What makes the Star Motorcycle Raider SCL so special is the fact that is a limited production model, being available in only 500 units. As most limited production models, the Raider SCL is offered with a long list of premium features.
The 2013 Raider SCL features a catchy Crimson Red paint job combined with a few Intense Black inserts. The fancy look is also enhanced by the stainless steel mesh throttle cables, clutch and brake lines as well as the custom 5-spoke chrome wheels co-developed by Star and Performance Machine.
We also need to send a shout at the custom seat which is wrapped in two tonne leather with embroidered SCL logo, and matching beige stitching. Moreover, the top panels of the seat have crocodile-pattern embossing on the leather for 2013.
There are no technical upgrades for 2013 and the bike continues to be powered by the same 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, OHV with 4 valves per cylinder, pushrod 48-degree V-twin which pumps out max torque at 2500 rpm and max power at 4500.
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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.
The 2013 Raider SCL features newly developed, rich Crimson Red paint accented with an Intense Black color. The bike is hand-painted by skilled craftsmen to deliver premium quality the discerning rider is looking for. The 2013 Raider SCL simply stands 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 embroidered SCL logo, and matching beige 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. The top panels of the seat have crocodile-pattern embossing on the leather for 2013.
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.
Clutch has light, easy-pull operation — 20% less effort at the lever than before.
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.
9.5:1 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 and 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 SCL’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 two-tone Crimson Red/Intense Black paint for a rich, high quality 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.
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 SCL.
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.
Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection; throttle position sensor
Transistor Controlled Ignition
5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
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
Tires / Rear
Custom 5-spoke chrome
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
$19,990 (Crimson Red/Intense Black) Available from December 2012
Motorcycle-Usa ---- "At the heart of the Raider SCL is the standard Raider S engine, a potent 113 cubic-inch fuel-injected V-Twin with 1854cc of power. The chassis and suspension are stock as well, with the rake continuing to be set at a deceptive 39-degree angle. Star designed the SCL to be custom in its look without compromising its reliability and performance. In concept, Star Motorcycles intends on producing limited edition factory customs on future models offering style and quality rarely seen on production motorcycles and 2012 marks the beginning of the Star Custom Line. Launching the SCL line with its flagship cruiser model the Raider makes perfect sense."
Ridermegazine ---- "As far as cruisers go, the Raider SCL has a nearly ideal riding position. The handlebar is at a sensible height, width and distance from the rider, allowing for bent elbows and minimal shoulder strain. On some cruisers, at highway speeds you have to fight to keep your feet on the pegs or your legs from splaying apart, but not on the Raider. The footpegs are well-placed, not too far forward nor too wide, allowing the rider’s knees to naturally hug the tank. No herniated discs or painfully twisted hips."
Motorcycle ---- "The high-compression engine (for a cruiser, 9.48:1) delivers a seemingly unending stream of power with no perceived hiccups in the fuel delivery process from its EFI system. Minor, steady and large throttle inputs result in appropriate engine response."Key Featuresh3