Yamaha revealed a Star Bolt cafe racer styled prototype at Tokyo Motor Show, that took place on November 22. Beautiful as it is, recieving a lot of nice feedbacks, the bike wasn’t meant to be produced on a regular basis though and was built solely to demonstrate what you can make out of Yamaha Star Bolt in your garage.
The bike is based around the same Bolt’s duplex pre-unit frame and powered by 942cc V-twin. The difference comes down to the parts used to give the bike an old school cafe racer look, and a few retro styling solutions. The most noteworthy details are: a distinctive “cafe” tail with a seat trimed in brown leather, low handlebars with the end bar mirrors, a vintage eliptic number plate on both sides and the fork gaiters. Yamaha also fitted their prototype racer with a new exhaust and did quite impressive job painting the bike.
As Yamaha explains, they wanted to show how simply it can be to adapt Star Bolt to one’s taste and since the bike essentially has a very flexible design, it’s got a big potential for farther customization.
What do you think on the topic?