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2012 Yamaha Raider SCL Review
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:
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
New for 2012:
The 2012 Raider SCL is a new model for 2012.
2012 Yamaha Raider SCL Features and Benefits
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
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.
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
All-aluminum cast frame is light, rigid, and tuned for light, athletic
handling. A light, Controlled-Fill, aluminum swingarm casting complements
the bikes lithe style.
Low, sculpted rider and passenger seat of exclusive, two-toned genuine
leather with orange stitching set this bike apart while maintaining the Raiders
casual, urban cruising style ergonomics.
A 6-degree yoke anglethe first ever on a street-legal Star Motorcyclemakes
it possible to achieve that custom look as well as neutral handling and straight-line
cruisability: 33-degree rake plus 6 degrees yoke angle gives total rake of
39 degrees and 102mm of trail.
Custom 5-spoke wheels co-developed by Star and Performance Machine
are chrome plated for uncommon custom beauty. Theres 120/70-21-inch
tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 out backthe tallest and widest
ever on a Star.
46mm fork tubes serve a sweet appearance and an excellent ride through
5.1 inches of wheel travel.
A tucked-out-of-sight single shock out back provides a smooth ride
under varying loads.
The flangeless fuel tank gets a 6-layer paint process with meticulous
application of Raider SCLs exclusive metallic Blazing Orange paint for
an unmatched look. It carries a full 4.2 gallons of fuel for an excellent
Front brake master cylinder with integrated lever operates a pair of
298mm front discs squeezed by strong monoblock calipers for excellent power
and feel, with a 310mm disc out back.
Strong, light and narrow belt final drive contains embedded carbon
fiber for even greater strength.
Wiring harness uses super-slim wires for compactness and lighter weight,
and switchgear wiring is routed inside the handlebar for a clean appearance.
ADDITIONAL 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
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
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
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
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
2012 Yamaha Raider SCL - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Model not available in Canada. See the Raider S.
2012 Yamaha Raider SCL - European Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: NA
Model not available in Europe.