2016 Victory Cross Country: Preview

Victory's faired bagger stays the course

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. We've always loved that old adage, which we feel definitely applies to Victory's 2016 Cross Country model, especially in the performance bagger category. Victory's Cross Country made its debut in 2009 and the now 7-year-old is definitely coming into its serving as the platform for pretty much every bagger/touring bike in Victory's lineup (except Vision of course). While the gargantuan lockable saddlebags, killer stereo, 106ci Freedom V-Twin and other creature comforts are responsible for its success, Victory's left well enough alone with the 2016 model.

We're excited to get some more seat time on a long-term Cross Country, based on the simple fact that we've ridden thousands of miles on the beast, and have to report it's one of the best out there for a long trip.

MODEL CROSS COUNTRY
MSRP $18,999
ENGINE FREEDOM 106/ 6 V-TWIN
TRANSMISSION 6-SPEED OVERDRIVE CONSTANT MESH
BATTERY YTX20HL-BS/12 VOLT 18 AMP HOUR 310 CCA
BORE X STROKE 3.976” X 4.449” (101 MM X 113 MM)
CHARGING SYSTEM 48 AMPS MAX OUTPUT
CLUTCH WET, MULTI-PLATE
COMPRESSION 9.4 : 1
COOLING SYSTEM AIR / OIL
DISPLACEMENT 106 CU IN / 1811 CC
EXHAUST DUAL SLASH-CUT
FINAL DRIVE CARBON FIBER REINFORCED BELT
FUEL CAPACITY 5.8 GAL / 22 LTR
FUEL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION WITH DUAL 45MM THROTTLE BODY
OIL CAPACITY 5.0 QTS / 4.73 LTR
PRIMARY DRIVE GEAR DRIVE WITH TORQUE COMPENSATOR
DRY WEIGHT 784 LBS / 356 KG
GROUND CLEARANCE 5.3 IN / 134MM
GVWR 1,310 LBS / 595 KG
LENGTH 104.6 IN / 2657 MM
RAKE/TRAIL 29.0° / 5.6 IN / 142 MM
SEAT HEIGHT 25.7 IN / 654MM
WHEELBASE 65.7 IN / 1670 MM