Victory has carved a reputation as a well-known motorcycle builder that caters to the luxury-touring motorcyclist. But Victory is more than just the proverbial one-trick pony. When it comes to targeting the hardcore Amerian rider, they also have the means to take care of that demographic.
Victory continues this for 2012 with its popular hard-bagger, the Cross Country. Due to the popularity of the 2011 model, Victory resisted on making any drastic changes on the Cross Country. Instead, the Polaris-owned company continued on the bike’s unbridled success by offering a 2012 model that comes with a mean low styling combined with comfort, much cargo space, and an integrated audio system.
At the heart of the Cross Country is a type 4-stroke 50o V-Twin engine that makes every other aspect of going the distance as effortless as possible. By adding precise, automotive-style cruise control, the right mitt can now simply hang on and enjoy the ride. The bike also carries single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters, and Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body. As far as the suspension goes, the front of the Cross Country carries an inverted cartridge telescopic fork with 43 mm diameter and 5.1" travel, while the rear comes with a single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum setup with constant rate linkage and 4.7" / 120 mm travel.
The Cross Country is also equipped with the stylish and protective fork-mounted fairing that provides excellent protection and houses instrumentation and an integrated audio system.
Find out more about the Victory Cross Country after the jump.
106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
At the heart of the Cross Country sits the Freedom V-Twin power plant, expertly balanced for the perfectly controlled explosion that delivers 109 ft lbs of hole shot torque. Maestro of the motorcycle world, it’s what keeps man, machine and highway working together in perfect harmony.
6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
The highest performing transmission on the road receives the power generated by the massive V-twin and seamlessly turns it into something you can use. Neutral Selection Assist and helical-cut gears ensure every shift is as quiet and smooth as the one before it.
Standard on the Cross Country, the Victory 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.
560 LB TOTAL LOAD CAPACITY
Ideal for both 2-up or solo riding, the Cross Country weighs in as the packhorse of the touring line. But don’t be fooled by its 560 lb load capacity. A rigid reinforced frame, adjustable rear air suspension and 96 hp V-Twin allow it to prance as lightly as any sure-footed thoroughbred.
Saddlebags constructed of sturdy glass-filled nylon offer plenty of room to include the stuff that long hauls are made of. Lockable latches make sure that stuff stays on the bike you while you’re off having lunch.
4.7 INCHES OF REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL
Just in case the open road gets too lonely, the class-leading rear suspension features an easily adjusted air shock and coil spring, ensuring a smooth ride for you and any adventure seeking passenger.
OPTIONAL LOCK & RIDE TRUNK
If you can’t stand leaving all your worldly possessions behind, the optional roomy, protective trunk installs in seconds without the need for tools. The trunk also doubles as a comfortable backrest for your significant other.
MP3 COMPATIBLE AM/FM TWO-SPEAKER STEREO
There are times when the Freedom V-Twin’s dulcet toned pipes prefer not playing solo. With a high-quality mp3 player/radio embedded in the fairing, you can have your own rolling roadhouse hoedown. It’s just one more way to let freedom ring.
12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke
101 x 108 mm
48 amps max output
9.4 : 1
Air / oil
106 ci / 1731 cc
4-stroke 50° V-Twin
Split dual exhaust with crossover
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
5.8 gal / 22 ltr
Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
Gear drive with torque compensator
6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
765 lbs / 347 kg
5.8 in / 148 mm
1360 lbs / 618 kg
104.4 in / 2652 mm
29.0° / 5.6 in / 142 mm
26.25 in / 667 mm
65.7 in / 1670 mm
Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant rate linkage, 4.7 in / 120 mm travel, air adjustable
Brake System Type
Front braking system
Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear braking system
300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
18 x 3.0 in
180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3
16 x 5.0 in
Solid Black; Solid Imperial Blue; Two Tone Sunset Red & Silver Graphics
UltimateMotorcycle ---- "Victory is well-known for its catering to the luxury-touring motorcyclist, but the Polaris-owned company is also huge on appealing to riders who enjoy a mean, American look while having the additional space of hard bags."
Totalmotorcycle ---- "in Freedom V-Twin with power and torque for exhilarating speed at the twist of the wrist. With a 6-speed overdrive transmission these bikes have the long legs for all-day cruising."