I tested a Bolt today, pearl white. It had 24 miles on it.
Nice enough for what it is. Good price point.
- great cornering/handling
- nice view from behind the bars
- strong low-end torque
- smooth & clean EFI mapping
- good suspension
- sounds great at idle
- don't notice the tank seam when riding
- seems small & rides lighter than what it is
- decent brakes
- despite the price point it impressed me as being a quality bike
- GREAT grips. Loved em.
- No tach, but not needed because...
- Stock tune runs out of steam pretty early, game over, upshift. Nothing to see here people, move along.
- Personally didn't like the mids.
- The seat SUCKED. It is small/cramped & no where to move around. First thing I would toss.
The ugly (completely subjective, of course):
- cables stuck to bars with untrimmed zipties...are ya kiddin me?
- exhaust - perhaps trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up (all your pipes belong to us!)
- airbox - the answer my friend, ain't blowin in the wind...but the airbox is.
- cyclops tail light. Ugh.
- why does the digital display have to be so dim - is that a hipster thing?
- will forward mount pegs work with that airbox?
- starts instantly. Right freaking now. Ready to roll.
- begs to be customized, however it remains to be seen what aftermarket support & options may become available.
- I like Yammies. Always have. Prolly always will.
Would I buy one?
- In a word, no.
- At least not now, & not new. Which definitely means not now.
- I expect resale to plummet at some point, after supply catches up. We'll see.
- That said, I dig bobbers, even bobber wanna-bees.