The mean-looking Yamaha Star Bolt C-Spec cafe version has arrived in Australia at $12,699, but there is no word yet on the Racer version.
That’s only $200 more than the R-Spec with upgraded piggyback rear shock, yet it adds clip-on handlebars and footpegs relocated higher and further back for a more aggressive ride, new switches, traditional fork boots, a removable passenger seat cowl, sports tyres and suspension and sporty café paint and graphics.
Yamaha Australia marketing boss Sean Goldhawk says the C-Spec arrives in Envy Green, Liquid Silver.
It’s powered by the same engine as the standard XV950, a 942cc air-cooled V-twin making 38kW (52hp) and 79Nm (58.5ft.lb) of torque.
Sean says there is no word on the special Racer edition of the Bolt XV950 bobber which gets clip-on handlebars, rear sets and some café racer styling tweaks.
It will be released in some markets in May, so it could still be on the drawing board for Australia.