If at some point you decide to fashion a nice classic cruise bike in your garage, why don’t you try heading over to Victory and give the Cross Roads a look. As an extremely smooth, powerful, and comfortable touring model, the Cross Roads offers plenty of options that allow the rider to tailor this motorcycle for any type of touring.
As a customized maven, Victory offers over 48 custom combinations for the Cross Roads, which you can use to put your own stamp of originality on it. You can choose color, saddlebags, windshield, and specific tip-over protection that says ‘Here is a bike like no other, fitting its rider’s every want and need."
For the 2012 model, the Cross Roads looks just how you want it with the performance credentials to back it up. Powering the bike is the popular Freedom 106 V-Twin engine that produces a mighty impressive 109 lb/ft of torque. Mated to this engine is a high-performing six-speed overdrive transmission that receives the power generated by the massive V-twin and seamlessly turns it into something you can use.
Find out more about the Victory Cross Roads after the jump.
Victory has been designing and engineering the Cross Roads
and Cross Country motorcycles for their touring range for the past three years. That got our attention and while we’ve recently talked a bit about the Cross Roads
model, it is now time to see what makes the Cross Country model even better. The competition isn’t out of our equation, so we’ll start by getting to know the bike better before starting being impressed (because there’s plenty to be impressed about).
The Victory lineup is now even more attractive for long haul thrill seekers also thanks to the Cross Roads model, which is all-new for 2010 and which brings the most horsepower and cargo capacity in its class.
Powered by a 106-cubic-inch Freedom V-Twin Engine, being able to carry as much as 21 gallons of cargo and being designed in strict accordance with the Victory style, this motorcycle goes against Harley’s notorious Road King and stands all the chances to prove a much better choice for the buck. Full story
Victory Motorcycles has recently launched two brand new models, Cross Country and Cross Roads, which are built to compete with the Harley-Davidson Road King.
Both motorcycles are adequate for long journeys and are built on the same two piece aluminum frame and make use of a 50-degree V-twin motor. The air-cooled and fuel-injected unit displaces 1.731cc and develops 92 hp and 148 Nm.
The engine is coupled to a six-speed transmission, while the final drive is a maintenance free belt drive. Both the Cross Country and Cross Roads models are claimed to have the lowest seats and dry weights in the high displacement cruiser class they’ve just rolled into.
The braking system is composed from two 300mm discs and four-piston calipers up front, while at the back there’s a single 300mm disc on which acts a two-piston caliper. Both models have the same 43mm upside-down fork and a central, adjustable air monoshock.
Also considering the fact that the Victory Cross Country starts at $17.999 and the Cross Roads comes with a $15.999 MSRP, it seems that Harley’s piece of the pie just got slightly smaller.