2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Model Introduced In Japan
Japanese multinational bikemaker Yamaha has revealed the latest 2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec, offered on only one trim level, and to be sold in Japan. The ‘Bolt’ brand was initially introduced in 2013 as a 2014 model for the US market and it also featured the R-Spec variant with reservoir shocks.
2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec: Powertrain
The 2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec is powered by a 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 4 valves engine capable of delivering 54 bhp at 5500 rpm and 80 Nm of max torque at 3000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox that transfers power to the rear wheel via a belt drive just like traditional cruisers.
2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec: Hardware Setup
The Hardware configuration of the new R-Spec variant is kept intact. The motorcycle is built on a dual cradle frame with the front end suspended on a pair of 41mm telescopic front forks. While the rear end of the 2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec is suspended on a set of twin gas-charged shocks with gold-shaded external reservoirs. Anchorage is handled by front and rear 298mm petal disc brakes which are assisted by 2-channel anti-lock braking system. At a kerb weight of 252 kilogram, it surely is a very hefty machine. The R-Spec variant also gets twin reservoir shocks and tubeless tyres. The fuel tank capacity of the motorcycle is 13-litres.
The new R-Spec variant comes with alloy wheels only, with a premium brushed metallic finish on the 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel combination. The new variant is available in two colour options- Metallic Black or Grayish Blue Metallic.
The 2021 Yamaha Bolt R Spec has been priced at 10,45,000 Japanese Yen which is equivalent to INR 7.14 lakh. The company currently has no plans to ship this model to foreign markets, other than the USA may be. Hopefully, Yamaha brings a cruiser for a smaller segment to the Indian market since retro-styled motorcycles have been the flavour of motorcyclists in India.