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2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike Review Price Specs

The Yamaha brand is among the famous and highly efficient bike manufacturing brands in the world. Its new 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike is among that bike that has won the heart of the number of individuals. This heritage motorcycle features a compact and raw bobber design. Its engine is one of the most powerful engines in the entire lineup, featuring the 942 ccs V-Twin engine. This Yamaha Bike features the latest piggyback shocks that handle all the obstacles that rider faces during ride. The new textured seat was specially designed for old-school style with the modern urban performance. The overall review of the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike is written below.

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike – Features and Price

$8,399 is the cost for Armor Gray, which is available from September 2017, while the same price will be charged for impact blue, which is also available from September 2017.

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike

Engine Features

The 2018 Bolt R-Spec features the 58 cubic inches (942cc) engine. It is an air-cooled, 60-degree, SOHC, V-Twin having four valves per cylinder. This Yamaha engine is designed to deliver outstanding power with ultimate low-end torque. To reduce friction, the driver-assist in acquiring world-class performance by including needle bearing with a roller-type rocket. This sports heritage bike is also equipped with a pent-roof combustion chamber shape. This shape helps to make fuel/air charge more suitable for effective combustion and world-class engine power.

Moreover, its ceramic-composite coated cylinder assist in perfect mileage and heat dissipation. Quality of forged aluminum pistons at peak makes it light weighted and high powered. Likewise, characteristic of compact design helps to overcome the vibration and enhance robustness.

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike

The Yamaha Bolt R-spec also contained twin-bore fuel injection, which allows performing enormous urban riding fun with substantial acceleration. To accelerate with mid and low-speed ranges, there are 3D maps for fuel injection and ignition timing. The stainless steel of Bolt-R spec features a styling look. Moreover, torque characteristics and intake efficiency perform well lead by air cleaner design. A 2-into-1 exhaust also influences the style of the machinery, and lively performance lay outplaced to the right side of the engine. The minimalist styling feature of exhaust in 2018 Yamaha Bolt makes it a satisfied and throaty note.

Chassis/ Suspension Features

Feature of a double-cradle frame in R-Spec sports heritage motorbike helps to improve urban riding pleasant experience. Its rigid display system also produces smart handling of the bike. The low-set seat of 27.2 inches backs the rider’s comfort of putting both feet on the ground off the pavement, which also provides the perfect position of the seat. The wheelbase 61.8 inches help to handle the bike effectively.

Moreover, it also allows the rider to make tight turns on urban riding and perfect handling on open roads. The muscular 41mm fork tubes on the front perform exceptional performance in suspension. Likewise, twin shocks of Yamaha Bolt R-Spec motorbike carry piggyback style chamber of gas. This chamber assists in increasing the comfort level and handing experience of the rider, leaving the machine’s low profile.

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike

The drive belt of 21mm wide contains the carbon-fiber core, which not only contributes in a clean look but also an add-in to its strength and durability. Wheels of 12-spoke produce power and durability as well. Yamaha motorbike also provides a perfect road grip by utilizing Bridgestone tubeless with the front tire size of 100/90-19 and rear tires of size 150/80-16. Both front disc brake and rear disc brake of 298mm used wave rotors. This style depicts a pure sports bikes, and excellent front brake performance uses a floating heat resistance. Bolt R-spec comes with unique styling, including a 3.4-gallon fuel tank with a teardrop style. Flatter side and top surface also increase the style of Yamaha heritage bike. The 2017 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike also had a flangeless designer with cleaner lines.

Additional Features

The LED light of rear looks very impressive and enhances modern bobber demand. Excellent visibility backed by compact digital LCD. Moreover, steel fender at the front and rear are perfect for customization, paint, and personalization. Likewise, long rides easily adjusted against solo rider saddle, which enhances the looks at the minimalist bobber.

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike

Unique Key Features

  • Urban Performance Styling
  • High-Tech Engine
  • Compact, Stable Chassis
  • Ready to Customize
  • Unique Bolt Persona

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike – Technical Specifications


Type 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 85 mm x 83 mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt

Check out the latest engine accessories of Yamaha Bolt R-Spec.


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2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike Specs


Suspension / Front Telescopic fork, 4.7 inches travel
Suspension / Rear Dual piggyback shocks, 2.8 inches travel
Brakes / Front Wave-type disc, 298 mm
Brakes / Rear Wave-type disc, 298 mm
Tires / Front 100/90-19
Tires / Rear 150/80-16

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2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike Specs


L x W x H 90.2 inches x 37.2 inches x 44.1 inches
Seat Height 27.2 inches
Wheelbase 61.8 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 29-degree
Trail 5.1 inches
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gallons
Fuel Economy 51 mpg
Wet Weight 542 lb

Normally, experts recommend the use of motorcycle safety gears during ride.

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2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike Specs


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec Sports Heritage Bike


In the end, team Bikes Catalog would love to say that the 2018 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec is an impressive sports heritage bike that comes with several amazing features. The engine features the best bore to stroke ratios that provides superb torque and acceleration. The chassis makes the overall appearance more impressive and exciting. The seat offers the best riding pleasure and comfortable long ride full of fun.

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