2015 Star Bolt C-Spec – First Ride Video Review

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield
Videos by McNally Multimedia

Star Motorcycles has added to its pair of performance bobbers, the Bolt and Bolt R-Spec, with the 2015 Bolt C-Spec. However, when you have a model line that’s selling well, you don’t want to change it too much. So, Star massaged a little cafe racer into the Bolt’s attitude. While the power train remained the same, the pulled back bar was tossed and replaced with clip-ons. The pegs were moved 6 in. rearward, and the passenger accommodations are swapped for a sporty seat cowl. The front and rear suspensions were bumped in length a tad to gain some cornering clearance, resulting in a Bolt that likes to go around corners a little more than its older siblings.

This from-the-saddle video review and the accompanying road test will tell you everything you need to know about the Bolt C-Spec.

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec – First Ride Review

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Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • Vernon124 Vernon124 on Feb 19, 2015

    Good review, but was it … ya know … fun? You guys should remember that's it totally OK even in today's hyper critical age to just give us your full-on subjective opinion. I can read the specs elsewhere. I want to hear your judgement. Heap it on. Enjoy. Why else do this?

  • Tupack Shackur Tupack Shackur on Feb 19, 2015

    If more than half the video was going to be B-roll and not the "from-the-saddle review", why didn't you record the audio separately so we don't have to listen to wind noise the whole time?