I can understand your dilema. I previously owned a 2001 Nomad & traded to a 2009 1700 Nomad in Nov. of 2009. A friend bought a 2010 XC in Apr. 2010. I rode it, thought "nice bike". We went on a 6800 mile ride last July. After seeing how it performed and the fuel mileage he got compared to my 09 1700 Nomad, Plus it was not near as hot to ride in 90+ degree temps as the 1700 Nomad. The Nomad would cook your legs when the fan kicked in. I made the change 2 weeks after we returned. I went with the 2010 XC also. My thought was I could really enjoy the fairing along with the radio, cruise, full guages,etc. Remember the 2010 Crossroads did not have the cruise as a standard. I really love this XC and have about 4800 miles on it since late July. In my opinion the Victory is much more bike than the 1600/1700 Kawasaki's. Not that the Kawi's are bad bikes, but the XC & XR are so much more. Either one you choose, you will enjoy.
2015 XCT Two Tone White/Gray
Ultimate Seat & Backrest
Custom Dynamics Non-Sequential License Plate Frame
Kuryakyn #4178 Windshield Bag
Victory Bag Guards
Custom Dynamic Cool Magic Bullet LED Running Lights
Traded for a 2015 Cross Country Tour on 8-31-15
Previous bike was a 2010 Victory Cross Country-Midnight Cherry, had 54,xxx+ trouble free miles. Just needed a change & got a great deal.