We take Victory’s bold bagger for a 1600-mile spin through three states to test its handling, power, brakes and comfort in real-world situations for our 2012 Victory Cross Country review.
- The 2012 Victory Cross Country is a capable tourer with its generously sized tank, comfortable seat, capacious saddlebags and sharp handling.
- Taking a break on the 2012 Victory Cross Country at the Green Mesquite, a BBQ joint in Austin, Texas.
- With its sharp styling and beefy engine, the 2012 Cross Country blends in naturally with a hot rod shop.
- The Cross Country has been a vital element in Victory’s growth and was the company’s best-seller in 2010.
- We tested to see if the Cross Country made a good bar hopper on Austin's East Sixth Street. It passed!
- Victory sources the 1731cc Freedom 106 engine across the board in its 2012 motorcycles.
- Custom builder Cory Ness has used the Cross Country as his customizing palette for the last two years.
- The 2012 Victory Cross Country handles as good as if not better than any other factory bagger.
- The 2012 Victory Cross Country is available in Solid Black, Imperial Blue or a Sunset Red & Silver/Graphics package.
- Big saddlebags, standard cruise control, ABS and comfortable ergos make the Cross Country a competent long-range tourer.
- A healthy 5.8-gallon tank was good for an average of 39.95 mpg, easily giving it a range of over 200 miles.
- Victory makes its statement on Main Street Sturgis. We're seeing more and more Victorys at motorcycle rallies these days, especially the best-selling Cross Country.