ziah Reid: I like the harleys subtler design, and with the harley you always have the
option of a 1200 conversion. I know harleys are outdated in their design
but that's part of the reason why I think their cool. Not the chromed out
ones with the restrictive fish tail exhaust tips but the more classic
Dragan Marj: Why would you compare a 2001 model with a new bolt, makes sense if you
don't want to have a fair race, lol!
Harley Russell: If this were a sportbike comparison then power would really matter, but on
cruiser bikes [or more standard-style cruisers like the Sportster] I don't
find power to be nearly as important.
clinicalpsychologist: try that with a Night Rod and the yamaha will be way way behind
Bacon Dog: Redwings vs Sketchers. One is the original, the other is newer and made in
china, the other is heavier and heavy duty, classic and can be re-soled.
The other is more sporty, handles better and is lighter weight but does
not last as long.
FMJFilmMedia: I don't know I am more drawn to Harley than jap bikes. I know for a fact
that Harley's are more expensive to buy and fix. You do get your money
worth with jap bikes. But I will still own a Harley. HD Road King owner.
Ray Wilson: Ok they say the bolt is faster and a better bike but yet the 883 still out
sells it. I had an 07 883 and put 32000 miles on it I raced a lot of other
bike and let me tell you I could out run most all of the other cruisers in
the 900 cc class and I got beat a few times but not very often. Secondly
why do all the other bike have to compare themselves to Harley. Is that
because Harley is the standard that all other need to be held to
Jamie Nichols: What year was the bolt? Although the sporty had less miles, it's 14 years
old from when I'm watching the video... I'm trying to be fair, but a dozen
years of technology tilts the scales. If ya want to run it against my 2014
breakout let me know... I'll kick your ass... haha
Roy Diedesch: That's not even one of the F.I. sportsters.....I'm not a harley guy, but
this doesn't seem even remotely even...smh
Thrillcekr: Yamaha has a bigger engine and costs more. What exactly got proven there?
DrJekyl30: @Vanrocco thanks for your comment. You are one of those that makes sense.
But you have to agree, well you don't have to but most HD people are like
cult members. I was watching a movie called children of sorrow. Watch that
movie and dig where I am coming from. Some people can be talked into
anything and if you speak in the right manner you got them hooked.
JACKSONLEWISOFCANADA: you mean an engine with almost 100cc more power won? wow thats
surprising!!!!! NOT!!!!!!!!! this point of this video is really to be
brian meister: sorry, but even though the 883 is a 2001, it still has 70 year old
engineering. And just think, now that Harley has a production facility in
India, the quality can only improve, right? Want American made? Want
quality and reliability? HD is none of the above.
Octavio Segura: Ahyyy! como son mamones! la sportster no es para correr, a vista es mas
bonita y montandola es de agradable sensacion, por otra parte en un año la
H.D. valdra igual o mas y la Bolt?.... al fierro viejo!!
cengiz karacan: omparayı ona vermem 883 nıce
Donny Dittmer: Harley is carbureted of course the fuel injected bike is going to win.
Ray Charles: The guy on the Harley needs to learn about giving it all throttle in a
race. I never heard of someone in a race NOT giving it all the available
throttle. If that's how Harley makes it, they've really gone down. Likely,
Bolt wins anyway.
Scott Heldman: What a stupid drag race test. Did you really pair a new bike against a
2001? And, then say, "the bikes are the same."
BrandonPrive1432: same resluts, lolol
Richard Einstein: I have a Yamaha 1700 Road Star and it absolutely destroys Harleys.
thejudgehasjudged: Always liked my Yamaha's and I've had a few but I'll be keeping my Super
Glide I reckon. It's a steam engine and I love it :-)
Thomas Dennis: Performance wins. when I see H D's racing with Yamaha's on a track we will
see who the winner is every time.
suseno andeskem: jos gonjos harlly I LIKE HARLLY
Jimmy Martin: I think ya missed the point. If you want to go fast get a sport bike. If
you want to be cool get a Harley. If you want to be a rock star build your
own. If you want to look like a dork buy a bolt and stand around telling
everyone that you paid Harley money for a yamahaha. Oh its faster than the
slowest Harley but slower than every crotch rocket..
journeyquest1: You will ALWAYS be able to get parts for a Sportster. But when the
Yamahopper gets so many yrs they will discontinue parts. Plus its not hard
to make it a 1200 after you get a few miles on it. Ill take the HD. More
aaron katz: What's the big deal? I bought my 883 because I liked the style more than
any other bike. That's my opinion. The bolt looks like an 883 knock off to
me. While it's definitely faster, I didn't buy a 600 pound motorcycle to
race nor did 99% of riders. And if you did buy a motorcycle for racing, it
wouldn't be either of these bikes.
brad hager: +Cruiser Customizing what kind of windshield is on that bolt?
Dillon Anderson: You guys have to admit this is not a fair race. Even if you don't like
Harley, that sportster is not only an 883, (should have been a 1200) but
it's over 10 years old. I don't care that it's only got 1000 miles on it.
The '14 technology alone is far better then '01. And it still barely beat
that bike. I think the race would have been different if you put a '14
1200cc sportster against that brand new bolt. You can't deny that no matter
how much you dislike harley
Mike Smith: Did any one else notice at the end of the video, it said "Resluts?" That
girl is not only a slut, she's a Re Slut! ;)
Allen Gardner: My 2014 883 would be at it. I know that for a fact. This is not really fair
at all. But people will do whatever it takes to sell products to the masses
of idiots. Apparently they will defend themselves as well. Even tho its
clear this is total bs. I like both bikes. But come on people.
