After the release of the original Bolt and Bolt R-Spec, which attracted a new breed of riders keen to ride an authentically styled modern day performance bobber, that style has now taken a hipster turn with the new Bolt C-Spec.
The C-Spec’s modifications are mostly aesthetic, which include clip-on handlebars, removable rear seat cowl, fork gaiters and a British inspired paint theme. The notable exceptions are moving the foot pegs back to suit the more aggressive riding position of a café racer and the rear suspension gets an upgrade to piggyback shocks, which are featured on the R-Spec Bolt model.
The Bolt is powered by a fuel-injected, 950cc, air-cooled V-twin engine mounted in a double-cradle frame. Fuel injection and ignition timing maps have been set to deliver class-leading performance with strong low and midrange torque.
The C-Spec epitomises café style that has been popular across the globe since the 1960s, with an added difference – the original Star V-twin engine’s performance will transport riders to the roots of motorcycling as they re-discover the joy of riding a unique looking custom bike with the pulse and feeling that only an air-cooled V-twin can provide and the Bolt variant also provides a great platform for personalisation.
The Bolt C-Spec is available in two colour options — Liquid Silver and Envy Green and like all Star models comes with a factory backed five year warranty. The new model retails for $12,699 RRP inc GST.