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2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Voted Awesome

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:12 pm

2012 Yamaha Raider SCL

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2012 Yamaha Raider SCL


Very limited edition Custom Raider S for ultimate culmination of style, power and performance..

A true productin custom unlike no other. Introducing the all-new 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL - a very special, very limited production Raider for those wanting a truly unique chopper-inspired machine. Only 500 will be built and will feature everything that makes the 2012 Yamaha Raider S one of the world's great performance cruisers and more.




2012 Yamaha Raider SCL Highlights and Key Features:

Key Features:

•The limited production Raider SCL is loaded with premium cruiser features. Crafted for riders who value exclusivity, only 500 of these exceptional machines will be built.

•Newly developed high-metallic Blazing Orange paint was created specifically for the Raider SCL. Coupled with a metal flake and shine made possible by a 6-layer painting process, its vibrancy is unlike any other color produced for a Star® Motorcycle. This bike is sure to stand out from the crowd.

•Stainless steel mesh throttle cables as well as clutch and brake lines give this bike a premium look.

•Custom 5-spoke chrome wheels co-developed by Star and Performance Machine, with matching chrome pulley and chrome belt guard, help elevate the Raider SCL to a true production custom.

•Great attention to detail was taken into consideration when designing the genuine leather two-tone seat with embossed SCL logo, and matching orange stitching – keeping the discerning cruiser customer in mind. Over time, the seat will develop a character of its own and will be unlike any other.

•An exclusive metal SCL badge with hologram is placed on top of the fuel tank as a constant reminder to its owner that only 500 of these unique machines exist.


New for 2012:

•The 2012 Raider SCL is a new model for 2012.




2012 Yamaha Raider SCL Features and Benefits

ENGINE

•113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, OHV with 4 valves per cylinder, pushrod 48-degree V-twin pumps out max torque at just 2500 rpm and max power at 4500 rpm for powerful, relaxed cruising.

•Four pushrod-activated valves and two spark plugs per cylinder provide optimum combustion efficiency along with classically beautiful engine architecture.

•Ceramic-composite plated cylinders for superior heat dissipation with forged pistons cooled by oil jets. Provides outstanding reliability and longer engine life.

•9.48:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing increase power output across the board.

•Computer-controlled, twin-bore fuel injection monitors multiple engine parameters to calculate perfect mixture under all conditions; wide-angle 12-hole fuel injectors provide excellent atomization.

•A 3.5-liter airbox is hidden in the area below the fuel tank for great performance and clean styling.

•Two-into-one-into-two exhaust with Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®) inside boosts torque in the 2500~3500-rpm range.

•Special custom-machining of the cooling fin edges gives a jewel-like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles.


DETAILS / FEATURES

•Left-thumb operated high-beam switch, and right-thumb activated accessory driving light switch for great visibility.

•Jewel-like fit and finish, and Star quality paint, chrome and attention to detail are evident all over the Raider.

•Cool, tank-mounted instrumentation complements the custom look, and contains analog speedometer and fuel gauge, along with twin digital tripmeters, odometer and self-diagnostics.

•Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight, and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.

•02 sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions.

•Raider SCL (Star Custom Line) comes equipped with billet wheels & pulley, custom leather seat, braided stainless steel throttle cables, clutch and brake hoses.





2012 Yamaha Raider SCL - USA Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP* $19,990 (Blazing Orange) Available from February 2012



ENGINE
Type 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 118.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.48:1
Fuel Delivery Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection; throttle position sensor
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt

CHASSIS
Frame Double cradle
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Swingarm; 3.5-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 310mm
Tires / Front 120/70-21
Tires / Rear 210/40-18
Wheels 5-spoke cast

DIMENSIONS
Length 101.2 in
Width 36.4 in
Height 45.9 in
Seat Height 27.4 in
Ground Clearance 5.8 in
Wheelbase 70.9 in
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal
Fuel Economy** 42 mpg
Wet Weight*** 729.9 lb

OTHER
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:36 pm

Fail. This is an obvious ripoff of a Harley Davidson Wide Glide, right down to the rear fender. I'm sure It's ok to ride and It's not a bad looking bike but because It's a clone it gets a fail.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:54 pm

I have to vote AWESOME...a clone usually implies that is a lesser copy...the Harley has more cache as a premium brand, but doesn't perform as well and won't be as reliable...don't get me wrong, Harley makes nice bikes (some very nice!) but don't bash a bike for taking their design and improving it while at the same time providing it at a much lower price point...

I understand that you are a Harley owner and you bought into the brand, I get it...but I'm a Yamaha owner and I bought into reliability and power...

