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2014 Star Bolt Review Photo Gallery

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 article.

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Motorcycle USA spent a day rippin' around San Diego on Star's newest cruiser, from Presidio and the Junipero Serra Mission to Point Loma.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The 2014 Star Bolt is a lot of bike for $7990.
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The Bolt R-Spec comes with anodized remote reservoir shocks.
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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.
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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.
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The front end of the Star Bolt features 12-spoke cast wheels wrapped in a Bridgestone bias-type 100/90-19 tire.
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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.
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The steel double-cradle frame of the 2014 Bolt sports a new design and most of the weight is carried low in the chassis.
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The 2014 Star Bolt is an ideal urban prowler.
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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.
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A small, round LED taillight and bullet-shaped turn signals keep the back of the Star Bolt tidy.
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The San Diego skyline paints a perfect backdrop for the 2014 Star Bolt.
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It wouldn't have been a trip to San Diego without cruising the beach on the Bolt.
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The 2014 Star Bolt is an ideal bike to attack urban centers like San Diego on.
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The 2014 Star Bolt gets our seal of approval. Believe it, or not.