Today at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Florida, Star Motorcycles announced new and updated models for 2015.
Building on the runaway success of Star’s Bolt/R-Spec “performance bobber” cruisers and the current popularity of café racers, Star introduced the Bolt C-Spec. This new variant has clip-on handlebars, fork gaiters, a removable passenger seat cowl and sport café paint and graphics. The footpegs have been moved up and back for a sportier riding position. A longer fork and shocks give the bike a taller look with greater lean angles, and front and rear disc brakes feature sport-style wave rotors. Height of the slim solo seat is just 30.1 inches.
Like other Bolts, it’s powered by a fuel-injected, 58-cubic-inch (950cc), air-cooled V-twin, mounted in a double-cradle frame. Fuel injection and ignition timing maps have been calibrated for strong low- and mid-range torque. Belt final drive and steel fenders make the Bolt C-Spec ripe for customization, and Star Motorcycles will offer a full line of café-styled accessories. The 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec will be available in Liquid Silver or Envy Green for $8,690, and it will be in dealerships in January 2015.
Star Motorcycles will also offer Bullet Cowl editions of its Raider and Stryker factory-custom cruisers. The Bullet Cowl fairing adds wind protection and gives both bikes a distinctive look. The Raider Bullet Cowl, powered by a 113 ci (1,854cc) air-cooled V-twin, is available in Raven for $15,390, and the Stryker Bullet Cowl, powered by an 80 ci (1,304cc) liquid-cooled V-twin, is available in Camo Green for $12,090; both bikes will be in dealerships in October 2014.
The 2015 V Star 1300 Deluxe has been given tough-guy styling with many blacked-out components, a shorty smoked windscreen and red stitching on the seat. Powered by an 80 ci (1,304cc) liquid-cooled V-twin with a 5-speed transmission and belt final drive, the V Star 1300 Deluxe is available in Raven ($13,790) or Rapid Red ($14,090) and will be in dealerships in October 2014.