The Yamaha Bolt heads down the café. C-Spec released

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 café 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 Bolt Café C-Spec specifications

Engine type
4-stroke, air-cooled, 4-valves, SOHC, V-type 2-cylinder
Bore x stroke
85.0 mm x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio
9.0 : 1
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Final drive
Double cradle
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks, Ø 41 mm
Rear suspension system
Front brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre
100/90-19M/C 57H (Tubeless)
Rear tyre
150/80B16M/C 71H (Tubeless)
Seat height
765 mm
Wheel base
1570 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
251 kg
Fuel tank capacity
12 litres
Five years, unlimited kms, parts and labour
Liquid Silver, Envy Green
RRP (inc GST)


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