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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:43 am

Voted uncool, just way too many of these cruiser look a likes out there.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:48 am

Not a bad looking bike as far as cruisers go....I would never buy one but to my eyes one of the best looking designs for this genre. Since there is no neutral rating, I guess I will give it a cool rating.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:56 am

snakedoctEr726 wrote:Fail. This is an obvious ripoff of a Harley Davidson Wide Glide, right down to the rear fender. I'm sure It's ok to ride and It's not a bad looking bike but because It's a clone it gets a fail.
I don't see the resemblence. The Wide Glide is a much stouter looking bike and Raiden has a longer, leaner look. Raiden is also much wilder looking than the relatively sedate looking Wide Glide. They are both good looking bikes but they don't look similar at all to my eyes.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:59 pm

First off, the Raider looks nothing like the Wide Glide, not even 'down to the rear fender'. The Raider's rear well is raked downward for most of its length and terminates in a sharply truncated upsweep, whereas the Wide Glide has a mostly tubbed fender out back. The list goes on too. Raider has a concealed monoshock, whereas the WG has duel outboards. Raider has a large headlamp nacelle, WG has the stubby little bulb Harly likes so much. Raider has it's turn signals mounted lower than the headlight and mag wheels, WG has the high turn signal stems and spoked wheels. Com'n SnakeDoc, at least look at a competitors cruiser before tossing your hair and calling it a Harly clone. That attitude is why us metric riders don't wave at you. (-:

What I especially like about the Raider is that they've stayed close to the classic cruiser profile. What I mean is, if you take a look at some of the other "ultra-stylized factory custom' offerings out there -- and here I'm thinking specifically of the Victory line -- you'll see that they've become so backswept and buttoned under that they just can't be optioned tastefully. A Victory 8-Ball would look terrible with a windshield, sissy bar, bags and luggage rack. The Raider, though, stays close enough to the cruiser legacy that you could option this bike without ruining the silhouette, and I appreciate that.

I'm giving this bike an 'Awesome', and believe me that's tough for me to do with a Yamaha cruiser. Yamaha's VStar line has always struck me as the "Buick" of the industry -- mostly heavy, rather sedate and ultimately the sort of thing a motorcop might find attractive. That Yamaha has injected some new blood and edgy styling with this new Star line is, to me, a significant step in the right direction, and I for one look forward to strolling through a Yamaha dealership without having to stifle a yawn.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by sapaul » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:21 am

I am with Jack
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Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:02 pm

I just caught my mistake, I was thinking of the stock rear fender on the Fat Bob, not the stock rear on the Wide Glide. The Raider SCL is still a clone though.

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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Okay, I'll concede there is some 'clone' in the Raider. I can't deny that it has two wheels, a seat and handlebars. The Fat Bob has the same.

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Unread post by sapaul » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:31 am

I am with Jack on that one too.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:50 am

I voted: Awesome

I can easly see the points of how the 2012 Yamaha Raider has innovated their design while copying other successful design ideas as well. It's a chopper and there really are only so many ways to create the classic look without looking ugly or like something else and I feel Yamaha did a great design job with the the Raider. I really love how the pipes flow and work with the liquid aero-dynamic feel of the bike (if you can say that about a chopper!). I haven't rode a Raider but I have sat on one in the showroom and it feels much more substantial than the Dyna Wide Glide, but it also feels more heavy to move around, it would be interesting how this would translate on the road.

The SCL is Yamaha's "CVO" division as I understand it, and it's nice to see someone outside of Harley-Davidson creating a special customs division to produce some really nice works of art. I'd like to see Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki do the same too.

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Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:35 pm

I've taken one of these bikes for a ride... WOW!!! A ton of power and that raked front end adds incredibly to the amazing agility and awesome handling of this bike. A big :thumbsup: ...
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:56 am

Yecck, just awful. IMHO, the SCL has just waaaaay too much chrome, bling and two-tone cr@p, and looks dated as a result.

Good thing it's just a special edition, and the regular Raiders are still available.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:20 pm

Thanks everyone for voting and discussing the 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL this week! We had a slew of votes on it and now what you have been waiting for; THE RESULTS:


Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL is...

Awesome 50%
Cool 18%
Uncool 23%
Fail 9%

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Unread post by High_Side » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:46 pm

Sorry that I missed this one - if I hadn't I would be breaking out the barfy emoticon. Holy crap is that thing ugly. I looks like the Hyosung that got beat with the ugly stick. It may be functional, and I believe Dr. Bar on that one but cool it is not. Superfail!

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Unread post by BobK » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:36 am

madjak30 wrote:...the Harley has more cache[t] as a premium brand, but doesn't perform as well and won't be as reliable...
I beg to differ.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:45 pm

BobK wrote:
madjak30 wrote:...the Harley has more cache[t] as a premium brand, but doesn't perform as well and won't be as reliable...
I beg to differ.
That's because you have the XR. :kicking:
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Re: 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL: Voted Awesome

Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:43 pm

I have been on demo rides a couple of times on a Raider. If I had the money I'd own one. It was great to ride.
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