Just had my XR for a couple of months now but plan on keeping it for many years. I looked at Victory because I too preferred to buy American but I was also looking for a bike that fit my long legs, had good power, was good looking, and could get it for a good price. Even though I prefer to buy American, HD and Victory may make their bikes here but those extra's are made in China and all the clothing/apparel are made over there too. If a company likes to advertise they are American they should also make their extras and apparel over here too. My gosh, $450 for a sissy bar, $35 for a T-shirt (which is free advertising)! I know it didn't cost them near that, probably cost more to ship to the US than it did to make! Because of these reasons my next bike may nor may not be American made but most important it will be a bike I like and enjoy riding.
2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp. WD lay down licence plate.