Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
As had been said, buying a used CCT (Cross Country Tour) could likely be a very good choice. The only difference besides color options between a 2012 CCT and a 2016 CCT is that the 2012 came stock with the Victory factory HID headlight. Which works wonderfully by the way. If you ever think you may at some point desire the CCT trunk (easily holds two full face helmets), CCT lowers (on or off in about 30 min), heated seat, heated grips (work great), taller windshield, ABS (works wonderfully), cruise control (use mine all the time), AM/FM/WB/Aux radio; the CCT is by far your best option.
The CCT trunk and mounting brackets come off in 5 minutes and the CCT becomes an awesome buffeting free bagger. The CCT windshield has 6 mounting screws onto brackets the CC doesn't have. That's because the CCT windshield is taller and it's also held off the bike a bit as part of the excellent CCT airflow/wind management system. I bought an aftermarket CCT shield that's 3" shorter but still uses the 6 point mount. Having the shield be held off the fairing a bit allows for airflow behind the shield to help reduce buffeting. Something the CCT doesn't have but the stock CC does.
On some years the CCT had specific colors; 2012 had pearl white, 2013 had bronze mist, 2014 offered some two two models etc. If you want a black bike, it's a no brainer to get any model year CCT. From 2012 to 2016, except for the HID factory headlight on the 2012, the CCT is identical.
All the best to you with your many choices.
All the best,
The Bible: Read, Apply, Repeat
"That's a beautiful Victory!"
"Who makes it?"
Who turns Victory into defeat? Polaris Industries, that's who.
2012 Pearl White CCT. Lloyds DR cams, Timing Wheel (+4), Air Filter, 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring, PCV, Tri Oval mufflers, Dyno Tune from Rylan Vos - The Vic Shop: 112/113. Bad Ace Billet tank lifts and Raging Cajun Medium Low & Throaty mufflers added well after the Dyno run.
Last edited by Chattanooga Mark; 11-29-2015 at 12:27 PM.