There are few changes to the 2016 Yamaha road bike line-up, except for a variety of new colours and graphics on the Bolt and the “masters of torque” series MT-07 and MT-09.
Yamaha Motor Australia says we will get most variants with the MT-07 arriving in July and the Bolt from August.
The colour choices for the Bolt include Raven or Deep Blue for the base model, while the R-Spec now comes in Rapid Red or Stone Grey, with matching wheel stripes.
There is no word yet on the C-Spec.
The Yamaha or Star Bolt was released in 2013 and has become the third best seller in Yamaha’s streetbike lineup. In Australia, it’s beaten by the learner-approved XVS650 in the cruiser class.
Meanwhile, Yamaha’s street-fighting MT-09 will arrive in Raven and Deep Blue, and the MT-07 will be available in Raven or Matte Silver/Blue.
The MT-07 and MT-09 are the top-selling naked bikes in Australia with 395 and 245 sales in the first quarter of 2015, far and away outstripping the third-placed Honda CB500FA at 87.
The bikes are also very popular in Europe and the UK.
Prices for the Bolt and MT models are yet to be confirmed, but we aren’t expecting any change as there are no mechanical upgrades as far as we know.
- Meanwhile, selected Yamaha dealers are hosting a YZF-R3 launch event on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Customers are invited to test ride the new 321cc parallel twin that has arrived at $6999 ride away. To register for a demo ride, go to the YZF-R3 microsite.