There are a few different variations on the Yamaha Bolt. All are based on the same engine and they have the same basic design as well as the same frame.
Variations between models #
The various stock models differ mostly between only a few aesthetic parts.
- Types of shocks
- Foot control position
- Types of rims
- Handlebar size
- Seating position
- Triple tree
- Sub-frame for lifting seat and rear
- Fairing cap
- Engine cover, to look more “sporty”
Official versions #
- Base model – 2014-2020
- R-Spec (race, reduced weight, regular, not sure on the meaning of the R) – 2014-2020
- C-Spec (cafe) – 2015-2016
- SCR (scrambler) – 2017
The below table is a work in progress but gives a general idea of how the bikes differ.
|Seat||Solo Saddle||Solo Saddle||Cafe||Scrambler|
|Handlebar Size||1″||1″||7/8″ clip-ons||7/8″|
|Triple Tree||Standard||Standard||Variant Specific||Standard|
|Rims||14-17: 12 Spoke Alloy Cast 18+: Steel Alloy 40 Spoke||12 Spoke Alloy Cast||12 Spoke Alloy Cast||Steel Alloy 40 Spoke|
|Sub-frame to lift seat and rear||no||no||no||yes|
Tank changes #
In 2018-current models the tank was changed to a flangeless design, likely inspired by the fact they put it on the 2017 SCR. This provides a cleaner look and an extra 0.2 gallons.
Regional variations #
A few countries sell variations on the parts and other details that come on the motorcycle.
|Diamond Cut Alloy Cast Rims||–||–||R-Spec only?|
|Racer Side Plates||–||Racer XV950||–|
|SCR Black Raven color option||–||SCR 2017||–|
Stock Color Options #
|Raven Black||Base||R-Spec||Base||Base SCR (EU only)||Base||Base||Base|
|Camo Green||R-Spec (black fenders)|
|Charcoal Silver||SCR (not EU)|