2010 Victory Cross Country, Cross Roads | Motorcycle Previews
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Only Victory could offer the Cross Country and Cross Roads – high-performance, high-comfort interpretations of the ultra-popular hard bagger cruiser with distinctively fresh Victory styling. The fairing-equipped Cross Country and windshield-equipped Cross Roads provide long riders with the best power, handling, ride, comfort and cargo space they’ve ever enjoyed on the open road. Of course, these bikes feature distinctive, forward-thinking, creative styling – a Victory hallmark.
There’s nothing retro about the tire-hugging front fender, the stylish Cross Roads headlight, the dynamic Cross Country fairing, the sculpted fuel tank and the fl owing lines of the rear fender. These are really not your father’s hard baggers. But now that they’re here, have Dad climb on and see what a great touring experience really feels like.
2010 VICTORY CROSS COUNTRY: A LOOK AT ITS UNIQUE FEATURES
The Cross Country offers a touring rider outstanding protection, comfort and convenience with its fork-mounted fairing. The fairing serves as the headlight housing, it blocks and deflects wind, precipitation and road debris such as stones kicked up by other vehicles, and it hosts extensive instrumentation and an audio system.
The design of the fairing is both stylish and practical. The styling coordinates with the unique look of the Cross Country, and the design provides optimal rider protection. Extensive computer modeling, wind tunnel testing and on-road evaluation went into the fairing’s final design. A ridge running across the front face of the fairing is stylish – and it also deflects wind and rain to the sides, beyond the driver’s hands.
At the base of the windshield is a small channel that allows air to stream up the back face of the windshield for optimized air flow. Pure Victory Gear offers a selection of high and low accessory windshields. The combination of an accessory tall windshield and lower wind deflectors will provide the most thorough protection and comfort for high-mileage touring riders.
On the driver-facing side of the fairing is MFD (multi-function display) instrumentation and the bike’s audio system. The MFD includes an analog speedometer and tachometer, fuel gauge and a battery charge meter. The wealth of data in a digital display panel includes: gear indicator, clock, ride time, odometer, two trip meters and fuel economy information such as current range for the available fuel and current MPG data. A driver scrolls through the data using a trigger switch mounted by the left hand grip. This switch also resets functions such as the trip meters, ride time and clock.
An AM/FM radio is standard on the Cross Country, and the bike can be equipped with an iPod or satellite radio that plays through the bike’s audio system. The audio display screen presents detailed information about the radio station currently playing, or the iPod track name, artist, satellite station and more.
The fairing also accommodates installation of switches controlling accessories such as heated handgrips. These are available from Pure Victory Gear, as are accessories needed to store an iPod in the right saddlebag and play it through the bike’s audio system.
An accessory GPS unit can be mounted on the left handlebar using an accessory ball joint mount, and audio information from the GPS can be fed through the bike’s audio system. Other elements that are unique to the Cross Country include:
>> The Cross Country makes full use of the advanced Victory CORE Technology in its chassis. As a result, it is the lightest bike in its class, with the highest load capacity.
>> Reflective of Victory being "The New American Motorcycle," the Cross Country has distinctive highway bars that complement the bike’s styling. These forged aluminum bars can be cleanly equipped with accessory highway pegs or driving lights, and chrome covers are available for the horizontal top sections of the bars.
>> The Cross Country has floorboard-styled passenger footrests that serve as a secure, comfortable foothold.
>> The Cross Country is available in Solid Black, Solid Midnight Cherry and the Cross Country – exclusive Black and Graphite with Extreme Skulls.
2010 VICTORY CROSS ROADS: A LOOK AT ITS UNIQUE FEATURES
Cross Roads riders enjoy the protection of a windshield whose design was optimized through wind tunnel testing. The premium-quality Lexan windshield offers a driver excellent visibility and it protects the driver and passenger from wind, precipitation and road debris such as stones kicked up by other vehicles.
The windshield has extended lower sections – "Sideburns" – that improve the bike’s aerodynamics and minimize buffeting. The windshield attaches securely to the bike’s triple trees using four fasteners, and it can be installed or removed quickly and easily. Accessory windshields of various heights are available from Pure Victory
Gear, as are lower wind deflectors that mount on the forks. The combination of an accessory tall windshield and lower wind deflectors will provide the most thorough protection and comfort for high-mileage touring riders.
Other elements that are unique to the Cross Roads include:
>> The Cross Roads makes full use of the advanced Victory CORE Technology in its chassis. As a result, it is the lightest bike in its class, with the highest load capacity.
>> The Cross Roads has an easy to read analog speedometer, and the gauge face also displays: an odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, neutral indicator, high-beam indicator, turn signal indicator, hazard lights indicator and warming lights such as a low fuel light. An accessory tachometer is available, and it comes with a mounting bracket that holds the speedometer and tachometer side by side.
>> The Cross Roads is equipped with chrome tubular highway bars, which can be equipped with accessory highway pegs and driving lights.
>> The Cross Roads has passenger footpegs.
>> The Cross Roads is available in Solid Black and Solid Midnight Cherry.