2014 Star Bolt (Bolt R-Spec)
Power: 942cc (942cc)
Engine: 4-Stroke V-Twin (942cc 4-Stroke V-Twin)
Length: 90.2 in (90.2 in)
MSRP: $7,990 ($8,290)
Availability: Now (July)

Stripped down can be damn sexy. In a single sentence, that’s how the new Star Bolt and Bolt R-Spec entries into the bobber motorcycle niche feel, and are hoping you will, too. Yamaha (Star’s parent company) intends this bike to be a no-frills city hopper and commuter. Does it succeed? We recently had the opportunity for some quality ride time on both of these bikes to find out.