We check out the 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec.
As everyone else jumps on the new tight-and-nimble-sport-cruiser bandwagon, Yamaha, arguably the first to enter that market with the Yamaha Bolt, has to keep up. Introducing the 2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec.
2015 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec
Smothered in “Cafe-Style components” (that's PR Speak), the most important things to note about the new C-Spec are its better handling aspects like performance tires, clip-ons, mid-controls are moved way back and a higher lean angle.
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The standard bolt has handlebars, which are abandoned for the C-Spec in lieu of clip-ons. This brings you more into the cafe-stance (hands go down, knees go up). The foot pegs are brought back 5 inches and are raised 1.25 inches. The speedo is also raised up and into your line of sight. The bike weighs 542 pounds dry.
The unveiling was followed closely with a huge amount of accessories, that are mostly visual items like see-through front sprockets.
The C-Spec will retail for $8690.00 and begins shipping in January, 2015.
Yamaha has done a great job of building a simple, reasonably priced, good-looking cruiser, so rethinking the wheel with a new model or rehash wasn't necessary, this year. The C-Spec is a bit high, retailing for $700 more than a standard Bolt and still $400 higher then the R-Spec. That's an okay price for what you're getting; aftermarket parts would be more expensive, but still seemingly high.