Victory Cross Roads - $11500
2010 model, Mint condition, 2,100 miles
Cruise control, driving lights (driving lights still in the box)
106 cubic inch V-Twin
Serious offers only.
This is for sale near me,and I have never ridden a Victory but I sat on a 2013 XC and was really impressed.
Hopefully I will be able to demo one soon
Can someone tell me how this compares to the 2013 XC?
Meaning the ride? Are the handlebars/seat the same?
Is this a decent price?
The Cross Roads (XR) has 2-inch less pullback than the Cross Country (XC). However, if you need the XC handlebars, there's always someone going to apes, and they let their stock XC bars go for next to nothing. So, I would not worry about the handlebars.
The XR does not have a fairing (or the fairing stereo), and that's where it differs from the XC. Instead it has a removable windshield. This can be a plus or a minus, depending on what you like. If you like having a fairing, and/or stereo, the XC has those, and the XR does not. On the other hand, if you like being able to quickly remove the wind protection for summer cruises around town, the XR allows you to do that, while the XC does not.
Regardless if you're looking at XR or XC, when comparing 2010 models to the 2013, you have to keep in mind that 2013 has ABS, while 2010 does not. Also the 2010 needs oil changes every 2500 miles, compared to the 5000 mile interval for the 2011-2013 models.
All that being said, the bike you're looking at is a lot cheaper than a 2013 XC. You should get it even if you keep it only for a year or so, and sell it when you're ready for the new XC. You wont' lose much if anything when buying a used bike and keeping it only a year or two. Once you own it, you'll know if you're itching to get an XC or if the XR fits your needs better.