A special one-off Yamaha R1 that “King” Kenny Roberts will ride at Laguna Seca at this year’s U.S. Grand Prix will be auctioned off to benefit an arts school in New York. The GYTR-equipped R1 with Yamaha’s 50th anniversary red and white paint scheme will be sold at Mecum’s Motorcycle Auction, Aug. 18, in Monterey […]
Yamaha Announces Star Bolt Café Prototype for 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
Yamaha announced it will present a new café-styled version of the Star Bolt at the Nov. 22-Dec. 1 Tokyo Motor Show.
While there are no plans to produce the Bolt Café, the concept was designed to show the potential of the Bolt as a platform for customization. The prototype sports the same 946cc V-Twin engine as the Bolt but adds a new exhaust. Other changes include the low café-style handlebars, under-mount bar end mirrors, fork gaiters, and a completely new tail with retro-styled leather seat.
Here’s what Yamaha has to say about its concept:
With the “BOLT’s” slim and compact chassis and 950cc air-cooled V-twin engine as a base, the “BOLT Café” is a prototype showing an example of how owners can customize the bike to their own tastes. The BOLT’s simplicity and high degree of freedom for many different styles of customization expands the boundaries of enjoyment to be found in garage modification.