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Victory Cross Country

Victory’s new bagger is stiff for The Motor Company

Photos by Palaima

This past Victory unveiled two new models: The Roads and Cross Country the touring branch to three models. (Be sure to read the Victory Line-up Preview for all the gritty.)

Though we took as a look as possible during the our opportunity to start riding of the 2010 Victorys has finally

A new member of the Victory family

The CC and CR CORE at their core. is to say, each of the new models technology used in the Vision’s to create a new but similar two-piece hollow aluminum frame. The bikes do however use the same 106/6 50-degree V-Twin powers the luxo-tourer.

In our 2009 Touring comparison the 106/6 out 102 ft-lbs and 85 hp on the dyno.

A tick the SOHC, air-cooled eight-valve is notable buzz – partially the of a solid-mount engine – detectable through the floorboards around the rpm range in lower gears. this annoyance does to overshadow the powerful thrust the 106

The CC trades the Vision’s big fairing, bag and sweeping bodywork in favor of a fork-mounted batwing piece.

The fuel tank along the smaller fairing reduces up high resulting in lower weight and a lower CoG. and a well-balanced chassis, translates a big bike with excellent handling. The touring set is always served by a rig – no matter the make or – that’s friendly at parking-lot

Housed in the new fairing is an AM-FM with 11 pre-sets and a weather (WX). An AUX mode enables use of MP3 player if accessories necessary to use it in the are first installed from (or you simply purchased a bike the radio already set-up). XM or CB are also optional elements.

The CC the Vision’s big fairing, trunk bag and bodywork in favor of a smaller batwing piece.

Analog voltmeter, speedo and tach are augmented by an info-intensive LCD; a of warning and indicator lights out the dash.

The cockpit is smartly laid out heaps of data easily at a glance. And the ethereal blue creates a relaxing atmosphere, aromatherapy for the eyes. Of course, if been at the helm of a Vision, the Country’s dash will hauntingly familiar, ‘cause the same.

A handy 12-volt lighter-style power port is conveniently and unobtrusively just the left speaker. Cruise buttons located just the throttle are easy to operate, and are at night, too!

A potential with the fairing – depending on height – is the amount of buffeting we from around 70-75 mph and up. on conditions, buffeting can be prominent. that point the shorty and fairing do a good job of keeping the in a comfortable pocket.

We suspect the accessory windscreen we’ve but not sampled will resolve a lot of windy business.

The dished-out and low seat height (0.25-inches than Vision) makes for of an organic ergo package the rider feels like a of the bike rather than sitting on a seat. Reach to the handlebar is easy; three allow fore and aft adjustment of the shift lever and brake

Although the stylish 18-inch (longest in class according to aren’t adjustable, a small but amount of forgiving upward is helpful for those times you’re draggin’ a board a turn.

Pretty much delineates a touring bike other types of scoots is the of luggage as standard.

Victory a class-leading figure of 21 gallons of capacity in the Cross Country’s Roads) hardbag set. may be the roomiest in-class, but they’re not as as their large external implies. The single pushbutton combo is easy to operate, and the shut with a whoompf . than with a slamming note.

A word to the wise: If you specifically lock the bags, make sure you listen for the audible click to ensure the are secure. On a couple occasions Samaritan motorists feverishly to us a lid had come open.

Four-piston calipers bite down on floating rotors, where on the front calipers are three-piston. The Country’s brake package differs in that it isn’t like on the Vision, and there’s no ABS There isn’t quite as feel at the adjustable brake as we’d hoped for, but reel in the CC with authority.

Rear brake action is powerful and offers decent

Victory Cross Country

Although the Cross Country has milder (0.2-inches more steering geometry than the an 87 lbs savings in claimed dry weight lbs) enhances the Cross steering characteristics.

When was the time a nearly 800-lb begged you to run it in hot and deep into the

The Cross’ neutral handling the bagger with remarkably steering. The 43mm inverted (46mm on the Vision) and air-adjustable complement the stout aluminum by providing a comfortable ride, yet stability and mid-corner manners are a step ahead in this begging the rider to explore the generous lean angle.

designers have always proud about the boldness of style. And they weren’t themselves when they the controversial Vision.

The Cross carries many of the lines on other models, including the Yet its style is both modern and at the same time, as the purposeful but lines seem to draw from the streamline era. The angular frame protectors jut out in front of the rider’s knees small canvas-less sails are an of Victory’s boundary-pushing styling

The large angular frame are an example of Victory’s boundary-pushing cues.

The protectors take getting used to; they and perhaps purposefully, add visual as well as serve the dual of damage-limiting devices and a place to accessory highway pegs.

made no bones about the Country’s intended targets: ’s Street/Road Glide and the riders who buy

The goal for Victory was to offer as and in some respects more of can be found in the Harleys but for less When Victory unveiled the new in July of this year the firm stated the Cross and Cross Roads would in under the respective Harley (Street Glide and Road by about $1,000, or $15,999 for the and $17,999 for the Country. California equipment raises MSRP (as it with many brands) on the by an additional $250.

It’s a game of … for tat attempting to determine a better as the Harley at least makes ABS for $845, while the Vic throws in control, a $295 option on the

According to Victory’s own research, a percentage of bagger market don’t desire ABS or linked But rapidly developing acceptance of safety-enhancing technology in other segments tells us bagger will soon shift

Even if ABS was made available on the possibly diminishing price over comparable Harleys still easy for us to see how the Cross more powerful engine and handling advanced-design frame steal customers away the Goliath of American motorcycling.


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