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2012 Victory Cross Country Tour

When Victory introduced the Cross Country in late 2009, it didn’t take long for the bagger to become a market favorite. This bike provided a fresh face in the factory bagger segment with the edgy lines of its fork-mounted fairing, a beautifully crafted tank with a raised spine, sharp lines and strategic recesses, and handling that its competitors wished they could match.

Now that the Cross Country has its legs under it in the segment, 2012 offered the perfect opportunity to release its full touring credentials in the Cross Country Tour.

As a take on the Cross Country, the Cross Country Tour comes with plenty of new features, including a taller windshield, the addition of a big top-case that doubles as a passenger backrest, extra speakers for the stereo system, new lower fairings, and a slick new system of vents and deflectors which allow riders to channel air flow to their liking. The Tour’s tall, wide windshield helps pocket the rider in a cocoon in mostly still air while the new topcase provides a contoured, padded backrest. When passengers are kicking back in the improved accommodations of the bike, the extra speakers integrated into the top-case makes for a great listening experience as their hair is being blasted off by the wind.

The large fork-mounted fairing of the Cross Country Tour now wears new, clear wind deflectors located on the fairing’s lower edge. The deflectors, along with the airflow controls in the lowers, are what Victory calls the Comfort Control System.

Find out more about the Victory Cross Country Tour after the jump.

106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN

Victory Cross Country Tour

At the heart of the Cross Country Tour 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.

ABS BRAKES

Victory Cross Country Tour

Standard on the Cross Country Tour, 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.

VICTORY COMFORT CONTROL SYSTEM

Since Mother Nature seldom listens to the weather requests of motorcycle enthusiasts, we’ve taken means to accommodate her. Down below the knees, we’ve given the Cross Country Tour dual fairing vents (as well as a storage box). Close ‘em for complete protection in cold or rain, open ‘em wide when the weather’s more agreeable.

CRUISE CONTROL

Victory Cross Country Tour

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.

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.

TOTAL STORAGE

Victory Cross Country Tour

Add up lower faring space, trunk and saddlebags and you get an amazing, best-in-class 41.1 gallons of storage space.

SADDLEBAG AND RAILS

With lockable latches and 21.3-gallon capacity, the Cross Country Tour can protect from theft and accomodate a passenger that doesn’t follow the "travel lightly" rule. Exquisitely designed chrome rails provide style as well as tip-over insurance that you’ll be grateful for when your brother-in-law asks to ride.

HEATED SEATS AND GRIPS

Victory Cross Country Tour

The Cross Country Tour lacks for nothing in the comfort category, and as proof we offer up heated seats and handgrips as exhibit A. Together they offer the best means of enhancing your road warrior reputation by adding precious road time to both sides of summer.

TALL WINDSHIELD

Victory Cross Country Tour

To maximize comfort, we’ve raised the windshield, resulting in reduced buffeting and increased wind and rain protection.

26.25” SEAT HEIGHT

Rule of the road: the lower the seat height, the more control. The Cross Country Tour has the lowest seat in its class. Unless you admit having the toe strength of a ballerina, you want to be able to plant both feet firmly on the ground.

HID LIGHTING

Victory Cross Country Tour

A machine that looks this good deserves to be seen. The High Intensity Discharge headlamp shines four times brighter than standard halogen headlamps and shouts ‘HERE I COME’ four times louder. Since it also lasts 10 times longer, you can see your way ocean to ocean with every mile marker perfectly illuminated.

12V SOCKET

Power from the engine can now be sipped to charge phones, cameras, or anything that uses a 12v socket. Sometime during your long distance cruise you may need to call in support for that rider stranded with a lesser motorcycle.

Specifications

Victory Cross Country Tour
Battery12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke101 x 108 mm
Charging System48 amps max output
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Compression ratio9.4 : 1
Cooling SystemAir / oil
Displacement106 ci / 1731 cc
Engine Type4-stroke 50° V-Twin
ExhaustSplit dual exhaust with crossover
Final DriveCarbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
Fuel Capacity5.8 gal / 22 ltr
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
Oil capacity5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
PrimaryDrive Gear drive with torque compensator
Transmission6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Valve trainSingle overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
Dry Weight845 lbs / 384 kg
Ground Clearance5.8 in / 148 mm
GVWR1360 lbs / 618 kg
Length108.1 in / 2747 mm
Rake/trail29.0° / 5.6 in / 142 mm
Seat Height26.25 in / 667 mm
Wheelbase65.7 in / 1670 mm
Front SuspensionInverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear SuspensionSingle, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant rate linkage, 4.7 in / 120 mm travel, air adjustable
Brake SystemType Conventional
Front brakingsystem Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear brakingsystem 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
Front Tire130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
Front Wheel18 x 3.0 in
Rear Tire180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3
Rear Wheel16 x 5.0 in
ColorsSolid Black; Solid Sunset Red; Solid Pearl White

Quotes

Motorcycle-Usa ---- "For 2012, Victory Motorcycles gave the Cross Country full touring credentials and dubbed it the 2012 Cross Country Tour."

Cycleworld---- "Having learned from that exercise, Victory put the Cross Country into the lineup. It’s a more conventional big-inch American touring rig, though the Vision’s sense of sweep and the artful eye of Arlen Ness are everywhere you look."

Motorcycle---- "Victory’s Cross Country has left a positive impression on the motorcycle-buying public as well as the moto media in the past two years, earning Best Cruiser in our Best Of 2010 awards. For 2012 Victory has expanded the Cross Country into the Cross Country Tour."



1 comments:

This article lists the Victory CCT fuel mileage at 13/18 and the curb weight at 618 lbs. I don’t know what’s going on, but those are even close. The dry weight is over 845 lbs. and common combined fuel mileage is 37 or so.

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