Four stroke, 50° V twin SOHC, 4 valves
chains, hydraulic lifters
Bore x Stroke
101 x 108
Split dual exhaust with
4.73 L / 5.0 US Quarts
Electronic Fuel Injection
with dual 45mm throttle bodies
12V, 18 Ah
96.9 hp / 71.3 kW
144 Nm / 14.6 kgf-m / 106 ft-lb
Carbon fiber reinforced
43mm Conventional telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel
130 mm / 5.1 in
Single, mono-tube gas forged
and cast aluminum with constant-rate
linkage, air adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel
120 mm / 4.7 in
2x 300mm floating rotor 3 piston caliper
Single 300mm floating rotor
2 piston caliper
142 mm / 5.6 in.
Length: 2747 mm / 108.1 in.
1670 mm / 65.7 in
148 mm / 5.8 in
667 mm / 26.3 in
618 kg / 1360 lbs
384 kg / 845 lbs
/ 5.8 US gal
The new long distance machine others will be
chasing for years.
The new long distance machine others will be chasing for years with the world's
largest storage capacity with over 41 gallons.
VICTORY CROSS SERIES
Choose the Cross bikes for traditional styling with the modern technology only
Victory brings to riding enthusiasts. It starts with the 106 cu. 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
Our all-aluminum backbone frame provides light low-speed handling and impressive
stability in corners and at speed. Combined with a range of windshields and
storage choices and you have a bagger for everyone who wants to travel in style
NEW TRUNK FOR VICTORY CROSS COUNTRY/CROSS ROADS
Touring riders can put away their tools. The new Lock & Ride® Trunk from Pure
Victory can be installed on a Cross Country or Cross Roads in seconds, and
removed just as quickly - without tools.
To install a trunk, a rider simply aligns the trunk mounting legs with mounting
points at the rear of the bike and snaps down the locking arm. The trunk's power
cord connects easily to the bike's electrical system to power the taillight at
the rear of the trunk lid, the audio speakers and the accessory power outlet
inside the trunk. To remove the trunk, simply reverse the process. When the
trunk is on the bike, a locking pin can be added for theft prevention and
additional peace of mind.
oThe trunk has more than enough room for two full-face helmets.
oThe trunk lid seals securely, is lockable and provides the bike with a
o The front face of the trunk has a comfortable, padded passenger backrest and
dual audio speakers.
o Each 2011 Cross Country and Cross Roads comes with a spare lock cylinder so a
trunk can be locked with the bike's ignition key.
oTrunk-related accessories available from Pure Victory include: Passenger
Armrests, Trunk Luggage
Rack (mounts atop lid), and Trunk Liner
PROVEN OUTSTANDING RELIABILITY
Victory has a track record of consistently outstanding reliability and
dependability, which has led to the industry's highest customer satisfaction
ratings. This proven reliability, along with the new transmission design, allows
Victory to recommend extended oil service intervals for 2011 drivetrains.
oThe recommended oil change interval for 2011 models is every 5,000 miles (8,000
oLess-frequent oil changes results in a lower cost of ownership.
The Victory drivetrain team scrutinized every component of the engine and
transmission and fine-tuned the designs and performance of numerous parts.
Approximately 40% of the drivetrain is new for 2011, with the transmission
receiving so many improvements it is virtually a new transmission.
The changes: improved manufacturing efficiency and quality assurance; enhanced
drivetrain's already-impressive reliability; improved engine performance; and,
for riders, improved ridability and delivered a more appealing-sounding
oIn terms of operating sound, selected modulation frequencies have been
eliminated. This produces a more-appealing sound - consistently in each gear. In
4th and 6th gears in particular, gear whine has been reduced.
oDriveline lash has been reduced by 66%.
o"Neutral Assist" has been added to make it easier for a rider to shift into
neutral when stopped. This will reduce the rider's effort, will reduce clutch
wear and will lessen the performance demands on the oil.
All cruisers now have instrumentation similar to that of the Victory Cross
Roads, which provides a rider with a wealth of information in one, easy-to-read
location. The new instrumentation includes:
o An analog speedometer, which may be set to show MPH or KPH.
oA large LCD that displays: Clock (time of day is viewable at all times), gear
position, tachometer and diagnostic readouts for Victory dealership service
o The gauge face includes lights such as high-beam and neutral indicators and
the oil warning light. Cruisers no longer have these indicator lights atop the
oThe Cross Roads instrumentation also has an always-viewable fuel gauge.
