Victory Cory Ness Cross Country Tour

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Victory Cory Ness Country Tour

Words and pictures by Kenn Stamp

pictures by Mark Frankenfield

we get started with the meat of the I want to give you a bit of a warning spoiler alert). Some of you are going to read may sound I didn’t like the bike and true in one respect – I didn’t the “Cory Ness” part of the Cory Ness Cross Tour to be particularly appealing. I however, find the “Cross Tour” part of the Victory Ness Cross Country to be immensely appealing…with a few quibbles and there.

The first thing grabs your attention the design of the bike it’s the Yellow. Yellow to the left, to the front, back…..yellow as far as the eye can see. OK may be a bit of an overstatement but looking at the 2013 Cory Ness Cross Tour, one cannot help but “man, that is a lot of yellow”.

I don’t mind yellow but in case I didn’t find it I quickly learned to avoid bus stops after I had 4 sleepy 7 th try to climb on the bike one early thinking it was their school

Victory calls the yellow applied to the Cory Ness Country Tour “Gold Pearl” which sounds and all until you see it in person. In the direct sun was some subdued metallic to the paint but the moment you were in the or any indirect lighting the paint flat.

On one overcast day I had use the flashlight app on my just to convince a couple of that it was indeed metallic “Custom” paint should and let you know that some care was taken when it was And a manufacturer can’t use the “mass excuse because Harley seems to be able to create paint on their CVO line actually looks custom.

A as big as the Cross Country Tour, all in yellow just screams “ pay to me. ”. In other words this is a that is custom made for the “15 of fame”, reality TV crowd. all the stares I was getting it felt I was riding around on Kim Kardasian the time. Wait, that sound right.

While the Cory Ness wasn’t my cup of tea apparently quite a few actually found it to be quite Obviously Cory Ness is something but what that is may be open for debate. Love it or it you can’t deny that the Ness Cross Country is an attention grabbing bike.

My with the Cory Ness Country Tour was to do a 2-up down to Homestead and parts of the Keys during a long I also wanted to do a 2-up day over to Clearwater, FL to see their Festival. I figured a full touring bike would both those trips more enjoyable.

The first fly in my ointment was the stock windshield on the Ness Cross Country As I quickly found out on my inaugural ride home it was the perfect to cause someone, who is 6ft tall, turbulence at interstate speeds; I had new empathy for bobble-head dolls about 5 minutes of riding. this wasn’t going to and a solution would have to be pronto!

After a quick on the internet I found a local business called Madstad ( ) that makes and brackets for numerous bikes. A email to them and I had one of his 11 inch and adjustable brackets on the way. be doing a full review on shortly but I will say that the man is a and if you are in the market for a new shield and/or brackets then check out his (he makes brackets and shields for bikes).

A few days later I myself on a beautiful evening 26.1 inches (seat above the asphalt aboard all inches (overall length) of the Banana” as it battled its way down the Turnpike against a moderately headwind; which I felt not at all to that freakin’ awesome windshield and adjustable brackets. Of the windshield did nothing to increase the mileage which ended-up 33mpg for both trips.

You can thank having a heavy headwinds, big motor and my heavy wrist for that pretty number. For those of you who pay attention to things, the Cory Ness Country Tour is almost 10 longer than a Harley Ultra Classic. Ten inches.

that’s why all those women to like the bike.

There are reasons why people buy full touring bikes but comfort has got to be at, or the top. Even on a semi-custom bike like the Cory Cross Country Tour, needs to be a priority. To meet goal Victory put this cool, deeply dished on the bike. Why is it so cool?

Because covered in suede. Yes, Which is cool right up the moment it rains. Then it about 15 years to dry. But I there are concessions to be made in the coolness.

Oh and the seats are heated And you can’t deny that suede seats are cool….unless are wet.

My favorite thing Victory touring-series bikes are ergonomics, especially in the leg department, due to floorboards. Knowing this was a bike (it’s numbered and I was afraid that Cory would put some silly floorboards that were in line with being I needn’t have worried as put their usual floorboards on the

They work great too as you can your feet between a control position to a forward position. If you really want to out you can straighten out your legs and your heels on the front of the and pretend you have highway Having the option to move feet and legs around so really makes long on the Cross Country Tour a pleasure.

The Victory Cory Cross Country Tour has the heel shifter removed to you even more room.

draw with full touring bikes is sound. Not the from the motor but that that comes from things that most bikes don’t have; The speakers on the Victory Cory Cross Country Tour are and provide sweet quadraphonic OK it isn’t really surround like like a true system would be but the system is incredible.

Kicker makes the speakers and the seems determined to be louder the paint. If the bike’s looks get you noticed the sound system will. One of the secrets to making system sound great is the rear speakers port the trunk so the bass response is greater than one would out of 4” speakers. Plug your in to the plug that resides in the lower fairing pocket, and jam to favorite music.

