2010 Victory Cross Country And Cross Roads Hot Bike Baggers

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Victory Cross Country


Filling the Gap

Over the decade Victory Motorcycles grown from the woods of to a genuine world-class motorcycle This ascension is unmatched in the world and even more so in the and fickle American bike A strategic decision was made Victory would do things than the rest, instead of the machines of their competitors.

bold was the slogan: The New American Company.

Two years ago Victory the Vision on the masses. It was a bike polarized the public due to its unique and styling. It’s a fabulous that eats up the miles, is the most comfortable American bike with power and to match.

For some it was just too far out of the of what people expected a homegrown motorcycle.

Through research from the riding as well as lessons learned the Vision platform Victory is at it again with two new models: the Country and Cross Roads. The Country features a fork fixed fairing while the Roads is a windshield-equipped version. features of these bikes are of other offerings in the market again did it their way.

new machines fit in between the more Kingpin Tour and the flagship models.

The chassis is similar to the yet new and was designed and engineered to optimize the of the new models. The two-piece frame is from sand-cast aluminum and as the airbox. This frame adds rigidity while light and offers a handling low center of gravity. Out back a shock working through a pending suspension linkage and swingarm handles the bumps.

A stout 43mm inverted fork setup resides on the that also holds two brake calipers that floating rotors. To attain the bikes in their class the models roll on new, spoke Roulette wheels in radial tires.

Returning is the Freedom 106 engine that a true overdrive six-speed The 50 degree air/oil cooled features four-valve heads an overhead cam atop each The Freedom motors are incredibly and bulletproof producing over 90 hp and 109

Two throttle bodies get the gas and air into the while a new split dual system expels the combustion

Each of the new Cross bikes 5.8 gallon fuel tanks should serve the touring well in terms of distance stops. The top-opening hard are rated to hold 25 pounds of and are claimed to be 25 percent larger H-D’s hard bags. of the lockable bags can be operated one hand and are easily removable for or service.

Exterior mounted and hardware mean the inside of the are easily accessible without any

Victory put its engineering prowess to on designing the new Cross Country In addition to blocking wind and it’s home to all of the instrumentation and system. Computer modeling and testing were used to the size and shape of the Cross fairing. A ridge on the fairing rain to the sides of the rider’s while a small channel at its allows air to reach the rider.

The display includes speedometer, fuel gauge, and battery An LCD screen displays a clock, indicator, odometer, trip range, and miles per gallon An AM/FM radio is iPod and radio compatible.

On the Cross the Lexan windshield was also for optimal riding protection. Its lower sections, called improve the aerodynamics while wind buffeting. Removal of the is easily accomplished by removing fasteners.

A single speedometer the cockpit uncluttered and has the usual lights as well as trip and low fuel light.

We just upon some of the features on the new Country and Cross Roads. We are forward to throwing a leg over new bikes and putting them their paces. Look for reviews in an upcoming issue of

Check out baggersmag.com for additional photos and more in depth

Baggers asks Victory

Before getting any technical on the new bikes we wanted to get inside the and design minds behind the 2010 models, the Cross and Cross Roads.

Baggers: were the goals and objectives in these models?

Victory: will always push to unique and progressive American The Cross Roads and the Cross present a type of bagger is very popular with the rider. Our goal was to present a line of touring motorcycles, and the of these two motorcycles to the Vision of motorcycles gives Victory more options for the type of they want to ride. The was to appeal to a broad audience.

For that want pure and modern styling we have the and for those that prefer the essentials in a bike with traditional styling we have the Roads, and for those that in the middle we have the Cross Each bike was designed a different person in mind.

Was feedback from Vision involved?

Victory: Victory has stayed in touch with owners, and Vision owners. surveys and outreach we confirmed the of comfort and ride position. We had many accolades on the comfort of the indeed, that was a key area in motorcycle’s design. With the Roads and Cross Country, same focus was applied. groups were held all the U.S. when developing motorcycles.

They were from the sketch phase all the way the naming of the bikes.

Baggers: The Country and Cross Roads to be based on the Vision chassis, as the is the same for the Vision and Cross as well as the general look. changes were made to the to make the Cross models?

Victory: Not correct-the new motorcycles on a 100 percent new frame more for this touring machine Victory’s CORE Technology. Technology uses an aluminum casting as a space frame for the plus it acts as an airbox, mount, and integrates mounting of other components.

Indeed aspects from material to incorporating the multi-functionality of the frame and reduction in mounting brackets, over a traditional steel was gathered from the Vision This allows for reduced that have higher on the road.

