Motorcycle Types Cruiser Victory Cross Country 8-Ball & Cross Roads 8-Ball | Unveiled

Victory Cross Country 8-Ball & Cross Roads 8-Ball | Unveiled

2014 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball/Cross Roads 8-Ball Motorcycle Previews/Photos

Victory Motorcycles has revamped its bagger lineup for 2014, adding two new blacked-out editions – the Cross Country 8-Ball and the Cross Roads 8-Ball.

Victory, which has produced over 100,000 motorcycles from its Spirit Lake, Iowa, facilities since the first V92 rolled off its assembly line on July 4, 1998, designed the two stripped down models to be offered with a starting price under $16,000.

Both machines arrive with Victory’s powerful Freedom 106/6 V-Twin that produces 106 ft/lbs of torque, and is rigid mounted for better handling. The bagger 8-Ball motorcycles feature 43mm inverted cartridge telescopic forks up front with 5.1-inches of travel, and a single, mono-tube gas cast aluminum shock out back with 4.7-inches of travel and air adjustability.

Stopping the Cross Country and Cross Roads 8-Balls are dual 300mm floating discs up front squeezed by four-piston calipers, and a single 300mm floating disc out back squeezed by a two-piston caliper. To keep the price point low, neither bike is offered with ABS.

Victory lists the features for the Cross Country and Cross Roads 8-Ball editions as:

  • Blacked out everywhere, from bag hinges to bezel rings
  • Free of accessories for a purer rider
  • Sound system driven by your iPod
  • Available in any color, as long as it’s black
  • 21 gallons of easy-access, lockable, weatherproof storage
  • Top performance powered by the proven Freedom 106/6 V-Twin Engine
  • Smooth ride and excellent handling with inverted forks, air-pump preload, adjustable mono-shock and epic lean angle

Victory says the MSRP for the 2014 Cross Roads 8-Ball is $15,999 ($16,249 California), while the Cross Country 8-Ball will run $17,999 ($18,249 California).

As  for the rest of the 2014 bagger lineup, Victory offers the signature Ness Cross Country, the standard Cross Country in new colors, and the Cross Roads Classic.

Following are the specs for the 2014 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball and Cross Roads 8-Ball.

2014 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball / Cross Roads 8-Ball Specs:


  • Engine type: 4-stroke, 50-degree 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: split 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 (Cross Roads 8-Ball):

  • Length: 104.3 in / 2868 mm
  • Wheelbase: 65.7 in / 1670 mm
  • Seat Height: 26.3 in / 667 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 29.0-degrees / 5.6 in / 142 mm
  • Dry Weight: 724 Lbs / 329 Kg
  • GVWR: 1360 lbs / 618 kg

Chassis Dimensions (Cross Country 8-Ball):

  • Length: 104.3 in / 2868 mm
  • Wheelbase: 65.7 in / 1670 mm
  • Seat Height: 26.3 in / 667 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 29.0-degrees / 5.6 in / 142 mm
  • Dry Weight: 746 Lbs / 339 Kg
  • GVWR: 1360 lbs / 618 kg

Front suspension:

  • Type: Inverted cartridge 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: Conventional
  • 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: 130/70B18 Dunlop 491 Elite II
  • Rear: 180/60R16 Dunlop 491 Elite II


  • Gloss Black

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