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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-20-2015, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have been a member her for a while now just not posted. I have been trying to read up on these bikes. I am going to be buying a new to me but used bike in the next few weeks. I have narrowed down my choices to a Cross Country an a Street glide. I don't want to start a bashing Harley forum just have a few questions about the XC.
Are there any years to stay away from? Any big changes been mad to say a 2013 from the 2011 models? We have a local Victory dealer in town but the owner an my self had a falling out over a side x side a few years ago so I really don't have a dealer around to go look an ask questions.

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Transmission was revamped in the 12 models. It put in a neutral assist and gave the bike a 5K oil change interval instead of the 2500 mile for previous years. Other than cosmetics and minor tweaks, nothing that seems earth shattering.
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twp, have you had a chance to test ride or at least get your butt on the SG or XC? Even though they are supposedly competing models, the bikes have a completely different "personalities" and feel. What one to get should depend on how the bikes fits and your planned riding style.

Of course, if you want chics to chase you until they faint get the Vic

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Of course, if you want chics to chase you until they faint get the Vic
Yup , what he said ....

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Twp, I was in exactly your shoes prior to about three months ago. I wanted a pair of used touring bikes for my wife and I. We test rode everthing we could. The HD touring line did not fit me well. The footbeds are too high off the ground and too far back thus forcing the upper part of my legs into an uncomfortable position - knees at or higher than hips. The Vic XCT fit me much better. I am only 5'-10" (really only 9.5") and a 32" inseam so very average height.

I bought two 2012 Vic XCT off Craigslist. Bought one in Detroit and one in Hot Springs, Arkansas and rode them both to their new home in Florida.

I highly recommend the Vic XCT. I suggest that the 2012 is the sweet spot right now. Newer than that gains you nothing but a higher price. Older than 2012 has a slightly inferior transmission and oil change interval.

Use Search tempest to search the country for these and be ready to travel to go get one. I got two fully loaded bikes both with custom paint jobs and low miles this past Sept and Oct. for $14,500 each. Not the best price ever but very good prices.

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2011 have the upgraded transmission

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I have not got a change to ride or sit on a Cross Country. Once the weather gets warm. I plan on riding both. I do not plan on buying one before I get to ride both.

Lostintexas in all the reading I have done on the Cross Country I did not know about the transmission was revamped. I am so glad you posted that.

Vinish I know I am going to have to travel away from home to get one. I'm hoping to make a little vacation out of it an have to wife fly out to get one an ride back with me. I think that is how she put it when she came up with the idea.

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It was on all the Vic's if not mistaken and someone corrected it to be the 11 and up. 12 was the first year for the Tour, so that was really the first exposure to Victory for me. The XC has been around for a few more years but not sure when the platform came out.

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Not sure where you are located but around here (sacramento ca) there are a few leftover brand new bikes at dealers for less than most used bikes I have seen.
I even got my dealer to give me a new Magnum for $19,500.

I have owned 6 used victory's since 2006 and it just didn't make sense to buy used this time for me.

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Lots of good advice here. Drive both and buy what you like. Being a Vic owner of course I'm biased towards the CCT, more performance and dependability for less $$.


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