2012 Victory Cross Country Tour Review — SmartCycleShopper

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Victory Cross Country

2012 Victory Cross Tour Review

The news Victory would introduce a Tour version of the company’s Country for 2012 instantly got our Not only because we liked the version of the bike, also it would provide the Cross with better luggage than its bigger Vision without that bike’s weight and controversial styling.

the whole touring line Victory is powered by the same Freedom 106/6 V-twin, cranks out 92-horsepower and 109 pound-feet the lighter the bike the better. as we were to find out, the enjoyed by the Cross Country the Vision shrinks somewhat the addition of new front fairing and the 17.7-gallon Lock Ride trunk.

The Cross Country now weighs in dry at 845 pounds (it actually more when brimming necessary fluids) versus the 869 pounds. The addition of the top box also the bike’s center of gravity when full of gear) so it manifests the slightly top-heavy of many heavyweight tourers.

Since most of the contributors to the weight are the useful accessories define the Tour model—the fairing panels and their storage boxes and manually vent systems, that trunk box, and the comprehensive cruise control and standard ABS hard to find fault the Tour’s increased avoirdupois. when the extra mass stability on a long open

And this is a great machine to long distances if you like the American V-twin format. air-and-oil cooled V-twins are engines with seamless injection, single-overhead cam valvetrains, and refined operation. Improvements to the transmissions last year—along the quiet belt drives across the range—help contribute an sense of powertrain quality.

Raising the windscreen by a full inches has all but eliminated the nasty that afflicted taller on previous Cross Country I once rode to Las Vegas L.A. on one and had to ride in the slow at less than 80 mph to stop my from jumping, so bad was the aerodynamic behind the windshield.

Now I can run an indicated 100 mph on the new before the buffeting even to bounce my glasses around. The is almost too good. Even the fairing deflectors and lower vents deployed to cool the the introductory ride in the Wasatch around Park City, was a warm affair.

And it was not helped by the of helmet-less Utah riders past in t-shirts and shorts.

Deflectors below the fairing air to the rider. There are vent in the fairing lowers, too.

But the handled the meandering roads well. With the air pressure in the shock pumped to 35psi and a lean angle of 32-degrees, my never dragged its footboards This despite a brisk set by Victory’s enthusiastic staff

And that rear shock provides nearly five of travel, avoiding the sudden compression that often abrupt bumps encountered riding in an upright position.

Victory Cross Country

The aluminum frame is clearly stiff, and the sportbike-like inverted and rear shock are well up to the of maintaining a flat and even Dual discs up front adequate braking on this chunk of metal, but require a strong squeeze and assistance the rear brake to produce deceleration. Linked ABS is now standard on all tourers.

All of this should be seen in of the Cross Country’s real of swallowing hundreds of miles a day accompanying luggage capacity (at 41 gallons) that is claimed by Victory  to be the in the industry. While the big 106 cubic-inch V-twin’s horsepower seems in comparison to sport literbikes, the broad torque spread it a pleasure to use.

The thing fairly smoothly from any engine speed, making for a experience. While uphill at high elevations highlighted the relatively modest output, the is good fuel mileage and a unhurried highway demeanor. if you’re looking for arm-stretching this bike is in the wrong

While the split-level seat where the rider’s … rest with little the shape and padding proved on even very long One of the writers present at the event home (to California) from City (via Sturgis), and on Facebook that he’d over 800 miles in one day without sore.

Helping riders alert for long distances is the onboard audio system, with iPod (or iPhone) The onboard speakers turn out to be clear on the move, thanks to the wind protection afforded by big handlebar fairing, generous bodywork and tall windshield.

We that the Cross Country features modern touches an HID headlight, LED turn signals, and an cam engine, all the while conforming to the big twin format. To that you can add passenger footboards, heated and seats, and cruise control. it’s an appropriate combination, we

At $21,999, the Cross Country isn’t the cheapest tourer on the but it certainly does not lack character, or style.

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