2014 Victory Cross Country Tour Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Victory Cross Country Tour

2014 Victory Cross Tour Comparison

Victory the battle with the biggest and lofty storage claims, but how did it in our 2014 V-Twin Tourer Find out in our 2014 Victory Country Tour Comparison

The 2014 Victory Cross Tour is a visual conundrum. At a it comes off as the biggest bike in our tourer test with its fairing and large lower leg Maybe it’s because the is the longest of the bunch at 108.1 5.7-inches longer than the and 7.3-inches more than the

But get the big tourer in motion and its intimidating becomes a moot point.

despite its size, the Victory Country Tour corners of the three. Its two-piece, sand-cast aluminum frame has a spine serves as backbone and keeps it flexing while a 43mm fork and an adjustable rear help make it the most and sure-footed at lean. This to more confidence when speed into turns. got the lightest action at the bars, their natural placement to respond to rider input.

on the Harley is comparatively close steering on the Voyager feels the and least responsive. Test Jason Abbott said on the the Cross Country Tour is a predictable ride and in the canyons the responded well to rider’s The Victory has generous 5.8 inches of clearance, too.

Riding position on the Cross Tour is open, upright and Big floorboards are positioned far forward and plenty of room to stretch a legs and shift pressure on long hauls. The seat is nicely contoured and all-day Its bars taper back and grips within easy arms just below high. A 26.3-inch laden height means getting two down flat at stops is no

Abbott said the Victory’s triangle was the most spacious of the and would suit tall best.

With a healthy inverted fork and single gas shock on the rear, ride was firm within the confines of the 4.7-inches of travel and rebound was dialed so the motorcycle maintains over most road Preload adjustments can be made to the via a standard hand-held air pump connects to a valve residing in the saddlebag. Unlike the Voyager, the end of the Cross Country Tour predictable and concrete whether pushing it fast on the highway or it over on mountain passes.

the Kawasaki and Harley both linked braking systems, the Cross Country Tour a traditional arrangement. It does ABS, but it’s a non-linked At the core of the Victory tourer’s are three 300mm discs, two and one back. Four-piston calipers strong, even braking on the front, but test rider

The front fairing of the Victory Country Tour is fairly and the windscreen sits high to provide a solid buffer for

Victory’s Freedom 106 propels the Country Tour up to freeway within a couple of shifts, the exhibiting good mid-range and a bit of

The Cross Country Tour is the bike in the test that heated seats for both and passenger. Passengers even their own set of controls along adjustable floorboards.

Abbott a soft feel at the lever. The arrangement with its 2-piston is a bit more sensitive and we got it to lock with a hard stomp on the pedal before its ABS kicked in. The ABS has sensors in each wheel wheel speed and sensing or wheel lock and when it activate, the system pulses of the three in the ball of a rider’s

Off the line, give the Victory’s a healthy twist and the Freedom 106 has deceptive power on the low end. It feel as punchy as Harley’s Output Twin Cam 103, but it with the same authority. is facilitated by the lightest clutch of the bunch.

The 1731cc Victory match up to the Harley in the midrange and for some over rev up top, that helps separate it the Kawasaki. Let the rpm drop though, and it a bit more getting up to speed and pick back up as quickly as the Harley. But the Freedom 106 has no problem an arm-stretching punch thanks to torque from its single camshafts with self-adjusting cam and four valves per-cylinder

The Victory’s counter-balanced V-Twin put more buzz in the tank and than the Ultra Limited and claims the engine is the noisiest of the too. But for him, the engine is one of the motorcycle’s best attributes

“The main thing stood out about the Victory was the It definitely felt the most of the bunch but it also seemed to be the The bottom and mid has an aggressive torque to it and engine has a good over

It was a fun motor to ride because was always on tap,” claimed

As for rider creature comforts, the Country Tour spoils heated grips and seats, a 4-speaker stereo system, control, adjustable passenger an adjustable system of vents to air flow to riders, and the most space of any stock bike out The width of the front fairing, its design, and a tall windscreen a solid buffer from the The Victory Comfort Control consists of upper and lower controls.

Victory Cross Country Tour

The lower controls are integrated into the leg fairings and have a to open and close them usable even when in The air/oil-cooled Victory engine have a tendency to run hot, the the only one without some of liquid cooling. Luckily the vents can help push of that hot air away from The upper air controls are mounted at the of the front fairing.

Depending on the they can channel air directly the chest of riders or divert it completely around them. The is effective and blends indiscreetly the design of the motorcycle.

In addition to the ranks in handling, the 2014 Cross Country Tour with the most amount of area in its class at 41.1 gallons. We’ve lived out of its on week-long rides to both and Sturgis. Its topcase is huge and …-proof.

The saddlebags have gallons of cargo space in own right. The chrome bars the bags are more than a fact we discovered after a spill a couple years in the thick Buffalo Chip mud the Cross Country Tour in only minor scratches to the The cubby holes in the leg fairings provide a gallons-worth of storage each.

The Victory Cross Tour is the only tourer came with both grips and seats as standard The grips have ‘Hi’ and modes controlled by a switch below the speedo and tach. seats extend to both and passenger with passengers getting their own set of controls.

The seat doesn’t wrap passengers as much as the Voyager or Limited but it provides more than the Kawasaki. The pillion does include adjustable with 10-degrees of angle ranging through two inches of and three different positions.

The cockpit sports an attractive a digital display featuring a indicator, clock, outside gauge, and odometer squeezed the big analog dials of the speedo and A secondary digital display below that allows to shuffle through media like local radio XM satellite (not included), or on your iPod. Blue give it a great look at and clearly illuminate the gauges.

control is standard fare, its located in the right control activate easily with the The two minor marks against the Country Tour are its flimsy controls that stick out the bars and barely clear the The other is the rattle coming the front fairing when hit a bump created by the seating of the console against the composite

The edgy styling of the 2014 Cross Country also has a effect people either it or hate it. It deviates from the established by the Harley’s traditional disposition, and where the Voyager a vintage hot rod look, the Cross Tour seems more

A matter of personal preference, I the definitive lines and angular cut of the and recessed tank, while doesn’t care for the overall of the bike, finding it too big and bulky for his This love-it or hate-it is a common theme when about the Cross Country

One thing we do know is that its combination of power and handling, list of rider amenities, and storage, Victory’s Cross Tour is a bike we wouldn’t riding coast-to-coast on. And while it is a touring platform, the Project treatment Harley put on the Ultra addresses any shortcomings the motorcycle have had. The final is more refined and its suite of high tech goodies the Victory to a respectable second in this V-Twin Tourer

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

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