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Yamaha Bolt 950 Custom “Neo Avant Garde” by Smoked Garage

Yamaha Bolt 950 Custom “Neo Avant Garde” by Smoked Garage

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    Country Australia

    Model Bolt XVS950

    Style Bobber

    Neo Avant Garde

    When our client initially proposed the colour scheme for this bike, suffice to say I was not too enthusiastic… “Fluoro Yellow – are you sure, dude??” The last thing he wanted was a “YamaHarley”, so yeah – he was sure. Beefy, low, mean, black, aggressive… all key descriptives used in the brief. And Fluoro Yellow Wheels. Yep.

    I was skeptical from the beginning, not entirely sure I would like this build. But now that it’s finished, I love it. It grew on me as the build progressed, and damned if I wouldn’t love to have this sitting in my garage at home!!

    First thing was first, get it as low as we can. The exhaust needed to be distinct and loud enough to turn a few heads, but he didn’t want the pipes to be a feature, instead we discreetly hid the muffler underneath the chin spoiler, which was a one-off handmade for this build. It was also important to fatten up the forks, so a set of fork sleeves were custom made to give the front end a nice beefy look. There was a bit of work in getting them to fit without bottoming out, but we got there!

    The next challenge was giving the bike that low bobber look, whilst allowing for a pillion at the same time – who doesn’t want the opportunity to throw a pretty girl on the back of your sweet custom to show off?! So shorty shocks, a custom re-enforced fender and hand made one-off seat were fashioned to fit.

    Next the colour scheme – matching yellow pinstripes as highlights to compliment the powdercoated wheels, matte black sides, and a matte charcoal finish on the top of the tank.

    Bolt 950 Custom parts

    • Rear Bobber Conversion
    • Custom Rear Fender into Struts
    • Handmade 2-up Seat
    • Custom two-tone Matte Paint with Pinstripe
    • Flush mount fuel cap in tank
    • Custom made exhaust with hidden muffler
    • Clip on handlebars
    • Custom made fork sleeves with integrated indicators
    • Handmade chin spoiler
    • Powdercoated Wheels in Fluorescent Yellow
    • Rear shorty shocks
    • LED Halo Headlight
    • Integrated LED Tail light/Indicators
    • Chopped front fender
    • Custom made mirrors
    • Custom numberplate bracket
    • Custom air filter
    • Avon grips

    Yamaha Bolt 950 specs


    Engine Type58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 4 valves

    Bore x Stroke85.0mm x 83.0mm

    Compression Ratio9.0:1

    Fuel DeliveryFuel injection

    IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

    Transmission5-speed; multiplate wet clutch

    Final DriveBelt


    Suspension / Front Telescopic fork, 4.7-in travel

    Suspension / RearDual piggyback shocks, 2.8-in travel

    Brakes / FrontWave-type disc, 298mm

    Brakes / RearWave-type disc, 298mm

    Tires / Front100/90-19

    Tires / Rear150/80-16


    L x W x H90.2 in x 37.2 in x 44.1 in

    Seat Height27.2 in

    Wheelbase61.8 in

    Rake (Caster Angle)29.0°

    Trail5.1 in

    Ground Clearance5.1 in

    Fuel Capacity3.4 gal

    Fuel Economy**51 mpg

    Wet Weight***542 lb