2012 Victory Cross Country Tour First Ride — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory Cross Country Tour

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Most press launches see ride a few hundred miles That’s enough seat for most motorcycles, but when the du jour is a full dresser-one the word Tour in its name and of features and accessories — a ride is needed to get fully Thus for the debut of Victory’s new Country Tour, moto-journalists on a multi-day, multi-state adventure started in Park City, and ended in Sturgis, South of the 71st Annual Black Motorcycle Rally.

Victory’s new is based on its Cross Country A top trunk, lower fairing and a windscreen ready the bike for expeditions, while heated and seats, anti-lock brakes, and cruise control ensure you comfortable, safe and entertained the way.

The CCT’s massive, 17.7-gallon top and 10.7-gallon side cases total cargo capacity to a 41 gallons, meaning the CCT will more luggage than Airlines would let me bring on Two glove boxes are accessible riding, and the left compartment an audio cable for hooking up iPod or MP3 player to the powerful stereo system.

The 106-cubic-inch V-Twin jumps to life at the of a button and settles into a idle. The CCT weighs nearly a fully fueled, but the engine’s 109 lb.-ft. of torque help it get up to fairly quickly. On U.S. 40 west of Vernal, Utah, the overdrive sixth gear just 2500 rpm on the tachometer at 70 mph the faintest shuddering sensation through the handlebar.

Acceleration at freeway speeds is but passing typically requires a or two and a fistful of throttle.

Rider and accommodations are on par with the best of the offering comfort comparable to living-room recliner and plenty of to move around. The shoulder-width extends almost horizontally out of the and the massive floorboards let you position feet almost anywhere you The plush seat, smoothacting control and crisp, clear of my favorite tunes made the day’s 360 miles en route to Springs, Colorado, melt

Our destination that night was the Hotel Colorado, a National Landmark and supposed home to otherworldly guests. I wasn’t by any apparitions, but a fountain outside my coupled with passing trains convinced me we were in the of a thunderstorm. What a relief, to awaken to benign clouds and a scenic road stretching me.

The weather was cold, but the CCT’s is 8 inches taller than the model’s and provided excellent from chilly morning fog and the oversized raindrop. As the Rocky receded behind us and we descended the Great Plains, the temperature from the 50s into the 90s. to such large temperature is what the Victory’s fairing are all about.

There are two adjustable in the lowers plus wings of the turn signals that airflow across your and torso. The temperature peaked at 102 outside of Custer, Wyoming, but all the vents open it was bearable.

Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory Cross Country Tour

Comfort controls are spread the bike. The switch for the heated is on the dash, while the toggles for the heaters are awkwardly positioned the left side cover. The air wings are easy enough to while riding, and the lower can be manipulated with your if you’re dexterous.

The roads the Black Hills National in South Dakota flow and around rolling mountain peppered with historic like Mt. Rushmore. Despite the size and the considerable weight to its fork, steering is fairly With the air pressure in the rear properly set, cornering is ample and the floorboards rarely

Stability is exceptional at the posted limit, but push the bike triple-digits and that fork-mounted begins to swing back and unsettlingly. Stopping power is although the front brake exhibits some squishiness initial application. Like all of 2012 touring models the CCT with ABS as standard, and the system well during simulated stops on wet pavement.

Standard like ABS, cruise and a kicking sound system, numerous power outlets, passenger floorboards and front and crash bars make the Country Tour a capable steed. At $21,999 it’s but no more so than its closest It also handles well and is enough to get you to your destination and ready to enjoy the local

Take my word for it: I rode the over 1100 miles. about a test ride.

A switch cluster on the left controls the stereo functions, the right operates the cruise The digital display conveys a of information.

Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory Cross Country Tour
Victory Cross Country Tour

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