2020 Yamaha Bolt and Bolt R-Spec
With classic bobber styling, the 2020 Yamaha Bolt and Bolt R-Spec straddle the blurry line between retro and contemporary cruisers.
The Bolt pair get an air-cooled V-twin powerplant, mixed with EFI and an overhead cam in each cylinder. There’s a belt drive, but no ABS, even as an option. The stylish round taillight is an LED, and the simple dash has an LCD readout.
The Bolt is the more vintage-styled of the pair, with wire-spoke wheels and a plain pair of shocks. The Bolt R-Spec moves things forward a bit, with cast alloy 12-spoke wheels and higher-performance piggyback-reservoir shocks. Both Bolts have tubeless Bridgestone Exedra tires, with a 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear.
Riding the Bolt and Bolt R-Spec couldn’t be easier. The motor offers plenty of torque, and enough power to handle freeway action. The solo seat height of just over 27 inches makes the Bolt brothers accessible to those with long or short inseams. The mid controls and high-mounted swept-back handlebar provide ergonomics comfortable enough for all-day rides.
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2020 Yamaha Bolt and Bolt R-Spec Specs
- Type: 60-degree V-twin
- Displacement: 942cc
- Bore x stroke: 85 x 83mm
- Compression ratio: 9.0:1
- Valvetrain: SOHC, 4vpc
- Fueling: Twin-bore EFI
- Cooling: Air
- Transmission: 5-speed
- Final drive: Belt
- Frame: Double cradle
- Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm fork; 4.7 inches
- Rear suspension: Non-adjustable shocks (Bolt R-Spec: Non-adjustable piggyback-reservoir shocks); 2.8 inches of travel
- Wheels: Wire spoke (R-Spec: 12-spoke cast alloy)
- Tires: Bridgestone Exedra G721
- Front tire: 100/90 x 19
- Rear tire: 150/80 x 16
- Front and rear brakes: 298mm wave-type disc
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 61.8 inches
- Rake: 29.0 degrees
- Trail: 5.1 inches
- Seat height: 27.2 inches
- Fuel capacity: 3.4 gallons
- Estimated fuel consumption: 51 mpg
- Curb weight: 542 pounds
- Raven (Bolt)
- Matte Silver (Bolt R-Spec)
2020 Yamaha Bolt Prices (MSRP)
- $8399 (R-Spec)