So it comes as little surprise that Star is introducing a Bolt with the café racer treatment it did in-house at the Tokyo Motor Show. Stating “the Bolt Café is a prototype showing an example of how owners can customize the bike to their own tastes,” the bike sees the requisite clip-ons and racing hump. The conversion looks to be a bolt-on piece that supports the longer seat and café tail section. Fork gaiters and spoke wheels are new additions to the front end and the Bolt Café is equipped with up-spec Ohlins piggyback shocks on the rear. While the 942cc V-Twin engine and intake remain stock, it did receive a new muffler.
We’re not sure whether the parts used on the Star Bolt Café are in the aftermarket yet, but we do know people like Hageman at Hageman Motorcycles (formerly Docs Chops) and Chris Hagest at Low and Mean used the build-off to develop parts exclusively for the Bolt. Hageman says the subframes he’s making for it are selling fast and Low and Mean offers just about everything one needs to customize their Bolt like they did.
The Star Bolt Café will be unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nov. 22 – Dec. 1.
The Bolt Café is the product of Star Motorcycles’ desire to show the customization potential of its 2014 Bolt. The prototype motorcycle will be debuted at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.