When the Bolt hit the market in 2014 I immediately wanted one. Love the bobber/cruiser hybrid, the blacked out look, engine size, all of the above. I waited a few years until I could afford one and purchased a 2015 Bolt R-Spec a few months ago, upgrading from a 2003 VStar Classic.
I FUCKING LOVE MY BOLT. LOVE IT. Guy I bought it from put some blacked out Vance & Hines pipes on her, and she looks and sounds amazing. He also dropped the pegs an inch, and pushed them forward to give it more of a cruiser feel. Love how she handles. For a 140lb guy like myself, the 942cc engine is perfect, and I honestly don't need much more. So much different than the VStar, which now feels like I'm riding a couch when I take her out.
I'm probably looking at installing a fuel processor when I swap out the air intake for a Vance & Hines VO2, and then will get a custom tune job on her somewhere in Sacramento.
The ONLY issue I've seemed to notice is that the handlebars get a bit shaky when slowing down under 40 MPH, but it's definitely nothing to not buy the bike for. I was a little unhappy I already blew a clutch case gasket, as I'm only at 2700 miles, but I'm taking her in next week to get fixed and figure out what went wrong.
Other than that, I would have sex with my Bolt if she was human. Pictured are my two Yamaha Ladies!