Johnnie Smith: It's so plastic it's pathetic! When people can't afford a HD they always
think thier pile of plastic is better, knowing they wish they had a HD!
Save up your pennies for the real thing!!
DrJekyl30: Why are all the HD guys bringing up the 1200cc Sportster? That bike is
250cc larger than the bolt. Bolt vs 883 is a more fair comparison if there
was one. Of course the Sportster 1200 would beat the Bolt. But don't get
angry when you see an HD lose to another brand. Tell you what, put your
1200 Sportster up against my Raider and see how you come out. Is that a
fair comparison? Now as far as speed goes, we all know that all HDs are
slow until you spend an extra 5 to 7k to beef up your little 60hp stock
bike. But you HD guys have a beast in your stable called the v-rod and you
won't even consider that an HD. You HD guys kill me LOL. Buy what you like,
ride what you like and leave it at that. Far as resale goes, I'm not ever
looking to sell my bike. My Raider is a beast and wait til you see the
finished product video.
Databyter: This vid made me smile, the comments make me laugh.
Enjoy your Harleys gentlemen, I'm saving up for my Yamaha.
To each their own.
The bike I want is ugly as hell, but it looks good to me because it is
honest and does what I want it to. Not interested in peg scrapers anymore.
Matt Drake: Bolt Vs 883ci Sporty. How about Bolt Vs 1200 Sporty
Vanrocco66: So the Harley wanna be with EFI was slightly faster then the 13 year old
legend. ... Check back with me in 2 years when both are for sale. The
Yamaha won't be worth pickle while the Harley will still hold value and will
sell much faster simply because people want to own a Harley.
armed4freedom: Allen Gardner shut the hell up, no your 883 would NOT do any better at all
ever in any universe. Your completely full of crap. The 883 is widely known
to be under powered and slow for the 800cc category. Hell an old intruder
800 absolutely destroys an 883. Hell it eats up my 1200 sportster. Get over
it man the 883 is a cruiser in EVERY way, its slow as hell.
Joe Martin: No surprise here. The 883 is a slug. I'd like to see the Bolt go up against
a 1200 Sportster. I think the outcome would be different.
brad hager: what kind of windshield is on that bolt?
Jack Smith: The harley looks much nicer , And i dont see it matters which one is
faster thats not the point of these types of bikes .
KINGCOIL1973: Yeah that "bolt" looks like a virago to me. Wonder if Yamaha ever fixed
that starter problem? In 20 years the 883 will be worth more than it is now
and the Yamaha will be on craigslist for $200 because someone tried to make
"something cool" out of it and lost interest and the title! Hahaha
iFDW: These comments are pathetic. Theyre bikes people. This isnt politics! Buy
and ride what you like.
Frank Aubert: Here ya go :-0
Here we go with the first recall for Yamaha, or Star, if you prefer, nifty
Bolt machine. The campaign has number 12V298000 and affects at least 3,900
The NHTSA report claims the bikes' engine may stall due to a wiring error:
certain wires may have a slack or sag and the wiring harness may touch the
exhaust manifold. The heat would cause the cables to melt and possibly
If a short circuit occurs, certain fuses would blow and this will most
likely cause the engine to stall while riding, increasing the risk of a
Yamaha announced they will begin the recall in late July after notifying
all the owners. Dealers will check the wiring harness and secure it away
from the exhaust manifold. In case damage is detected, the harness will be
first replaced. Bolt owners can get in contact with their dealers or can
call Yamaha at 1-800-962-7926.
epiphoneplayer: I work at a dealership, it's not like this is the only comparison. Stock
EFI 883 dyno compared to the bolt is a good way to see that all around the
bolt has the edge. (The 883 has .1 more horse power at a higher rpm the
bolt has 4 more foot pounds of torque at a lower rpm) So say what you want
but the yamaha bolt truly is more reliable, faster, costs about the same
(unless you go for the R-spec, which rides a lot smoother) we also sell
harleys. It's just personal preference for some. Others just have to get
Harley because of the name. Some can only get financed by Harley (because
they take anyone) so again performance, comfort, and reliability goes to
yamaha. That's just a fact. No need for argument.
Oscar V: hmm....I think I'll buy the Bolt
Raul E. Menjivar: I think the choice of a bike should reflect on the intention of what you
need it for. A Harley is a Harley and will never loose it's reputation.
But, despite that Yamaha copies their style, their price and reliability is
pretty good. At the end of the day it's who is going to give you more gas
jimmy w: Fuel injection is not gonna help that 883 my vstar 650 beats my friends all
the time and my cousins nightster beats me but not by much and for value im
from buffalo and 883 and 1200 sell anywhere from 2500 to 5000 so take your
1938 technology and shove it up your ass o yeah my cousins nightster is a
2010 and it pisses oil every where junk harly
jstang34: this is the dumbest crap ive ever seen.."were gonna put this brand new bike
up against an old turd" might as well of raced a freaking honda rebel 250
edgar4973: efi vs carbs? 13 years difference. why people want to beat Harley? why
these bikes look like Harleys? sound like Harley? and why year after year
all the motorcycle brands compare them self to Harley? and the comparison
is always on older Harleys and lower horsepower than the motorcycle they
bring is like a 21 years old person with 165lbs vs a 35 years old and
235lbs. who will win??? sr you have a mosquito brain. nice vid!
Kannan Muthuraja: iron 883 the legend forever,no bike can grab those rep it has