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2014 Star Bolt Review Photo Gallery
The 2014 Star Bolt is quick, light and responsive.
We spent an afternoon on Star Motorcycles latest offering, a modern 942cc-powered version of a bobber with dirt-track style bars and fresh styling appropriately called the 2014 Bolt. Read all about it in our
2014 Star Bolt First Ride
Motorcycle USA spent a day rippin' around San Diego on Star's newest cruiser, from Presidio and the Junipero Serra Mission to Point Loma.
The 2014 Star Bolt comes in a black version sans graphics for $7990 and a version with different color options and up-spec suspension called the 2014 Bolt R-Spec for $8290.
The Star Bolt engine comes from the V-Star 950 but a different intake, exhaust, fuel-injection and ignition timing maps give it more grunt in the low- and mid-ranges.
Flying high on the 2014 Star Bolt! Though it doesn't quite match up to the mach speeds of the SR-71 Blackbird, it is a quick motorcycle nonetheless.
A solo seat, drilled-out chain guard, the narrowest carbon fiber belt of any Star and a 150mm-wide rear Bridgestone are all features of the 2014 Bolt.
The rider's triangle of the 2014 Star Bolt is comprised of bars at a natural reach and mid-controls that tuck a rider’s feet back, knees high.
The 2014 Star Bolt is a lot of bike for $7990.
The Bolt R-Spec comes with anodized remote reservoir shocks.
A short wheelbase and a front end set at a 29-degree rake angle team with a light handling chassis and makes the Bolt a bike that transitions well and leans into turns willingly.
We got a history lesson on our ride around San Diego on the 2014 Star Bolt as we visited sites like the USS Midway and the 'Unconditional Surrender' statue.
The front end of the Star Bolt features 12-spoke cast wheels wrapped in a Bridgestone bias-type 100/90-19 tire.
The fuel-injection is spot-on so that when you crack the throttle on the 2014 Star Bolt, response at the back wheel is instantaneous.
The steel double-cradle frame of the 2014 Bolt sports a new design and most of the weight is carried low in the chassis.
The 2014 Star Bolt is an ideal urban prowler.
We were honored to visit the aircraft carrier USS Midway during our first ride on the 2014 Star Bolt. The motorcycle was pretty impressive, too.
A small, round LED taillight and bullet-shaped turn signals keep the back of the Star Bolt tidy.
The San Diego skyline paints a perfect backdrop for the 2014 Star Bolt.
It wouldn't have been a trip to San Diego without cruising the beach on the Bolt.
The 2014 Star Bolt is an ideal bike to attack urban centers like San Diego on.
The 2014 Star Bolt gets our seal of approval. Believe it, or not.
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