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2016 Yamaha Bolt C-Spec


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Bolt C-Spec



Offering class leading performance and a fun filled ride, the Bolt C-Spec features low slung clip-on handlebars, a cool solo seat with rear seat cowl and more sporty riding position than the other members of the Bolt family. Perfect for unwinding after a hard day's work, the Bolt C-Spec returns riders to the roots of motorcycling with a uniquely styled model, offering the sound and "character" that only an air-cooled V-twin can provide.

Performance: The Bolt C-Spec uses modern technology to create a superior riding experience. At its heart, is a traditional 942cc air-cooled V-twin engine with a modern twist. Ceramic composite plated cylinders, dual bore fuel injection and 4-valve cylinder heads to name a few.

Substance & Style: The Bolt C-Spec invokes the timeless character and soul of a café racer. We've kept the centre of gravity low and centralized the mass to provide a light, agile handling machine that offers a truly enjoyable riding experience. Pure style, pure simplicity, pure fun.

Engine Features
  • Blacked out, 942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel injected, 60° V-twin power plant pumps out impressive power & torque. Maximum torque is reached at only 3,500 rpms.
  • SOHC, pent-roof, 4-valve cylinder heads: 4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency & overall engine performance at all rpms; 31.5 mm intake & 28 mm exhaust valves use friction reducing single valve springs; compact pent roof combustion chamber design & optimized squish area forces the fuel / air mixture toward the centre of the combustion chamber for more complete combustion & excellent power with reduced emissions; 25,000 km valve adjustment intervals
  • Specially designed roller rockers activate the valves: Y shaped roller rocker arms allows a greater amount of valve lift without causing excessive camshaft wear & friction; slipper portion of the rocker arm utilizes a needle bearing for reduced camshaft wear & reduced sliding resistance (friction)
  • No fuss, traditional air-cooled engine design: cylinders have a tapered "V" appearance to highlight the V-twin engine design; cooling fins have been optimized for reliable cooling even in stop & go traffic
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • "Liner-less", ceramic composite-plated cylinder bores: ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum blocks, eliminating the liners & reducing weight; excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery; ceramic coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power; extended cylinder service life
  • Flat top, lightweight forged aluminum pistons: less reciprocating mass for fast engine response; reduced mechanical vibration for excellent reliability
  • Single pin style crankshaft: design accentuates V-twin engine character, pulse feel & sound
  • Wet sump lubrication system with easy access, spin on oil filter & drain plug for easy oil changes.
  • Classic side mounted 2.3 litre air box houses an easy access, a high-flow viscous paper-type filter.
  • "Closed loop", dual bore, 35 mm throttle body fuel injection system with linear throttle response for easy riding: system uses throttle position sensor (TPS) to help optimize intake air flow & power; ISC or idle speed controller ensures a steady idle; 4 - hole injectors optimize fuel atomization & feature a dual spray pattern for more complete combustion chamber filling; "closed loop system" uses an oxygen sensor to "sniff" spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions; oxygen sensor is located before the mufflers, so the use of aftermarket "slip-on" mufflers will not affect the closed loop system; fuel injection benefits include; excellent throttle response, choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
  • Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission: optimized gear ratios match engine power for strong acceleration; 5th gear offers reduced engine rpms at highway speeds; clutch is an "outer pull" design for light, easy lever effort
  • Special narrow design belt drive final drive: narrow 21 mm wide belt design; cleaner & quieter than chain drive... no messy chain splatter; low maintenance... no regular adjustments or lubrication required; belt drive system simplifies customization
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI): produces a strong spark for fast starts; provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • 2 into 1 exhaust system: large diameter header pipes for maximum flow; dual stage muffler produces a low, throaty V-Twin growl; heat shields protect rider & passenger from hot components; 3-way honeycomb catalyzer reduces harmful exhaust emissions
  • Air Injection System injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, further reducing exhaust emissions.
Chassis/Suspension Features
  • Tube type, double cradle steel frame: provides roomy ergonomics combined with a 765 mm (30.1") seat height; note: seat height is higher than the other Bolt models to provide additional cornering clearance associated with more sporty C-Spec design; frame utilizes a rigid engine mounting system optimizing the overall chassis rigidity balance for superior handling; engine mounting position provides a low center of gravity for light, easy handling
