Utilizing an 942cc air-cooled, 60-degree V-twin, the standard 2016 Star Bolt has plenty of power for getting around town, yet still capable of hanging in there on the freeway.Steel fenders make it easy to chop the already-bobbed look, and the 3.2-gallon tank is practical for longer rides away from the gas station. Twin shocks give the Bolt an authentic appearance, as does the nicely shaped saddle. 298mm discs are used at both ends for braking, and are certainly adequate. New paint is the big change for 2016.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!