Buyers Guide 2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec

2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec for sale
2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec

If you like the concept of the Yamaha Star Bolt, but want something that’s still retro, but your taste runs more to the 1970s than the ’60s, the 2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec is the styling treatment you’re looking for—Yamaha calls it the Urban Performance Bobber look.

Using 12-spoke wheels and twin piggyback reservoir shocks, the Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec bumps up the performance of the standard Bolt a bit thanks to improved rear suspension. It still has less than three inches in the back, but the action is a bit more sophisticated.

The price goes up $9 (yes, just nine bucks) for 2017, and for that the 2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec gets a brand new higher-capacity fuel tank that has no flange for a cleaner look.

In-town, the 2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec retains its credibility as a good performer that knows how to conquer urban obstacles while looking sharp.

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2017 Yamaha Star Bolt R-Spec Specs:


  • Motor: SOHC 4 vpc, V-twin
  • Bore x stroke: 85 x 83mm
  • Displacement: 942cc (58 ci)
  • Compression ratio: 9.0:1
  • Cooling: Air
  • Fuel delivery: Fuel injection
  • Ignition: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
  • Final drive: Belt


  • Front suspension: Telescopic forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Dual shocks; 2.8 inches of travel
  • Front and rear brakes: 298mm wave-type discs
  • Front tire: 100/90-19
  • Rear tire: 150/80-16


  • L x W x H: 90.2 x 37.2 x 44.1 inches
  • Seat height: 27.2 inches
  • Wheelbase: 61.8 inches

    Rake: 29 degrees

  • Trail: 5.1 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.1 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 51 mpg
  • Wet weight: 542 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2017 Star Bolt R-Spec Colors:

  • Crimson Red
  • Silver Shadow

2017 Star Bolt R-Spec Price:

  • $8399 MSRP

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Don Williams
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