2010 Victory Cross Roads Review

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Victory Cross Roads
Victory Cross Roads

2010 Victory Cross Review

Victory’s Cross and Cross Country models are new for but some of the components may be familiar to who know the company’s product The cast aluminum backbone is similar to the one found underpinning the and the Freedom 106 engine is essentially the as found in Visions and other models.

No harm there. of those fundamental elements been found to be very at what they do. Other that, the bikes are all-new, and were subjected to a long and development process, including testing with shaker to determine when and where fatigue and failure might

According to Victory, the new structure the shaker rig before anything on the bike itself. And the Cross we rode from Los Angeles to Las and back certainly felt in every respect. The stiffness of the frame system can be detected in the way the handles.

Any deflection in the frame a bike’s steering and stability loose and vague, and the Cross is nothing if not accurate and predictable.

A model-specific inverted fork up has 43mm stanchions and over inches of travel, and it feels sturdy in operation. The rear end has a unit based on the one in the Vision, and an air preload system to maintain the ride height under loads. I pumped 15psi the shock to reduce sag and maintain clearance, and never had anything down.

Granted, I wasn’t that hard on the mostly route I picked for the trip, but the of the Cross Roads’ very mounted highway bar banging in mid-turn engendered a degree of Having said that, were times when the was banked over to fairly angles (for a bagger) any noisy touchdowns.


The guys at rode their prototypes a way during development, and one of the results is a decent stock seat. its stepped design doesn’t a huge amount of variation in you sit, the shape and padding is that gas stops came frequently for me than a burning to get off.

Long distance comfort is by the 18-inch floorboards, which let the shift his boots around a amount, and a riding position doesn’t ask much from the stomach or back muscles. that would likely be a case without the generous fitted to our bike. Attached by four fasteners for quick the windshield keeps most of the blast off your chest.

for tall riders like me, it quite high enough to helmet buffeting at high That left me with the of staying down in the seventies and everything from 18-wheelers to Hyundai Accents blow by, or run in the and have my dancing glasses frontal vision into a

Sure, my vision has image It just burns brain at a huge rate to keep it On the other hand, it requires no to allow Victory’s big 106-inch (that_s 1,731cc in European) to tug you Even in the very tall sixth gear, the big Freedom has enough torque over 100 between 2,000 and 4,700 rpm to along at high cruising

When you need more, a or two brings the motor to a 92-horsepower for strong and sustained acceleration.

its overheads cams and four per cylinder, this is a modern and engine, with fuel that proved pretty throughout the trip. It’s of a Jekyll-and-Hide thing, because the feels lazy and slow at throttle openings, then angry and insistent when you it on.

Apart from the windshield aero performance is pretty Victory undertook quite a bit of study, and I’m grateful for that, it was blowing a gale in some of the desert. Sudden gusts  steer  the front end as they hit the big screen, but none of the movements were unsettling.

the sound of the wind snapping at the was a little disconcerting, the Cross did little more than and move on.

Victory Cross Roads

The other big factor in long-distance is, of course, luggage, and here the Roads claims the biggest in the business, with 21-gallon nylon cases rated for 560 Dunno how you_re going to get all weight in those things, the openings and basic interior is a tad narrow for a TV set. But isn’t it to know they’re strong?

If you buy one of bikes, get the optional liner You can pack a surprising amount of into them and then pop them into the lockable bags. They have handles and zippers, so you just ‘em out at journey’s end and schlep them up to hotel room.

If you need more stuff, a backpack rest comfortably on the elevated behind you.

The bike wholly suitable for my trip, enough comfort, performance and to provide relaxing travel. I the tripmeter particularly useful, it toggles (at a button ahead of the switch cube) between two odometers, the overall mileage, the of time you’ve been on the a fuel gauge, and a digital The latter is quite a novelty on a like this, and I was amused to see most of my travel was at about rpm, and that the bike its limiter at 5,200 rpm.

Because I rode up the infamous 15, apparently the choice of cranked-up freaks on their way to The Strip, I was or less forced to use a pretty speed. The result was fuel a fraction worse than 40 The bike will doubtless do than that at a more pace.

And speaking of fuel, I the offset (to the right) filler cap on the 5.8 tank a major pain refueling from the right-hand The pullback bars got in the way, and the process seemed awkward and thought out. Then I that the filler was designed to be from the left.

Doh! I it makes sense, what the kickstand being on that and all. Hey, maybe ought to put a sticker on the tank for like me.

Our Midnight Cherry Cross is priced at $16,849, some more than the same in your basic black. As with these things, is a raft of accessories available in the when you pop down to take a Among them are replacement nav systems, chrome pieces, backrests, and heated seats.

The Roads fraternal twin the Country features a handlebar-mounted with power sockets, a system, and various other While you’re down at the take a look at that one

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