September 14, 2011
Star debuted today the 2012 Raider SCL (pictured), the first of multiple models to come in the Star Custom Line. Star is not the first manufacturer to offer a “factory custom”, but it might be the first to bring this level of paint quality, chrome and accessories to a production motorcycle priced under $20,000 (albeit, by a hair). At $19,990, the Raider SCL appears to offer good value given the quality of the paint, seat stitching and chrome details I saw a few days ago.
The 2012 Raider SCL will be limited to 500 units, with each bike receiving a numbered, limited edition aluminum tank badge. In addition to the very impressive six-layer paint job, the seat appears finely crafted from genuine leather with color matched stitching. The wheels are co-developed by Performance Machine and are limited to this model. Other details include a chrome belt guard, and stainless mesh throttle cables and clutch/brake lines. Star chose to leave the potent 1854cc (113 cubic inch) motor stock, as it is already at, or near, the top of the production v-twin hierarchy. The Raider SCL should be available in February of next year at selected dealers. Inquire at your dealer for details. You can also take a look at the Star web site here.