2012 Victory Cross Country Tour Review- Victory Cross Country Tour

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Victory Cross Country

2012 Victory Cross Tour – First Ride the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide on There’s a new touring cruiser in

When you take a gamble on styling, you also risk a machine’s goodness with its Entered into evidence is the Vision Tour, a fine with a polarizing appearance. Are touring riders who never it a chance because of its over-the-top

Almost certainly.

Having from that exercise, put the Cross Country into the It’s a more conventional American touring rig, the Vision’s sense of sweep and the eye of Arlen Ness are everywhere you Added to Victory’s 2012 is the new Cross Country Tour, Victory officials expect become the brand’s top-selling rig in, oh, about the next five

Their expectations will not be I know this because I just completed a big loop of the starting from the bike’s launch in Park City, eastward in the general direction of then turning northwest Boise then and finally to Los Angeles. That’s just 2000 miles in four of riding.

In that time, including a shot of 847 miles from to California, the Cross Country proved astoundingly good.

To long days in the saddle Victory’s engineers fitted the with a combination of off-the-shelf optional on the base Cross along with some new That pointy tail combines with the removable, saddlebags to provide 41.1 of capacity. More than a Gold Wing.

Way more a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide You know how you sometimes have to hard about what to on tour? Forget it.

If you think need it, pack it; the Cross Tour will probably the room.

New for the Cross Country are plastic lowers hugging a crash bar in place of the Cross stylish open castings. Not do you get generously sized storage left with an iPod/iPhone to the integrated audio system a 12-volt outlet—but Victory’s air-management system. Swinging allow you to close off the flow to the behind the lowers or admit some or a lot of air for cooling.

Somewhat counterintuitively, the wide-open actually makes you hotter the flow picks up hot air off the engine. shins are cool but the backs of thighs bake. I found just cracking the vents was for hot days.

Closing them your legs in almost air. Amazing.

Working in with the new lowers are additions to the fairing, which is otherwise the as on the base Cross Country. Two translucent panels beneath the help route air either from the rider or directly at By tweaking the vanes’ angles, you can aim a of air anywhere from your to your chin. Victory that this system, with an 8-inch-taller windscreen, reduces turbulence for the rider.

I can to that. Although I prefer to over a windshield rather through it, the CCT’s setup a nearly buffet-free comfort with just a trickle of air the shoulders, top of the helmet and elbows. thing the screen’s optics are rate.

Superior protection doesn’t much if you’re squirming in the before the first fuel Here, Victory absolutely it. The chrome tiller-style bar places the further forward than find on an Electra Glide, and the (and heated!) seat more than one, position for your cheeks.

The saddle seems a tad soft at but proved to be all-day comfortable. more, the swoopy floorboards are long (18.6 in. to be more giving you the option of the full-cruiser or almost … upright, everything in between. The Cross Tour’s riding position is cruiserish than the Gold or BMW K1600GTL’s but much more than the Harley’s.

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Victory has Harley another way: sophistication. The 106-cubic-inch, air-cooled, V-Twin is quieter than the Harley motor, and just as to the rider despite being bolted to the Cross Country frame. Softer off the bottom the Harley’s mill, the CCT’s has a pleasant midrange surge, a six-speed gearbox, and just mechanical presence to be interesting, not

Victory claims 109 foot-pounds of Harley says 97 ft.-lb. for the TC103. Despite tall really want fifth for passing—the Cross Country managed just 40 mpg on this In its defense, that new fairing set is a lot of frontal area through the

Maintaining a 26.25-in. seat came from the saddle’s and location on the chassis, not from suspension travel—the right for a touring machine. The CCT’s cartridge fork and single, rear shock (with 4.7 in. of smother small bumps yet the hefty chassis—Victory claims 845 dry for the Tour—on an even keel.

I a variety of settings for the shock and on 40 psi as a good mixture of compliance, chassis attitude and ensuring the touched before the rear bars. Cornering clearance is and the CCT seems perfectly contented over. For 2012, ABS is standard on the models, and is of the unlinked variety; the Tour has linked brakes.

The CCT’s binders are powerful for the mission, even if the front provide a lot of feedback. Victory that it has chosen a new sensor with more teeth usual, which provides ABS resolution and quicker response.

As as the new CCT proves on the open road, are items on the wish list. the standard cruise control is than smooth, particularly riding in gusty winds. the trip computer proved a bit on the bike’s range, in part the fuel gauge is highly it sits on Full for a long then chews through the of the capacity quickly.

If you’re burning fuel at Boeing you’ll also notice the high-speed weave that CCT on the launch exhibited above 100 (Admittedly an unlikely cruising for the expected Tour customer.) the 5.8-gallon tank is just big Several times, I stopped for before I was ready for a break.

Small complaints, when you about it, utterly overshadowed by the on-the-road abilities, handsome and good value. Consider: At the CCT undercuts the base Gold (and is nearly $4000 when comparably equipped) it’s less expensive any of Harley’s Electra Glide with similar equipment. At the launch, Victory brass the company’s sales in the touring and categories are running 24 percent of the industry.

Products as good as the Country Touring bear of the responsibility.

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