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Old 04-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #1

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Default 2012 Star Raider SCL Review

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Old 04-24-2012, 05:26 AM   #2
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An interesting mix of good and bad. One thing is for sure, if "Star" wants to compete with HD CVO, they've got a ways to go. You can go over a CVO with a microscope and you won't find anything like the list of flaws found on this bike. Even under the bike, where nobody can see unless the bike is on a lift, you'll find chromed or polished bolts, covers, etc.

But, it's a start!
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:42 AM   #3
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The SCL is a good first try. Star will have to pay more attention to detail before it gets close to HD's CVO, but, more importantly, Star will have to start offering factory performance upgrades under warranty.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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The thing about the Raider is that is has an awesome motor/driveline/chassis for a traditional cruiser.
The other thing is that it is incredibly ugly and chintzy looking. Like a fancier Virago.
It's a shame that no matter how much paint Yam throws at it, a Harley Sportster Iron 883 at half the price is more of a head turner.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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No matter how you dress it up a Japanese cruiser which unfortunately still depreciates at an alarming rate. So, while they are eminently fine motorcycles one needs to employ discretion before putting a shytload more money into one.
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