Vance Hines VO2 Naked Air Intake Kit For Yamaha Bolt 2014-2015
Reasonably priced upgrade
The performance of the product itself can't really be criticized. It's one of the cheaper kits out the to open up the intake.
As far as the installation goes, a couple points. I thought the venturi could have been machined a little more accurately. When you place it on the bike, there is a little play. Maybe that's to allow for some differences from bike to bike. When you screw it in though the holes don't quite line up. You have to fiddle with it to get all the threads to catch. At first it appeared that it wasn't going to pull it in flush.
Which brings me to the bolts. One of them was too short. One of the three bolts needs to be considerably longer. This required me to make a trip to the local hardware store. I have heard of others having the same issue. Maybe some quality control issues u at V&H.
Functionally I am very happy. You can really hear the air getting sucked in to this thing. This, combined with a reflash of the ECU has given a noticeable increase in performance.
July 27, 2015
Great air filter!
Good fit and build. All of the parts are clean and looks well made. Took less than 10 mins to install. Love the clean and simple look. U can hear this thing suck in air while riding. Installed with a v&h fuelpak and cobra slip on exhaust. Bike runs great so far after a few tweaks of the settings.
March 30, 2015
looks awesome and makes a really cool induction sound
I love the look it gives to my Bolt. Even at an idle, you can hear the air being sucked into the engine. When giving it throttle, it gets even louder and sounds so cool. The shipping was super fast and free. The install was very easy and knocked it out with some basic hand tools in about 15 minutes. I use this air intake with a fuelpak and a slip on exhaust. It is the perfect combination for any bike enthusiasts.
March 7, 2015
Love the look and performance gains.
This air cleaner for the bolt really changes the look of the bike. It removes the horrifically ugly plastic air cleaner box and adds the raw look of an open air filter concept. I have mine paired with the Fuel Controller and Competition Slip-on exhaust set up both from V&H. The trio is a great bang for the buck. The performance gains are noticeable in the lower and higher rpm ranges. The sound the air cleaner gives when under a heavy load is throaty and aggressive. I recommend this to anyone looking to add some upgrades and change the overall aesthetics of the bolt in itself. Note: The air cleaner does not come with a center plug and it will have to be provided by the end user if it is not used in conjunction with the V&H Skull Cap.
March 2, 2015
The Naked cleans up the lines on the Bolt and adds performance. With the increased air flow you will need to add a fuel pak.
October 13, 2014
The V02 was very easy to install and you definitely can't beat the price. Well worth the money.
September 1, 2014
Great product and easy to install
Everything is great except the picture shows the intake has the cap on but it doesn't come with the order. I guess I missed the fine print. I understand marketing but I believe people would appreciate you more if you are just up front about it.
August 26, 2014
Does not come with cover in picture
Works as advertised, you need a fuel controller. I use this in conjunction with a Fuelpak and the V&H Twin Slash.
Only complaint is that is does not come with the "Skullcap" featured in the picture, you have to buy that separately (for almost $40 more!). No thanks, I just painted the filter housing flat black and it probably looks better than the skull cap.
June 30, 2014