Baggers: What the design objectives from the art How did they differ from the

Victory: Victory’s design strived to create a modern motorcycle. The engineering team that up with solid with keystones of reliability and performance. That combined results in unique machines speaks to many riders. In the Cross Roads and the Cross Victory expanded its touring to fit more individual styles and a wider selection in its line of motorcycles.

Again-most manufacturers see the of customers in the market, and choose to different types of motorcycles for styles. The touring segment a variety of styles that different individual desires. not designed parallel with the our significant investment in researching the customer in preparation for the Vision led us to insight in all types of touring the progressive to the more traditional.

same information reinforces the needed in a complete line of

Baggers: Who’s your demographic to buy these two models? Why they choose these a Vision?

Victory: As many as there are still on the market, are preferred styles of motorcycles. The Roads and Cross Country a type of touring motorcycle some buyers will be familiar with.

The style of the was designed to be polarizing, and it came as no to us that many riders care for it-but more many riders see what the represents in creating a modern touring style, that is loaded with features, and The new machines are simply another of our desire to create an iconic yet American motorcycle. Basically strokes for different folks!

Baggers: Is the rear shock the Is it an air assist?

Victory: The rear features a similar dropped in on the swingarm to allow for a lower height, and it does indeed air assist for pre-load changes, it is calibrated specifically for these new

Baggers: Is the frontend from the

Victory: Though the frontend the twin disk brake of a Hammer, it has unique valving and rates more suitable for a bike. They are similar but the Roads and Cross Country are larger in diameter and are longer the Hammer forks.

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Baggers: was the evolution of the fuel tank and the to move the radio to the fairing?

The design of the whole motorcycle was into consideration, with tanks naturally taking a key in the style of the bike, besides the obvious fuel capacity a touring rider demands. a new fuel tank is a serious the shape of its fuel tank can an entire brand. Besides the technical demands of the Cross and Cross Country Touring we feel it is an evolution of the DNA of Victory

The shape of the fuel tank the long lines and the style in the of the machine. With the two models fuel tanks, incorporating the into the fairing of the Cross was a natural fit.

Victory: are quick release, lockable the ignition key, and weather They are removable via two, quarter turn fasteners, this is only for cleaning and motorcycle is designed to roll saddlebags attached. Capacity is 21 combined; the largest in the industry.

Is there a trunk provision on the models? How about a sissy

Victory: There are a variety of already designed, and as this is a new they will be introduced in At this time there is not a available in the accessory catalog, we do have a quick release backrest available as an accessory.

Was there any input or influence, the Ness camp?

Victory: and Cory shared their with the design team. are both very excited the new models and are already planning versions.

Baggers: Up front, of the frame, is that a stylized oil and shroud?

Victory: The oil cooler and are located in the chin shroud. is to maintain the design line of the and most importantly maintain the balance and positive handling of the It’s a structural part of the It’s made of aluminum, and the same color as our frame and

It provides mounting for oil cooler, horn, and some electronic along with routing brake lines, and oil cooler It also provides structural for the driver floorboards and lower of the highway bars.

Baggers: Do the engine/crash bars up front on the Country replace the tip over present on the Vision? It looks is it steel? Any other function an engine guard?

Victory: — this is a unique from the Vision. However, aluminum and chromed guards do to not only protect the motorcycle in the of a tip-over, but also as mounts for accessories such as highway and driving lights. The Cross has forged aluminum highway that do provide some of low-speed tip-over protection, not at the same level as Vision.

It is strong. They are extremely when compared to tubular Again, Vision, Cross and Cross Country offer levels of lower wind and tip over protection to appeal to riders.

Baggers: On the rear, is there a tip mechanism? Is there something that prevents damage tip-overs, a la the Vision?

Victory: We an optional rear tip-over that will reduce in the event the bike falls at lot speeds. The Cross Roads and Country have amazingly low of gravity and lower seat than anyone in their so the occasional parking lot drop be less frequent than competitors.

Baggers: How did the shape of the come to be? Was windtunnel testing Is there an electric windshield like Vision?

Victory: is not an electric windshield like on to differentiate these bikes-however a of shield heights are planned the accessory book. The latest Flow Dynamics helped that the designed shape provide protection for the rider. tunnel tests were performed to verify the performance of the

Baggers: Nice job on the turn any backstory on their development?

Signature Victory style. Michael Song and the design for pushing the limits of design the considerable constraints of governmental Wait until you see them up with the super bitchin’ LED looking backside in the business.

Is the fuel tank and front metal? What about the of the bodywork?

Victory: The fuel and fenders are steel, the bodywork is a material designed to be compatible high-quality paint processes, resistant, and as lightweight as possible to aid in

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