And yes this was the that I missed most the Cory Ness Cross Tour when I had to turn it in. As an aside, the photographer taking the pics said that he had an time judging when I be coming into view the corner on the Victory (than he did on the 1050 Adventure we were shooting) due to Victory’s “Mobile Series” stereo system.

It is an rule that when you you must take stuff you. If you are riding a Victory Ness Cross Country then you can take lots of with you. Victory their bags lead the in interior size and I have no this is true (41.1 according the Victory).

I have a 17” that I carry in a backpack and I had a of options of where I wanted to put it. I fit in the left bag, right bag or and have room to spare in all of Victory also provides two but not laptop large, pockets in the fairings that are closed plastic doors. The only to these fairing storage are that they don’t and therefore leave their susceptible to thievery (locks are

Actually the trunk lock very secure either as it the lid to open enough that a could fit in the gap and be used to pry the lid open. again it is a motorcycle so the whole isn’t exactly secure so is a slightly moot point.

If you’ve read any of my other reviews you’ll already that I like their a lot. That doesn’t with the motor in the Cory Cross Country Tour. The downside is that there a lot of oomph since the bike weighs as much as Liechtenstein and that’s a lot of weight to ask a motor to around; even a 106 cubic motor. There is enough to move the bike at a decent even fully loaded but not as much power as I would

Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

Of course I come from the Clarkson school of “More so I may have a slightly skewed

A downside to a big motor is heat. companies combat this by their motors but Harley and are currently sticking with air to maintain that certain Unfortunately, that means on a full dress touring the heat from the rear has only one place to go; the place you are currently sitting.

I made the of going to South Beach on the Ness Cross Country and, by the time I got there, was so much heat coming off the and the speeds were so slow I was soaked with sweat and the was making all kinds of interesting as the oil was broken down. Even the little flaps open in the the heat was unbearable and not something I try again.

The bottom your leg gets so hot that you expect to see there when you get done I did actually burn my leg on the right at a stop even through my and the heat “shield” over the itself. I have a feeling the fuel mixture is set VERY to meet emissions requirements increases the heat from the

If you don’t sit in traffic and you always faster than 35mph be fine.

The Cory Ness Country Tour, like all comes with a 6 speed that, like every hooked-up to an air-cooled big twin, is a bit going into 1 st gear neutral when stopped. you get moving that clunkiness away and the transmission offers yet smooth, engagements between Victory also installed a “helper” system on the bike.

Go less than 5mph and up on the shift lever from 1 st and you’ll find neutral single time. As is the norm cruisers and big twin touring the Cross Country Tour has a drive belt for ease of and longevity.

You battle physics to get the Ness Cross Country moving and then you must it once more to get the bike to Victory installed dual floating rotors with 4 calipers on the front and a 300mm rotor with a 2 piston on the rear to help you in your They system works and is easy to modulate but the front require a strong right to access their full

Victory also installed an ABS that works well in things go all pear-shaped, as they do, out there on the wild streets.

You may be to find out how well the Cory Cross Country Tour when those wild start to zig and zag around. For such a heavy (845 pounds tour-oriented bike, the Cory handles the curves very Push the bike hard, harder than that, and find the floorboards touching first. But it takes much lean to get them to scrape you would expect, or maybe feel comfortable with.

is a character trait of all the big Victory bikes I’ve ridden and it is one of the selling points for me. This prowess is due not only to chassis but also to the suspension that puts on the Cory Ness Country Tour; 43mm forks up front and the mono-shock constant rate linkage in the that is air adjustable.

As usually my plans didn’t turn out the way I had planned as my trip down turned out to be a solo trip of two up. Sometimes bikes with but no passenger exhibit a bit of wiggle at speeds from the wind the trunk and moving the rear of the around. I never noticed with the Cory Ness Country Tour either the stock windshield or the MadStad

I did however feel like the was forcing its way through the air at highway like it was fighting for every of interstate it was passing over. a passenger on the back for the ride to eliminated this feeling completely.

I guess the thing I most about the Cory Cross Country Tour was it seemed like a lot of money for little to no gain. In fact, in instances it actually felt you were paying more for To be fair, once I checked website and tried building out a Country Tour to include that I would want I up to almost the same price as the Ness version….it just be yellow.

If you are looking for a big touring that handles better it should, looks different the other big touring bikes on the and offers high levels of then the Victory Cross Tour is the bike for you. If you roughly $28k burning a in your pocket and you want a touring bike, hate the of actually having to put some and effort into picking out own accessories then maybe the Ness Cross Country is the bike for you.

Just leave it out in the rain uncovered…or near school bus stops. If you riding in the rain and your take you near school bus then I would heavily checking out the standard Victory Country Tour as that be my personal choice.


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