CHASSIS CHANGES ACROSS THE LINEUP
All brake calipers, rotors, lower belt guards, and floorboards are black.
oAll left- and right-hand switch cubes are black, as are the audio control
switch block and cruise control switch block.
o The triple clamp is black on all models except the Vegas Jackpot (which
retains its chrome triple), and the Victory Cross Roads (which retains its
o A new side stand on each model features an integrated hooked-end design for
easy locating and easy control of the side stand.
o All cruiser exhausts have a larger outlet for improved sound quality and a
lower exhaust note.
VICTORY CROSS ROADS
The Victory Cross Roads is an extremely smooth, powerful and comfortable touring
model. Multiple options allow the rider to tailor this motorcycle for any type
All Victory Cross Roads Series Models Features
o Strong, innovative two-piece, sand-cast hollow aluminum frame.
o Air-adjust rear suspension with 4.7 inches/120 mm of rear travel.
o Dual disk front brakes and inverted forks.
o 22.0-liter fuel capacity.
o Instrumentation includes analog speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, trip meter,
and indicator lights.
o Ultra-bright, multiple-LED turn signals and flush-mounted taillight.
o 69 Litres
leather soft bag capacity
Cross Roads Deluxe
Lockable hard bag storage capacity
o Easily detachable screen
o Touring seat
Cross Roads Series Colour Options
o Crimson Red
o Solid Black
New Colour-Matched Lock & Ride® Trunk Available
o New Lock & Ride® Trunk available as a Pure Victory accessory.
o Trunk can be installed or removed in seconds - without tools: Align its
mounts, lock it in place, connect power cord and ride.
o Spacious trunk can hold two full-face helmets and have room to spare.
o Trunk features comfortable passenger backrest and two audio speakers.
o Trunk lid seals tight, is lockable and provides bike with a high-mounted
o Available trunk accessories: Passenger Armrest Kit, Trunk Cargo Rack, Trunk
Pure Victory Accessories for the Cross Roads Include:
o Lock & Ride® Trunk, Trunk Cargo Rack, Trunk Liner, Passenger Armrest Kit, and
Chrome Saddlebag Protectors.
o Stage 1 Exhaust, Cross Roads Light Bar, Tach Kit and more
Victory Cross Country Tour Model Highlights
•World's Largest Storage Capacity 41.1 gallons
•Victory Comfort Control System
•Taller windshield deflects more wind/rain
Victory Cross Country Tour Features and Benefits
106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
At the heart of the Cross Country Tour sits the Freedom V-Twin power plant,
expertly balanced for the perfectly controlled explosions that deliver 97
horsepower and 113 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 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.
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
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.
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
HEATED SEATS AND GRIPS
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.
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.
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.
ADJUSTABLE PASSENGER FLOORBOARDS
When the passenger floorboards are easily adjustable, any height passenger can
find comfort. That's the long and short of it.
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.
Before arriving in Austin, my wife Jane and I were given a few photos and a
brief description of the new 2010 Victory Cross Country motorcycle, so we had
formed an image of what to expect. First sight of the Victory Cross Country
revealed that our anticipation had not been nearly strong enough; a stunning
example of motorcycle artistry greeted us.
Painted metallic Midnight Cherry red, the Cross Country's sharp lines appear
faceted out of cultured ruby. Angular design elements bring to mind experimental
aircraft of the early jet era, yet defy placement in a specific period of the
motorcycling milieu. Triangles appear scattered throughout the motif, beginning
with the inverted triangle of the headlight cowl, continued in the triangle
circumscribed by the cylinders with the EFI cover wedged between, and finalized
in the tapered, flush-mount LED taillight.
Normally, I prefer to spend some time with a motorcycle before having Jane ride
with me. However, she is only in Austin for a single day, so there is little
time for such formalities. Fortunately, the Cross Country proves a delight to
pilot with a passenger. Its lightweight hollow cast aluminum frame, which uses
the engine as a stressed member, gives the Cross Country the lowest center of
gravity in its class. There is no hint of top heaviness, and the bike requires
little input to prevent wandering at slow speeds. The low seat height of just
over 26 inches (unladen), adds to rider control when dealing with stop-and-go
traffic or walking the bike through parking lots.
