Victory's Cross Country touring cruiser has proved itself to be one of the best examples of its bagger breed, even in the face of stiff Harley-Davidson competition in the form of the successful Street Glide and Road Glide. When we compared a 2010 Cross Country to a Road Glide
, the CC's advantages in engine power, sure-footed handling, superior suspension and a lower price earned the Minnesota-based manufacturer a hard-fought victory.
More recently we pitted a 2011 Cross Country against Yamaha/Star's Stratoliner Deluxe and Harley's Street Glide with its optional 103-cubic-inch Power Pak motor in our 2011 Bagger Shootout
, and the Vic outmuscled the hot-rod Harley and out-featured the YamaStar to emerge as best in class.
But when "best" isn't good enough, Victory sends in the Ness family, headed by the illustrious Arlen Ness, one of the most famous motorcycle customizers in the business. The blinged-out signature Ness editions in Victory's lineup are akin to Harley-Davidson's aspirational CVO lineup, appealing to high rollers who want to stand apart from the crowd.
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