2013 Victory 15th Anniversary Cross Country Tour Limited Edition Review

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Victory 15th Anniversary Country Tour Limited Test

When the first motorcycle emerged from the Lake, Iowa assembly on Independence Day 1998, the level of and curiosity was palpable.

Many have tried and failed to with the juggernaut from so no one knew if Polaris, a company for building snowmobiles and all-terrain was up to the monumental task.

Fifteen later, Victory has answered question authoritatively. Simply the Great Recession has been an for Victory, given the hit that motorcycle sales took a few ago. However, it is the level of and functionality that Victory has that forges a bright for the future of the brand.

This credibility is enhanced by the line tendered by Victory, an assortment of cruisers to tourers and With all of its bikes propelled by the and modern Freedom 106/6 though specifically tuned for applications – Victory has wisely its powerplant, employing it in various

While Harley-Davidson is celebrating its year with a pleasing of models with special the Cross Country Tour Edition is the only Victory the company’s crystal anniversary. The Antares Red (named after a star in the Scorpius constellation) gloss black paint job gold pinstriping – the same as the Victory V92C that rolled off the line – is only the visible aspect of what this 150-piece Limited model special.

From a standpoint, the Cross Country Limited Edition is no different the standard model, which is to say it is an touring mount. The 106 cubic motor is just what you to power around a touring that will likely a passenger aboard and its 41+ gallons of space occupied.

Despite being cooled by air and rather than antifreeze, the 106/6 powerplant has a much modern than traditional feel. Each cylinder an overhead camshaft with cam chains, as well as four with hydraulic lifters. is not a motor trying to present as anything but contemporary.

The balance of the V-twin limits its vibration to an pulse and the large displacement for the metric-minded) has abundant power peaks at 106 ft/pounds of torque – two we associate with bikes overseas. That much can be a negative, if not carefully managed.

has tuned this version of the 106/6 to be deliberately beefy off and then build into a midrange. You will not have to the six-speed transmission all that unless you choose to, as over-rev is

When it does come to shift, those accustomed to with floorboards will the absence of a heel-toe shifter. you upshift with your toe and the is slick enough to accommodate style, but we prefer the operation of shifting on a big touring cruiser. A to Victory’s accessory catalog a factory heel shifter

Matching the power nicely is the chassis with a relaxed You want a touring bike to be on the open road, and the Cross Tour obliges. Crosswinds are not a due to an effective aerodynamic profile, and the bike is at its weight limit, you 1360 pounds gluing the Dunlop Elite 3 tires on special billet wheels) to the

Handling in the canyons is steady as she Don’t expect to make line changes, though any will be solidly implemented. The bars are extremely comfortable and just the right amount of to muscle the Cross Country around with confidence.

Cornering clearance is more than you would expect, so you the option of pushing harder threatening weather or darkness you to do so.

Putting nearly 66 inches the axles, there is plenty of for the operator and passenger. The Cross Tour is just short of a dresser, but the passenger will not slighted. A top-box mounted (with custom 15th stitching) and floorboards puts the in the luxury category, as does the Edition’s custom cut and sewn which are unquestionably comfortable the long haul.

We like the frame-mounted fairing and lowers, have a number of adjustable that allow you to customize the to your preferences and conditions. Put a time into them and you get excellent results. Heated and handgrips mean colder are as welcome as the balmy time of the

On the 15th Anniversary Limited version, the cockpit is enhanced. In to the standard audio system iPhone integration), you also get a GPS system, access to XM radio and speakers. Additional chrome is to the package, with the shiny on the radio and cruise controls, cube, various racks and the engine and sprocket covers, trim, and fuel cap.

or not you want to ante up the additional Victory wants for the 15th Limited Edition is purely a decision. Upping the price of the Cross Country Tour to quarters less than certainly puts it into the status of motorcycles, and in the same category as the exclusive Indian that Polaris also

Even without the bling and accessories, the Victory Cross Tour is a distinguished motorcycle for the country. Comfort and performance along hand-in-hand, and there’s not a wrong with the standard appearance.

Having said that, the 15th Anniversary Cross Tour Limited Edition is something special and will those transcontinental trips that much more Think fast, as you only 150 opportunities to grasp the golden

Photography by Don Williams

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