Possessing a map of the Texas Hill Country, I roll on the throttle. The
50-degree V-twin Victory Freedom 106 engine builds revs with a comforting growl
from the split dual exhaust, effectively applying its 96 horsepower and, most
importantly, 109 ft/lbs of torque to the Dunlop Elite 3 tires. Fed through EFI
with dual 45mm throttle bodies, the Victory Freedom 106 utilizes a single
overhead cam with four valves per cylinder. This supplies a high volume of air
through a light weight valve train, allowing the engine to produce a wide torque
curve from midrange to high rpm. Engine response is superb and shifting through
each of the six gears is smooth.
With the state capital in the rear-views, we head into the Texas Hill Country,
the region of Central Texas along the Balcones Escarpment, with Austin to the
east and San Antonio to the south. The topography is rolling, sometimes rugged,
limestone hills covered with oak and cedar. For our purposes, the Hill Country
is a series of meandering two- and four-lane roads linking a diverse collection
of small towns, each with its distinct interpretation of Texas culture while
conforming to the overriding theme of rugged individualism. These wonderful
little towns urge a stop to investigate and shop, making them a perfect proving
ground for our impeccable touring machine.
The 21 gallons of storage in the Cross Country's hard saddlebags should handle
the clothing and supplies required for this trip, as well as souvenirs picked up
along the way. All can be packed conveniently in the provided bag liners. The
Victory saddlebags have an internal locking latch that secures the top hinged
lid to the bag body. However, my overstuffing of the bag bulged the sides
outward. On several occasions, the overstuffing caused the saddlebag lids to
open while riding, even after I believed I had ensured that they were safely
clasped. Careful packing seems to be the key to keeping the lids closed.
Distance is deceiving here. Even with a 60 mph limit on many of the two lane
roads, the time it takes to get between two points on the map is blissfully
prolonged. Each crossroads provides new sights that must be scrutinized to
determine if they require further investigation. Every dip in the road leads
down to a creek running through culverts under the road with signs warning of
possible flooding. Around every hill a new scent greets us, distinctly earthy
and palatable. Travel by motorcycle encourages the use of all senses to envelop
oneself in the environment, and the Cross Country moves us through this
environment in an undisputedly enjoyable fashion.
As the evening approaches, Jane and I ride the Cross Country to our one firm
destination of the day, The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, in Driftwood. The Salt Lick
restaurant is a local institution, borne out by the projected two-hour wait.
Buses loaded with University of Texas Longhorn fans are pulling into the
expansive parking lot as we arrive. The attendant directs us to pull into an
area normally reserved for employees to ensure the Victory is secure away from
the throng of vehicles coming and going. The crowd is daunting but the enticing
smell of smoked meat coming from the decades old pit barbeque draws us in.
The Salt Lick is a sprawling complex of stone and grey woodplank buildings with
a number of separate dining rooms and a large picnic area with a band. We learn
from observation and overheard conversation that the trick to a quick meal is
going directly to the pit house and ordering food to go. Jane and I both order a
combination plate, which is prepared in a few minutes, and take our food to the
picnic tables near the band. The atmosphere is lively and cheerful due to the
Longhorn victory over neighboring Oklahoma.
As she had been seduced by the comfort and rideability of the Cross Country,
Jane reluctantly boards her flight back to California, sorry that she cannot
accompany me for the rest of the trip. As a passenger, one criteria Jane looks
for in a motorcycle is the smoothness with which it transitions, be it between
gears or from start-to-stop and back. With a precise six-speed transmission, wet
multi-plate clutch, and carbon fiber reinforced drive belt, the Cross Country
scores high in this category. With its comfortable seat and backrest, it is easy
for Jane to imagine herself spending the next four days with me on the Cross
Preparing for my ride home to California, I decided on a course from Bandera to
Sonora, with as little time on major highways as possible. Bandera is an
authentic cowboy town surrounded by working cattle and guest ranches and is a
popular stop for motorcyclists making the circuit around the Three Twisted
Sisters, the loop consisting of Ranch Roads 335, 336, and 337.
