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2012 Victory Cross Country | Preview

2012 Victory Motorcycle

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.

Victory continues this for 2012 with its popular hard-bagger, the Cross Country. And due to the popularity/positivity of the previous-year Cross Country, Victory didn’t change much for 2012.

The Victory Cross Country continues to offer that mean low styling combined with comfort, much cargo space and an integrated audio system.

Following are the highlights, color options, MSRP and specs of the 2012 Victory Cross Country.

Comfortable Cruising, Smooth Handling

The cross country provides a comfortable ride and smooth, easy handling, making it an ideal long-distance touring bike for one or two riders and gear.

  • Strong, innovative two-piece, sand-cast hollow aluminum frame
  • Air-adjust rear suspension with 4.7" (120 mm) of travel
  • Low 26.25" (667 mm) seat height
  • The driver’s extended floorboards permit foot and leg movement for long-riding comfort
  • The shifter leaves the rear of the left floorboard open for foot movement; an accessory bolt-on heel shifter is available

Protection & Great Audio

The stylish and protective fork-mounted fairing provides excellent protection and houses instrumentation and an integrated audio system.

  • AM/FM radio is standard and an iPod cord and satellite radio are available as accessories
  • instrumentation in the fairing includes an analog speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, trip meter, and indicator lights

Premium Victory Performance

  • Freedom 106/6 stage 1 V-twin: 109 ft.-lb. of torque
  • 6-speed transmission with overdrive
  • Floorboard shifter design that leaves the rear of floorboard open for foot movement; an accessory bolt-on heel shifter is available
  • Cruise control is standard
  • 5.8-gallon/22.0-liter fuel capacity
  • Dual disk front brakes and inverted forks (see separate abs description)
  • Air-adjust rear suspension provides 4.7"/120 mm of rear travel

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

The standard non-linked abs provides a cross country rider with confidence-inspiring braking. sensors on each wheel monitor wheel speed, and if they sense slippage or wheel lock, the abs provides instant, effective braking to slow the vehicle and help the rider maintain control.

2012 Victory Cross Country Color Options / MSRP

  • Solid black / $18,999
  • Solid imperial blue / $19,499
  • Sunset Red over silver / $19,999

2012 Victory Cross Country Specs:


  • Engine type: 4-stroke 50o V-Twin
  • Cooling system: Air/Oil
  • Displacement: 106 ci/ 1731cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 101 X 108mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.4:1
  • Valve train: Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
  • Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gal / 22 ltr
  • Exhaust: Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
  • Charging System: 48 amps max output
  • Battery: 12 volts / 18 amp hours
  • Primary Drive: Gear drive with torque compensator
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
  • Transmission: 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
  • Final Drive: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt

Chassis Dimensions:

  • Length: 104.4 in / 2652 mm
  • Wheelbase: 65.7 in / 1670 mm
  • Seat Height: 26.25 in / 667 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 29.0o / 5.6 in / 142 mm
  • Dry Weight: 765 Lbs / 347 Kg
  • GVWR: 1360 lbs / 618 kg

Front suspension:

  • Type: Inverted telescopic fork
  • Fork Tube Diameter: 43 mm
  • Travel: 5.1 in / 130 mm

Rear suspension:

  • Shock Absorber: Single, mono-tube gas
  • Swingarm: Cast Aluminum with constant rate linkage
  • Travel: 4.7 in / 120 mm
  • Adjustment: Air adjustable


  • Brake System Type: ABS
  • Front braking system: Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
  • Rear braking system: 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper


  • Front: 18 x 3.5 in
  • Rear: 16 x 5.0 in


  • Front: 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
  • Rear: 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3



Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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