  • Tube-type, steel, swingarm compliments the frame & features a dual shock rear suspension.
  • Compact 1570 mm (61.8") wheelbase provides light, agile handling, for a fun riding experience.
  • Foot pegs are 150 mm (5.9") rearward & 29 mm (1.1") higher than the regular Bolt & R-Spec. Combined with revised handlebar position it creates a sporty forward leaning riding position.
  • 41 mm KYB front fork offers 120 mm (4.7") of wheel travel: good ride comfort & compliance; traditional fork boots (gaiters) provide that retro style & protect fork tubes & seals
  • Adjustable, premium, dual remote reservoir gas charged shock rear suspension. Rear wheel travel is 70 mm (2.8"): 5 - positions of spring preload adjustability to suit load and / or rider preferences; remote reservoir design keeps the shock cooler for more consistent damping performance
  • Single, 298 mm front disc brake features a floating, wave-style disc squeezed by a twin piston caliper: strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power; wave-style disc offers more surface area than a conventional round disc for excellent heat dissipation
  • 298 mm rear wave-style disc brake is squeezed by single piston caliper: caliper mounted to the underside of the swingarm, reducing the centre of gravity for light handling; location also hides the caliper for a clean, custom look
  • Lightweight 12-spoke, cast aluminum wheels: front wheel size is MT2.50 x 18; rear wheel size is MT3.50x18; both fitted with tubeless tires
  • Short design, front & rear steel fenders for easy painting or customization.
  • 12 litre, slim design fuel tank: 2.8 litre reserve capacity (low fuel light illuminates); high capacity electric fuel pump
  • Stiletto style seat with rear seat cowl: enhances the Café racer styling; seat height is 765 mm or 30.1"; narrow design through seat-fuel tank junction makes it easier to get both feet on the ground; note: a passenger seat is in place under the rear seat cowl; optional passenger footpeg kit is available thorough Yamaha Genuine accessories
  • Lightweight aluminum clip-on handlebars with bar end weights reinforce the café racer styling: reduced weight & reduced vibration; reinforce the café racer styling
  • Compact handlebar switches, front brake master cylinder & levers.
  • Triple clamp mounted LCD digital meter / instrument: functions include; speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometers since low fuel light illuminated), clock & range of warning lights; self-diagnostic function; instrument functions can be "tabbed" through & reset using the RHS handlebar switch gear, allowing the operator to change instrument functions without taking hands off the bars.
  • 60/55 watt high intensity halogen headlight.
  • "Vintage design" LED tail light.
  • The Bolt C-Spec is designed to be compact & slim, featuring clean, simple café racer styling with the ability to easily personalize / customize the bike with a wide range of Genuine Star accessories.
  • Upper & lower belt drive cover helps prevent debris from entering the belt & pulley areas
  • Fork mounted steering lock
  • Under seat helmet holder
  • Self-cancelling turn signals
  • Passing switch (flashes high beam)
  • Traditional dipstick to check oil level
  • Yamaha diagnostic service tool coupler
  • Low-maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
  • Engine: Air-cooled, SOHC, 8-valves (4 valves / cyl), 60 deg., V-twin
  • Displacement: 942cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 85 x 83 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Maximum Torque: 8.2 kg-m (59.3 ft. lb.) @ 3,000rpm
  • Fuel Delivery: 35mm dual bore throttle body fuel injection
  • Estimated Fuel Consumption±: 21.6 kpl / 61 mpg (imp.)
  • Lubrication: Wet Sump
  • Ignition / Starting: TCI / Electric
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Suspension (Front): 41 mm fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Preload adjustable premium gas charged in.piggyback in. shocks
  • Brakes (Front): 298 mm disc / twin piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): 298 mm disc / single piston caliper
  • Tires (Front): 100/90 x 19
  • Tires (Rear): 150/80 x 16
Critical Data
  • Length: 2,295 mm (90.4 in.)
  • Width: 775 mm (30.5 in.)
  • Height: 1,160 mm (45.7 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1,570 mm (61.8 in.)
  • Rake / Trail: 29 deg. / 130mm (5.1 in.)
  • Seat Height: 765 mm (30.1 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 12 L (2.6 Imp. gal.)
  • Wet Weight: 246kg (542 lb.)
  • Colour(s): Dark Metallic Orange



Engine Type
SOHC, 8-valves (4 valves / cyl), 60 deg., V-twin
Bore and Stroke
85 x 83 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
35mm dual bore throttle body fuel injection


Front Suspension
41 mm fork
Rear Suspension
Preload adjustable premium gas charged in.piggyback in. shocks
Front Brakes
298 mm disc / twin piston caliper
Rear Brakes
298 mm disc / single piston caliper
Front Tire
100/90 x 19
Rear Tire
150/80 x 16


1,570 mm (61.8 in.)
Seat Height
765 mm (30.1 in.)
29 deg.
130mm (5.1 in.)
Fuel Capacity
12 L (2.6 Imp. gal.)
21.6 kpl / 61 mpg (imp.)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 246 kg (542 lb.)


5 speed
Final Drive


Dark Metallic Orange