2015 Star Bolt - First Look

We’re nuts for Bolts, even the mildly updated 2015 model.

2015 Star Bolt studio 3/4 view

When Star Motorcycles introduced its Bolt and Bolt R-Spec models to the public at last year's Daytona Bike Week, we predicted a promising future for the affordable entry-level cruiser. Well, that turned out to be the understatement of the year: The Bolt, powered by an air-cooled 942cc 60-degree V-twin, quickly became the number-one-selling metric cruiser across all displacement categories over the past 12 months.

So, what’s new about the Bolt for 2015? Minor refinements, that’s all. A revised display for the digital speedometer display is perhaps most significant, which is said to be easier to read during the day. The standard Bolt ($7,990), available in Glacier Blue or Candy Red, also has updated tank graphics. The R-Spec ($8,390) model, with remote-reservoir shocks, also boasts bolder new tank graphics and pinstriped wheels. Buyers of the Star Bolt R-Spec have a choice between Raven Black or Matte Silver colors.

Is this enough to keep the Star Bolt at the top of the sales charts? Only time will tell. Look for the mildly updated 2015 Star Bolt to go on sale in July.

SPECIFICATIONS
2015 Star Bolt
ENGINE
TYPE 942cc air-cooled V-twin, sohc, 4 valves
BORE & STROKE 85.0mm x 83.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 9.0:1
FUEL DELIVERY Fuel Injected
IGNITION TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
TRANSMISSION 5-speed multiplate wet clutch
FINAL DRIVE Belt
CHASSIS
FRONT SUSPENSION Telescopic fork, 4.7 in. travel
REAR SUSPENSION Dual shocks, 2.8 in. travel
FRONT BRAKE Wave-type disc, 298mm
REAR BRAKE Wave-type disc, 298mm
FRONT TIRE 100/90-19M/C 57H
REAR TIRE 150/80-16M/C 71H
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH 90.2 in.
WIDTH 37.2 in.
HEIGHT 44.1 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 27.2 in.
WHEELBASE 61.8 in.
GROUND CLEARANCE 5.1 in.
FUEL CAPACITY 3.2 gal.
FUEL ECONOMY 50 mpg
CLAIMED WET WEIGHT 540 lb.

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