You can buy the trunk in midnight cherry and it can go on a 2010 CC. For 2010's you will need to buy an uplift kit for the trunk that is not required on the 2011's. The trunk came out about the same time 2011 models were released so the CC and CR were both designed to work with the trunk with no additional parts.
Transmissions are debatable; in theory the 2011 transmission is better because of the redesign however you will find people reporting problems with it. A few people have mentioned that it pops out of gear, gives false neutrals and is clunky. The 2010 transmission whines in a couple of gears but that's the only fault I have heard about.
Your choice; you can buy a 2011 with a redesigned transmission that some people have problems with for $21k or you can save $5200 and buy a bike that is still awesome but makes a little noise. One other plus with a 2011 is that the oil change interval was increased from 2500 miles to 5000 miles because of the transmission redesign.
$5200 would pay taxes, licensing, pay for aftermarket exhaust and still leave you with a lot of cash for chrome and other goodies.
Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.