Yamaha Nepal has finally introduced its big bikes in the Nepalese market and the sole authorized distributor of Yamaha motorcycles in Nepal, MAW Enterprises Pvt Ltd has recently launched Yamaha Bolt cruiser in Nepal. It seems like the year 2020 is the year of the launch of new model Yamaha bikes in Nepal.
A few weeks ago, MAW Pvt Ltd launched the most expensive super scooter, Yamaha TMAX 560 in Nepal, and now it has launched Yamaha’s 942cc super cruiser in Nepal with a hefty price tag of Rs 34.99 lakhs. According to the sources, MAW enterprise is set to launch a new model of Yamaha YZF-R6 and MT-09 naked roadster in the Nepalese market.
Yamaha Bolt Overview
Yamaha Bolt, Yamaha’s 942cc super cruiser bike is a befitting reply of the Japanese motorcycle brand to those who like Harley-Davidson. The manufacturer refers to the Yamaha Bolt as its “urban performance bobber” because it has bobber styling highlights like a round headlamp, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, wide handlebars, and a bobber styled seat. Staying true to its character, the Bolt has a round retro-looking, fully digital instrument panel which has all the necessary readouts like a speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, etc. The retro-styled cruiser is based on a double-cradle frame and is sold under the brand’s Sport Heritage class.
Design and Features
In terms of design, the Japanese brand has not left any stones unturned to give a flawless design to the Yamaha Bolt. At the first glance, the 942 super cruiser resembles the appeal of the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 but, upon getting closer, one can easily differentiate between these two iconic brands.
The overall design of the Yamaha Bolt fulfills the bobber style requirement, with a tear-drop shaped, 12.87 liters fuel tank and bobber styled split seats. The iconic Yamaha bolt has minimal graphics with clean body panels. The Yamaha Bolt cruiser has low seat height, which provides a comfortable riding experience.
Speaking about the dimension of the Yamaha Bolt, it measures 2291 mm in length, 1120mm in width, and 945mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1570mm and a ground clearance of 130mm. The new super cruiser bike comes with a heavyweight of 245kg. However, the seat height is just 690mm. The Bolt rides on a 19-inch front alloy wheel, and a 16-inch rear alloy wheel combination, and gets a 13-liter teardrop-shaped fuel tank, round headlamps, tail lamps, and a fully digital instrument console.
The American cruiser styled bike comes with a standard dual-channel ABS. The suspension includes telescopic front forks and gas-charged dual shock absorbers at the rear, which makes it more comfortable to travel on bumpy roads.
Engine and Performance
Yamaha Bolt, 942cc super cruiser is equipped with a 942cc, V-twin, air-cooled engine with four-valves per cylinder that churns out a maximum power of 53.6 BHP at 5,500 RPM and a maximum torque of 80 Nm at 3000 RPM.
The bike is equipped with a pent-roof shaped combustion chamber, which allows it to deliver excellent power and low-end torque. The powerful 942cc, v-twin engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox which allows the bike to hit a top speed of 170 Kmph.
Brakes and Tires
Braking duties are effectively handled by 298 mm disc brakes at front and rear, supported by dual-channel ABS. Talking about the suspension feature, the suspension duties of the iconic Yamaha bike is taken care of by telescopic forks at the front and a dual shock absorber at the rear for a comfortable riding experience.
The mid-capacity cruiser rides on 12 inches spoke alloy wheels with a 100/90-19 at the front and 150/80-16 at the rear.
The Yamaha Bolt delivers a decent mileage of 21.26 kmpl. However, the fuel efficiency of the cruiser bike depends upon the road conditions. The above average mileage is for the highway. In city traffic, the bike comparatively returns a low mileage.
In a country like Nepal, where the roads do not meet the minimum criteria, you can expect to get a very low mileage.
Yamaha Bolt Price in Nepal and Availability
Now that the Yamaha bolt is officially available in Nepal, the question remains about the price. MAW Enterprises Pvt Ltd, the authorized distributor has fixed the Bolt price at RS 34.99 lakhs. The Yamaha Bolt price is the same as the Yamaha TMAX 560, which is the most expensive super scooter launched in Nepal.
Speaking about the availability of the Bolt, the bike is a limited edition Yamaha bike in Nepal. Needless to say, the bike will be in Nepal for a limited time frame. According to the distributor, MAW enterprises, the bikes are launched to showcase the legacy of the iconic brand and not for the purpose of business, as there is no market for superbikes in Nepal. But that does not mean that you cannot buy the Yamaha Bolt. The bikes are imported in few quantities and Of course, you can buy the bike. However, your chance of getting this bike is only fair.
The Bolt will stand in competition against the likes of the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 and also other Japanese offerings like the Suzuki Boulevard 800cc.