2020 Yamaha Bolt Cruiser Unveiled
Modified On Apr 25, 2020 07:46 PM By Benjamin Noel Gracias
The 942cc cruiser comes in Standard and R-Spec variant
- The mid-capacity cruiser gets a 941cc air-cooled V-twin.
- Std model gets retro styling, R-Spec variant looks like an urban Sportster.
- It is sold in the USA and Japan.
Yamaha has pulled the wraps off its 2020 Bolt cruiser. The motorcycle gets a few cosmetic upgrades as part of the 2020 update. This mid-capacity cruiser gets a 941cc air-cooled motor and rivals the likes of the Harley Davidson Iron 883 and Suzuki Boulevard C50. The Yamaha Bolt is sold in Japan and the USA.
The Bolt gets quintessential bobber styling like a raised 13-litre teardrop fuel tank, round headlamp, tail lamp, turn indicators and even a circular single pod instrument console. Its pillion seat can be removed for a single-seat layout. For 2020, the standard Bolt gets a new Black Metallic colour scheme while the Bolt R Spec gets a new Dark Purplish Blue Metallic paint job. Features include a halogen headlamp, LED tail lamp and a digital instrument console.
Both motorcycles get a 941cc air-cooled V-twin motor that delivers 54PS and 80Nm. It gets a 5-speed gearbox with power transmitted to the rear wheel via a belt drive. They get a double downtube frame with the motor as a stressed member. Suspension components include telescopic forks and dual gas-charged shock absorbers. The standard motorcycle gets 19-inch front and 16-inch rear spoke wheels with 100/90-19 and 150 / 80B-16 tubed tyres. Its premium R-spec variant gets alloy wheels and tubeless tyres of the same sizes. Braking is via disc brakes on both ends with dual-channel ABS. The Bolt is a hefty motorcycle weighing in at 252kg but gets an accessible 690mm tall seat.
The 2020 Bolt will cost around 9,79,000 yen (Rs 6.95 lakh) while the Bolt R-spec will retail for around 1,025,200 yen (Rs 7.27 lakh) in Japan. Disappointingly, Yamaha has no plans of getting the Bolt to India in the near future.