I reach Bandera in time for an early lunch, so I order some food at the Dogleg
Coffee House on Main Street across from the general store. While the amenities
of the Dogleg are modern, the building itself is made of limestone block and
looks like it could have been a jail or bank in a previous incarnation. All the
shops and restaurants along Main Street are well maintained yet direct one's
mind back to a time before internal combustion. Each step through town leads to
a photo opportunity of some idyllic Americana. Each building looks to be hewn
from the history pages of the Old West.
With noontime approaching, I head west to experience some of the premier
motorcycling roads offered in the Hill Country. Just past Vanderpool, Ranch Road
337 starts to climb and twist as the rolling hills gain elevation and become
more severe, exposing faces of jutting limestone framed by oak and cedar. Long
vistas of the land north of the Balcones Escarpment can be seen. I head down to
the Frio River and the town of Leakey, where I pick up RR 336, arguably the most
thrilling of the Twisted Sisters. Initially, RR 336 follows the West Frio River
for a scenic ride through expansive ranges, marked by frequent cattle guard
crossings, which are effectively smoothed out with the air adjustable rear
suspension and the inverted cartridge forks with progressive springs; both ends
offer about five inches of welcome travel.
Soon, the road heads up to a broad ridge that borders the west bank of the
river, and then turns into a roller coaster of two-wheeled bliss. Climbing and
diving with frequent swooping turns, the scenery attempts to distract my
attention away from the road, but the tarmac is too inviting. Adrenalin claws at
my hand to twist harder, brake later, push for more lean. How far can I take the
Cross Country? The Victory's rigid frame, sport-aware suspension, and 300mm
floating rotor disk brakes with four-piston calipers give the Cross Country a
carving ability akin to a much lighter bike. Too soon I am approaching Sonora
and Interstate 10. I am told that riders often ride the Twisted Sisters a couple
of times in a day. Unfortunately, I must keep to my schedule.
The Interstate calls for a different state of mind, one that the Cross Country
accommodates. The stretch of I-10 that leads out of Texas through New Mexico
seems endless, but highway luxury is easily at hand without removing your grasp
from the grips. Operating a trigger switch on the left handlebar with your index
finger can change each mode of the trip LED display. You can flip the display to
read odometer, two trip meters, average fuel consumption, average speed, fuel
range, fuel mileage, and trip timer.
An integrated 40-watt audio system is controlled from a set of switches inside
the left grip, allowing me to set the system to AM, FM, weather band, and MP3
player. In MP3 player mode, I can select playlists or scroll through my files by
album or artist. The audio system also has an auto-fade feature that permits you
to set the volume while stopped, and the system will automatically increase the
volume as your speed increases.
Flexible body positioning is a great defense against fatigue, and the ergonomics
of the Cross Country provide many opportunities for personalization. The rider's
floorboards are long and offer a wide range of options for foot placement. The
foot controls are adjustable to accommodate different leg lengths.
Even without highway pegs installed, the forward swept wing shaped highway bars
provide a nice place to push your feet against to change the pressure points on
your gluteal muscles and lower back. The seat has extra padding and provides a
small amount of back support. Using the standard electronic cruise control makes
running the tank dry before having to stop to stretch your legs a regular
West of Las Cruces, the sky fades into the darkness of what is obviously a
storm. Just before reaching the Border Patrol checkpoint between Las Cruces and
Deming, I enter the brown wall of dust and rain that delineates the outflow
boundary of the tempest. I angle into the heavy crosswind as much as possible,
trying to dodge tumbleweeds and shrubs. The Cross Country handles the high
crosswind with the same confidence it displays during normal riding conditions.
A heavy downpour with hail hits just as I ride under the awning of the Border
Patrol checkpoint. The large awning does not protect from the wind, but does
provide some shelter from the heavy rain and hail. This gives me a chance to
pull a tumbleweed out of the forks while escaping the heaviest of the downpours
I encountered. The Cross Country's fairing is designed to channel rain away from
the rider's hands, and adding the tall touring windscreen delivers even more
The next morning, clear skies and a clean Interstate 10 greet me. Motorcycling
north through Arizona on US 191, I make Flagstaff for my final night on the
road, leaving me an eight-hour ride across the Mojave Desert to home. Over
dinner I consider the coming final day of my trip and how the Cross Country has
been a consummate companion. Whether riding solo or two-up, on Interstate or
rural road, the 2010 Victory Cross Country is a most appropriately named
motorcycle. Unique styling, well-designed accoutrements, and ample performance
position this American motorcycle as one of the premier distance killers
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