Cruiser fans in the Philippines can look forward to exciting times ahead with the launch of the 2021 Yamaha Bolt R in Japan with a new color scheme—Grayish Blue Metallic.
The Grayish Blue Metallic shade gets rid of the white racing stripes on the lower side of the tank from the Purplish Blue Metallic of the 2020 iteration. Instead, the Bolt R now gets a ‘Bolt’ decal in the same place.
In addition, the 2021 model is available only with brushed-finish alloy wheels (19-inch up front and 16-inch at the rear). This means it will no longer get the spoked wheels present on the 2020 version.
Otherwise, all the features of the Yamaha Bolt Bolt R remain unchanged. Among them is the 941cc SOHC V-twin engine with four valves per cylinder that produces 53hp at 5,500rpm and 80Nm of torque at 3,000rpm. The suspension is made up of 41mm telescopic forks and a specced-up twin piggy-back reservoir shock absorbers.
The Bolt R tips the scales at 235kg, and its stopping needs are handled by 282mm petal brake discs at the front and rear with dual ABS. It comes with a classic teardrop-shaped 13-liter fuel tank that blends perfectly with its round headlamp and taillight.
In Japan, the 2021 Yamaha Bolt R is priced at 1,045,000 Japanese yen, or roughly P465,000.