The 2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec is the New Baseline
For the 2021 lineup, Yamaha has trimmed a few models. Fortunately, while the standard Bolt from 2020 has bowed out, the Bolt R-Spec was kept for the foreseeable future. And looking at the features and specs, it really makes sense why Yamaha decided that the R-Spec is now the baseline Bolt.
Compared to the 2020 Yamaha Bolt, the R-Spec comes with adjustable remote-reservoir gas shocks, a better seat, uprated leather, and a blacked out scheme on the wheels and mirrors. It is powered by a 942cc air-cooled V-Twin that pushes out 65 HP and 59 lb-ft of torque, more than suitable enough for a small city cruiser with a sport heritage look.
The Bolt R-Spec is interesting in that it is one of the few “mainstream” Japanese-made motorcycles that uses a belt final drive, instead of o-ring chain or direct shaft. Belt drives are usually found in the customised sector of cruisers and tourers, so to have a motorcycle on the showroom floor with one is definitely a different take!
The 2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec starts at $8,499 USD / $9,699 CAD.
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- Price: $8,499 USD / $9,699 CAD
- Key Features:
- Belt final drive
- Yamaha sport fuel injection technology on a cruiser
- Air cooled engine with mildly oil-cooled transmission
- Engine Type: 942 cc air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 8 valve
- Horsepower: 65 HP
- Torque: 59.3 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 547 lbs (248 kg)
- Seat Height: 27.2 inches (690 mm)
2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Specifications