system optimizing the overall chassis rigidity balance for superior handling
    • engine mounting position provides a low center of gravity for light, easy handling
  • Tube-type, steel, swingarm compliments the frame & features a dual shock rear suspension system.
  • Compact 1570mm (61.8″) wheelbase provides light, agile handling, for a fun riding experience.
  • 41mm KYB front fork offers 120 mm (4.7″) of wheel travel.
    • good ride comfort & compliance
    • chip guards help prevent fork tube “nicks” & protect fork seals
  • Adjustable, dual shock rear suspension. Rear wheel travel is 70mm (2.8″).
    • 5 – positions of spring preload adjustability to suit load and / or rider preferences
  • Single, 298mm front disc brake features a floating, wave-style disc squeezed by a twin piston caliper.
    • strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power
    • wave-style disc offers more surface area than a conventional round disc for excellent heat dissipation
  • 298 mm rear wave-style disc brake is squeezed by single piston caliper.
    • caliper mounted to the underside of the swingarm, reducing the centre of gravity for light handling
    • location also hides the caliper for a clean, custom look
  • Classic spoke wheels.
    • front wheel size is 2.50 x 19; tire size is 100/90 x 19
    • rear wheel size is MT3.50 x 16; tire size is 150/80 x 16
    • tube-type tires
  • Short design, front & rear steel fenders for easy painting or customization.
  • 13 litre, slim design flangeless fuel tank.
    • 2.8 litre reserve capacity (low fuel light illuminates)
    • high capacity electric fuel pump
  • Separate rider & passenger seats.
    • good comfort & support
    • seat height is 690 mm or 27.2″ off the ground, enhancing rider confidence
    • narrow design through seat-fuel tank junction makes it easier to get both feet on the ground
    • passenger seat can be easily removed if desired
  • Foot pegs are positioned more rearward than on a traditional cruiser for a more natural & upright riding position.
  • Conventional low handlebar offers an upright riding position.
    • excellent rider comfort
    • bar can be changed to a different “bend” for easy customization or personal preferences
  • Triple clamp mounted LCD digital meter / instrument.
    • functions include; speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometers since low fuel light activated), clock & range of warning lights
    • self-diagnostic function
    • instrument functions can be “tabbed” through & reset using the RHS handlebar switch gear, allowing the operator to change instrument functions without taking hands off the bars.
  • 60/55 watt high intensity halogen headlight with chromed bezel.
  • “Vintage design” LED tail light.
  • The Bolt is designed to be compact & slim, featuring clean, simple styling with the ability to easily personalize / customize the bike with a wide range of Genuine Star accessories.

DETAILS

  • Industry-leading Star family fit & finish
  • Upper & lower belt drive cover helps prevent debris from entering the belt and pulley areas
  • Fork mounted steering lock
  • Self-cancelling turn signals
  • Passing switch (flashes high beam)
  • Traditional dipstick to check oil level
  • Yamaha diagnostic service tool coupler
  • Low-maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)

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