The Victory Cross Country motorcycle touring edition has proved itself to be one of the best examples of its bagger breed. Thereby, the famous custom motorcycle builder Cory Ness gave it a touch of class, and the result is great.
The Ness accessories include the chrome door handles, shift pegs and brake chrome, mirrors, custom billet passenger footrest, engine covers and radio display Ness. Moreover each of Cory’s Custom Cross Country motorcycles bears a number and an etched facsimile of Cory’s John Hancock.
The Cory Ness Cross Country is smoothly rumble down the road. The Cory Ness Cross Country is getting quickly up to speed despite carting around its considerable 800 pounds, less slightly than a Street Glide. The 106/6 powertrain cranks out more and more horsepower and torque than even H-D’s TC103, chugging away nicely from as low as 1500 rpm.
You also get a fairly comfortable, laid back riding position thanks to an ergonomically designed custom suede seat.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country.
BOARDWALK BLUE WITH CUSTOM NESS GRAPHICS
Maybe you can’t be Cory Ness, but you can now throw a leg over one of his brilliant custom painted creations. Basking in the reflection of Cory’s Boardwalk Blue custom paint and distinctive graphics, it’s almost like riding with the master himself.
Here Cory’s idea was for the rider’s initial connection to the bike to feel as good and solid as the bike’s connection to the road itself. Along with a comfortable reach and a natural steering feel, the custom handlebar goes a long way toward enhancing this bike’s distinctive styling.
NESS CHROME GRIPS
A true artist with motorcycles as his medium, Cory pays strict attention to every chrome-inspired detail. Even the grips become an opportunity for the Cory Ness signature look.
NESS CUSTOM MIRRORS
Ness custom chrome mirrors add style to a high-profile area and complement the bike’s rich chrome treatment, making every object reflected in these mirrors cooler than they appear.
NESS BILLET PASSENGER PEGS
Being careful to leave nothing overlooked, Cory wanted to ensure that every passenger could find chrome styling directly underfoot.
NESS CHROME SHIFTER, PEGS AND HAND LEVERS
The welder was put away long before, but the Cory Ness Cross Country continues throwing sparks. The Ness chrome hand and foot controls integrate with the bike’s total custom treatment and deliver dependable, reliable performance.
NESS ENGINE COVERS
Nestled between the diamond-cut cylinders sits the crown jewel of Cory’s Custom Cross Country – liquid chrome engine covers that direct the eye toward the heart of the machine and set the theme for the rest of the bike.
DIAMOND CUT ENGINE
The Ness family wanted to ensure that the Freedom V-Twin at the heart of the custom Cross Country looked as precision stylish as it was precision powerful. The answer was found in detailed, diamond-cut cylinders that elevate and anchor the bike’s incredible style.
CUSTOM HIGHWAY BAR
At what point do highway bars go from leg protection to a work of art?
KICKER PREMIUM AUDIO SPEAKERS
Acoustically precise and top of the line, these are the kind of speakers the open road deserves.
High performance wheels front and rear send out a bold custom styling message with every revolution.
The Cory Ness Cross Country’s Anti-Lock Brake System doesn’t discriminate between dry, wet or rock-strewn pavement. No matter what the conditions, ABS monitors what the wheel is doing and gives you consistent, smooth braking from the handlebar lever down to the rubber on the road.
After making every other aspect of going the distance as effortless as possible, the throttle hand still had a beef about being overworked. By adding precise, automotive-style cruise control, the right mitt can now simply hang on and enjoy the ride.
106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
As they say, like father like son. Following his dad’s lead, Cory built his custom created Cross Country around the Freedom V-Twin power plant, which is expertly balanced and ready to deliver power and performance whenever Cory calls for it. Even more important, Cory wanted the impressive 109 ft lbs of breakaway passing torque, simply because of the belief lesser bikes should always stay right.
6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
As easily as the Cory Ness Cross Country transmits the glint of chrome to the eye, the highest performing transmission on the road moves power to the wheel. Neutral Selection Assist and helical-cut gears make sure every shift quietly and smoothly synchs with the one before it. Just like Cory’s custom design touches.
CHROME DRIVER FLOORBOARDS
An otherwise overlooked area of the bike, even the roomy, firm-footed floorboards provide an opportunity to enhance the chrome-based theme and add to the bright, custom look.
CUSTOM SUEDE SEAT
Comfortable enough to make the long haul seem short, and every bit Cory. Except for the imprint, which will be all yours.
NESS RADIO DISPLAY
Yet another place to channel his creative energy, Cory’s take on the radio display makes everything that comes out of it sound a little bit crisper.
NESS OIL LINE COVER
To the Ness Family, a road is never just a road, and an oil line is never just an oil line.
ENGINE NUMBER PLATE
No proof of purchase has ever been more rewarding. Each of Cory’s Custom Cross Country motorcycles bears a number and an etched facsimile of Cory’s John Hancock.
|Battery||12 volts / 18 amp hours|
|Bore x Stroke||101 x 108 mm|
|Charging System||48 amps max output|
|Compression ratio||9.4 : 1|
|Cooling System||Air / oil|
|Displacement||106 ci / 1731 cc|
|Engine Type||4-stroke 50° V-Twin|
|Exhaust||Split dual exhaust with crossover|
|Final Drive||Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt|
|Fuel Capacity||5.8 gal / 22 ltr|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body|
|Oil capacity||5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr|
|Primary Drive||Gear drive with torque compensator|
|Transmission||6-speed overdrive constant mesh|
|Valve train||Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters|
|Dry Weight||765 lbs / 347 kg|
|Ground Clearance||5.8 in / 148 mm|
|GVWR||1360 lbs / 618 kg|
|Length||104.4 in / 2652 mm|
|Rake/trail||29.0° / 5.6 in / 142 mm|
|Seat Height||26.25 in / 667 mm|
|Wheelbase||65.7 in / 1670 mm|
|Front Suspension||Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant-rate linkage, 4.7 in / 120 mm travel, air adjustable|
|Brake System Type||Conventional|
|Front braking system||Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers|
|Rear braking system||300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper|
|Front Tire||130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3|
|Front Wheel||18 x 3.0 in|
|Rear Tire||180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3|
|Rear Wheel||16 x 5.0 in|
|Colors||Boardwalk Blue w/ Ness Graphics|
Bikez ---- "Maybe you can’t be Cory Ness, but you can now throw a leg over one of his brilliant custom painted creations. Basking in the reflection of Cory’s Boardwalk Blue custom paint and distinctive graphics, it’s almost like riding with the master himself."
Motorcycle-Usa ---- "Comfort and style the Cory Ness Cross Country is to be ridden and do it in style. Riding for long extended periods on this Victory signature model will be super easy as it was made for just that. Accessories and styling by Cory Ness will have everyone wanting to get a closer look at your ride."
Totalmotorcyle ---- "The 2012 Cross Country is just waiting for you to push it to its limits. With a custom suede seat, you can ride for days before you even notice how many miles have been crossed. The Ness accessories make the bike even more unique, unlike any other V-Twin cruiser motorcycle that you’ll see on your journeys. Combining Victory power and the signature Cory Ness style - it really isn’t fair for the competition."