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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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i already asked on the vision section, whats better the cross country or vision. i know the same motor and trans looking to get rid of my other than victory for a victory vision or cross country .bigger saddle bags and easier removable trunk,on the cross country hows the cross country,in the winter time ride good wind protection ?
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I rode all the Victory models except the KP during last months Fuel it tour stop here in central Fl. I really liked the Vision-- a lot. On the other hand, I did not like either one of the X bikes I rode, they "felt" cheezy & cheap. If I was looking to buy a touring bike , a bike I was going to ride for more than 2 to 3 hrs at a time, for me it would be the Vision hands down. You NEED to ride them both yourself.

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I rode all the Victory models except the KP during last months Fuel it tour stop here in central Fl. I really liked the Vision-- a lot. On the other hand, I did not like either one of the X bikes I rode, they "felt" cheezy & cheap. If I was looking to buy a touring bike , a bike I was going to ride for more than 2 to 3 hrs at a time, for me it would be the Vision hands down. You NEED to ride them both yourself.
That is why you need to test both models and make your own decision. I thought the vision was top heavy and had lots of flimsy plastic body trim that had squeaks and rattled like a old ford pinto. I purchased the cross country, have put almost 12k on it this year and I couldn't be happier with the XC
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yeah need to test drive thats why i came on here, to get advice from victory owners.so far alot of poking giving me a grammer speech and this is my first time on here.cross country is cool has its own benifits,the vision has alot of extras,maybe better wind protection got me guys thtas why im asking questions

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That is why you need to test both models and make your own decision. I thought the vision was top heavy and had lots of flimsy plastic body trim that had squeaks and rattled like a old ford pinto. I purchased the cross country, have put almost 12k on it this year and I couldn't be happier with the XC
Pretty much what I thought about the X bikes, you think the same about the Vision and Vise versa!!!

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so far alot of poking giving me a grammer speech and this is my first time on here.
Dude, you are butt hurt. I only said it once (was not a speech) and I said it for your own benefit, informing you that your gibberish was hard to understand. Now you're crying over it on different threads. Make sure you don't wrinkle your skirt with all the crying around.

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Dude, you are butt hurt. I only said it once (was not a speech) and I said it for your own benefit, informing you that your gibberish was hard to understand. Now you're crying over it on different threads. Make sure you don't wrinkle your skirt with all the crying around.
Ya know, I tried to let this whining go (from MD) but man; if a little grammar correction got him riled and all butt hurt; can you imagine what would happen if we weren't be so nice about it???

These pussy's come through here from time to time and we humor them but at some point you just gotta say enough is enough.

I have a feeling this guy is playing games and just baiting up to get a rise out of us. In this case he did.

He may also be all of 13 yo and trying to have fun with the adults.

Who knows. I'm done playing his game ...

If he wants to know more he can read through the archives just like anyone else, eh.
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CrossRoads youre opinions are like colon's everyones got one
just because i cant type well,and have a learning disorder called diselxia ,give me a @#$%^&* break.get a life,i aint crying about crap
i was told this is the best forum for victory advice all ive gotten is oh you cant type or spell.you got a wrinkled shirt boo hoo what ever

im an adult like some people im serious about advice and looking to buy a victory not here for fun and games
ill look threw the archives
i was looking for advice on victory vison or cross country from you guys the owners.what do you think what years to look for problems
guess i need to join another forum.so far only advice i got is 2008 had electrical problems new victorys have better transmisons anything else guys.
on the cross country hows it in cold weather can you get somthing for the engine guard in winter to block cold weather
on different threads to ask vison and cross country owners what they think what to look for used

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all grammar issues aside, and i am certainly not one to criticize...for me, the vision sat great but felt huge..especially the wings on the front (faring)...i "envisioned" myself clipping cars or the garage door or whatever...all in all, it came across as too much for what i mostly do..not much commuting...100-200 m rolls as a general rule/weekly and then the odd overnight...and a (now) yearly interstate roll...lastly the looks did not quite ring the bell...the XC "danced" down the road, had all the essentials i wanted...fit my body and "image" and with the QR LR is lean enough for my general rolls and enough storage for my longer adventure...from what i saw the bags on the vision make a trunk necessary, whereas the XC has room to spare...did not ride the vision for these reasons...and as for cheap-cheesy, well folks, i don't get this...they both seem pretty much top notch to me..
all in all, the main thing is knowing what you want and what you will use the it for...function then form...

and to add a tangent...i got my bike mag yesterday and they featured the new 1600GT BMW...wow...what specs....no prices though

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I've logged plenty of miles on both, since my riding partner has a 2009 Vision and I bought a 2011 Cross Country...

The Vision has superior wind & rain protection, but it's freakin huge and very top heavy compared to the XC. With a few accessories however, the XC can become pretty close to having the same levels of protection as the Vision. The addition of Lowers and Highway Bar Closeouts has helped tremendously, as does a taller windshield.

For the most part, my buddy HATES his Vision because it's just so big for a daily rider since it's his only bike. Victory didn't make the X-bikes when he bought his though, so he didn't have the option of one or the other. He traded a Vegas that he loved for the Vision, based solely upon the "Wow factor". BTW: He's removed his trunk, which was no easy task.

As for me; I've been through 4 brand new bikes since this past April, looking for the "perfect" bike for me and my preferred riding style. Having already had the luxury of riding his Vision, I knew that while I loved the engine performance, it simply wasn't the bike for me. After my C50 Boulevard (which I was perfectly content with) was totaled in the spring, I bought a 08 Nomad but pretty much hated the lack of power from day-1. After 3 months with the Nomad, I traded it and my new sport bike for the 2011 XC and haven't regretted a minute of it.

The XC was designed to be incredibly versatile with so many of the new "Lock and Ride" options available. My wife and I have so many of the options for our bike, that I'm pretty sure we actually have more invested in it than most people have in their loaded Visions... The difference however is that within a matter of seconds, I can re-configure my XC from being a fully loaded highway touring bike w/ trunk, to a 2-up cruiser w/ traditional passenger backrest, to a low-slung solo'd bar fighter. You absolutely can't do that with the Vision!

Since they have the same engine and tranny, it's all based upon style at this point, especially since the XC w/ Trunk has far more luggage capacity than a Vision.

Hopefully this helps.

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