2010 Victory Cross Roads and Cross Country Review- Victory First Rides

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Victory Cross Roads

First Ride: 2010 Cross Roads and Cross Victory takes on Harley-Davidson new American V-Twin Baggers.

By Brian J. Nelson

If there is one that Victory Motorcycles has to heart it is listening to its customers. And customers want to tour on American-made, V-Twin motorcycles. On the one says Victory VP of Motorcycles Blackwell, you’ve got your progressive globe-trotting motorcycle who can’t get enough modern they want it all.


For Victory builds the Vision for 2010, equips it with $1k ABS brakes). At the other pole, are a bunch of heritage-minded touring rolling around who want the essentials: a windshield and saddlebags. Now builds a bike for them, in the form of the new, 2010 Roads.

Natch, while they at it, Victory built a bike it will be just right for in the middle—the Cross Country. I it straight by thinking of the Country pouring out of the Cross Country’s as I roll through the Texas country with the cruise on, very nice… Lone beer and Bob Wills music has my heart alive since been gone, sniff…

The Vision was the most innovative bike to come along in some time when it out a couple of years ago, and it is the same casting technology Victory built the new, aluminum frames for the Cross and Cross Roads. The Cross with its basic windshield, speedometer and big saddlebags, is intended for meandering along backroads, probably in traditional, heritage-minded, mode. The Cross Country a bigger batwing fairing packed with electronic including the aforementioned stereo, a LCD dashboard and, most for people who like to cover distances, cruise control. You carry a non-traditional person on the of it or let the wife take the controls, (And on the Vision you might an outer-space alien or chorus who knows?)

From the fairing back, the Roads and Cross Country are identical, each packing a of locking saddlebags with a capacity of 21 gallons, which is a lot for this kind of bike—and easy to remove, too. The carries its fuel in a pair of aluminum tanks up front; the new use traditional steel tanks, but the frame saves enough that fuel capacity is 5.9 With the bike delivering 41 mpg city/highway combined (according to a engineer), this should the Cross Roads and Cross very respectable touring (The other difference is the Cross Country has a pair of unique chromed, forged-aluminum bars, pre-drilled for highway should you wish.) Weightwise, says the 765-pound Cross weighs 104 pounds less an ABS-equipped Vision, with the Roads coming in at 745 pounds.

Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads

With no downtubes, the aluminum lets the Cross bikes Victory’s usual 106-cubic-inch V-Twin nice and low, and the on the new bikes are likewise a mere inches from the pavement. at that low elevation, there’s a plush yet well-controlled 4.7 inches of travel, with air-adjustable similar to that used on the

For “touring” baggers, the Cross can actually be hustled along at a rapid pace, with aluminum frame/stressed-engine chassis the wheels in good alignment and in the intended direction quite over some of Texas’ twisty pavement; you’re at a pretty good clip the floorboards let you know to chill a And when you’re just 3000 rpm on the tach nets a relaxed-feeling 80 mph.

Prices from $15,999 for a Solid Cross Roads to $19,499 for a w/Extreme Skulls Cross (California bikes run $250 due to emissions equipment).

Elsewhere in the 2010 lineup, my favorite might be the new Vision all …-out in shiny black and slammed closer to the ground for a reasonable $17,999. It feels you sit a bit further back in the dark like some two-wheeled That’s probably because the has a very low 24.5-inch seat (slammed, remember) rather the 26.5-inch of the standard Vision, the 8-Ball perfect for my shrunken god 5-foot-7 body.

The Cross have the same riding as the standard Vision, by the way. The meanwhile, retains the slightly suspension settings of the heavier, Vision, leading to a more ride that responds to being pushed to a faster The Cross bikes have a setup to appeal to a more V-Twin bagger buyer. for an in-depth evaluation of the Cross in an upcoming Cycle World .

Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads
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