Pro's and cons of the xcountry after 1mo'
Pros: this bike loves the road. After test riding the Road Glide, Road King I found this bike handles much better. I have a feelling of sittin in the bike vs on it like I did on the 2 Harleys I tested. Its great for a touring bike, but can absolutely murder some curves. My last bike was a vtx 1300 and this bike handles so much better.
Cons: Buffeting, buffeting and more buffeting. I will throw up on the person that tells me this bike even sniffed a wind tunnell. Close to 20 big ones and I'm figuring out how to mod the bike to make it tolerable. At first I thought it was me, but it seems that everyboard that is devoted to the cross country is consumed with this subject as well. Just look on this board ...the longest thread is the one dealing with the buffeting. Even the ones that say they have fixed the problem usually state its now "tolerable", not fixed, but tolerable. If it sound as I'm upset about this I am. How can a company have such a great bike, yet let the buffeting be so bad. I blame my sefl for buying the bike, I was so caught up in the way the bike handled that I over looked the buffeting..........plus my test drives were pretty short and didn't get a good feel for it. If I had it to do over, I would be sitting on my VTX and not be getting my brains beat out on a ride.