Yamaha Bolt North American-market cruiser model announced

Yamaha Motor today announced the release of the new Bolt cruiser model mounting a 950cc air-cooled V-twin engine on a slim and compact chassis. Under the concept of being the Best for Urban Riding Fun, the new Bolt was developed as a next-generation under-1000cc cruiser model for the North American market, where about half of the motorcycle market’s overall annual demand of roughly 500,000 units is in the cruiser category.

Based on the current XVS950A, the Bolt’s main feature is its outstanding acceleration and a light, responsive feeling to the ride in low-speed range usage common to urban areas, achieved thanks to its engine with a completely redesigned intake/exhaust system, remapped fuel injection settings and more, and a newly designed slim and compact chassis. The model will be released on the North American market in late April 2013. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: Standard model – 7,990 USD / R Spec – 8,290 USD.

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