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2012 Yamaha Raider SCL
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2012 Yamaha Raider SCL
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2012 Yamaha Raider SCL

2012 Yamaha Raider SCL
2012 Yamaha Raider SCL

2012 Yamaha Raider SCL
2012 Yamaha Raider SCL

2012 Yamaha Raider SCL
2012 Yamaha Raider SCL

- 2012 Yamaha Raider SCL

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:

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.

 

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

•All-aluminum cast frame is light, rigid, and tuned for light, athletic handling. A light, Controlled-Fill, aluminum swingarm casting complements the bike’s lithe style.

•Low, sculpted rider and passenger seat of exclusive, two-toned genuine leather with orange stitching set this bike apart while maintaining the Raider’s casual, urban cruising style ergonomics.

•A 6-degree yoke angle—the first ever on a street-legal Star Motorcycle—makes 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. There’s 120/70-21-inch tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 out back—the 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 SCL’s exclusive metallic Blazing Orange paint for an unmatched look. It carries a full 4.2 gallons of fuel for an excellent cruising range.

•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

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)

 


 

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.


 

 

 

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